More on JavaFX
Sun is hoping to attract handset makers and cellular carriers by offering a new version of Java, to be dubbed JavaFX, in tandem with a so-called scripting language that will enable designers of interactive Web sites to create content that can be easily distributed by a variety of devices — like personal computers, cellphones and set-top boxes — without having to customize for each environment.
The article also includes a Sun smartphone prototype image (which, annoyingly, I can't drag & drop into Blogger for some unknown reason); very iPhone-ish.
I agree with my Burton Group colleague quoted in the article:
“The cellphone is really the next frontier in terms of what will be the next big win in software,” said Richard Monson Haefel, a senior analyst at the Burton Group, an industry research group based in Midvale, Utah. “Sun is trying to get that position.”
I don't currently see many reasons to conclude Sun will be a winner in the next phase of competition, however.