Java Update/P900

Fired up my browser yesterday morning for the first time in a couple of days and found that the plugin is now able to update itself. I got a message in the toolbar telling me that an update was available and a few minutes later I was running the latest plugin version. All in all a very nice system when I’m running standalone, I’m not sure how happy I’d be if a major step was taken (to JRE 1.5 for example) if I was running a series of WebStart apps in an enterprise……..

In other news, Christmas came early for me in the form of a new phone. A Sony Ericsson: P900 running MIDP2.0 . It replaces both my T68 which kept going through phases of not being able to make calls for 2-3 hours a day and my Zaurus which whilst fantastic managed to get to a state where the battery will not last a day, and leaving it for two days goes flat enough to loose data.

I’ve been playing with the P900 for a week, and I’m very much in love. Simple things like the “TODO” lists are really handy. It synchronises with tools like Outlook straight from the box, but I’m going to have to do a little work to get it talking properly to Evolution via SyncML. I will post further when I’ve cracked it.