SUN EXPANDS DEAL
WITH VODAFONE LIVE
Copyright 2004 www.tombraiderchronicles.com
[ April 20th 2004 ]
the creator and leading advocate of Java(TM) technology,
today announced that it is expanding its relationship
with Vodafone, the world's largest mobile carrier.
Vodafone has selected java.com to be a complimentary
showcase for its Vodafone live! German language
content catalog which will showcase the Java technology-based
games available for its German market. (A catalog
for Vodafone live!'s UK market was launched on
java.com at the end of 2003.) Over seven million
visitors worldwide per month now enjoy java.com
as a central point of access to all types of Java
applications including popular mobile games such
as Pac Man, EA SPORTS Tiger Woods PGA Tour Golf
2004, Tomb Raider: Osiris Codex Tomb Raider and
to get the latest Java technology information.
excited to extend our current collaboration with
the world's leading carrier into other markets
and to offer the latest cool Vodafone live! games
and content for the mobile Java gaming enthusiast,"
said John Loiacono, executive vice president of
software, Sun Microsystems. "Vodafone live! leverages
the dynamics that Java technology brings to mobile
applications - security, ubiquity, and performance.
The Java platform continues to prove its value
to carriers, developers and consumers through
record deployments and downloads."
showcase on java.com will start with 35 games
and joins Vodafone live! UK which features 120
games. The German catalog is anticipated to include
more than 200 Java applications by the summer
of 2003. Since the launch of java.com, the site
has enjoyed tremendous success. There have been
more than 37 million downloads of the Java desktop
runtime. Java.com has seen unprecedented growth
with more than one million new visitors added
per month from more than 260 countries.