As our phones become more powerful and as the public demands more functionality out of them, cell phone makers have to continually up the ante to meet these needs. Sony Ericsson has just announced their first phone to support Mobile Services Architecture (MSA), allowing consumers to do all sorts of things they couldn’t have before. Utilizing the new Java Platform 8 (JP-8), users can take advantage of instant messaging, chat, and presence based programming like mobile banking, payment transactions, user authentification, mapping, and other “location-aware applications.”
As Java Platform 8 conforms with the new MSA umbrella standard (JSR-248), we can expect reduced fragmentation for the Java community. “With the introduction of MSA, the next-generation Java standard, in our portfolio we hope to continue our proud tradition of delivering consistency, quality and market-leading performance across our range of Java technology enabled phones,” said Rikko Sakaguchi, SVP and Head of Portfolio & Platform Planning at Sony Ericsson.
Other features on the aforementioned Z750 clamshell include HSDPA, a 2 megapixel camera, and integrated blogging features.