J2ME Programming/PalmOS and J2ME


Palm through its PalmOS operating system for PDAs does not supply JVMs packaged with its OS. However, within the different platforms of PalmOS several JVMs have been provided.


  • MIDP 1.0
  • CLDC 1.0
  • JVM supplied by Sun as MIDP4Palm

PalmOS GarnetEdit

JVMs provided for the Garnet 5.2 and Garnet 5.4 devices:

  • MIDP 2.0
  • CLDC 1.1
  • Web Services JSR 172
  • PIM JSR 75
  • FileConnection 1.0(GCF)
  • JVM is IBM's WEME(known by project name of J9)

Typical devices:

  • Treo 600
  • Treo 650
  • Tungsten C
  • Tungsten T3
  • Tungsten E
  • Tungsten E2
  • Tungsten T5
  • Zire 72
  • Palm TX


While JVMs are not packaged with PalmOS directly, we can still determine the MIDP/CLDC versions and optional apis by tracking by a combination of device and by JVM OEM.

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Trademark NoticesEdit

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