J2ME Programming/PalmOS and J2ME

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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 Garnet[edit]

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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