Before switching to an Android phone, I've had several Java phones. Even if the general public is not aware of it, you can do with a java phone almost everything you do with a smartphone... :-) (as you can see from the list of software below)
You can actually use java programs on your android, provided you install the java runtime. See instructions Here.
And before you ask:
the reason I switched from java to Android is mostly convenience.
- Android is very fashionable at the moment, which means plenty of articles and ressources available.
- So it is much easier to find the program you want than with Java. The choice is wider, and the programs are usually more user-friendly.
- Also the java market is very fragmented, so you might have a program that works, but for a smaller screen and it doesn't scale well, etc, etc. Android on the other hand is better standardized.
So I have kept my java phone and always put in my suitcase with a fully charged battery when I travel... :-) My requirements for a phone can be found here.
Some places to download java applications
My java applications
Telecom / Internet
- Opera Mini 5.1 en
- Opera Mini 6 en
- Opera Mini 7 fr
- eBuddy (complete IM client)
- Mobile Mail
- RSSReader (hint: export your RSS config)
- uTweetMe (jar)(Twitter client)/jad
- Twitter 1.02 (Twitter client)
- Twim (Twitter client)
- JibJib (Twitter client)
- AnyView Text Reader (400k)
- FBReader eBook reader
- Albite ePub reader
- AlbiteReaderHD (1.5M)
- AlbiteReader (800)
- AlbiteReaderLight (400k)
- AlbiteReaderNoTouch (800k)
- AlbiteReaderTiny (190k)
- Mini Commander: MUST HAVE
Will generate jad from jar if your system needs it
- Text Reader
- Opera Mini
(probably the best :-)
(the most complete mail client ever, supports multi-address)
- Keepass J2ME (jar)
(safely store all your passwords. Has android/PC client)
- Keepass J2ME (jad)
All books links are on my books page, dictionaries are on the languages page.
Feel free to me leave me more tips, or recommend apps as above () or recommend this page: