SYSTEM NEWS FOR SUN USERS
Vol 64 Issue 4 2003-06-23 Article 10252 from section "Java Technology"
Game Market and Demand for High-end, Color Mobile Phones Increasing
Tira Wireless, a full service publisher of wireless Java[TM]
platform-based applications for mobile phones, and the National Hockey
League (NHL) have teamed up to deliver NHL PowerShot Hockey, the first
North American major sports league branded wireless application for Java
technology-enabled mobile phones.
NHL PowerShot Hockey is a fast-paced, no-rules, 2-on-2 hockey game in
which users can choose their favorite NHL teams and pick skating speed
and offense and defense abilities. Users control skating and shooting
and deliver body checks or a super-charged power shot. Users can also
select from three levels of difficulty and electronically keep track of
"We are honored to be the NHL's publisher of choice for the first
Java[TM] 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME[TM]) technology-based
application to bear its globally recognized brand," said Tony Davis,
founder and CEO of Tira Wireless. "Our relationship with the NHL clearly
reinforces Tira's ability to deliver high-caliber applications for the
new wave of Java platform-enabled handsets that are flooding the
The market for games on mobile phones is increasing and presenting
opportunities for handset manufacturers, wireless Java technology
developers and mobile network operators. Games such as NHL PowerShot
Hockey are increasing demand for high-end, color mobile phones.
"While the market for the J2ME platform continues to grow, it is
applications such as NHL PowerShot Hockey that will set a new benchmark
for quality J2ME (platform) development," said Greg Wolff, group
marketing manager, Consumer and Mobile Systems at Sun.
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