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Chapter 14. Finding and Installing Third... > What Kind of Applications Run on a B...

What Kind of Applications Run on a BlackBerry?

Now you can't go downloading just any ol' application and think it will install on a BlackBerry. The fact is that only special applications can be loaded and run on your handheld.

You may have seen the acronym J2ME used somewhere in conjunction with BlackBerry before. J2ME stands for Java 2 Micro Edition. It is a standard for Java that is focused on being able to create applications for devices that have small screens, slow processors, and small amounts of memory—such as handhelds, cell phones, and embedded processors. Basically stuff that's not a full personal computer.


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