Representatives from Nokia and Sun Microsystems have announced the upcoming release of SNAP Mobile, an online multiplayer gaming solution for Java games. The solution will bring Nokia's mobile online multiplayer and community technology to a range of mobile handsets using Sun's Java language. SNAP Mobile is expected to be available as part of a tools environment based on Sun's Wireless Toolkit in the third quarter of 2004.
SNAP Mobile is based on Nokia's Scalable Network Application Package (SNAP) middleware technology and Sun's Java language for mobile devices. The middleware will be made available on the Sun Solaris operating environment.