"Motorola today announced a relationship with MySQL AB, an Open
Source database management system provider, that calls for Motorola
to offer application developers the MySQL database as part of a
developers' toolkit from Motorola's iDEN Subscriber Group. Using
this database, developers will be able to write applications that
allow users to wirelessly access information in databases through
Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME) technology-enabled devices.
MySQL was originally developed to handle very large databases much
faster than existing solutions and has been successfully used in
highly demanding production environments for several years."
"This relationship has been established to facilitate the
development of applications for Motorola's J2ME technology-enabled
multiple communication handsets. These handsets will be available
beginning in April through iDEN network operators including Nextel
Communications, Southern LINC and Pacific Wireless Technologies in
the United States and TELUS in Canada. The MySQL database allows
developers to create client/server applications which access
information wirelessly from host servers. MySQL AB will offer
qualified support to iDEN developers."