Subject: Re: more tested peripherals on the TS-7200
To: None <>
From: Jongwoo Han <>
List: port-arm
Date: 01/12/2005 12:19:52
>> What the poster meant is the use of a graphics
>> accelerator/controller for small lcd displays.
> My point was mobile phone is often sold ~0 YEN in Japan.  I'm afraid
> small accelerated LCD graphic by itself hardly makes profit since the
> business logic is quite different.  Unless successful to keep expanding
> new market domain and applications such hardware gets saturated
> soon and goes nowhere.  In these days hardware is considered free...
> Toru Nishimura/ALKYL Technology

The fact that mobile phones are sold almost at no price to the end users 
does not mean phone venders give free phones. The telecomm companies does - 
they buy phones from phone venders and give it to the user, who signes 
many-year service contract. The truth is: phone makers makes big money! As 
you know..Nokia, Motorola,Sony and Samsung are contending in the big race 
for new and advanced mobile phones and they produce big market needs for 
advanced mobile phone parts, which are embedded application devices such as 
ARM core based MCUs and mini-sized graphics controllers.

BTW, in earlier post you mentioned about java programs running on phones 
based on arm processors, but I cannot find any java availability with arm 
machines.. Where could we find the java for arm?

Jongwoo Han