Just a quick newsflash from the Palm blog.

As of January 12th, Palm will no longer be offering the Java Virtual Machine for download on their website.

As of Jan. 12, 2008, we will no longer be providing this as a downloadable application from our website”

This is a free download for all Treo 600, Treo 650, Treo 680 and Treo 700 P smartphones, T|X, Tungsten T5, Tungsten C, Tungsten T3, Tungsten E2, Tungsten E, LifeDrive, and Zire 72 handheld users so, if you don’t have the JVM, make sure you download it as soon as possible!

TamsPalm is not sure why the JVM will no longer be available for download, but we will forward any information as it becomes availabel!

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20 Responses to “Hope you’ve got your JVM!”

  1. Thanks for the heads up on this Ryan. I’ve posted this on Canuck-PDA at http://canuck-pda.ca/2008/01/last-chance-to-download-jvm-for-palmos.html and I made sure to give you and TamsPalm credit.

    ~ FredPC
    http://canuck-pda.ca/ – the place for all your Canadian Palm news – eh!

  2. My guess is that their license ran out and they’ve not thought it worth renewing, I can’t see any other realistic reason for them to remove it

  3. Hi FredPC,
    Thanks for the coverage! :-)

    Could very well be! Palm probably didn’t make much money on the app, given that 90% of the supported devices had it available for free :-D

    Best Regards,
    Ryan Rix

  4. Meh. Much as I would like to run java midlets on my palm, the JVM they have is so crappy, inefficient, slow and lacks support for newer extensions it’s hardly a loss.

    What I really wish is that they’d offer a decent JVM and preferably integrated into the OS in an effecient way that allowed you to run the java stuff like other devices do.

    Well I can always dream…

  5. Hi,
    I’m currently pursuing an interview on this matter – please stay tuned!

    Best regards
    Tam Hanna

  6. SuperWaba could step in now and run java midlets. Or does it?

  7. Hi,

    IMO, the superwaba apps are java based, but not exactly java. the midlets would have to be compiled specially for superwaba and use their special IO stuff for it to work. I looked at superwaba programming myself back in the day, but the fact that it isn’t binary compatible with Java turned me off.

    Best regards,
    Ryan Rix

  8. Download is still available….

  9. Hi owl,

    Hm, weird… :-) Maybe they forgot? Or perhaps some new years joke?

    Best regards,
    Ryan Rix

  10. Hi Folks,
    my questions already went in at Palm’s – I am still waiting for my answers though…

    Best regards
    Tam Hanna

  11. Download is not unavailable from Palm’s website. Anyone know where I can find it? …Or someone nice enough to pass it along? :)

  12. Hi preludedriven,

    I’m afraid we cannot share the files once they’ve been pulled from the website (or at all for that matter)

    To quote IBM’s license:

    You may not 1) use, copy, modify, or distribute the Program except as provided in this Agreement; …

    read the full license — http://tinyurl.com/3ax3hz

    Best regards,
    Ryan Rix

  13. Hi Folks,
    sorry to say that but the questions still didnt get answered.

    Rest assured that I’ll post them ASAP when I get them!

    Best regards
    Tam Hanna

  14. Argh! I downloaded Operamini today and found out that I can no longer download a JVM to run it with.

    Is this available for sale from somewhere, or are we now totally out of luck?

  15. If you want to stay legal, you’re out of luck, I’m afraid… :(

    Best regards,
    Ryan Rix

  16. Hi,
    lets just wait for the interview :) .

    Best regards
    Tam Hanna

  17. Any luck with the interview so far? Any updates on the availability of the JVM? Anly plans for Palm to license/adapt a different JVM?

  18. Hi,
    the folks still didnt respond…

    Best regards
    Tam Hanna

  19. It appears to me that they’re still providing it via direct link:


    (latest version, no?)

  20. Hi,
    don’t ask me about Java and these folks.

    I am STILL waiting for an interview – one that I requested many moons ago ;) .

    Best regards
    Tam Hanna

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