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Kicking Butt with MIDP and MSA: Creating Great Mobile Applications by Jonathan Knudsen

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19. Text and Multimedia Messaging

THE Wireless Messaging API (WMA) is a bridge between your MIDlets and the wonderful world of text and multimedia messaging. Most mobile phones are capable of sending and receiving messages. WMA extends this capability to MIDlets.

JSR 120 defines WMA 1.1, which encompasses Short Message Service (SMS), commonly known as text messaging or texting. JSR 205 defines WMA 2.0, which adds support for Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS).

WMA 2.0 is a superset of WMA 1.1. MSA requires WMA 2.0, but most MIDP devices out in the world today support WMA 1.1 or WMA 1.0. If you are aiming your application at the widest possible audience, stick to the basic SMS functionality provided by WMA 1.1. On the other hand, if you are targeting ...

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