3.4. Requirements

This section introduces the technical requirements and constraints that were followed in defining the CLDC and MIDP standards. We start with the hardware and software requirements, and then discuss the specific constraints that Java 2 Micro Edition imposes on its configurations and profiles.

It should be noted that the requirements of CLDC and MIDP are different. CLDC is not targeted to any specific device category, and therefore its requirements are broader than those of MIDP. MIDP is focused specifically on two-way wireless communication devices such as cell phones, and the requirements of MIDP are specific to its target market.

3.4.1. Hardware Requirements of CLDC

CLDC is intended to run on a wide variety of small devices. ...

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