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Programming Wireless Devices with the Java™ 2 Platform, Micro Edition, Second Edition by Jim Holliday - Editor, Aleksi Uotila, Mark Patel, Jyri Huopaniemi, Jim Van Peursem, Antero Taivalsaari, Roger Riggs

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19.3. Over-the-Air User-Initiated Provisioning

MIDP devices without installed MIDlets would not be all that useful. Granted, a device may provide a way to download MIDlets through serial cable or similar mechanism, which would enable the installation of MIDlets. However, one of the biggest advantages of recent devices is the availability of wireless data connectivity, whereby the device can connect with Internet servers and services to download MIDlets over-the-air (OTA). In this way, the user can have access to new MIDlets while in the airport, train station, at a friend's house, in a meeting, or generally anywhere where wireless coverage is available.

In the MIDP Specification version 2.0, the OTA download specification is based on the HTTP ...

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