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(April 14, 2003) - Just on the off-chance that you live in a cave and haven't yet realized that J2ME is becoming more and more popular as the programming platform for a huge number of handheld devices, a company called aJile Systems has just come out with something that transforms your Nintendo Game Boy Advance (GBA) - or Game Boy Advance SP - system into an all-singing all-dancing Java-enabled gaming machine capable of playing those free Java games that are popping up all over the Internet…like that Java Qix game, for example, the one that also sometimes comes bundled with Game Boys. The JAMiD 100C cartridge is an accelerated platform that brings you as close to Java as you can get on a GBA. It's based on the J2ME MIDP (Mobile Information Device Profile), and will run MIDP 1.0/2.0 games and other multimedia MIDlets. It can also play MP3s. A developer version is avai... (more)