First post here; I've read the stickies but my questions are both more specific than the stickies relate to and specialized in goal.
Background: I have formed a company to serve a specific mobile market - NOT games. I am in the process of developing iPhone and Blackberry apps, and am investigating how to serve the Nokia/larger market
I am looking for an experienced JavaME developer with familiarity on the Nokia family.
Specifically I would like to understand:
1) What would the cost/development time estimate be for a JaveME app based on an existing implemented specification and application server. Consider the app to be fairly rudimentary - existing iPhone and Blackberry versions are vanilla SDK based.
2) What is the set of Nokia devices that could support my app functionality (specifically GPS capability + internet) - this to go along with my go/no go development decision
2a) Plus: if additional support beyond Nokia family is known
3) Future roadmap concerns: how does JavaME fit in both with other Java mobile options and with the Nokia future roadmap
NDA would need to be signed for significant details beyond this.
Plus for install base info - I know the top 20 install base hardware platforms from Nielsen research already, but Nokia is both very prevalent in a total market share sense but highly fragmented from a specific hardware line sense which makes justification for JavaME/Nokia rather challenging!
Edit: Google/Yahoo map display with annotation. Presently JSON/XML.
Edit2: Also would like to understand performance comparisons for parameters stated above - JavaME vs. 'native' apps vs. iPhone for example