Psion licenses Java for handheld OS

Psion Software has licensed Java for use in its EPOC32 operating system intended as the heart of forthcoming handhelds, smart phones and other mobile devices. The products will be made by Psion as well as licensed to third-parties.

"Enterprises need to be able to deploy their own in-house applications and off the shelf software throughout their organisations on a whole range of hardware," said Colly Myers, CEO.

The deal also allows the Web browser that Psion plans to incorporate in EPOC32 to run Java applets.