Borland Moves to Support Wireless Application Development With JBuilder Development Environment

Borland Licenses All Currently Available Components of Java 2 Platform, Micro

Edition (J2ME(TM)) Technologies from Sun Microsystems

Jan 31, 2001, 00:00 ET from Borland Software Corporation

    NEW YORK, Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ --
 Borland Software Corporation (Nasdaq:   BORL), today at LinuxWorld Expo
 announced its licensing of all currently available components of
 Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME(TM)) technologies from Sun Microsystems.
 This agreement furthers Borland's commitment to provide Java(TM) technology to
 developers for the Linux (R) platform with solutions to rapidly build
 applications for connected and disconnected wireless devices.
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     "Our J2ME technologies provides one of the most dynamic and flexible
 solutions for creating state-of-the-art networked products and applications in
 consumer and embedded markets," said Bob Tennant, group marketing manager,
 Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition, Sun Microsystems.  "We are pleased that
 Borland plans to use J2ME technology to enable device manufacturers, service
 providers and content creators to gain a competitive advantage and capitalize
 on new revenue streams by rapidly and cost-effectively developing and
 deploying compelling new applications and services to their customers
     According to the specifics of the licensing agreement, Borland licensed
 all currently available components of Sun's J2ME technology, including the
 Connected Limited Device Configuration (CLDC), Mobile Information Device
 Profile (MIDP), and PersonalJava (TM) components.  Together, the CLDC and the
 MIDP provide a complete J2ME application runtime environment targeted at
 mobile information devices such as cell-phones and two-way pagers.  The
 PersonalJava platform targets applications for home, office and mobile
 consumer devices; applications connect a consumer device, such as a mobile
 hand-held computer, to networks, often downloading and executing applets.
     "Borland is committed to providing development solutions in the wireless
 market space and finding ways to best integrate new wireless technologies
 using J2ME and J2EE(TM) technologies, such as Borland(R) AppServer(TM) and the
 JBuilder(TM) development environment," said Tony de la Lama, vice president
 and general manager of Borland's Java Business Unit.  "Furthermore, as a
 licensee of J2EE, J2SE(TM) and now J2ME technologies, we are excited to
 continue to strengthen our relationship with Sun."
     About Borland
     Borland is a leading provider of high performance e-business
 implementation solutions. Borland is the vendor of choice for professional
 e-business solution providers who demand a vendor-independent implementation
 platform that supports rapid time to market, high productivity, performance
 and availability.  Founded in 1983, Borland is headquartered in Scotts Valley,
 California, with operations worldwide.  To learn more, visit Borland at, the community site at or
 call Borland at 800-632-2864.
     Borland's brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks
 of Borland Software Corporation, formerly known as Inprise Corporation. Other
 names mentioned herein may be trademarks of the party using such names.
 Forward-looking statements in this release, including but not limited to,
 those concerning Borland's future financial performance, product development
 plans, global expansion plans, estimated size of potential customer markets,
 the projected acceptance by existing or potential customers of new
 technologies and the potential features of or benefits to be derived from the
 products developed, marketed or sold by Borland, involve a number of
 uncertainties and risks, and actual events or results may differ materially.
 Factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially
 include, among others, the following: possible disruptive effects of
 organizational or personnel changes by Borland, shifts in customer demand,
 market acceptance of new or enhanced products developed, marketed or sold by
 Borland, delays in scheduled product availability dates, actions or
 announcements by competitors, software errors, general business conditions and
 market growth rates in the client/server and Internet software markets, and
 other factors described in the reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q filed by Borland
 Software Corporation with the SEC.
     NOTE:  Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Java, J2SE, J2EE, J2ME, and
 PersonalJava are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 in the United States and other countries.

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