Game Over for Sun's "Game Changing" 16-Core Rock CPU

In the wake of their buyout by Oracle, Sun Microsystems has canned their 16-core Rock chip project—once touted by the company as a "game changer," and their answer to IBM's latest Power CPUs—after five years of development. This represents the second major chip offering from Sun to be shelved in recent years. [NYT] » 6/16/09 4:55pm 6/16/09 4:55pm

Java Phone: Sun Microsystems and Samsung May Be Developing Cheaper iPhone Alternative

Rumor has it that Sun Microsystems and Samsung are jointly developing a "Java Phone" that is cheaper and more feature rich than Apple's iPhone. Details are scarce, but a Samsung spokesperson confirmed that a meeting has taken place between the two companies regarding the phone, but the details of that conversation… » 10/10/07 5:10pm 10/10/07 5:10pm

Sun's JavaFX Hopes to Give Cellphones an Extra Kick

Sun Microsystems has its eyes on the iPhone, and in order to beat it has announced a new cellphone technology dubbed JavaFX. The new software is essentially a mobile version of Java meant to provide cellphones with a clean, streamlined interface. The phone on the right is an example of what a cellphone with JavaFX… » 5/08/07 11:08am 5/08/07 11:08am