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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

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 worldwide."

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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