Mobile Related Terminology and Short Forms

We hear many mobile phones’ related words (Short forms or acronyms) in day to day life but frequently don’t know their meaning. Here are full forms of some such words for your reference:
J2ME – Java 2 Micro Edition
MIDlet – Mobile Information Device applet. Java applications that run on MIDP devices are known as MIDlets. A MIDlet consists of at least one Java class that must be derived from the MIDP-defined abstract class. MIDlets are packaged together in suites inside a .jar file with a Manifest file indicating which classes implement which MIDlet.
S60 or S40 or S80 – Symbian Series 60, 40 or 80
3GPP – 3rd Generation Partnership Project
UIQ – User Interface Quartz (An enhanced GUI based upon Symbian OS used in some touchscreen SonyEricsson, Motorola, Arima, BenQ phones and Nokia 6708). UIQ has been discontinued now as the company developing it filed for bankruptcy in 2009.
CLDC – Connected Limited Device Configuration
MIDP – Mobile Information Device Profile
JAR – Java application ARchive
SIS – Software Installation Script or Symbian InStallation file
SISX – Same as SIS file but for Symbian OS v9.1 and later phones
GPRS – General Packet Radio Service
GSM – Global System for Mobile Communication
CDMA – Code Division Multiple Access
TDMA – Time Division Multiple Access
GUI – Graphical User Interface
JPEG – Joint Photographic Experts Group
MBM – MultiBitMap (Symbian OS specific image format)
SDK – Software Development Kit
UI – User Interface
UID – Unique IDentifier
WAP – Wireless Application Protocol
WCDMA – Wideband Code Division Multiple Access
IDE – Integrated Development Environment
OS – Operating System
OTA – Over The Air
DVB – Digital Video Broadcasting
EDGE – Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution
DNS – Domain Name System
DRM – Digital Rights Management
BREW – Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless
And many more left. Hope this will add to your knowledge about mobiles. I will try to detail above terms in future posts.

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