According to Palm’s website:
JVM download for Palm OS® devices no longer available from Palm
As of January 12, 2008, Palm no longer has rights to distribute the IBM WebSphere Micro Environment Java Virtual Machine (JVM) to our customers. JVM allows users to install and run Java applications and games on Palm OS® devices.
Palm is not able to offer the JVM download or version upgrades. We will continue to support existing installations of JVM on our website.
We have advised Opera support that the Palm OS JVM is no longer available. There is no alternate Java Virtual Machine that we are aware of for Palm OS. We know of no way to run Opera Mini on Palm OS if you do not already possess the JVM. We regret the inconvenience.
Sigh. I wish the iPhone SDK licensing didn’t suck so much (which is also preventing the release of a JVM for the iPhone). Or that the Android phones had some hope of being more than vaporware in the near future.
My Treo 650 won’t last forever. And I refuse to run Windows on my phone. What’s a geek to do? As noted on the Palm Blog, the Centro seems to be the only thing left in the lineup to move to (of course Verizon doesn’t support it), but it’s still the same ancient platform, with no new features except coming in a nicer package. I want wifi, I want bluetooth that doesn’t suck, I want a web browser that doesn’t suck. I fear I am destined to be disappointed.