I found some interesting stats in the Sun / Laszlo Project “Orbit” announcement that there would be a version of OpenLaszlo for Java ME devices. Here’s the quote:
Java™ Platform, Micro Edition (Java ME) is the most ubiquitous application platform for embedded devices in the world, with more than 3.8 billion Java devices including 1.2 billion Java technology-powered phones. It provides a robust, flexible environment for applications running on a broad range of devices, such as mobile phones, PDAs, TV set-top boxes, and printers.
Wow. They must be including a few of the Java-capable machines in that bunch as well, but anyway you look at it, 1.2 billion is an enormous number of potential devices to run interactive applications.