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Here's how system provisioning can provide a way for carriers and device manufacturers to introduce new capabilities for handsets after they've been deployed in the field, ensuring the most up-to-date services without incurring high costs. Mobile data services such as gaming, video messaging, graphical enterprise applications, and music offer an excellent opportunity to drive revenue for wireless carriers and portable device manufacturers. But many wonder how today's fixed-function Java technology­enabled mobile devices can deliver ever-changing and increasingly sophisticated services to the market with the speed and quality users demand, while minimizing standards fragmentation. Betting on what the market will subscribe to by integrating as many technologies as possible into a device can lead to unnecessarily high development costs, inefficient use of technology, a... (more)