So yesterday I stumbled onto the GetJar
web site and decided to see which of the programs I thought I could use, would work OK on the Pearl. Here's what I've discovered:
About half of the (free) J2ME software on this site does work on the Pearl, but there's no way of knowing which ones do until you install them, as none are specifically labelled as such. Of those that do work, most that require you to type, don't recognize the Pearl's keyboard layout (that is, they expect that the letters A, B and C will be on the "2" key).
Of the ten or so programs I tried, I kept the following: Go For It!
(goal tracking, New Years resolutions, etc.) The free version of this software is less colorful than the one they have screenshots of on the web site. BombSweeper
This application - J2MEStreaming
- allows streaming audio and video using HTTP. I was able to stream some music files to my Pearl with this software.
Amr files only, so far. The bad news is, if the URL to the music file is too long, the program won't play it. I could not get the video to work at all, however. I haven't played with it for long, so I'm not sure what the deal is. Maybe some video does work and I just didn't point it at the right types of video.
There are hundreds of pieces of J2ME software on this site. I'd be interested to hear if anyone else finds one they like that works well on the Pearl.