Sun, Intel agree to collaborate on XScale Java

An article from CNET reports that Sun and Intel announced they are teaming up to make sure that Java runs well on Intel's XScale processor, used often in PDAs and some phones.

The press release from Sun's site specifically refers to some modifications to Sun's Hotspot VM and some changes the future Intel CPUs.

This could be a good thing for the somewhat embattled Java language, as Microsoft mounts a full court press with their .NET system, available on Windows and Windows CE platforms.