I've complained about this in my various threads on the LG CU500, but I thought I'd share some excerpts from a discussion on the Cingular Developer's forum. The full thread is here. Bottom line: Google Maps, Opera Mini and similar net-based applications don't work properly on at least some Cingular phones due to Cingular security settings. Cingular employees will not come straight out and admit this, but it is pretty clear given their responses and the documentation they provide. Here's my first message and the Cingular response: -----Original Message----- From: SteveW Sent: Friday, September 22, 2006 6:31 PM To: (*)Developer Program Subject: Data Developer Site - Contact Us TOPIC: other QUESTION: I am a Java developer and I am having trouble running Java applications on the LG CU500. Google Maps is a good example. It asks for permission every time it access the network, which of course makes it unusable. I have had extensive contacts with LG Support about this. They are adamant that this is not a handset issue. It is a Java configuration decision by Cingular, based on your Java security policy. Cingular has mandated that "someone who using a network by an unsigned MIDlet should be shown the warning popup every time" according to LG. LG says that they are contractually prevented from modifying the Java configuration file. However, posters on Howardforums.com claim to have worked around this. It involves using an internal Qualcomm application (QPST) and editing the LGAPP\Media\Java\ams\permission file. I want to know if Cingular considers this a bug, or if you have intentionally crippled applications that use unsigned MIDlets. From: "(*)Developer Program" To: SteveW Subject: FW: Data Developer Site - Contact Us Date: Friday, October 06, 2006 7:14:35 PM Thank you for contacting devCentral.... You need to purchase as Verisign or Thawte code signing certificate as detailed on our signing page, or go to Java Verified. Unsigned means Untrusted, and this application levelshould never be considered for production and only for demo or development purposes. Cingular does not support altering the Security policies on the device. The devCentral Team .