Nokia's Symbian to support Silverlight

Nokia's Symbian to support Silverlight


It's pretty amusing that Nokia has moved to support Microsoft's rival to Flash, Silverlight, on its mobile devices before Microsoft even has. I wonder if this is a compromise Nokia has made between not using the resource-hog Adobe Flash, and not giving in to Apple's push to make HTML5 the standard.

Symbian S60 gets Microsoft's Silverlight rival to Flash

Microsoft's rich media player arrives for Nokia's 5800, N97 and N97 mini phones, ahead of Silverlight appearing on any Microsoft-based phones.

via ZDNet UK

Topics: Microsoft, Mobile OS, Mobility, Nokia, Software Development


Armed with a degree in Computer Science and a Masters in Journalism, Josh keeps a close eye on the telecommunications industry, the National Broadband Network, and all the goings on in government IT.

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