After a long wait (nearly 2 years) Microsoft took the step to release Silverlight Beta for Nokia Symbian today, March 22nd,2010. It’s basically a cross-browser, cross-platform implementation of the .NET Framework for building media experiences and high standards of interactive application for Web on desktop computers. It’s available only for Nokia s60 5th edition devices (that is, those which are touch enabled) such as Nokia 5800 Xpress Music, N97 and N97 mini.
The pros for using Silverlight on Nokia s60 5th edition can be summed up as:-
- It allows the mobile user to view Silverlight applications on the mobile device
- There are tools available which build Silverlight applications that target devices
It’s a beta version so no comments on it’s stability or completeness, but still it’s a step forward. It is available only touch enabled phones and comes with both standalone and in-browser Silverlight applications.
Download Silverlight For Symbian