Silverlight Hits Mobile With Nokia

March 5th, 2008 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: Silverlight | No Comments »

MicrosoftsilverlightWhile the Flash Lite market is still full in development for mobile gaming, Nokia has already started looking ahead and as so, starts to support Microsoft’s Silverlight in their S60 mobile phones.

The reason for choosing to launch the platform on the S60 models is obvious, it’s more easy to control, and if needed, to update. If the launch is successful, Silverlight will also quickly be rolled out on other phone series and internet tablets from Nokia.

For Microsoft, this might be one of the most important deals to get acceptance for the Silverlight platform. Flash and Flash Lite already have many years of experience and clearly dominate the web when it comes to interactive technologies. Through this deal, Silverlight will be available on millions of handsets every year. Something well in-line with Microsoft’s goal to reach 200 million installs in 2008. To compare, Adobe has 300 million handsets with Flash Lite support in the market already.

While this deal is in fresh development, Microsoft also took the liberty to announce that Silverlight for Windows Mobile is nearly finished.

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