Microsoft just announced the general availability of Silverlight for Symbian. This brings the Silverlight experience to the 20+ million users of Nokia S60 5th edition Nokia 5800 XPressMusic and Nokia N97 devices. Highlighted features in this product are:
Media: Hardware assisted Media playback of H.264 content. This gives a great media viewing experience using full hardware decode and hardware post processing.
IIS Smooth Streaming: Enables users to access live and on demand media content streamed using IIS Smooth Streaming including multiple bit rate switching.
Rich UI: Developers get access to the Silverlight V2 surface area to create Rich Interactive Web Applications.
.NET Programmability: .NET Compact Framework class libraries and runtime.
Nokia users can download Silverlight from the Ovi Store. Nokia S60 5th Edition devices such as Nokia 5800 XpressMusic and N97 are supported.
This release provides Nokia users with wide range of applications developed with Silverlight 2.
Silverlight for Symbian Developer tools download here.
You can create Silverlight-based applications for devices by using Expression Blend 2 (free trial version), Visual Web Developer 2008 Express with SP1, or Visual Studio 2008 SP1 with Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio 2008 SP1.