This article was published on July 6, 2010

Silverlight For Symbian RTMs. Available On The OVI Store


Silverlight For Symbian RTMs. Available On The OVI Store
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Microsoft’s alternative for rich media on the Internet is now available on a dying platform.

In a blog post the Silverlight team has announced that Nokia users can download Silverlight from the Ovi Store (~4MB). The supported phones so far are:

  • Nokia 5800 Xpress Music
  • N97
  • N97 Mini

Te following features are being highlighted by Microsoft:

  • Hardware assisted Media playback of H.264 content.
  • On demand media streaming via IIS Smooth Streaming
  • .NET Compact Framework for development.

Microsoft has shared two Silverlight application to try out on Symbian: