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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
    Manan Kakkar
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    Manan Kakkar

    Manan is a Telecommunications engineer who's been following Microsoft and Apple for a couple of years. Fascinated by end user technology he Manan is a Telecommunications engineer who's been following Microsoft and Apple for a couple of years. Fascinated by end user technology he shares his thoughts in more than 140 characters and in 140 or less on twitter (@manan)

    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: