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UNCONFIRMED: Microsoft Silverlight for Mobile will launch with Windows Mobile 6.5
Posted by Arne Hess - on Thursday, 19.03.09 - 21:05:57 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 19744x
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While Microsoft first time previewed Silverlight for Windows Mobile back in May 2007, it's neither yet available nor has Microsoft unveiled any details when it will become available. It was only confirmed by Microsoft that Silverlight for Mobile will be initially launched for Windows Mobile and S60 smartphones.
Now Microsoft's Windows Mobile team unveiled in its Twitter feed, that it is most likely that Silverlight for Mobile will be released with the next version of Windows Mobile (aka Windows Mobile 6.5 which is expected to be available from summer this year):

Microsoft Silverlight powers rich application experiences and delivers high quality, interactive video across the Web and mobile devices through the most comprehensive runtime available on the Web.

On mobile devices, Silverlight provides a homogenous platform for developers to target a large number of devices as well as deliver rich interactive applications with vector graphics UI and mobile-optimized media. Further, Silverlight for mobile enables developers to reuse their existing desktop code, content and skills and leverages the flexible .NET programming model.

Anyway - an official release date wasn't given yet and it's not clear if it will be available as a stand-alone download for other Windows Phones too or available as part of Windows Mobile 6.5 only.

Cheers ~ Arne


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