We are very pleased to announce 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. We want to take this opportunity to highlight some of the incredible features in this product:

  • 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.

 If you’ve Nokia 5800 Xpress Music or N97 or N97 Mini, you can download Silverlight from Ovi Store and try the various applications built for S60. To learn, please visit http://www.silverlight.net/getstarted/devices/symbian/ For starter, you can try the Bing and HSN applications.

 Silverlight for Symbian Team