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Nokia bringing Microsoft's Silverlight to its smart and dumbphones alike

Chris Ziegler

Adobe's Flash -- Silverlight's sworn enemy -- is already well-entrenched on a number of devices (including Nokia's) in its Lite incarnation, so it'll be interesting to see just how far Microsoft can really take this beyond its own Windows Mobile territory. Nabbing Nokia is certainly a big win to that end, and even crazier, Nokia has announced that it'll be bringing Silverlight not just to S60 devices, but also to its extremely capable Series 40 dumbphone platform and to Maemo. S60 development is already well underway with an early cut to be shown off at MIX08 this week and developer tools in the pipe for later this year; timelines Series 40 and internet tablet versions, meanwhile, will be "confirmed later."

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