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Silverlight For Symbian Now Available For Download

Microsoft has released Silverlight for Nokia’s Symbian, technology website eWeek (opens in new tab) has reported.

Silverlight, a rival of Adobe’s Flash, has been released in its non-beta version for mobile phones, said the Silverlight team on their official blog (opens in new tab) yesterday.

The blog read (opens in new tab): "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,”

The software, which is now out of its beta testing stage, has been made available for developers using Nokia’s Symbian-based S60 fifth edition mobile phones, such as the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, Nokia N97 and Nokia N97 Mini.

The software can be accessed in Symbian’s built-in browser allowing users to install and run applications in Silverlight.

Microsoft Silverlight can be downloaded by both users and developers for free via the Nokia Ovi store (opens in new tab).

Silverlight was announced nearly two years back, and was released in beta in March this year only. monitors all leading technology stories and rounds them up to help you save time hunting them down.