Microsoft has officially released Silverlight for the Symbian smartphone operating system. You can download Silverlight from the Nokia Ovi Store. Right now, it officially supports Nokia S60 5th Edition devices including the Nokia N97 and Nokia 5800 XPressMusic.
Silverlight is sort of Microsoft’s answer to Adobe Flash. It allows users to access rich media content in a web browser. It’s already available for Mac and PC, but Symbian is the first mobile platform to support Silverlight. The image above shows what the Silverlight version of Microsoft’s Bing weather page looks like on a Symbian device.
Microsoft wants developers to use Silverlight as one of the primary development platforms for mobile apps for Windows Phone 7, but that operating system isn’t expected to support in-browser Silverlight apps or video when it launches later this year.