Sunday, April 15, 2007

Nokia Introduces Widgets

Nokia introduced widgets for its S60 mobile phone platform, allowing people to personalize Internet content into lightweight Web applications and stay current with online information sources. Nokia said that while widgets have been available on PCs for some time, they bring particular advantages to mobile devices, as mobiles are highly personal and among the few items that we always carry with us.

The S60 software on Symbian OS will be complemented with Web Run-Time, a Web application development environment, enabling the development of widgets and integrated Web applications for mobile devices with familiar standards-based Web technologies, such as Ajax, JavaScript, CSS and HTML. Web Run-Time is powered by the same feature rich, open-source environment used by the Web Browser for S60, the world's first full HTML browser bringing a desktop-like browsing experience to millions of S60 mobile devices.

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