Silverlight comes to S60 5th Edition, does anyone care?

I read over on All About Symbian this morning that Silverlight had arrived for S60 5th Edition devices so I jumped on the N97 mini and picked it up from the Ovi Store. My first thought was to try to login to my Zune Pass and try to stream music via the Zune.net site since it is a Silverlight-based site. Every time I logged in I saw the browser crash and kick me out so I wouldn’t worry about trying that out right now.

Except for the Zune.net site I honestly do not visit sites with Silverlight powering them and have no real need for this support. It looks like this is provided as part of the Nokia Microsoft partnership. Do you have any recommended Silverlight sites that would make having this browser plug-in/utility installed a useful endeavor?

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15 Comments to Silverlight comes to S60 5th Edition, does anyone care?

rusbus
July 7, 2010

the question should be, does anyone care about Symbian 5th edition.

and maybe the reason that the browser crashes is due to symbian and te antiquitedness of the operating system?

food for thought.

Lloyd
July 7, 2010

They should care….care and beware. Don’t load it onto your Symbian 5th device, especially since it is such a memory hog. We all know the N97 has enough memory issues.

I had it installed on my PC as some videos on MSNBC require Silverlight. I wound up removing it because my Firefox browser was having issues and it ate just too many resources.

Are you going to watch MSNBC videos on your N97? Heck, you can barely watch YouTube videos so why go to a sight that requires a memory hog to run?

matt
July 7, 2010

Silverlight will only take off on WM7. Applications can be made using it. What Nokia should have done, a few years back, was team up with Adobe to have some direct competition.
Now the Nexus One can play Flash games with full Flash 10.1 support right in the browser. Nokia has catching up to do.

Robert Najafabadi
July 8, 2010

What about netflix?

Bernard K.
July 17, 2010

If you use Netflix, you will need Silverlight.

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