last100 has the details.Nokia today announced that it has reached a deal with Microsoft to put Silverlight, Redmond's so-called "Flash killer," on its S60 Symbian OS-powered smartphones, as well as Series 40 devices and its range of Linux-based Internet tablets. ReadWriteWeb network blog
Securing Nokias support marks a major coup for Microsoft. Having already committed to developing a version of Silverlight for all three major desktop Operating Systems (Windows, Mac OS and Linux), gaining access to Nokias millions of mobile users brings Microsoft one step closer to fulfilling the promise of a Rich Internet Application (RIA) framework with genuine write once, run anywhere capabilities the holy grail of software development.
However, notes last100 editor Steve O'Hear, while scoring a partnership with Nokia is a huge win for Microsoft, it hardly means that Silverlight will be the de facto mobile RIA platform. RIM, Apple, Adobe, and Google each have their own platforms for mobile RIA development.