Microsoft Silverlight will soon be on Mobile Devices..which can only be a good thing for enhancing the mobile experience of both consumers and business users.
More information will be revealed at the PDC 2008 (I seem to be saying that a lot!) as we can see from the session description:
In this demo-filled session learn how to extend your existing Silverlight 2 applications to work on Windows Mobile and how to build rich mobile Silverlight apps that access device peripherals such as camera; GPS or WiFi or the radio stack for location; as well as mobile web services. We also talk about tooling enhancements in Microsoft Visual Studio that support Silverlight app development on Windows Mobile, what to consider when delivering eye-popping UI on mobile, and help you understand the key differences from developing Silverlight apps for the desktop.
I’m excited to see what Microsoft can do with this..particularly as Adobe don’t seem to be taking Flash for Mobile Devices quite seriously..come on MS, make it easier to enjoy rich content on the move!!
As always, I want to give a shout out to Mary Jo Foley @ ZDNet for this.