Silverlight Support on Windows Mobile

Michael Schwarz on Wednesday, April 18, 2007
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I got several questions about when and if Silverlight [1] (code name WPF/E) will be supported on Windows Mobile devices. The code name has included the word everywhere. Do you still remeber this:

"Empower people through great software at any time, at any place, on any device." (Bill Gates, 2000)

Seven years ago we still have the same question, if it will really run on any device. Microsoft is doing his best to support more and more Web browsers and devices. Today Silverlight supports [2] following "devices":

- Windows Internet Explorer 7 - Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.8 and 2.0.x
+ Apple Mac OS X: - Firefox 1.5.0.8 and 2.0.x - Apple Safari 2.0.4

Support for Linux will be added if there is any need, but currently not on the roadmap as far as I know. Windows Mobile devices will be supported, but I think it will not be ready until MIX07 [3] which already starts in a week. I would be happy to see Silverlight running on my Windows Mobile devices.