Bringing Silverlight to devices expands the reach that developers and designers have when creating rich internet applications.
This enables them to easily leverage content, assets, and code that they are using today for browser-based Silverlight applications. Support for Silverlight on devices will quickly help change the landscape for the types of user experiences consumers can expect from their phones by bridging rich interactivity, wireless data, media and more.
FAQ: Silverlight for Mobile
Q: When will Silverlight 1.0 be available for mobile?
A: We will have the First Developer CTP for Silverlight for mobile available in 2nd Quarter of CY 2008 targeting Windows Mobile 6.
Q: What form will Silverlight take on mobile?
A: Silverlight on mobile will take the form of a browser plug-in, the same as the web version.
Q: Which version of Silverlight will run on devices? 1.0 or 2?
A: Initially Silverlight 1.0 will run on mobile devices.
Q: What tools will be used to develop Silverlight mobile applications?
A: Because XAML is the foundation of Silverlight, Microsoft Expression Studio will provide features for designing Silverlight. Expression Design can be used for creating the visual elements while wiring the design with code can be done with either Expression Blend or with Visual Studio.