iPhone widgets run on Symbian smartphones too

Posted on Saturday, Aug 04 2007 @ 03:35 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Inq reports widgets for the Apple iPhone run on Symbian smartphones too because the two platform's browsers share the same base code:
According to Symbian's Bruce Carney, that's because the AppleSafari browser and Nokia's Series 60 browser share the same base code.

To demonstrate the validity of this claim, Carney showed assembled journalists his Nokia N95 surfing on to the recently created Iphone site, Launchrz.

He then happily used one of the widgets to play a Sudoko game, Sudoko4phone. This is very good news for the mobile software developers community who should find that a whole range of applications they've created can be happily ported over the Iphone.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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