Nokia released the new software development
kit (SDK) for its Series 40 6th Edition mass-market mobile devices. It provides application developers and network operators with new tools
to create unique applications and services for the high-volume feature
phone market worldwide.
40 6th Edition supports the Nokia WebKit Open Source Browser for full
web look and feel, Adobe Flash Lite 3.0 for accelerated development and
delivery of rich graphical mobile content, and the Java(TM)-based
location API (JSR-179) for navigation and location-aware services. The
Series 40 6th Edition SDK provides the application development, testing
and debugging tools to bring these exciting technologies to devices for
the mass consumer market worldwide.
is very pleased to release our Series 40 6th Edition SDK, enabling
developers to create a broad range of exciting new software and
services focused on the dynamic mobile consumer market worldwide," said
Tom Libretto, vice president, Forum Nokia, Nokia's global developer
support program. "This latest SDK helps third-party developers to build
richer multimedia applications and deliver advanced mobile services to
the broad base of mobile subscribers served by Nokia Series 40
high-volume devices around the world."
advanced capabilities of these new Series 40 6th Edition devices will
enable service providers to deliver the latest applications and content
available to the broadest possible mobile subscriber base," said Aage
Snorgaard, vice president, Series 40 Software, Nokia. "Mobile
application developers will find operators are increasingly eager to
include their cutting-edge software and service offerings on Nokia
high-volume Series 40 devices in markets worldwide."
40 6th Edition support for the Nokia WebKit Open Source Browser,
previously available on the S60 smartphone platform, lets mobile
content and service providers target Series 40 feature phones with full
web look and feel. Webkit Browser features include the popular Pointer
user interface, Incremental Page Rendering, Page Overview and Visual
History browsing, and the user-favorite Minimap browsing that allows
for easy screen navigation of full-size web pages.
40 6th Edition supports the interoperable Adobe Flash Lite 3.0
platform, enabling rich graphical mobile content that is further
enhanced by an expanded main screen UI resolution that facilitates
additional opportunities for development and delivery of
industry-leading software and services. The Series 40 6th Edition's new
HVGA Portrait 320x480 main screen UI resolution brings devices like the
Nokia 6260 slide unprecedented access to streaming video, image
rendering, mobile 3D graphics and scalable 2D Vector graphics.
Series 40 6th Edition now includes location API (JSR-179), allowing
developers to write exciting location-aware applications that can
deliver new navigation and context-based services for the consumer mass
6th Edition SDK provides Java class libraries, APIs (including the
Nokia UI API), relevant documentation and a device emulator for testing
Java, Flash Lite and browser content.
an important element of Nokia's platform strategy for supporting mobile
application development across all consumer segments and in all
markets, Series 40 6th Edition shows Nokia's commitment to offer the
latest in mobile technologies and application development across all of
its developer platforms and multiple handsets. Nokia's device platform
approach maximizes developers' volume opportunities and minimizes the
need to port applications and services to individual handsets.
Developers can build core functionality on top of the platform
technologies and then optimize their applications for user interfaces
and technology extensions on specific target devices.