Nokia has released the new software development kit (SDK) for its Series 40 6th Edition massmarket mobile devices, providing application developers and network operators with new tools to create unique applications and services for the high volume feature phone market worldwide.
The release of the Series 40 6th Edition SDK, available immediately, coincides with Nokia’s announcement of the new Nokia 6260 slide, the latest device based on the Series 40 6th Edition platform. In June, Nokia announced the first mobile device based on Series 40 6th Edition, the Nokia 7510 Supernova, which will ship to markets worldwide in Q4.
Series 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-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.
Tom Libretto, vice president, Forum Nokia, Nokia’s global developer support program, stated: “Nokia 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. 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.”
Series 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.