While media buzz regularly circulates around iPhone and Android, Nokia still leads the pack in terms of world market share. Symbian, for instance, remains the most widely used mobile operating system. With Nokia's open development platform, the opportunities available for mobile developers to target this vastly popular operating system are abundant and clear.
This is the third edition of this book. We wanted to improve upon the first two editions and update the
book with new features of the Windows Phone OS, as well as provide hands-on knowledge on how to
program the plethora of features offered by Windows Phone devices.
While the second edition was being written, Microsoft and Nokia formally announced their
partnership and signed an agreement to seal their commitment. While we were writing the third edition,
Nokia phones were being released to the European markets, and they should be coming to the United
States in days.
Today’s Web 2.0 applications (think Facebook and Twitter) go far beyond the confines of the desktop and are widely used on mobile devices. The mobile Web has become incredibly popular given the success of the iPhone and BlackBerry, the importance of Windows Mobile, and the emergence of Palm Pre (and its webOS platform). At Apress, we are fortunate to have Gail Frederick of the well-known training site Learn the Mobile Web