RELEASE: Python for Series 60 1.2

Smartt Erik (Nokia-TP-MSW/Austin) erik.smartt at
Tue Oct 25 21:28:47 CEST 2005

Python for Series 60 version 1.2 was released over the weekend, and  
is now available at:

Python for Series 60 is a port of Python 2.2.2 for mobile phones  
based on the Series 60 platform.  This includes just about every  
Nokia "smartphone", like the N-Gage, 3650, 6600, 6620, 6630, 6680,  
7610, N70, and N90.

The device installation package includes the Python interpreter,  
select Python Standard Libraries, a script shell for launching Python  
scripts, a variety of native extensions, and a Python Console for  
interactive development. Python for Series 60 can also be added to  
Series 60 SDK's for Windows-based development, testing, and creating  
application installers.

Version 1.2 is Nokia’s second major release of the Python for Series  
60 environment. The new version includes support for the following  
new features:

     - 2D Graphics, Images, and Full-screen applications
     - Camera and Screenshot API
     - Contacts and Calendar API
     - Sound recording and playback
     - Access to System info, such as IMEI number, disk space, free  
memory, etc.
     - Rich text display (fonts, colors, styles)
     - Support for Scalable UI
     - Expanded key events
     - Telephone dialing
     - ZIP module

Version 1.2 continues to include features from the 1.0 release, such as:

     - Networking support for GPRS and Bluetooth
     - On-device and remote Python console
     - Support for native GUI widgets
     - SMS sending
     - Application build tool for packaging stand-alone application  
     - Compatible with all Series 60 1st and 2nd Edition devices

Documentation and example applications are also included in all  
download packages.

To send feedback and suggestions, please visit the Forum Nokia  
discussion boards at:

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