Sony Ericsson launches Panels SDK for the Xperia X2
At the same time with announcing the Xperia X2, Sony Ericsson has also announced the availability of Panels SDK, which allows developers to create panels and content for the new Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphone.
The Panels SDK comes with a native software development kit, and a so called Panelizer.
The Panelizer can transform existing Java, Windows Mobile and Flash applications into Xperia X2 panels.
If your panels/applications are accepted, they will appear in Sony Ericsson’s PlayNow arena (currently available in 18 countries).
“Putting developers’ applications directly in front of consumers is a crucial focus for us. We created the Panel SDK to streamline the development process, minimising the time it takes to get applications directly to the consumer and providing developers with additional revenue opportunities,” declared Christopher David, Head of Developer and Partner Engagement at Sony Ericsson.
As reported yesterday, Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 will be available around the world starting early Q4 2009, at the same time with many other Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphones.
Via Press release