Windows Mobile 6.5 gets Widget Engine

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Windows Mobile 6.5 will have a widget engine, allowing applications built from HTML and JavaScript to run using the IE 6 Mobile engine, but without the “chrome” (IE menus, address bar etc) one normally associate with web pages.

These widgets will create a quick and simple method for companies to create applications supporting their web services, which seems to be the main focus of widgets online these days.  Examples include widgets for tracking packages and auctions on Ebay.

The applications will have the .widget extension, and consists of zipped HTML, JavaScript and graphics files.  Windows Mobile 6.5 current builds currently ship with a Live Search, MSN Money stock tracking and MSN Weather widget.

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