Public Beta of Red Five Labs' Net60

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Red Five Labs has announced the launch of a public beta for Net60. Net60 is a .NET Compact Framework implementation for S60 devices. It enables Windows Mobile applications developed using C# and Visual Basic .NET to run unchanged on S60 devices. The current beta is aimed at system integrators and independent software vendors who are interested in using the product.

See our previous story on Net60 from earlier this year to see some of the potential of .NET applications. 

Press Release Extract:


Red Five Labs, a leading mobile technology company, is to announce the beta release of Net60, its ground breaking implementation of the .NET Compact Framework running on S60 3rd edition devices.


Net60 enables managed Windows Mobile applications to run unchanged on S60 devices. Using C# and Visual Basic .NET in Visual Studio, developers can now use the .NET Compact Framework environment to build applications for Symbian devices. 


This beta release is intended for System Integrators and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) who are interested in exploring the possibilities of Net60 ahead of the commercial release. User feedback is highly encouraged.


For download instructions, beta release notes, known issues and to learn more about the product, please visit the beta page at