Nokia is looking to leverage WebKit, the open-source project started by Apple based on Konqeror’s KHTML, in their next generation of mobile phones, the Series 60:
“Apple is pleased to assist Nokia in creating their new Series 60 browser based on the same KHTML open source technology that powers Apple’s Safari,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “The Safari Web Kit’s blazing performance, efficient code base and support for open standards make it an ideal open source technology for projects like Nokia’s new Series 60 browser.” Read more
Now, let’s be crazy for a second and imagine Dashboard widgets on a Nokia phone? CPU power, memory consumption, screen real-estate and abstracting away Canvas and OS calls, are small challenges for Nokia engineers to overcome! :)
update: Om Malik weighs-in, baffled. Om is a heavy Nokia user and has a long-standing relationship with their products.