Mobile Web App Announcements: Nokia-2005, Apple-2007, Nokia-2009, Opera-2010. See a Trend?

Nokia announced an intereseting technique to develop local apps for S60 phones written using HTML, CSS, and Javascript (web technologies) back around 2005. Apple released an app-less iPhone in the summer of 2007 and encouraged developers to build web-based apps that ran in the Safari mobile browser. Palm announced webOS in January 2009 with great fanfare. One of its interesting aspects was that webOS apps could be build using web based technology.