1. jasnjac's Avatar
    Does this mean, in translation, we'll be seeing Flash on Bberry? Someone please help me clarify. Please. Pretty please.

    From arstechnica.com:

    Love it or hate it, Flash has become a largely integral part of most Internet surfers' daily lives. As the video and interactive content delivery medium of choice, Flash is used daily by millions of people, and now Adobe wants to take those same habits to smartphones.

    Adobe announced during the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today that a fully-featured Flash 10 player would soon be available for a number of smartphones in 2010, as reported by CNet. This is different from the version of Flash Lite that already runs on many mobile phones, which Adobe says comes on 40 percent on all mobile phones sold today. According to the company, a full version of Flash will enable a degree of functionality on smartphones that has only been seen on the desktop thus far.

    (Of course, this doesn't mean that Flash Lite will stop getting some lovein fact, Adobe also introduced a new version of the Flash Lite Distributable Player today as a public beta.)

    The lucky smartphones that will get the full version of Flash will run a variety of operating systems, including Windows Mobile, Android, and Symbian. Notably missing, of course, is the iPhone OS, which Adobe has been gentlyif not unsuccessfullymassaging Apple over since the first iPhone was released in 2007. "We would love to see it on the iPhone, too," Adobe's director of Technology Strategy and Partner Development Anup Murarka told conference-goers. "But it's Apple's decision on when and how they support any new technology. So we will continue to work on it."

    Adobe also announced today that Palm was joining its Open Screen Project, an initiative that Adobe introduced in May of 2008 as a way to make Flash and AIR more ubiquitous on mobile devices by eliminating licensing costs. Adobe says that Open Screen will help deliver Flash content on Palm's new webOS, making for a "richer, more complete Internet experience." Palm chose to join the party at a good time too, since Nokia and Adobe just announced a $10 million fund for the Open Screen Project that will help developers create applications and services using Flash.

    Full article: arstechnica[dot]com/gadgets/news/2009/02/flash-10-coming-to-a-non-apple-smartphone-near-you-in-2010[dot]ars#


    02-16-09 12:46 PM
  2. jasonlitka's Avatar
    I don't see RIM and/or BlackBerry mentioned on that list.

    EDIT: Link for those that don't want to edit the string in the first post.

    Flash 10 coming to a non-Apple smartphone near you in 2010 - Ars Technica
    02-16-09 01:31 PM
  3. sp_ahmed87's Avatar
    WTF!!!!!! the Blackberry OS is not even mentioned in the list to get flash....bull ****!!!!!

    I don't understand why it's not getting flash even though it owns about 20% of the smartphone market.....this is so depressing lol....
    02-16-09 01:47 PM
  4. jasnjac's Avatar
    I just don't see the point of a "smartphone" of the future that doesn't do Flash. Not iPhone, BBerry (been using one for 6 years now), or any other that can't do Flash. All those gorgeous touchscreens, but no Flash starts to add up to a dealbreaker in the coming years. I just do not get it!

    We've got to get some 3rd party answer to this. Adobe sure isn't showing the love. I couldn't care less about whatever fight they've got with Jobs at Apple, but RIM?

    Come on! Some smart developers out there could make a killing if this could be solved, even if it's Flash Lite (or maybe FlashLight or FlashBerry).

    Thinking caps, guys. Let's put 'em on.

    02-16-09 01:57 PM
  5. Dr.Sadistic's Avatar
    I agree, flash is a MUST have for all just about any smart phone. It'll be a great thing for the BB community if someone could put something out there for us.
    02-16-09 02:22 PM
  6. roeod4's Avatar
    I don't see RIM and/or BlackBerry mentioned on that list.

    EDIT: Link for those that don't want to edit the string in the first post.

    Flash 10 coming to a non-Apple smartphone near you in 2010 - Ars Technica
    Did you read any of the comments on that article?

    It amazes me that every time Apple and the iPhone are mentioned in an article that a group of fanboyz have to jump in and start praising their lord and savior Jobs. It is incredibly creepy!

    On Topic: Flash would be an incredible addition to a BlackBerry, but it isn't really a deal breaker for me. I would prefer a stable OS above everything else.
    02-16-09 03:35 PM