Some good news came out of Mobile World Congress yesterday. Adobe put out a press release showing off Flash 10.1 on Android promising that general availability for BlackBerry will be in the first half of 2010. This builds on their announcement from DevCon. I really hope Flash is a gift Adobe will deliver for this summer. Just imagine what that will add for games and other small widgets. Even cooler would be if RIM would support it throughout the OS in widgets and in the browser.
Here is what RIM has to say about Adobe’s announcement:
Consumers are adopting smartphones in record numbers and we are working closely with Adobe and its engineering group to address the evolving needs of users and developers on the BlackBerry platform. Our teams are seeing great progress and we look forward to supporting Flash Player 10.1 on the BlackBerry platform in a way that delivers an incredibly rich, compelling and unique mobile experience for our customers.
— Curtis Sasaki, vice president of Platform Product Management, Research In Motion
What do you think? Will Flash on BlackBerry be huge or just another resource drain?