I have to say this is no surprise. Apple has been making a point of trying to kill Adobe’s Flash technology on their devices but RIM seems to be welcoming it. I am still not sure how Flash will work on my already aging BlackBerry OS when it kills my dual core 2.4Ghz laptop. Still it might just open the door for decent video streaming for BlackBerry.
The web was going crazy yesterday when Adobe’s CEO came out on an interview with Fox Business (Video Link) stating that Flash for Android, BlackBerry, & WebOS would be delayed from the first half of 2010 to the second half of 2010. Anybody surprised?
Now we are hearing a different story from PhoneScoop. Adobe is now saying their CEO was misinterpreted. Their spokesperson Stefan Offermann is now saying that "Adobe is still on track making Flash Player 10.1 for first mobile platforms including Android available before the end of the first half of 2010." What their CEO meant to say was that once Adobe makes Flash 10.1 available to RIM and other device makers it will take them time to integrate it into their devices.
So in short it is delayed but Adobe is splitting hairs… They promised us that General Availability for BlackBerry would be by the first half of 2010. Releasing it to device manufacturers does not count in my book!