I have been waiting patiently for RIM to finally release Flash Player 10.1 for BlackBerry. They announced it over a year ago (as RIM usually does) so it should be coming out soon. I was thinking that RIM might have scrapped Flash for BlackBerry OS in favor of focusing on the new PlayBook QNX Tablet OS which supports Flash natively but I doubt it.
Adobe confirmed again in a press release this week that:
In addition to Android Market, the runtime is distributed directly by device manufacturers and operators via pre-installs and operating system upgrades. Flash Player 10.1 is available on Android and Google TV today, with BlackBerry platform, HP webOS 2.0, future versions of Windows® Phone, LiMo, MeeGo, and Symbian OS also expected to support Flash Player 10.1.
I have tried a few Android phones with Flash enabled and they actually work nicely. I am hoping RIM manages to pull off a slick execution of Flash for BlackBerry just like they did with the new WebKit browser in BlackBerry 6. If they can pull off another miracle like that I will be a happy camper. My only concern is the monumental amount of vulnerabilities in Flash that may cause a security issue on BlackBerry devices…
What do you think?