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Adobe Confirms Flash Player 10.1 Still “Expected” for BlackBerry

flash logo 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?

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  1. I’m betting when they say via OS upgrades that means from a BlackBerry perspective we will only see it on BlackBerry 6.

    OBTW…I just watched Kevin’s interview of you at DevCon. Spot on!

  2. Woohoo!!!! That means there is a chance the Storm 3 will be a killer device with leading edge specs! Adobe knows something we don’t… as those Androids running flash also have 1 GHz processors with large, high def screens!

    I’ve never been a huge flash fan, but perhaps Adobe has found ways to reduce the risk in 10.1 to make Mike bite.

  3. I’m a bit behind. Snce switching to BerryReader I find it so nice to leave some articles as unread and catch up with them later from my laptop rather than the pain of the BlackBerry browser. I just have to remember to pull it out more often! 😉

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