Last week Adobe did a (self admitted) terrible job of communicating their future strategy for Flash, HTML5, AIR, and FLEX for mobile and desktop. To be fair RIM didn’t do much better. They made three main announcements but everybody focused on the last one where they are “no longer going to be actively developing the Flash Player for Mobile Browsers.” Their clearly still focused on Flash for desktop browsers while they realize the Flash will not be as big of a ubiquitous plugin for mobile browsers. They still fully intend to use Adobe AIR on mobile platforms.
If you are a Flash, AIR, or FLEX developer you really should read these two articles from Adobe on the future of the technologies: