Adobe Flash 10 Coming to Smartphones: Palm Pre first?

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Adobe (s adbe) is finally getting Flash onto mobile handsets, with Palm’s (s PALM) Pre to be among the first later this year. Other supported platforms will include Windows Mobile, Symbian S60 and Android, although those might not see Flash 10 integration until 2010. There’s no new info on Flash support for Apple’s (s AAPL) iPhone at this time.

Adobe (s ADBE) says “The smartphone Flash Player 10 release is targeted for desktop compatibility.” Full Flash support is huge, especially on ARM devices, which either have no Flash support or use a Flash Lite. With one of the main ARM weaknesses now set to go away later this year, does Intel (s intc) still offer enough advantages for an x86-based handset in 2010? I’m not so sure about that now, but I am sure that Palm’s Pre is looking and sounding better.

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sam

Scott – I think you will find that HTML 5 will be the historical footnote – sucks not to be able to code hey mate…..

clinging on to HTML for dear life is like hoping Television is just an historical anomaly and will soon go away so we are left with radio –

Time to move on son.

Matt

“Full Flash support is huge, especially on ARM devices, which either have no Flash support or use a Flash Lite”

What do you mean by, “huge?” That it has a big footprint? Or that it’s a signficant milestone? or something else?

Scotty

That sucking sound you hear is your breath sucking in to help tension your belly prior to picking up the car battery that goes along with the Pre…. Personally I’d be happy to see the HTML 5 media extensions reduce Flash to a historical footnote.

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