Flash support to be delivered to Blackberry devices

RIM partners with Adobe for Flash support

October 7, 2009

RIM partners with Adobe for Flash support

At Adobe MAX, Adobe’s worldwide developer conference, Adobe Systems Incorporated and Research In Motion (RIM) today announced they are currently working together to bring Adobe Flash Player support to the BlackBerry platform.

RIM is joining the Open Screen Project, an initiative dedicated to enabling standalone applications and web browsing across mobile phones, televisions, desktops and other consumer electronic devices through the Adobe Flash Platform. The collaboration is expected to bring the full Flash Player browser runtime to BlackBerry smartphones.

“As an industry leader for innovative smartphones and wireless solutions, RIM delivers superior mobile user experiences to customers around the world,” said David Wadhwani, general manager and vice president, Flash Platform Business Unit at Adobe. “It’s a natural fit for both companies to work together to bring Flash technology based video and web content to BlackBerry smartphone users.”

“As part of the Open Screen Project, RIM will be working with Adobe to deliver a great Flash technology experience on BlackBerry smartphones and to enable users to enjoy the exciting content and services that Flash technology developers and content creators are bringing to the Web,” said Alan Brenner, SVP at Research In Motion.