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Adobe releases new version of Flash for cell phones

Adobe announces the availability of a new version of Flash for cell phones. Flash Lite 3 now supports Adobe Flash Player compatible video and enables the delivery of dynamic Web content.

Adobe announces the availability of a new version of Flash for cell phones. Flash Lite 3 now supports Adobe Flash Player compatible video and enables the delivery of dynamic Web content.

Adobe, whose Flash technology made possible the rise of the online video site YouTube, says it has more than 300 million shipped mobile devices already equipped with previous versions of Flash. With both NTT DoCOMo and Nokia committed to deliver Flash Lite 3 enabled devices, Adobe expects that more than a billion Flash-enabled devices will be available by 2010.

According to the press release, Flash Lite 3 "more closely replicates the desktop experience delivered by Adobe Flash Player."

Gary Kovacs, in charge of marketing at Adobe's mobile unit, shared Adobe's eventual plan to release Flash for mobile and desktop simultaneously.

Excerpt from Reuters:

Gary Kovacs... called Flash Lite 3 "the most significant advance we've made in mobile" and said it brought Adobe closer to being able to release software versions for mobile and desktop simultaneously.

"It's probably a few years away. We'll do it over the next couple to three years," he told Reuters.

You can read the full press release from Adobe here.

While I can't imagine using Flash to generate a report or in an enterprise application, there appears to be very little that Flash cannot do. Does anyone have an experience of management insisting on using a Flash applet or application when it is not the best fit?

How do TechRepublic's IT professionals view Flash?

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Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.

2 comments
moscavi
moscavi

I'm interested to know the technology I need to realize a videocamera streaming from my cell phone (a nokia phone, e.g. but I can choose) to a web server (where to see it or store it). I would like to use Flash/Adobe technology if possible. Thanks in advance.

paulmah
paulmah

How does TechRepublic?s IT professional view Flash?