RIM Onboard With The Open Screen Project To Bring Flash To BlackBerry Smartphones

By Bla1ze on 5 Oct 2009 07:53 am EDT
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Adobe Teaming Up With RIM To Bring Flash To BlackBerry

We've been hearing it for a while now but this time around we can pretty much put that stamp of "it's official" on it. The above screenshot is what is commonly seen on BlackBerry Smartphones when trying to view Flash based content. Adobe and RIM (as well as many other smartphone manufacturers) have just announced they will be bringing full-fledged Flash integration to our beloved BlackBerry Smartphones in the near future.

“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.”

With RIM not being the only one to join the Open Screen Project, the mobile browser market will be heating up for upcoming devices. Currently 19 out of 20 of the top mobile device manufacturers have signed on to assist with the advancement. 19 out of 20? Anyone wanna pose a guess as to who has not signed on?

Topics: News & Rumors

21 comments

gbates1989

This, with an improved web browser, will finally make blackberry a genuinely mobile device. And, hilariously, it's not coming to iPhone!!

Screw you Steve Jobs!!!

Spawn12

As per usual its Apple that have decided not to join in...they want to be special ie go against the grain lol.

/me waits for recompiled version for iPhone, Steve Jobs getting narky about it, then officially launching it as a shiny new wonder feature at WWDC '10.

(Of course, ignoring that fact other phones have been able to do it for 6-12 months already in typical Apple fashion. *cough* MMS *cough*).

Go Apple go!!!

erikluyten

Of course it's Apple who isn't participating in this.. Glad to have a macbook but even gladder i don't have an iPhone

The Gift

I love my MBP. I hope near future, means very early next year..

If thats the case, i'll hold out for the Storm 2

Se7enth Sinn

This is great news for BB but lets not go crazy. Even with flash in the BB browser, the iPhone web browser is still way way better.

victorythagr8

I guess you haven't heard that RIM recently bought Torch mobile who actually develope Webkit browser, which means Blackberry are going to have webkit browser along with flash next year.

maiia

about time! :) can't wait

jfsalewicz

+1 I wich they could have at least gave a date, RIM is great at not meeting the dates anyway....

tae_254

Yay this is awesome. !

tae_254

and of course we all know it is apple that isnt joining in.

thablackguy#CB

yesss!!!! not only are blackberry phones getting flash in the near future, Iphone didn't even SIGN ON with everyone else !!! great news all around !!!

mikecrogan

ABOUT Time! long over due.

Dnomyar220

That's pretty tight but I'm guessing we're about a year out from seeing anything with webkit, let alone flash...

alicklee

apple is the 1/20 that is not in big deal.

Gatorgal615

I really dislike Apple but you all should know:

"At the 2009 Adobe MAX Developer Conference, Adobe announced that Flash Platform tooling will be able to build applications for iPhone that can be distributed through Apple’s App Store. A beta version of Flash Professional CS5 with this new capability is planned for later this year. Adobe also announced that a number of applications built with this technology are currently available for download within Apple’s App Store. Visit adobe.com/go/iphone for more information."

w-allen

ABOUT TIME THE SOONER THE BETTER!

muneton17

lets just hope we don't have to wait until the end of 2010.
Sooner we get it, the happier we will be. Same goes for official 5.0 OS. =]

williew841

How do I download this to my phone

GrOoVEy3802

Flash on my Storm = dead battery ALL the time. I can see it now sitting at work all night playing Mafia Wars, and Yoville on my facebook account. :-) Im an addict. Just another way to feed my addiction.