Optimistic Adobe Envisions Flash on Over 250 Million Smartphones by 2012
"Maybe we don't get to the iPhone or iPad," Anup Murarka, director of technology strategy, told Reuters in an interview. "If anything, we're seeing continued growth in the install base and the usage of Flash and we see that continuing to grow.
We already know that Flash is coming to Android, but that won't be the only smartphone platform Adobe will infiltrate. According to Murarka, you can expect to see Flash on devices from Palm (now HP), Research in Motion (RIM), Nokia's Symbian platform, and Microsoft Windows 7.
Android-Based HTC Hero running Flash video trailers (courtesy: Adobe Corp.)
While perhaps bold, Adobe's numbers aren't unrealistic. Market watchers expect some 200 million smartphones to be sold in 2010, with 10 percent of the coming with Flash support. That still gives Adobe two full years to make good on their prediction.