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Windows Mobile Embraces Flash And PDFs

Windows Mobile Embraces Flash And PDFs

Recently we reported that Steve Jobs had no use for Flash in the iPhone. Microsoft thinks, well, differently. Even though Microsoft is developing a rich-media alternative to Flash they call Silverlight, Adobe and Microsoft understand that for the time being, they'll both do better by licensing Adobe's Flash "Lite" for MS Windows Mobile.

“People want vibrant experiences and access to entertainment and information anywhere, anytime,’ said John O’Rourke, general manager, Mobile Communications Business at Microsoft Corp. “Bringing Flash Lite and Reader LE to Microsoft Mobile experience will give consumers more of their favorite websites on the go.”

We know the plans, but we don’t have timing yet neither for Adobe nor for Silverlight, but Microsoft’s new partners hope to see their technology integrated in Microsoft’s Windows Mobile group by the end of the year.

The iPhone gets all the headlines, but Windows Mobile matters. It's the most popular smartphone platform in the world.


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 ATLEAST MS HAS MORE COMING SENSE THAN APPLE

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Symbian will have flash too after the latest patch

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I think Apple is being too stubborn here. Not incorporating Flash into the iPhone means sacrificing the overall experience for the end user. Far too many web sites require flash, not to have it. From what I've read about Silverlight, I expect it to be pretty impressive. Of course, if Apple is unwilling to accommodate Adobe software they most definitely will not be making any exceptions for Microsoft.

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I think the problem is the iPhone's power.  But if this Flash "Lite" can run on the iPhone, than Apple needs to get onboard.  It's nice that the iPhone can use a youtube app, but that's not the only flash website out there, and they need to acknowledge that.

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 isnt the new iphone supposed to comeout in june maybethey will add it then

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I know flash lite also works on some SE phones

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