I don’t think that it was a big secret the Flash 10.1 is coming to the BlackBerry OS. The fact that Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen said back in April that Flash 10.1 (for BlackBerry) would be out in the second half of this year was a pretty big hint. We had hoped that we would get a an official release date of Flash for BlackBerry, but, I guess that we will have to just make due with the fact that Adobe has officially stated that 10.1 is on the way.
The Adobe Max 2010 conference starts today and Research in Motion is going to be there in a big way. Following up on announcement of the BlackBerry PlayBook back at DEVCON 2010, RIM will hold three sessions at Adobe Max… Two on the BlackBerry PlayBook and one on BlackBerry WebWorks. That’s all fine and dandy, but, what we would like to know is if RIM is going to give us a release date on Flash 10.1 for BlackBerry 6?
Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen told us that we would have Flash on the BlackBerry in the 2nd half of 2010. I know that we still have 2 months to go, but, what better time to give us a release date than Adobe’s last big event of the year?
This video is mostly about CS5, however, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen did say that Flash 10.1 would be out in the second half of 2010.
There isn’t too much here that we didn’t already know, however, that sliver of hope that Flash 10.1 would be ready when the new WebKit BlackBerry Browser launches is all but dashed… Unless, of course, the new WebKit BlackBerry Browser isn’t coming out until July or later itself.
Today at Mobile World Congress, Adobe will announce plans to bring Adobe Air to both the BlackBerry and Android. This is a huge deal for pretty much every smartphone platform, less Apple, because it will allow mobile application developers do develop applications once and distribute them to any smartphone supporting Adobe Flash 10.1.