Adobe Systems and Research In Motion (RIM) have announced they are working together to bring Adobe Flash Player support to the BlackBerry platform.
RIM is joining the Open Screen Project, a broad initiative dedicated to enabling standalone applications and richer Web browsing across mobile phones, televisions, desktops and other consumer electronic devices through the Adobe Flash Platform. The collaboration is expected to bring the full Flash Player browser runtime to BlackBerry smartphones.
"As an industry leader for innovative smartphones and wireless solutions, RIM delivers superior mobile user experiences to customers around the world," says David Wadhwani, GM and vice-president of the 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."
Alan Brenner, senior vice-president of Research in Motion, adds: "As part of the Open Screen Project, RIM will be working with Adobe to deliver a great Flash technology experience on BlackBerry smartphones and to enable users to enjoy the exciting content and services that Flash technology developers and content creators are bringing to the Web."
Led by Adobe, the Open Screen Project includes close to 50 industry players working together to provide a consistent runtime environment and user experience across mobile phones, desktops, and other consumer electronics devices.