With RIM officially joining 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," said Alan Brenner, Senior V.P. at Research In Motion. The number of industry leaders in the OSP now stands at close to 50.
Flash Player 10.1 will also be sensitive to issues like battery life. The software uses the GPU (Grraphics Processing Unit) for quick running video and graphics while keeping battery use to a minimum. It will also take advantage of the native capabilities of each mobile device. Things like multi-touch, changing screen orientation and the use of gestures will be used in the Flash Player to increase the creative control and expressiveness of mobile browsing.