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RIM to continue developing the Flash player for its BlackBerry PlayBook on its own

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RIM to continue developing the Flash player for its BlackBerry PlayBook on its own
RIM will keep improving the Flash player on its BlackBerry PlayBook with its own resources, after Adobe pulled its troops out of the mobile Flash battle yesterday.

The company said in a statement that it is one of those Flash source code licensees that Adobe mentioned it will back up if they want to tweak the code and support their own iterations of the Flash Player.

Given that the ability to view Flash components in websites, which the omnipresent Apple iPad is unable to do, is a major selling point for RIM's slate, and the PlayBook runs QNX, which is heavily invested in Flash, so RIM's decision only makes sense:

As an Adobe source code licensee, we will continue to work on and release our own implementations. RIM remains committed to delivering an uncompromised Web browsing experience to our customers, including native support for Adobe Flash Player on our BlackBerry PlayBook tablet (similar to a desktop PC browser), as well as HTML5 support on both our BlackBerry smartphone and PlayBook browsers. In fact, we are pleased that Adobe will focus more efforts on the opportunities that HTML5 presents for our developers, and shares our commitment to HTML5 as we discussed together at DevCon Americas.


It remains to be seen how successful will RIM's software engineers be in bringing new features to Flash on the PlayBook, and possibly its upcoming QNX phones. Sounds like too much work, as the current version of the Flash Player is already good enough to suffice while the Internets move entirely towards HTML5.

source: AllThingsD


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posted on 10 Nov 2011, 06:49 1

1. Gemmol (Posts: 562; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


this is nice of them

posted on 10 Nov 2011, 07:10

2. drahmad (Posts: 480; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


Every decision of RIM is wrong.

posted on 10 Nov 2011, 09:10 1

3. mozes316 (Posts: 142; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)


Damn...

lol

posted on 20 Nov 2011, 18:06

4. minzhu001 (Posts: 5; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


Flash or not, nothing will change much, like I said 3 years ago, RIM is old before really grow up.

Strange culture in RIM, and this culture generate self-destroy political environment.

In RIM if a new hired person figure out major problem and introduce efficient approach, both

manager and his buddy group member will proof their wrong approach works. just like someone point

out driving a car is right way, pushing a car is wrong way, then both manager and his buddy group

member will hate you, and proof that 3 person can also move the car by pushing it. cheating email

will be sent to some vice president, saying like: see, the car moving, pushing a car is a natural

part of the process.

It is very strange company culture and strange company political environment, it promote stealing

and cheating skill. RIM’s management may be a typical instance in MBA course.

This culture deny or steal hardworking team members’ contribution/innovation, generate strange

political environment, destroy RIM.

July 7th 2008 when I start to work in RIM ID group, I found RIM’s CAD skill in ID group is still in

low efficient level of 10 years ago, like ID changes can’t be regenerated in mechanical part, so I

point out the problem and introduce efficient topdown process, to make sure top level adjustment

will always be regenerated in down level.

But the RIM’s CAD experts wrote email to 3 VPs and successfully make them believe that—–whenever

top level adjust, continuously and manually audit final parts is a natural part, means low

efficient is a natural part in every RIM’s device design program.

They abuse their power layoff the only driver, and use 3 person pushing the car, they will keep

“continuously and manually audit final parts”.

“continuously and manually audit final parts” is the mark of not qualified for the position, but in

RIM, strange thing happened, they like not qualified person around them, and they are affraid of

qualified person in their group, so that no one will point out their wrong approach, so we all know

why RIM low efficient, why RIM is in a strange political environment.

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