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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:



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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