Flash and Microsoft Silverlight coming to a Blackberry near you
RIM is planning on incorporating full Flash and Microsofr Silverlight into the Blackberry Browser. This has been rumored for quite some time now but this is the first that has been seen of an actual statement from RIM. The article broke on The Boy Genius Report and they claim that they have been researching this for quite some time. The article also points out that RIM is only in the planning stages for Flash and Silverlight, so it will be some time until these features are actually seen on any devices. So realistically don't expect this Flash and Silverlight on your device until next summer or right before that. The reason behind the length in time is that RIM needs to bulk up their devices and the devices need to be able to access higher data speeds for the features to work properly and effectively. This is a very doable thing since RIM has already achieved 10Mbps downloads on future generation Blackberrys using LTE equipment in lab tests. So while it is still a bout a year until we see Flash and Silverlight on an actual Blackberry, we will see it eventually and RIM is already in the process of being it to the masses.
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Last edited by Natemz; 08-19-2009 at 02:31 PM.
that is gunna be awesome and the first in its kind to be fuully flash.. cmon rim make the jump.. go for it.. i cant wait personally
It would certainly be interesting if RIM can get this to fruition before Skyfire releases.
I agree with both of you. I am looking forward to the Browser being Flash capable. It will open up the possibilites and capabilities of the devices greatly! I am excited about it... I just hope the anticipation does not kill me! LOL
It will definitely be a step in the right direction. How many sites do we all typically visit with our Blackberry devices that have flash videos? Especially news videos or clips that are currently not supported be our devices.
+1 RIM. That is the visionary attitude we all as Blackberry owners have come to expect out of the fastest growing company on the planet.
Bring it on.
Amen to that brotha!
Originally Posted by MePascal
Also, let's hope it works well.
RIGHT! I look forward to see if that is the case.
Originally Posted by sunkast
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