A couple of weeks after getting rejected by Apple’s Steve Jobs saying that Adobe Flash Lite is no good for Apple’s iPhone, Adobe may have found a new ally in Microsoft. Windows powered mobile phone users will soon be treated with interactive content running on Adobe Flash Player as Microsoft has licensed the Adobe Flash Lite. The Flash Lite is Adobe’s mobile version of the widely used Adobe Flash player. Microsoft has also licensed the Adobe Reader LE.
The Flash Lite 3.x browser which is issued as a plug-in for Internet Explorer mobile on Windows mobile will give users access to rich and interactive Adobe Flash powered web content. Adobe Flash Lite runs on multiple mobile platforms that include Windows Mobile, Symbian, S60 and Qualcomm BREW. Adobe Flash has been the predominantly used player for most of the interactive contents uploaded on the web today. Adobe’s Portable Document Format (PDF) documents on the other hand have been the widely used format for document exchange and sharing.
John O’Rourke, general manager for Microsoft’s Mobile Communications Business said that Adobe Flash Lite and Reader LE will enable Microsoft to give their customers more vibrant web experiences and access to entertainment and information anywhere and anytime. Adobe’s senior vice president for Mobile and Devices Al Ramadan said that his company is more than thrilled to collaborate with Microsoft on powering playback of rich, web-based Flash Player compatible content as well as document viewing on Microsoft Windows Mobile clients.
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