Microsoft licenses Flash Lite for Windows Mobile

Posted on Tuesday, Mar 18 2008 @ 00:21 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microosft has licensed Adobe's Flash Lite software for use on the Windows Mobile operating system:
Microsoft has also licensed Adobe Reader LE software for use with Windows Mobile, Adobe said Monday. Reader LE will allow Windows Mobile users to open and view documents and e-mails stored in Adobe's Portable Document Format.

"Bringing Flash Lite and Reader LE to the Windows Mobile experience will give consumers more of their favorite Web sites on the go," said John O'Rourke, general manager for Microsoft's Mobile Communications business unit, in a statement.

Under its agreement with Adobe, Microsoft will make versions 3 or higher of Flash Lite available as a plug-in for the Windows Mobile OS. "We're thrilled to work with Microsoft," said Adobe senior VP Al Ramadan.
The reason why Microsoft didn't chose for its Silverlight technology is because it's not ready yet. The mobile Silverlight version won't be available until Q2 2008 and Microsoft doesn't want to risk that device makers opt for other platforms like Google's Andriod.

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