Adobe scraps Flash 10.1 for WinMo 6.5, may have confirmed WP7 for HTC HD2

Earlier this month, an Adobe representative revealed in a post on the company’s official forums that the firm no longer plans to ship Flash 10.1 for Windows Mobile 6.5-based phones, instead opting to go directly for Windows Phone 7 Series.  While Adobe had promised a version for WM6.5 just a few months ago, it now claims that the platform lacks necessary APIs.  More likely the firm sees WM 6.5 as a dead-end platform, instead seeking to focus its efforts on its successor.

As for WinMo, we have made the tough decision to defer support for that platform until WinMo7. This is due to the fact that WinMo6.5 does not support some of the critical APIs that we need.

The Adobe rep also claimed that the HTC HD2 would be the first Windows Mobile phone to support Flash 10.1, suggesting that the phone will indeed receive an upgrade to Windows Phone 7 Series at some point:

The first WinMo device will be the HTC HD2.

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1 Response

  1. Ulrich says:

    They showed it running on winmo 6.5. What the hell is adobe thinking? Halting support for an OS so that another OS that doesn’t even exist gets the player?

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