Flash for BlackBerry pretty much confirmed 6 months ago

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BGR is saying that it’s pretty much confirmed: Research In Motion is planning on integrating full Flash and Microsoft Silverlight support into their BlackBerry web browser.

Simon Sage was good enough to point out that around 6 months ago Mike Kirkup confirmed Flash would find its way to BlackBerry sooner or later and while it’s interesting that Silverlight will be part of the equation, the idea that Flash will come to BlackBerry in around a year can be easily deduced from simply keeping up with the industry.

The news is likely based on an inside tip relating to the known fact that RIM is planning on updating its BlackBerry Browser in order to be more competitive with the other smartphones in the market. This is common knowledge as anyone following the industry knows that BlackBerry gets a lot of criticism for not producing a browser experience on par with the likes of iPhone. If you hear the Internet complaining about a BlackBerry feature, rest assured the 10,000 employees at RIM have heard and are working on it.

While it’s nice to get affirmation that RIM is planning on updating its browser, the following could just as easily be deduced:

1. It’s pretty much confirmed that RIM will be launching a device with more than 1GB of on-board memory.
2. It’s pretty much confirmed that RIM is working on a new media player for future consumer devices.
3. It’s pretty much confirmed that the next generation BlackBerry processors will exceed 1GHz.

On a related note, Skyfire should be coming out with a beta before any of this can be confirmed. BlackBerry users should be able to enjoy Flash well before RIM updates the browser.

  • http://twitter.com/BlackBerryCool/statuses/3413991113 BlackBerryCool (BlackBerry Coo

    Flash for BlackBerry pretty much confirmed 6 months ago http://tinyurl.com/l2r5gs

  • http://twitter.com/BlackBerryCool/statuses/3413991113 BlackBerryCool (BlackBerry Coo

    Flash for BlackBerry pretty much confirmed 6 months ago http://tinyurl.com/l2r5gs

  • http://twitter.com/SagX_80/statuses/3414044026 SagX_80 (Will McKay)

    RT @BlackBerryCool: Flash for BlackBerry pretty much confirmed 6 months ago http://tinyurl.com/l2r5gs

  • http://twitter.com/buddingambition/statuses/3414115896 buddingambition (Budding Ambit

    Like I said, WOW!RT @BlackBerryCool: Flash for BlackBerry pretty much confirmed 6 months ago http://tinyurl.com/l2r5gs

  • http://twitter.com/takesea/statuses/3414425711 takesea (Takeshi Nishimoto)

    ???????????Update??RT @BlackBerryCool: Flash for BlackBerry pretty much confirmed 6 months ago http://tinyurl.com/l2r5gs

  • http://twitter.com/Chris_Charisma/statuses/3414821499 Chris_Charisma (Chris Sneed)

    RT @BlackBerryCool: Flash for BlackBerry pretty much confirmed 6 months ago http://tinyurl.com/l2r5gs

  • http://twitter.com/Chris_Charisma/statuses/3414821499 Chris_Charisma (Chris Sneed)

    RT @BlackBerryCool: Flash for BlackBerry pretty much confirmed 6 months ago http://tinyurl.com/l2r5gs

  • http://twitter.com/BlackberryBen/statuses/3416514978 BlackberryBen (BBB)

    RT @BlackBerryCool: Flash for BlackBerry pretty much confirmed 6 months ago http://tinyurl.com/l2r5gs

  • http://twitter.com/BlackberryBen/statuses/3416514978 BlackberryBen (BBB)

    RT @BlackBerryCool: Flash for BlackBerry pretty much confirmed 6 months ago http://tinyurl.com/l2r5gs

  • http://twitter.com/BlackberryBen/statuses/3416514978 BlackberryBen (BBB)

    RT @BlackBerryCool: Flash for BlackBerry pretty much confirmed 6 months ago http://tinyurl.com/l2r5gs

  • MrFish

    No love for BGR eh?

  • MrFish

    No love for BGR eh?

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com/ Kyle

    @MrFish – No BGR is a great site, I just think this particular story got way more attention than it should have. It’s old news.

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com/ Kyle

    @MrFish – No BGR is a great site, I just think this particular story got way more attention than it should have. It’s old news.

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com/ Kyle

    @MrFish – No BGR is a great site, I just think this particular story got way more attention than it should have. It’s old news.

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com Kyle

    @MrFish – No BGR is a great site, I just think this particular story got way more attention than it should have. It’s old news.