Flash Video Coming To Mobile Phones
At the 3GSM World Congress, Adobe announced that support for video will be included in the next generation of their Adobe Flash Lite software. Flash Lite 3, expected to be available in the first half of 2007, will bring the Adobe Flash Player video format to mobile phones and devices. Beet.tv has a video about the news story on their blog.
It was only a matter of time before this happened and it will be interesting to see how Adobe competes with others in the market, including Microsoft and RealNetworks, who have long integrated their video platforms into handsets. Since Flash games are so widespread on phones, you’d have to think that Adobe is going to be able to get some good traction when it comes to the development community. I think the deciding factor though will be the licensing cost from Adobe to the phone manufactures and carriers.
How much video do you currently watch on your mobile?