Why No Flash Or Silverlight on Windows Phone 7?

Two conspicuous absences in the abilities of Windows Phone 7 are Flash and Silverlight — the latter especially, as it is developed by Microsoft themselves. TechRadar talked to Microsoft's Andy Lees, president of the mobile communications division, on the issue, and this is what he had to say: "It's not a religious thing; we support standard H.264 video in the browser. We're … [Read more...]

Adobe taking a pass on Flash for Windows Mobile 6.5, looking to Windows Phone 7 Series

It appears Adobe is going to take a pass on bringing Flash to Windows Mobile 6.5. According to an Adobe employee via Adobe's forums, the company will bypass the current version of WinMo for Windows Phone 7. "You can expect the final release for Android to be available mid-year. All Android devices that meet our minimum s/w and h/w requirements will be supported. … [Read more...]

Windows Phone 7 Series Will Not Support Flash, Ballmer Open to Flash


During the Q&A at Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Series announcement, the question was posed as to whether Windows Phone 7 Series would support Adobe's Flash. As of now, it does not support Flash, but they did not close the door on offering support. Steve Ballmer jumped in to provide the answer that they are open to the idea. With 7 months or so until the release, we should … [Read more...]

Verizon To Carry New Motorola Smartphones

Things have been relatively quiet, but it appears Motorola has been hard at work on their next generation of smartphones. A group of smartphones are scheduled to hit Verizon Wireless in 2009 and represent a major departure from the Moto Q. No specifications were included, but more than a few photos that are worthy of excitement courtesy of BGR. The codenames for these new … [Read more...]