Mobile RIM

Blackberry's WebKit Browser To Support Flash?

Research In Motion’s Co-founder and Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis gave a sneak peek into the upcoming WebKit based browser for Blackberry phones at the Mobile World Congress yesterday. While the demo focused on the rendering accuracy and compression schemas that improved data efficiency, one interesting sidenote was the support for Flash.

Folks at Boy Genius Report point out the site used for the live demo, used one advertising block entirely for Flash based ads – something that showed up pretty cleanly on the new WebKit browser.

BGR writes

“we do see a web ad at about 0:41 in the video that appears to be running in Flash; if you go to, you’ll see that only Flash advertisements seem to run on that particular spot in the page (middle left). Will the BlackBerry WebKit browser deliver Flash support? “

Check out the video below and tell us what you think? Will Adobe find solace in the fact that at least RIM is not deserting them!

[via BGR]

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