Running as it does the iPhone OS, the iPad joins the list of Apple devices that won't play Flash content. While they're not ready to announce Flash for the platform, Adobe have confirmed that their upcoming Packager for iPhone - which will be part of Flash Pro CS5 - will indeed support the iPad along with the iPhone and iPod touch.
SlashGear is at Motorola's press conference at CES 2010 today, and the company has just announced the Motorola Backflip. While they're not mentioning carrier partnerships today, it's worth noting that the Backflip image shown now is the same as AT&T showed earlier today. Meanwhile Moto also confirmed that the CLIQ (aka the Motorola DEXT) will be upgraded from Android 1.5 to 2.1, and that Adobe Flash 10.1 will be pushed out to the DROID in future releases.
With the complete Google Nexus One specs and features announced today at the Google press conference, the smartphone or “superphone” will be receiving even more functionality down the road with Flash Player 10.1 (currently in beta).
Adobe have pushed their Flash Player 10.1 Beta out of the door, together with Adobe AIR 2, with the Windows version of the new Flash runtime supporting H.264 hardware acceleration. The Mac and Linux 10.1 prereleases are yet to support that, and so far there's no sign of a smartphone release as Adobe promised back in October; Adobe have confirmed, though, that the webOS beta for the Palm Pre and Pixi will appear sometime this year.
Adobe have upgraded their Flash offensive, with the news this week that the next version - Flash 10.1 - will run across not only desktop but mobile and smartphone platforms. Taking advantage of the Open Screen Project (OSP), the new version will arrive as a Windows Mobile and webOS beta before the year is out, while early in 2010 we'll get Android and Symbian versions. Finally, while there's no release date for 10.1 yet given, RIM have signed up to the OSP meaning BlackBerry devices will also get Flash support.
After the cut, GPU acceleration for Flash 10.1
So, the Chumby came out awhile ago. It's this little box-like device that pulls information off the internet, like weather, news, and sports updates, and then displays them in Flash format in real-time. It was a pretty original idea, and while it may not have been the sharpest looking thing on the block, its functionality was close to making it worth it. Especially if you don't like alarm clocks, and can't afford the alternative. But, apparently the hardware wasn't the top of the pick for many, and so Chumby is moving over onto the software front, hoping to make a name for itself.
Maxell have announced a new range of flash memory, and rather than picking a format and sticking to it they've splashed out on a whole bevy of products. The new storage includes a basic USB drive, through "Slider", "360-degree" and "Style" models with retracting USB plug, flipping cover and encryption respectively, to microSD, SD and Compact Flash cards.
A-DATA have announced their latest SDHC card, the Turbo Series Class 10 offering up to 22MBps transfer rates with devices that support the SD v3.0 standard. The 16GB SDHC card is intended for DSLR and HD video users, and promises 1920 x 1080 HD support and burst sequential shot support.