Nokia puts Flash on smartphones

Mobile operator Nokia is to integrate Macromedia’s Flash technology into its latest Series 60 mobile phone family.

Mobile operator Nokia is to integrate Macromedia’s Flash technology into its latest Series 60 mobile phone family.

By integrating Flash with Series 60, developers will find it easier to design multimedia applications for mobile users.

"The availability of Flash content and applications will help drive the adoption of smartphones and increase operator ARPU [average revenue per user]," said Antti Vasara, vice-president of Nokia mobile software sales and marketing.

As part of the collaboration Macromedia and Nokia will also provide integrated mobile development toolsets that will let developers create Flash content for mobile devices more efficiently.

The Series 60 platform is built on the Symbian operating system used by various other handset companies, including Samsung, Siemens and Panasonic.

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