Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 6th May 2010 07:54 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems In 2009 ARM showed off prototype netbooks "capable of driving HD content, can surf the web for 8 hours, and will cost round and about 250 USD". Yet still, none have made it to the market. Why do you think this is so? Because ARM signed a deal with Adobe in 2008 to bring Flash and AIR to the ARM architecture, a promise they will finally deliver later this year. And you wonder why Apple won't have Flash on the iPhone when it can hold back an entire product category for two years.
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No, I find myself with Kroc/Thorn on this. I'm probably not the only one surprised how successful the iPhone has been despite not having Flash. Not having Flash is something I hear technical iPhone users complain about. Normal users don't even know the name of what they are complaining about. There is no way Adobe, or anyone else (MS I see you and Siverlight), should have this hold on what devices are used to access the internet.

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