One of the most frequently asked questions among a few BlackBerry users is How do I install Flash Player on my BlackBerry Web browser? This usually happens when you go to a website on your BlackBerry and the site states that flash player is required. You then see a little link that states â€œClick here to install Flash Playerâ€. You click the link, and it looks like something installs, but when you go back to the site. It still says that flash player is required.
So how do I install Flash Player on my BlackBerry you ask? Well, the truth is at the moment you can’t. Currently the BlackBerry web browser doesnâ€™t support Adobe Flash. Now before you go running off saying I should have gotten that Apple or Google (Android) thing; you might be surprised to find out that neither the Apple iPhone nor the Google Android devices support flash either. As a matter of fact the Apple IPhone nor itâ€™s big brother the IPad will never support flash according to Apple. The reason the web looks better on those devices is because they use is something called a WebKit web browser that displays websites closer to what you are used to seeing on your desktop computer on a mobile platform.
RIM last year purchased a WebKit development company to create a better web browser experience for BlackBerry users. RIM showed off itâ€™s new WebKit browser at last year’s Mobile World Congress. The video above is the first look at what the new web browser will look like.
On the Adobe Flash front, the good news is Shantanu Narayen, CEO of Adobe, was on Fox Business talking about the latest CS5 announcement. Â During the interview Naraven stated that Adobe Flash 10.1 would be coming with general availability expected in the second half of 2010. The addition of Flash 10.1 and the release of the upcoming WebKit Web browser for BlackBerry will provide the web experience that BlackBerry users have been craving. According to Shantanu, BlackBerry users will not only be able to view Flash video content, but also applications written in Flash are expected.