Recently, Adobe announced that other mobile platforms such as Google's Android and Windows Mobile are about to be Flash capable -- these phones will also run the Java Virtual Machine by Sun Microsystems, another program absent on the iPhone. That fact may not necessarily drive customers away from Apple in the short term, but if other smartphones can claim they truly deliver the complete Internet experience then the iPhone may have some serious competition on its hands.
Adobe and Apple are now working together to bring Flash to the iPhone, according to Narayen. However, it seems inconceivable to me that almost a year later the public is still waiting for such a commonplace program to be released. That begs the question, is this really a technical issue or is Flash for the iPhone held back by boardroom wrangling?
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