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Adobe launches new technologies for mobile

Adobe has used the Mobile World Congress to announce Adobe AIR for mobile devices.

Adobe AIR, linked with the expected launch of the new Google Android platform later this year, emerged from the Open Screen Project, an initiative led by Adobe. It is expected to provide developers with a way of building applications outside the mobile browser and across multiple operating systems that can be sold via app-store type retail spaces.

Adobe has also announced that a beta version of Flash Player 10.1 has been made available to content providers and mobile developers. The player is designed to enable unrestricted mobile web browsing and the delivery of high-definition video to mobile devices. Supporting platforms include Android, Blackberry, Symbian OS, Palm, webOS and Windows Mobile.