Dodge didn't say how long RIM plans to work with Flash, however. "As an Adobe source code licensee, we will continue to work on and release our own implementations [with Flash] and are looking forward to including Flash 11.1 for the BlackBerry PlayBook," he wrote.
Notably, Adobe had said it will release Flash Player 11.1 for Android and for the BlackBerry PlayBook, then discontinue development of Flash Player for browsers in new mobile devices.
RIM was "pleased" by Adobe's plan to continue development of Flash-based apps delivered via Adobe Air and through RIM's BlackBerry App World, Dodge added.
RIM's Alec Saunders, vice president of developer relations, added to Dodge's support in a separate blog , saying: "What I would like the developer community to know is that RIM will continue to support developers who have built Adobe Flash-based apps on our platform."
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