Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Strategy Analytics: Flash Lite-Enabled Handsets to Grow from 38 Million in 2005 to 216 Million by 2010

Strategy Analytics predicts that Flash Lite is ready for global penetration, "pointing to the triple-digit growth rate in unit sales of Flash LiteTM -enabled phones over the last two years."

Stuart Robinsonn at Strategy Analytics said, "Since Macromedia (now Adobe) redesigned its highly-successful PC-based Flash technology for use on cellphones and other portable devices in 2003, demand has taken off. NTT DoCoMo in Japan offered the first Flash Lite-enabled handsets. They are now available on numerous wireless networks in the Far East, with plans to spread worldwide this year."

Stephen Entwistle at Strategy Analytics added, "Over 100 handsets that support Flash Lite are already available or pre-announced. The top seven handset manufacturers and several others have signed up with Adobe (ADBE) to license Flash Lite on their handsets."