Adobe Flash 10.1 coming to Windows Phone 7

It's already available on Google TV and Android devices, but Flash 10.1 is soon to hit Windows Phone 7 handsets.

The announcement was, bizarrely, hidden in a press release about the company's latest AIR development tools being available. However, Pocket-lint was eagle-eyed enough to realise that Adobe has plans to bring its mobile in-browser Flash player to a number of different operating systems, including Windows Phone 7:

"Flash Player 10.1 is available on Android and Google TV today", it explains, "with BlackBerry platform, HP webOS 2.0, future versions of Windows Phone, LiMo, MeeGo, and Symbian OS also expected to support Flash Player 10.1".

That essentially just leaves the, you guessed it, iPhone and iPad without Flash support. No surprise really, but more fuel, perhaps, to incite the Apple hate mob to gather their flaming torches and pitchforks and storm Ch√Ęteau Cupertino once more.

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