Adobe has done a deal with Microsoft, which will mean that Windows phone users can use Adobe Flash Lite software.

This means access to the Adobe Flash Player, which will enable web browsing of Flash Player compatible content within the Internet Explorer Mobile browser.

Microsoft has also licensed Adobe Reader LE software for viewing Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) documents including email attachments and web content.

So this means, in simple terms, that most upcoming Windows Mobile PDAs and smartphones will be able to handle PDFs and Flash-enabled websites out of the box.

"People want vibrant web experiences and access to entertainment and information anywhere, anytime", said John O'Rourke, general manager of Mobile Communications Business at Microsoft. "Bringing Flash Lite and Reader LE to the Windows Mobile experience will give consumers more of their favorite websites on the go."