At the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, Adobe has announced Palm is joining the Open Screen Project.

The Open Screen Project is an industry initiative to enable standalone applications and full web browsing across televisions, desktops and mobile devices using Adobe's Flash platform.

This will mean Adobe's Flash player for smartphones will be available on Palm's new webOS platform.

The companies say: "The unique capabilities of the web-centric Palm webOS, combined with Flash player, will enable webOS device users to benefit from the huge amount of Flash based web content for a richer, more complete Internet experience".

Flash player for smartphones is expected to be available to other handset manufacturers at the end of 2009.