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Adobe to Deliver Support for BlackBerry Smartphones within Adobe Creative Suite

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rim-adobe-blackberry-applicationsAt the 2009 BlackBerry Developer Conference, Research In Motion and Adobe Systems Incorporated expanded their collaboration and announced that creative professionals and application developers will be able to use the Adobe Flash Platform technology and Adobe Creative Suite content development and authoring tools to easily create rich content and application experiences for BlackBerry smartphones.

Future versions of Adobe Creative Suite starting with Adobe Creative Suite 5 will provide the ability for designers to create optimized graphic assets, such as image and video content, from tools such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe After Effects, for the BlackBerry platform.These graphics assets can then be easily imported into BlackBerry application development tools, including the BlackBerry Java Plug-in for Eclipse (www.blackberry.com/developers/java) and the BlackBerry Web Plug-in for Eclipse (www.blackberry.com/developers/web), for use in applications and user interfaces. Backgrounds, icons and images created with Adobe tools such as Adobe Photoshop will also be able to be used in the new BlackBerry Theme Studio (www.blackberry.com/developers/themes) to create compelling BlackBerry themes.

Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Fireworks and Adobe Device Central software will also be enabled to support the creation and testing of BlackBerry Widgets and web content optimized for the BlackBerry Browser. Additionally, users will be able to directly import photos and video captured on their BlackBerry smartphones and edit them using Adobe’s consumer offerings including Photoshop Elements and Photoshop.com.

The collaboration aims to accelerate the mobile application and content development workflow between BlackBerry application and web content developers and creative professionals that use Adobe tools. It will also reduce the re-creation of graphic assets and iterations that designers and developers have to go through to generate rich application user interfaces, animations, images and video content when supporting multiple platforms.

To learn more about this collaboration, developers can visit the BlackBerry Developer Zone (www.blackberry.com/developers/adobe) and Adobe Developer Site (www.adobe.com/devnet).

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