Verizon, Adobe team-up to ship first Flash-enabled Mobile Phones in the US

verisign logo On Wednesday San Jose’s Verizon Wireless and Bedminster’s Adobe Systems signed a deal, through which the wireless network company will be the pioneering operator in the United States to incorporate Adobe’s Flash animation software on its mobile phones. The intention behind the same was to give users a wide range of options for viewing graphics on a mall screen.

adobe logo The deal traces back to 2005 when Adobe first announced its intentions to expand Flash to mobile devices when it acquired Macromedia for $3.4 billion. The software company already distributes Flash on phones in Japan, however according to analysts, the United States could prove a big market for the technology.

Flash is commonly used for creating animated and highly dynamic web graphics, animations and even video.