Adobe AIR is a runtime environment that’s brought us a few pretty interesting (and visually impressive) applications over the past couple of years. Perhaps the most attractive aspect of AIR is that it’s cross-platform, so developers can write apps for AIR that users running Windows, the Mac OS, or Linux can download and enjoy.
Now Adobe is working on getting AIR on mobile devices. And this could be important since such an environment running on multiple device types (Android, Windows Phone, etc.) could make cross-platform software design and distribution a simpler process.
It’s easy to imagine AIR coming to Windows Mobile (or Windows Phone 7) smartphones, and to Android devices (as shown below), but Apple allowing Adobe AIR – an application that could conceivably allow users to bypass the App Store – on the iPhone or iPad just doesn’t seem like a safe bet at this point.
Take a look at the video below to see AIR apps running on the Android-powered Motorola Droid, or for more information on Adobe AIR, visit the Adobe AIR web page.
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The latest version of the Opera Mobile web browser has been released for Windows Mobile devices.
Version 10.3 adds support for non-touchscreen Windows Mobile smartphones (WM Standard), Flash Lite 3.1 support, Opera bookmark sync (if you happen to use Opera on your PC or Mac), automatic touch-to-dial phone number linking, and general fixes.
Visit the Opera Mobile web site for more information, or to download the new browser directly to your Windows Phone, go to m.opera.com from your smartphone’s web browser.
It’s been more than a year since the first release of Opera Mobile 9.5 beta was made available for Windows Mobile. In that time the mobile browser has been a favorite of many Windows smartphone users and has received several important updates.
But today there’s an entirely new version available.
The just-released Opera Mobile 10 Beta promises faster browsing, a more desktop-like interface, true tabbed browsing, auto-completion, an updated password manager, adaptive zoom, and more. Version 10 is compatible with Windows Mobile 5, 6 and 6.5 touchscreen devices.
You can download and install Opera Mobile 10 Beta with your PC (via ActiveSync or Windows Mobile Device Center), or for direct-to-device download just point your Windows Smartphone’s browser to m.opera.com/mobile.
Check out the video below for a quick walkthrough.
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A few months ago, we told you about Scan2PDF Mobile [Review], a Widows Mobile application that used a smartphone’s camera as a scanner for creating documents.
Today there’s a newcomer to this class of Windows Mobile software, Photocopy Mobile.
Photocopy Mobile does pretty much the same as Scan2PDF, but with a cleaner interface. You can “scan” new documents, use existing photos, and more to create PDF documents. You can then mail the resulting files to anyone you wish, or transfer the files back to your PC for archiving and future use.
- Scan materials using the built-in camera
- Import images from storage card or device
- Change the order of the pages
- Insert blank pages
- View, zoom, rotate or crop images
- Delete images
- Create high quality PDF files from images
- Save PDF files to your device
- View PDF files with your default PDF application
- Send PDF files by email and share them with other people