Adobe Air 2.5, and Its Role on the BlackBerry PlayBook

Sean Hollister for Engadget, on today’s new Adobe Air 2.5:

Air will also come standard in RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook, but it’s not just for fun, productivity and games there — Adobe told us that the PlayBook’s entire UI is built on Air.

Is that right? The native UI for the PlayBook is Adobe Air? If so, that’s a real score for Adobe, but it strikes me as catastrophic for RIM.

Update: I guess it is right. RIM’s new Tablet OS developer page:

The initial release of the BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK allows developers to create Adobe AIR applications. Leveraging Adobe design and development tools, the BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK for Adobe AIR allows you to create rich, powerful applications like never before.

Monday, 25 October 2010