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Macromedia Brings Flash Support To Sony's Handheld Devices

Macromedia has announced that Sony's new CLIE NX-series handheld devices are the first to feature Macromedia Flash Player support on Palm OS. The CLIE PEG-NX70V and PEG-NX60 models are the latest Sony Entertainment handhelds powered by a 200MHz ARM-compliant processor and enhanced by the new Palm OS 5 operating system. These new devices enable users to take photos and record video clips, record voice memos and wirelessly browse the Internet on a Wi-Fi (802.11b) network with an optional Sony wireless LAN card, in addition to playing MP3 audio files and video games. "The Sony CLIE product line is about redefining the role of a handheld device," said Toshinori Nakamura, general manager, Sony Corporation's Handheld Computer Company. "Sony selected Macromedia Flash as the vehicle for amplifying Sony's multimedia and content vision given that Macromedia Flash is the standard in creating dynamic multimedia applications and services. The CLIE handheld includes an interactive CLIE Demo application created with Macromedia Flash that highlights the new features of the device. Sony looks forward to working closely with Macromedia and its more than 1.6 million creative Macromedia Flash designers and developers to revolutionize the handheld experience." For more information, go to