Monday Morning Mobile News Roundup

There's a good deal of news this morning and not a lot of time to expand on it. I will if I can later. Right now, here are the headlines and a few comments . . .

T-Mobile in its bid to become the US carrier most closely associated with Android, said that it would carry the Samsung Behold II, the Korean OEM's first Android handset. In addition the company is trying to boost enterprise visibillity with a big WiFi push.

Google joins the Adobe Open Screen Project to put flash on mobile devices. Now Adobe has secured flash on everyone's handsets/platforms but the iPhone. We'll see if Apple eventually is forced to roll out flash by virtue of its coming availability on competitive handsets. The Android Hero already offers flash support, and so does mobile browser Skyfire. 

Tomorrow is the big WinMo 6.5 launch day but AT&T's HTC Pure and Tilt 2 are already on sale (the Pure for $149) with Window Mobile 6.5. Note the aggressive pricing: smartphone pricing is coming down and the more it does the more adoption there will be. The more adoption, the more mobile Internet engagement . . .

VoIP provider Vonage is releasing BlackBerry and iPhone apps

The NY Times reports on how more and more apps have a marketing angle and how companies are embracing them as marketing tools. It also covers the history of the tablet.  


Update: the iPhone will get flash after all: 

The next version of Flash Authoring will enable developers to create stand-alone iPhone applications using Flash technologies (including ActionScript 3). These applications are just like any other iPhone application and can be distributed via the Apple iTunes Application store. Indeed, there are already a number of applications created with Flash on the store today.

One thing I want to stress is that this is for standalone applications, and is not the Flash Player for mobile Safari (which is something we continue to work on). The end result is a native iPhone application, and not a SWF that runs in the browser.