While I was at the Mobile World Congress earlier this year I recorded a quick video of sample tablet hardware running a beta version of Flash Player 10.1. It has taken a “little” while to arrive on Adobe TV, but in the video I’ll show some popular websites covering video and gaming.
The hardware is a development board sporting the ARM based NVIDIA Tegra Next Generation chipset, which is a dual-core ARM-Cortex A9 device. Although I didn’t show it here, at the conference we were also running AIR applications beautifully on the hardware.
Our Open Screen Project partners NVIDIA announced that some 30+ tablet computers are expected to ship in 2010 with this chipset. One of the advantages of having NVIDIA and ARM as Open Screen Project partners is that we can all contribute collectively to Flash Player acceleration for these devices. So as OEM begin to adopt TEGRA they can rest assured that the Flash engineering is already taken care of.
My favourite so far would have to be the NotionInk Adam, which is an Android based tablet created in India. The screen apparently has transmissive, transflective, and reflective display modes that will serve the device well in different lighting conditions.