Adobe Flash Gets Support from Nokia and Opera

nokiaExecutives from the world’s largest cellphone maker and from a leading web browser developer have expressed support for the upcoming release of Flash 10.1 siding with Adobe in its battle against Apple, which is now the largest technology company in terms of market capitalization in the United States.

The announcement came from Nokia and Opera Thursday, May 27.

Jon von Tetzchner, co-founder of Opera said, “It is the only proprietary part of the Web we support.”

Meanwhile, Time Warner and NBC have already expressed that they will not convert their media content from Flash to the Apple-nominated HTML5.  The companies believe that it would be too expensive to make the conversions.

Other networks such as CNN, Fox News and CBS only expressed limited support to Apple.

Apple has banned Flash on its devices namely: iPhone, iPad and iPad Touch. It was only last month when Steve Jobs declared that “Flash is the number one reason Macs crash.”