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Europa

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Now how would you know that since flash isn't an option? How much of it would you run? Videos drain battery faster than it sitting in my bag but I have the option to either watch them and drain battery or leave it in the bag.

SJ is an ass and just doesn't want it to work.
Here are the reasons Flash is disabled:
 
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Flash IS a battery killer.
1) on laptops it can and will suck down battery. I have flash disabled on my Mbp and easily get 7 hours browsing. But with flash on I get about 4-5.
2) Apple has tested flash on the iPhone and it does suck down battery. I've used frash before and my battery life was 2 hours (I wanted to see for myself)

I myself could care less for flash because it is buggy as hell also.
If you are not actively using flash then it is not a battery drain. Period. Playing lots of games drains the battery. Active Bluetooth drains the battery. Never locking the device drains the battery. Hell, talking on the phone drains the battery faster than not talking on the phone. Just saying I would like to have the option. I would like to have the option.
 

Babyt

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On my phone, Flash content appears with a little green arrow icon inside a box. I touch it to trigger the content otherwise it's not active. So battery wise is negligible.

Anyways, here's a bit of HTML5 news recently released. Facebook is gonna try to circumvent the App Store via HTML5. I've seen lots of post asking for a shift to the standard. This should trigger a ton of copy cats if successful. At least unless Mobile Safari gets locked up in iOS 5.1 ;)

http://techcrunch.com/2011/06/15/facebook-project-spartan/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed: Techcrunch (TechCrunch)
oh i hope they do..
the iPhone app is super buggy
 

asteve76

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Either Apple may get left behind by other manufacturers if they do not add flash capability or, as we have seen with the iPhone 4 antenna problem, people will overlook the problem because of the iPhone/iPad desirability factor.
 

iphonewarrior

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Either Apple may get left behind by other manufacturers if they do not add flash capability or, as we have seen with the iPhone 4 antenna problem, people will overlook the problem because of the iPhone/iPad desirability factor.
So not true.

Europa posted a link in Post number 12. Give it a read then you'll understand.

Flash isn't a must or a desire it's just software which some people like.
 

Europa

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Meh....remote desktop apps seem to have overcome that.
We're not talking about remotely connecting to a desktop to look at a choppy version of Flash. We're talking about directly using it on a touchscreen iDevice.
 

asteve76

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So not true.

Europa posted a link in Post number 12. Give it a read then you'll understand.

Flash isn't a must or a desire it's just software which some people like.
Just read the article.
Touchscreen based devices must be compatible with flash in some way otherwise why have Blackberry included it on their playbook?
 

iphonewarrior

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Just read the article.
Touchscreen based devices must be compatible with flash in some way otherwise why have Blackberry included it on their playbook?
That doesn't make sense, I suggested that you should read the article?! Anyways... the flash that's on the BB Playbook is bespoke as with the other tablets/smartphones.

I'm opting out of this before it turns into another pointless iOS vs Flash argument.