Nokia N900, a Maemo-based mobile phone that Nokia brought to the market about a year and a half ago, is now capable of offering its users access to website with Flash content on them, as the software was brought to it recently, although in an unofficial manner, it seems.
About a year ago, Adobe announced that it was working together with ARM on the delivery of Flash Player 10.1 for devices that would pack Cortex-A SoC, but nothing was officially unveiled on the matter ever since.
One of the handsets that was said at that time to be receiving the Flash 10.1 was the Nokia N900, and the mobile phone is now able to taste the technology, even if it is not an official release from Adobe themselves.
Info on the availability of the solution comes from knownokia.ca, (via MeeGo Experts), in a post that also details what users should do to install it one their handsets:
Here is the plugin on dropbox. To install it, simply replace the shared-object in /usr/lib/browser/plugins - but be sure to create a backup in the event that you need to revert.
I suggest you move it out of /usr/lib and into /opt as it'll chew roughly 7MB of space. Restart browser or reboot your device and you're done.
Apparently, things are simpler than one might have expected, though, since the software is not an official release, there might still be some issues with it.
In the meantime, have a look at the video embedded below to see Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch demonstrating Flash Player 10.1 on the Nokia N900.
Although Adobe and ARM promised the release of Flash 10.1 for Cortex-A handsets for the second half of the last year, it they did not push the software to some of these mobile phones, including the N900, though they released the plugin on a case-by-case basis, it seems.