According to statements by Anup Murarka, director for technical marketing, mobile and devices, made to Macworld USA “In a way it is an extension of what we are doing in the rest of the company. How users reach their customers in print, on the Web, and increasingly on mobile phones. It extends to mobile what Adobe has already done on other media. “
Device Central is a software component that has been integrated into the Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design, Web, and Production Premium editions, as well as the individual Flash CS3 Professional and Photoshop products.
Using Device Central, creative professionals can preview their work and instantly test mobile content without leaving their authoring environments. Device Central incorporates a library of more than 200 mobile profiles, ranging from Nokia to Sony Ericsson, through other manufacturers, as well as operators such as Verizon, so that users can see at a glance the details about the capabilities, limitations and characteristics of each device. The profiles will be automatically updated by Adobe as new phones are released.
By testing content using Device Central, creative professionals can interact with Adobe Flash Lite content just as they would on a real phone. The device emulator ensures that user interfaces, applications, and materials work as expected, while providing an estimate of performance and memory consumption.
Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium and Standard, and Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium and Standard will be on sale in April 2007. Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium and Adobe Creative Suite 3 Master Collection will be available worldwide in Q3 2007.