Today Microsoft made the Flash 5 player for Pocket PC available for download. With Flash 5 support for mp3 sound, advanced scripting, and XML is added to the Pocket PC 2002 platform, making it easier to deploy advanced applications on mobile devices running Pocket PC.
While its nice that we have finally gotten access to a Flash 5 player for the Pocket PC 2002 platform, its kind of sad that it would take so long for the player to be ported to this fast expanding platform. I hope Macromedia will be able to make available the Flash MX player for Pocket PC faster than the Flash 5 player was made available.
[Update: The download from Microsoft makes it look like the update is only for Pocket PC 2002, but I have sucsessfully installed and gotten the Flash 5 player to work on my iPaq 3660 running Pocket PC – Please disregard my earlier comments about the player. BTW: Still seems impossible to get the Pocket PC 2002 upgrade anywhere in Europe]