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First PMP to Support Flash Lite 3? Or Not?

More gadget/PMP news. Here’s a news release from Archos, announcing that their new line of “Generation 5” PMPs will support Flash Video. At first I thought this would be via inclusion of Flash Lite 3, which will support FLV. The fact that the quote in the news release make specific reference to Flash Lite would support that conclusion.

But the technical specs page for the first Generation 5 PMP state that it will support Flash via an optional plug-in to the Opera browser. This could still mean Flash Lite, but it doesn’t say that specifically. So I’m not so sure. The PMPs are supposed to be available this summer, which is earlier than I thought Flash Lite 3-enabled devices would start to be available, but perhaps Archos is just ahead of the curve on that?