I'm trying to find reference to an early smartphone concept, in fact I think it may have seen beta release around 2000. It was trying to preempt what a smartphone would eventually become, like a more web-centric PDA. It boasted that it could run Macromedia Flash (subsequently Adobe Flash, now discontinued) as native apps. It had a stylus and was a sort of pinched rectangle shape with blue corners that contained the aerial, stylus and sockets.

I was a Flash developer back then, so was quite interested in this thing, but I only just remembered it and persistent googling turned up nothing. Does anybody remember it?

EDIT: I don't think it was from a well-known manufacturer, I feel like the whole project was a failed start-up. This was sort of the shape of the thing, to the best of my recollection:

approximate shape of device

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    IMHO it's a perfect fitting question. A fewmore hints, liek what hardware or manufacturer oe basicstylemight be helpful.
    – Raffzahn
    Commented Jun 26, 2023 at 16:22
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    Would it be potentially a Pocket PC? From some googling I see that some of them in the early 2000s had flash players (hpcfactor.com/forums/forums/…). The Pocket PC brand was introduced in 2000. Commented Jun 26, 2023 at 17:45
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    Some Sony Cliés (running Palm OS) also had Macromedia Flash Player in ROM, e.g. the TH55, released in 2004. Commented Jun 27, 2023 at 14:37
  • Wow! Thanks everyone for your replies, they've helped me to refine the question a little.
    – fcfnk
    Commented Jun 27, 2023 at 16:35
  • There's a Flash Handhelds section at web.archive.org/web/20041207201129/http://www.macromedia.com/… but all I see are PocketPC comments. Commented Jul 9, 2023 at 8:18


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