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Adobe unveils Acrobat X plus Adobe Reader for Windows Phone 7 and BlackBerry Tablet OS


This morning, Adobe announced the latest iteration to their Acrobat platform, Acrobat X. Products getting the bump to Acrobat 10 include, Adobe Reader, Acrobat Suite, and Acrobat Pro and Standard. Most of these will probably ship around the beginning of December given that their free shipping promotion for pre-orders ends on the 30th of November. Adobe Reader X will be available for free download next month, bringing with it support for even more complex PDF files.

According to the announcement, highlights for the Acrobat X family include support for PDF files with greater content types, such as videos, drawings, spreadsheets, email messages, and many other multimedia elements, which will all be interactive. You'll also be able to make and share notes on a PDF, use a "Protected Mode" within Reader (which should help protect you against malicious PDF files), and directly access Acrobat.com services from within the application. There's no mention of speed improvements, but with all that added content support, I doubt Adobe Reader X will be any less of a behemoth than Reader 9.

Adobe also touts "Expanded PDF access via mobile devices with free Adobe Reader for Android, Windows Phone 7 and Blackberry Tablet OS" in its announcement, indicating that Adobe has mobile versions of Reader in the works for the brand new WP7 and RIM's yet to be released BlackBerry Tablet OS, which will join the already available Adobe Reader for Android.

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