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PS3 full-screen Flash "coming soon"

But Sony site changes mind about date.

Sony's PS3 firmware update site claims that full-screen Flash playback for the internet browser is "coming soon".

The page reportedly said yesterday that a firmware update, 2.53, "was [sic] released on November 26, 2008", but that bit has now disappeared and the "full-screen mode for Flash Player content" is now listed as "coming soon" instead.

Sony's 2.5 firmware update for PS3 quietly introduced windowed Flash 9 content support alongside a raft of other changes.

However, the experience has been mixed for those who use the internet browser to access Flash 9 content (try comparing this Papervision demo running on PC and PS3, for instance), so hopefully full-screen support is coupled to some performance updates as well.

There's no word from Sony yet on whether 2.53 will go live today and when we switched on our PS3s this morning we got nothing. Apart from the serene intro music, obviously. Uuuuuaaaaahhh!

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