Munechika Nishida's latest Random Tracking column on Japan's Impress Watch runs comments from Sony Computer Entertainment network and firmware specialists Naoya Matsui, Koujiro Umemura, Masaki Takase, and Shinji Noda.
Flash 9 support was a heavily requested feature, said Matsui. Sony eventually customised a separate Flash implementation provided by Adobe which, amongst other features, makes the loading up of web pages separate from video playback, thus providing improved framerate.
No PSP Flash 9
PSP will not get Flash 9 support right now, nor will it get full screen output of handheld games to television, which would be impossible without extra hardware.