Official 'Avatar' AIR app is a must-see

If you're an Adobe AIR user or you just like playing with new lightweight apps, check out the new official app for the upcoming movie. It's fantastic.

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If you're planning to check out "Avatar" when it hits theaters next month, you'll definitely want to download its official Adobe AIR app.

Like so many other Adobe AIR apps, the "Avatar" app has really pushed the limits of what can be done with the mobile-widget platform.

Avatar App
See Avatar in action. Screenshot by Don Reisinger/CNET

Once you start using the app, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by what you find. You can view all the trailers released so far for the film. You can also follow movie updates and the cast with the help of the app's built-in networking options. Simply click on the Twitter button and you'll see all their latest updates. The widget even provides access to the "Avatar" Flickr account so you can view images from the film. It also lets you view its YouTube page, so you can watch any trailer you want.

But if you're looking for a little more than what you've probably already seen, the app provides behind-the-scenes cast-member interviews and some more footage from the movie.

The "Avatar" app also adds an element of interactivity to the videos you watch. When you're watching a trailer, you can click on different spots on the screen to gain a little more insight into the characters.

The "Avatar" Adobe AIR app is sure to satisfy you as you prepare for the movie's release next month. Check it out.

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Adobe releases new Flash, AIR betas