Adobe plans to offer its customers the first overview of Creative Suite 4.0 later this month and could be ready to deliver the software to market as early as this fall, according to those close to the company.
The Mountain View, Calif-based software maker released public betas of CS4-bound applications Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Soundbooth in late May, but has kept secret its plans for some of the suite’s more prominent components, namely Photoshop and Flash.
That’s about to change. The company this week began notifying its customers that it intends to host a webcast covering its next-generation software bundle at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, September 23rd.
“Are you ready for something brilliant?,” the company wrote on the digital registration form for the presentation. “Be one of the first to see Adobe Creative Suite 4.0 in a special web broadcast.”
Word of the event comes amid an increasing number of reports from Adobe’s partners who say the company is aiming for a near 18-month refresh cycle of its bread and butter software suite, with a release as early as October. This comes despite earlier claims of an October release that were hotly contested by company representatives.