UPDATE 5/2011: CS5.5 now shipping! For more information visit http://www.adobe.com/products/creativesuite.html

Adobe announced Creative Suite 5.5 this morning (usually they ship within about a month after breaking the news). There will be lots of enhancements in this release for those of us who need to design and deploy for mobile devices. They’ve also added two new products to the suites: Acrobat and Audition. (Audition will be replacing Soundbooth as Adobe’s professional audio editing tool.) Performance has been improved for video production and encoding, with new releases of Premiere and the Adobe Media Encoder.

To get up to speed quickly, check out these videos on Adobe.tv:

Improved 64-bit Adobe Media Encoder CS5.5

Integrated audio-for-video workflow

Overview of what’s new in Adobe Audition CS5.5

What’s new in Flash Builder 4.5

Introducing Adobe Flex 4.5 SDK

What’s new in Dreamweaver CS5.5

Mobile development using Adobe Flex 4.5 SDK and Flash Builder 4.5

Introducing Flash Builder 4.5 for PHP

Coding productivity enhancements in Flash Builder 4.5

Introducing Flash Catalyst CS5.5

Understanding the new workflows in Flash Builder 4.5 and Flash Catalyst CS5.5

Definitely some compelling reasons for those of us running CS5 to upgrade, and even more reason for CS3 or CS4 users to get up to speed — especially if you need to deploy to devices (and who doesn’t)?