PlayBook Looking Good: Flash and Web Browsing Demonstrated

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The PlayBook tablet from Research In Motion is starting to look like a polished, finished product ready to take on whatever CES 2011 throws its way from Android manufacturers and Apple’s iPad. However, the recent rumor that the PlayBook only gets a few hours of battery life has not died down despite RIM’s quick response ...

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Rumor: Current Palm Pre and Pixi Models to Receive HP webOS 2.1 Update

The Palm Pre 2 already has HP webOS 2.0 but older Palms might skip right to webOS 2.1.

Long suffering Palm users have been promised the update to webOS 2.0 by Palm to arrive by the end of 2010. While it technically has happened—in the form of the release of the Palm Pre 2—owners of pre-Pre 2 smart phones are stuck waiting for the update for their devices and have been fed the ...

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Samsung Leading Android Smartphone Sales in the US

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Samsung has increased its lead in the US smart phone market to an impressive 32.1% of all Android OS powered phones. Last year around this time, Samsung had less than 10% of the US Android market. What’s the reason for all of this success? A lot of it is probably due to the Samsung Galaxy ...

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RIM Thinks Apps are Overrated and Will Fade

Co-CEO of Research In Motion (RIM)—Jim Balsillie—made some very interesting remarks at the Web 2.0 Summing going on in San Francisco. According to him, "We believe you can bring the mobile to the Web, but you don't need to go through some kind of control point.” He went on to further say that “You don’t ...

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BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet to Sell for Less than $500

  Starting in the first quarter of 2011, the BlackBerry PlayBook will be sold for less than $500. Bloomberg also quoted Co-CEO of Research In Motion (RIM)—Jim Balsillie—saying that the PlayBook tablet will be “very competitively priced.” It is unclear if the presumable $499 price tag for the tablet refers to the Wi-Fi only model that ...

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Codenames of Four New Palm Smartphones Discovered

  Deep within the heart of HP webOS 2.0’s device restoration tool—webOS Doctor—Palm lists four unknown smartphone codenames. The fifth device on the list is the ‘Roadrunner’ which has already been released on France’s SFR as the Palm Pre 2. What are the other four devices mentioned? The ‘Windsor’, the ‘Mantaray’, the ‘Stingray’ and the ‘Broadway’. Interestingly, ...

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Skyfire Pulls Itself from iTunes Store Because of Service Disruption

  The highly anticipated Skyfire app has been pulled from Apple’s iTunes Store by its developer because of disruption to its service that allows iPhone owners to view streaming Flash videos on their smartphone. Skyfire launched on the app store yesterday, a day ahead of schedule but the sheer influx of users quickly slowed video streaming ...

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Skyfire Available November 4th, Plays Flash Videos on Your iPhone

 The long awaited Skyfire app will be released on Thursday, November 4th through Apple’s iTunes Store. Skyfire lets you watch Flash movies on iOS. Enough said? The app goes live at 9AM and will be sold for $2.99. So how did Skyfire get around Apple’s ban on Adobe’s Flash Player? A little ingenuity. Skyfire first sends ...

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Android 2.2 ‘Froyo’ Update On Hold for Samsung Galaxy S—Late November ETA for US

The Android OS 2.2 ‘Froyo’ update—which had been originally scheduled for late October—started going out via over the air updates (OTA) recently but now Samsung has decided to push back the release. According to a press release from Samsung’s UK office, Froyo is being tested in the UK and will arrive in the region in ...

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Palm Pre and Pixi Getting HP webOS 2.0: No Flash Player for Pixi

It is official—The Palm Pre and Pixi are getting webOS 2.0. The ‘Plus’ variations of the devices are getting the update too of course. The only problem? So far, the Palm Pixi and Pixi Plus are not going to be compatible with Adobe Flash 10.1 like the Pre series. This could change at the last ...

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BlackBerry Maker Responds to Steve Jobs Comments

Leave it to Apple CEO Steve Jobs to anger people and companies. The man is almost as good at the art of infuriating as he is at developing high tech products people are willing to wait in line hours for to get their hands on. His latest comments that have set the internet abuzz? He ...

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Adobe AIR Launches on Android Market

Adobe's AIR has shown up in the Android Market and is ready to download. While so far it is just the runtime to allow AIR apps to run on your Android powered smartphone, expect some exciting apps using AIR to show up soon. These coming AIR powered apps will be installable just like regular Android ...

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Microsoft Talks to Adobe: Buyout Possible?

Microsoft is making headlines but probably not for the reasons it wants to. Sure, Windows Phone 7 (WP7) launches with AT&T and T-Mobile on Monday but possibly the bigger story is that Microsoft's CEO had a secret meeting with Adobe's CEO. That's right, Steve Ballmer went to Adobe's HQ to talk to Shantanu Narayen with ...

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Adobe Admits Flash Has a Huge Security Flaw on All Platforms

  Adobe has admitted that it has a huge security problem with its current version of Flash that could allow a hacker to take complete control of your system. It looks like Apple CEO Steve Jobs was right when he called Flash buggy and full of security holes. Surprise! So what devices are affected? Well all of ...

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Adobe’s Flash Has the Thumbs Up From Apple…Sorta

  Adobe's widely used Flash format has finally gotten some approval from Apple. Apps made with Flash and compiled in the format for iOS should be allowed onto the devices as long as they do not download any additional code from the internet. Apple did not specifically name Adobe or its Flash format in its newly ...

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