[Video] Blackberry PlayBook gets a hands-on

RIM uploaded the full video of it’s new PlayBook, RIM’s take on the iPad.  It appears that Adobe’s Air is a big part of RIM’s strategy to compete with Apple’s iPad and truly brand themselves the ‘business’ tablet. Both Kevin Lynch of Adobe and Mike Lazaridis of RIM showed off the latest RIM product.

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Flash on your iPhone? YES!

Every iOS user knows that the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad does not support flash content on the internet. We’ve all wanted it, but Apple refuses to add flash support to the iOS devices. Third party applications for jailbroken iPhones can support it now with a plug-in called Frash, but what if you do not want to jailbreak your iPhone? Or simply can’t jailbreak it as of now? Well here is the solution for flash on your iPhone. You don’t need to jailbreak your iPhone or do anything special. All you need to do is download, Cloud Browse, from the App Store.  Cloud Browse is a Firefox style browser, which means the browser is just like the one you would have on your Mac or PC.

In MobileSafari flash content does not open up, but in Cloud Browse, it opens up and plays the full flash content. It is not as clear as a desktop browser, but it gets the job done when you need to view flash on the go. There are pros and cons. Pros are that Cloud Browse loads flash content that all iPhone users want. It loads web pages faster than MobileSafari. Some cons are, It is not as smooth as MobileSafari, like scrolling pages. Also the content is not as clear on the screen.

Here is the review and comparison of Cloud Browse to MobileSafari

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Droid X running Android 2.2 gets a brief run-through, how-to install it yourself

A leaked version of the Droid X Froyo firmware is out and about. It has everything you would expect. It actually comes pre-installed with Flash version 10.1, it has the JIT built-in, which will make this phone run a little bit faster during CPU intense situations. Also the V8 engine will be built into the browser, which should let you see improved browsing speeds. BGR points out some minor UI differences, such as the main lock screen, but nothing too major. It’s Froyo and that is what’s important. Check out BGR’s brief walk-through of Froyo on the Droid X after the break… Read more of this post

Apple allows 3rd party app ‘Fring’ to do video chat over 3G and Flashlight apps can use the new LED

Apple is not the type that allows apps in the App Store that replicate existing features. It may be possible that they are lightening up on the App Store restrictions. Apple’s brand new baby, the iPhone 4, has an LED light on the back of the phone. This LED is used for recording video and taking pictures. It will help add light to the scene. However, it can now be used in case of emergencies. Apple is allowing developers to put flashlight applications that use the actual LED for lighting in the App Store. Most apps just open up to a switch that allows you to turn the LED on or off. This has been available since the Motorola Droid came out on Android, so Apple isn’t the first, but it is surprising they allowed it none the less. That isn’t the only app that is surprisingly accepted into the App Store… Read more of this post

One click Roots your Sprint HTC EVO 4G

If you can’t stand complicated roots of phones and happen to be a lucky owner of the Sprint HTC EVO 4G you’re in new app called SimpleRoot. XDA forums members Mast3rpyr0 and jiqqaman have conjured up the ultimate simpler, full root access for your EVO 4G. This version offers you full write access to/system from within Android. The single GUI app has a three button interface: Root, Unlock Nand and Flash Recovery. So what are you waiting for? Head on over to the XDA Dev forums and get your r00t on! Hit the break for more info and vids.

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Motorola Droid X is real, July 15th for $200 with Android 2.2 shortly after

Motorola finally announced the Droid X that we all knew and most of us loved. The Droid X is a mixed bag. It is full of win, but at the same time not everybody is ready to use a 4.3″ screened device. Most the readers on FoneFrenzy have no problem using it I’m sure. So what is it exactly? Read on for the tech specs… Read more of this post

Motorola Droid X event live stream [Update – Event is over]

We are all eagerly awaiting the announcement of the new Droid! Come join us in watching a live stream on UStream!

View the stream here -> http://www.ustream.tv/channel/droid-x-launching-event-live/v3

Update – The event has ended.

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Tomorrow is Motorola Droid day

Tomorrow is Motorola’s big day! They are holding a press event in regards to the next generation of Motorola Droid. We are expecting to see the official unveiling of the Droid X and the possible unveiling of the Motorola Droid 2. We have seen most the specs, so the question is if Motorola will have anything left up their sleeves to show off tomorrow. We will find out tomorrow. We will be following all the news and posting it here as soon as possible. The event starts at 10:00 AM Pacific time (thats 01:00PM Eastern). So get ready folks, its coming… Read more of this post

Motorola Droid 2 spotted on camera

The Motorola Droid 2 is the successor to the Droid 1 obviously, but it looks to be a fairly minor bump. The internals everything is fine and dandy. The Droid 2 is reportedly running on 512MB of RAM, an updated 1Ghz OMAP 3630, and a revamped keyboard. Aside from that we aren’t seeing any huge differences. The design is relatively similar, the camera is the same, and the screen is the same. Definitely a worthy purchase if you haven’t signed a contract for the older Droid, however it is not enough to warrant an upgrade from the original Droid. There may be some surprises in store for us come June 23rd though, so hang tight.

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Verizon ready to announce next Droid June 23, brushes off iPhone 4

Verizon Wireless just sent out the invites to there next press event, coincidentally the day before the iPhone 4 releases. The speakers are from all the big companies, Google, Motorola, and Adobe. I am glad to see that Verizon is not backing down from Apple and I am sure we will hear a lot of shots at the iPhone 4 during the conference. Droid X anyone?

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