Opinion: Why the iPad might remain the king of tablets in 2011

This is the short break before it all explodes folks. We are just weeks away from the explosion of Android tablets on the market as well as the Blackberry Playbook and whatever new WebOS tablet HP has in store. The general consensus is that the iPad will of course sell well, however the Android tablet market as well as the Playbook and WebOS tablets will eat into the iOS tablet market. Essentially this would put Android on top much like it has already done in the smartphone market due to sheer number of manufacturers producing tablets. And though I am not an analyst of any kind, I want to make a prediction. My prediction is that iOS tablets (iPad 1 and iPad 2) will remain the best-selling tablets, at least through 2011. Here is why.

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Verizon vs. AT&T: How does your coverage stack up? There’s an app for that!

BGR posted a nice little iOS app found in iTunes called Coverage by Technomadia. The app functions as a simple little app that allows you to compare coverage maps of the four major U.S. and A. carriers. So if you are in the market for a Verizon iPhone, this app may help you make up your mind. Hit the source link for more information and check out the video of the app in action below.

[via BGR]

FoneFrenzy Podcast: Post CES 2011 thoughts

CES 2011 is now over and Daniel, James and yours truly discuss the Verizon iPhone announcement and Confirmation by an AT&T exec, Kevin Rose stating that iPad will have a Retina display, Motorola Atrix, Bionic, Magellan iPhone case, ray into Android phones and tablets, Samsung 4g LTE smart phone, Honeycomb 3.0 and we discuss our favorites announcements  and the ones that are not-so-much. So sit back, chill-out and listen to this funny trio of dudes just chatting about mobile, all for your listening pleasure.

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Motorola Gets All Enigmatic-like

The next step in Motorola’s marketing campaign is an incredibly vague counter on the main mobile landing page of their official site.  In bold letters, Motorola beckons; “Ready to skip a generation?”  Just below their siren song a counter can be found, currently just under 15 days left to tick away.  Honeycomb promises to be a major milestone release (tablet-wise, anyways) for Google’s Android OS.

Here’s to hoping that countdown isn’t counting down to something more sinister (or boring).

Watch out iPad, PalmPad Is Drawing a Bead

While it pains me to quote, credit, or otherwise refer to FoxNews, it appears as though they’ve got their hands on some rather tasty exclusive information.  It looks as though Palm (HP) is joining the rest of the mobile community and jumping head-long into the tablet throng with not one, but four PalmPad tablet devices.  According to Fox (shudder), Palm plans to unveil three of the four devices at CES 2011, the fourth of which is to be directed at University students will be announced at a later time.  Minor hardware differences will separate the four devices in the PalmPad line, hit the link to see what we know so far.

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[Daily duh] FL Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott calls Motorola Droid a Blackberry and then an iPad

When you have people trying to run for governor of a state and they don’t even know what kind of technology another person is using, let me tell you folks, that’s pretty damn scary to me. But I have to say that my favorite part in this debate is the actual break, where Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott, mistakes a Motorola Droid for a Blackberry, and then later an iPad.

So we can get notes? We can have people that work for us come give us messages? Watch…watch. Right there with a Blackberry.

First Alex, you say you always follow the rules,” he said. “The rule was no one was supposed to give us messages during the break, and your campaign did with an iPad or an iPod.

Verizon will begin selling iPads bundled with its MiFi wireless hotspots

Verizon Wireless announced today that it will begin selling iPads bundled with its MiFi wireless hotspots in stores on October 28. Verizon will offer WiFi iPads together with its MiFi 2200 hotspot — a device which lets up to five devices wirelessly connect to Verizon’s 3G network — for $630 (16GB iPad), $730 (32GB), and $830 (64GB). The MiFis will offer only one access plan at this point: $20-a-month for 1GB of data with no contract. In comparison, AT&T’s iPad data plans offer 200MB of data for $15-a-month, and 2GB for $25 monthly.

[via Verizon]

Yet another Jailbreak for New iOS Firmware 4.1 for all Devices with Limera1n (How to)

Bought a new apple device or just updated your device, that you wanted to jailbreak, but couldn’t because it had new firmware on it that couldn’t be jailbroken? Well now your wait is over. Geohot just released a new jailbreaking tool called Limera1n, which jailbreaks any iOS device, including the iPad (3.2.2 firmware). The current firmware by apple for iPhones and iPod touches is 4.1 and now could be jailbroken, also any previous versions, such as 4.0, can be jailbroken.
First download LimRa1n and Here is the video demonstration on how to jailbreak.

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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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Target to sell iPad starting October 3rd

Target has announced that it will start selling the Apple iPad October 3rd. Target will carry all 16, 32, and 64 gigabyte models in the WiFi and WiFi+3G versions. Now your probably saying, so what, another store to carry the iPad? Target is going to be a 5% discount on the purchase for an iPad when using there Target credit card. Most employees don’t even get discounts on Apple products and now they are giving the discount to the customer! Keep in mind the discount does not start until October 17th. Pretty big move by Target and I can see that helping them sell a lot while putting customers in credit card debt right for the holiday season. Anyone thinking about getting there credit card for that discount?

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