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    It looks like the oft-rumored Motorola Droid 2, which has been caught in numerous leaked photos, will be launching straight with Android 2.2 Froyo, the Google mobile OS edition that supports Adobe Flash 10.1 for a desktop-class browsing experience. Adopters of the Motorola Droid X will still need to wait until later this summer for Motorola and Verizon to push out Android 2.2 to their devices; an exact date hasn't been announced yet. In addition to being let out of the gate with Android 2.2 on board, it seems that the widgets-based UI system on the Droid X will also be present on the Droid ...

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    Update: CrackBerry has a new video that shows the new Webkit browser For BlackBerry users longing for a better browsing devices, BlackBerry 6 can't come soon enough. While RIM has shown off the OS in recent videos, the Webkit browser hasn't gotten much coverage until a recent video, which has since been removed from YouTube. I did have a chance to watch it and the browser seems to perform really well and will make BlackBerry smartphones more competitive against more recent platform offerings with a strong browser, like the iPhone with mobile Safari, Android with its Webkit-based browser, ...

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    It seems that a bug for Adobe Flash 10.1 Mobile on Android Froyo 2.2 is that the plugin will initiate and play audio despite the fact that the device is in silent mode. Even if you've silenced your device, when you're watching video in the browser, audio will still chime through, which could be a bad thing if you need the device to stay muted. According to one user's email to the forums at Android Guys, We rely on silent mode on all our devices to help the geeklet to stay asleep while allowing his mom and dad to continue to use their phones and computers. Last night the self-playing Flash ...

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    We had reported about Frash before, which is a project that aims to port Android 2.2's Adobe Flash 10.1 Mobile support to iOS devices like the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Frash uses a multi-process model so that if the plugin crashes, your browser doesn't crash. Essentially, according to IntoMobile, it means: Frash uses a multi-process model similar to Chrome on the desktop, so a crash in the Frash/Flash plugin doesn't take down the browser. You can see this while I'm playing Alien Hominid: the ad above crashed (probably a Frash bug), but Safari stays open just fine, and continues to ...

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    We've taken a look at the hardware behind the Motorola Droid X, which will be launching on July 15th for $200 on Verizon Wireless after mail-in-rebate and on a two-year agreement. Now, we'll be exploring the widgets-based UI, that's highly customizable and attractive, on the Droid X. The widgets-based system, although resembles MOTO BLUR, is actually a customized solution that Motorola and Verizon Wireless collaborated on to deliver. I think I've made some mentions that it is MOTO BLUR, but just as a correction, the UI is a customized UI and is not part of the MOTO BLUR user interface that ...

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    The Motorola Droid X is a solid phone and is made extremely thin due to the metal parts used in the construction of the phone's chassis. The Droid X is Verizon Wireless' answer to the Sprint EVO 4G--both phones boast a 1 GHz processor, large 4.3-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen, 8-megapixel camera with autofocus and HD video recording capabilities, HQ YouTube player, optional mobile hotspot app, and the ability to share your multimedia experience on a larger screen via the mini HDMI port (mini HDMI to HDMI cable required). There are some features that will make the HTC EVO 4G come out ahead ...

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    Although Adobe has demonstrated that Flash 10.1 works acceptably well on webOS months ago, the browser plugin for Palm's mobile OS Webkit-based browser hasn't launched yet and Palm says it doesn't know what's going on and why Adobe has not rolled out the downloads for Flash. At an AT&T seminar last week, a Palm representative says that he doesn't "know what the hold-up is" with Adobe. Since demoing Flash 10.1 on webOS, Adobe had announced ambitious plans to support Palm's competing smartphone platforms, most notably Google with Android OS. The company has committed that Android 2.2 Froyo ...

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    Adobe, which has stated that Android 2.2 Froyo is required to run Flash 10.1 for Mobile on Android smartphones, has posted a short list of which Android smartphones will be capable of playing Flash 10.1. Connecting the dots, these current smartphones running Android 2.1 or prior versions of Google's mobile OS will essentially, at some point, get an upgrade to Android 2.2 to support Adobe's browser plug-in. Here's the list: -DROID by Motorola -Dell Streak -Google Nexus One -Motorola MILESTONE -HTC Evo -HTC Incredible -HTC Desire -Samsung Galaxy S (via: jkOnTheRun)

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    The latest information about the BlackBerry 9800 has it that the touchscreen slider from Research in Motion will forego the SurePress screen technology found on the BlackBerry Storm and Storm2. The device was spotted with an AT&T splash screen upon booting. Other tidbits include a software keyboard in addition to the hardware sliding keyboard as well as an optical trackpad in addition to the touchscreen. It looks like BlackBerry OS 6 was also spotted on the device. (via: IntoMobile)

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    Research in Motion took the wraps off of BlackBerry 6, the next generation BlackBerry operating system that was caught in photos a little while ago.The new OS will be launching in Q3 on new devices and may show up as upgrades to some current devices if the hardware can take it. The OS was demoed at WES--Research in Motion's developer's conference--with the touchscreen UI though BlackBerry 6 can run on a non-touch interface, which dominates RIM's lineup and includes the newly unveiled Sprint BlackBerry Bold 9650. According to RIM, BlackBerry 6 will feature a Webkit rendering engine that ...

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    Research in Motion is ramping up its touchscreen lineup with BlackBerry OS 6.0, giving touchscreen BlackBerry devices a more modern, flexible look and feel. The screenshots come from an AT&T source, according to BGR. The pièce de résistance of the whole operations is the new Webkit browser, which now supports tabbed browsing, multitouch, and a chrome-less browsing experience. Speaking of multitouch, the technology is now implemented throughout the OS. Other apps to get some tweaks--for the better--are the photos and music playback apps, though they do have a familiarity to them from ...

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    Sprint has finally given an ETA on the webOS 1.4 update, which was promised by Palm at CES. The update brings a number of bug fixes, but the most interesting feature would be Adobe Flash 10.0 support for the webOS smartphone, which unfortunately is limited to the Pre only so Pixi users are left out for Flash support. Sprint has since yanked the post, but it seems that the update will arrive tomorrow and will be available over the air. Per Sprint's post, it seems that Flash isn't included with the update, but the update does add support for the plug-in. After the 1.4 update is installed, ...

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    BlackBerry smartphones, long criticized for using a dated browser, will soon be getting an upgrade to a Webkit standard. It has been rumored that RIM was working on developing a Webkit browser--which is used as the standard in the default Symbian, Android, iPhone, and webOS browsers--and the results were unveiled in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress. Mobile World Congress this year witnessed a modernization of user interfaces and OSes, and RIM's browser is one such effort. At MWC, we saw the announcement of the brand new Windows Phone 7 Series, Symbian^3, a 3D UI concept for Android, and ...

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    In what is now a public feud between San Jose-based Adobe Systems and Cupertino, California Apple over the former's Flash format support for hardware designed and sold by the latter company, Adobe reported that over 7 million download requests were made from owners of iPhone and iPod Touch devices. Apple was displeased with Flash as it stood because the desktop version of Flash required too much resources for a small mobile smartphone while the mobile version of the browser plugin was lacking in feature and usability; thus, Apple left Flash off of the iPhone. Last year, the companies ...

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    Palm's update for the Pre (and its Plus cousins) is expected to bring support for Adobe Flash 10.1 Mobile, which will be more closely related to the Flash plugin on the desktop, but in the meantime, the Motorola Devour will be hitting the market soon on Verizon Wireless with support for Flash Lite 3.1, which brings compatible with Flash 9 content. Flash Lite should work in the browser, though there's no word if the plugin will also be compatible with the forthcoming Firefox browser for Android. In an interesting twist, although the Devour uses the same Qualcomm chipset as the Palm Pixi, ...

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