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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
With the Droid lacking pinch-and-zoom multitouch capabilities on its gorgeous 3.7-inch 16:9 FWVGA capacitive touchscreen at launch, a third-party software maker has released the Dolphin Browser–available for free on Android Market on your Android phone–to bring multi-touch implementation to the Droid on Verizon Wireless.
In my experience playing with the Dolphin Browser, pages rendered relatively fast and text automatically reflowed to fit in the screen’s width so you don’t have to pan left and right when zoomed in. The browser does its [...]