SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up, May 2nd 2011

May 2, 2011
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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up, May 2nd 2011

The biggest news this morning, of course, is that Osama bin Laden is dead, killed in a raid by the US Military. And the news was inadvertently broken first on Twitter by one Sohaib Athar, who is now begging media to leave him alone so he can get some sleep! In other news, BlackBerry World is happening now, and we are loaded up with BlackBerry news, including the news that the BlackBerry PlayBook will be getting updates every few weeks to get the somewhat disappointing software up to speed. Already, there is news that the PlayBook will be getting Video Chat and Facebook apps in May. Read on to see all the BlackBerry news, and much more, including Thunderbolt, Nokia, ASUS, Motorola and Apple.


Continuing with BlackBerry news, T-Mobile USA has grabbed the BlackBerry Bold 9900 4G, and we have a BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 hands-on for your perusal. Both of these devices will be getting BlackBerry 7. Also, RIM has announced that its BlackBerry Enterprise Solution will manage Android and iOS phones and tablets as well. In a move that will disappoint owners of existing BlackBerry phones, RIM has announced that it will not be updating them with BlackBerry 7 OS.

The ASUS Iconia Tab A500 has been rooted, and we have a step-by-step guide so that you can try this at home, if you are so inclined.

The HP Veer, running Palm webOS, will be coming out sometime next week. So far, looking just at the device itself, we are not overly impressed. It kind of resembles a bar of soap.

Apple has taken a lot of flak for tracking iPhone 4 users, and storing that information in an unencrypted file. Apple has said it will be fixing this tracking "bug" in iOS 4.3.3.

Samsung has said that it will not, in fact, be releasing a Super-AMOLED tablet this year. However, the Samsung Sliding PC 7 TX100 tablet is up for pre-order, for $649.

The HTC ThunderBolt will be getting an update soon, we hear.

Motorola will be offering the very cool laptop dock we saw with the Atrix with other smartphones later this year. That's great, but we hope they can lower the price a bit.

Also, with all the hype about an iPhone that's a different color, Nokia can't be blamed for hyping it's new pink N8.

And now, if you have two minutes or so, check out the video one of our fans over on Android Community made: The House of the Rising XOOM.


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