SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up, May 3 2011

May 3, 2011
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With BlackBerry World still rolling on, we've got plenty of exciting RIM news this morning, but first, make sure you check out the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer review by our man Chris Davies. Also, Asus will only be able to build 10K of these tabs per month, when they wanted to build 300K. But they plan to have the bottleneck in component supplies cleared up by June. Now, on to BlackBerry news, plus a new iMac, and lots of Android, including a special Ice Cream Sandwich from Google.


In BlackBerry news, Android apps on the PlayBook gets its first demo! See the full story and the exciting video here. And, Vodafone grabs the BlackBerry Bold 9900, and even has a fleet of Taxis which let you pay with your phone, and give it a quick charge while you ride. RIM has teamed up with Microsoft to make Bing the default search engine on BlackBerry, with deep OS integration for better or worse.

Adobe is bringing "creative applications" to PlayBook, most likely giving the PlayBook real cache with professionals, a market it is targeting. CS 5.5 is shipping today with support for PlayBook apps out of the box.

And for those who want to use their PlayBook to, well, play...Angry Birds is now confirmed for the slate.

After a short downtime for the Apple Store this morning, the Apple iMac refresh was unveiled: with Thunderbolt, Sandy Bridge and FaceTime HD. In other Apple news, OS X Lion is getting iOS-style uninstalls for software downloaded from the Mac App Store.

Google's new update for Android is now officially named (though we suspected it before). The new name? Ice Cream Sandwich. Apparently, just "Ice Cream" would be too similar to "Froyo". Other Android news, the T-Mobile G2X gets an early update to Gingerbread.

The Viewsonic Viewpad 10 takes the leap from Android 1.6 to Android 2.2.

Amazon tablet rumors have abounded, and now we hear that Amazon might be planning an Android tablet with an E Ink Hydis FFS display for release later this year.

LG has unveiled two new super-slim laptops, the P430 and the P5390.

And here is what can happen when you are really, really, really into your 3DS.


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