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Old 12-09-2006, 03:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok folks, we have been using these browsers on the BlackBerry for a while now. Sometimes, we do see difference in web page rendering. My question is technically, what is the differences between browsers on the BlackBerry? Ok specifically...

-= WAP Browser vs BlackBerry Browser vs Internet Browser =-

RIM has an article KB-03892, but not much information... hope to see some inputs from the folks here. Thanks in advance!
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WAP Browser...not sure

BlackBerry Browser = Browsing requests or "Traffic" is sent through your BES server...basically browsing the the BES as BESAdmin.

Internet Browser = Provider browser, traffic flows through carrier servers.

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Originally Posted by StumpieThumbz
WAP Browser...not sure

BlackBerry Browser = Browsing requests or "Traffic" is sent through your BES server...basically browsing the the BES as BESAdmin.
Not quite, All requsts are are made through the BES and then through your corporate setup, so if you have something like websense ect.. all browsing will be restricted.

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Internet Browser = Provider browser, traffic flows through carrier servers.
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Therefore users can view all internet websites and services whether appropriate for buisness use or not.
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Wireless Application Protocol or WAP is an open international standard for applications that use wireless communication. Its principal application is to enable access to the Internet from a mobile phone or PDA.

A WAP browser is designed to provide all of the basic services of a computer based web browser but simplified to operate within the restrictions of a mobile phone. WAP is now the protocol used for the majority of the world's mobile internet sites, known as WAP sites. The Japanese i-mode system is currently the only other major competing wireless data protocol.

Mobile internet sites, or WAP sites, are websites written in, or dynamically converted to, WML (Wireless Markup Language) and accessed via the WAP browser.

Before the introduction of WAP, service providers had extremely limited opportunities to offer interactive data services. Interactive data applications are required to support now commonplace activities such as:

email by mobile phone
tracking of stock market prices
sports results
news headlines
music downloads
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One uses MDS, the other uses WAP via the carrier.
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All great responses but I can't believe nobody has picked up on the cost implications!!

OK, so a WAP call is charged per your service providers rate yeah. The BlackBerry Browser, which correctly uses the MDS on the BES and routes traiffc via your corporate network sends it's traffic out over the BlackBerry APN - which means that data usage will come off your inclusive bundle on your BlackBerry data plan, therefore potentially more cost effective.
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That is a brilliant point, BBAdmin.

I have two browsers available on mine, one called Browser, the other one Internet Browser. I assume the "Browser" is what you guys refer to as the "Blackberry Browser"? Right?
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Wow, amazing. I do not know that this actually generated quite a response from you guys! Thanks "BBAdmin" for the cost implications! And "Andi" for the in-depth introduction to WAP. That will bring me to one question, how can I hid or block the usage of those "high cost" browsers on the handhelds for my BES users? :P

OK, the YES/NO chart looks like this...

1. BlackBerry Browser - X
2. Internet Browser - YES!
3. Service Provider WAP Browser - X

Anyone? Thanks in advance again!
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