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Old 08-23-2005, 09:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can someone help in explaining the differences between the BB internet browser and the WAP browser. The 2 at first appear to be the same but I think some websites show up better on one over the other.

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Old 08-23-2005, 10:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I am wondering the same as well, I was going to post this exact thread when I got home :o
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Old 08-24-2005, 12:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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While we are at it please also explain how to select one or the other because to now the difference and not know how to change between thenm will not help everyone.
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One uses MDS, the other uses the GPRS network. The wap browser makes a direct connection to the internet via your network provider, the MDS browser connects to the internet back through your BES server and your companies network.

In pricing terms, browsing through MDS costs you nothing extra since its via the Blackberry feature, while the WAP browser will rack up extra GPRS charges.
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The browser has html. the wap doesnt. I know on the nextel phone they have different icons and usually they will be connected with the correct one depending on the site like this site forinstance if you hit wap at the top the wap browser is auto
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Old 08-30-2005, 06:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Anyone have any ideas on this, I upgraded to the newest ahndheld software for my Nextel 7520 the other day and now my Wap Icon is gone???????? Not even any choices for it in options > Browser anymore?
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is it hidden or gone?
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is it hidden or gone?
I thought it was hidden at first so I unhid all apps and it is gone, no wap service books there either
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You must need to go into BWC and resend your service books...
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You must need to go into BWC and resend your service books...
Did that and resent the Service Books 2 times with no luck.
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HRT reregister?
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Do you have Cingular or Nextel? Those seem to be the two companies that make you ask for each service seperately...
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HRT reregister?
??? HRT Reregister
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Do you have Cingular or Nextel? Those seem to be the two companies that make you ask for each service seperately...
I have Nextel, it only has the options on BWC to re-send service books and Internet Browser(Not WAP)
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I have Vodafone, and only have 1 browser.

I have noticed that sometimes clicking on a link automatically takes me there, and sometimes I have to select "Get Link" to goto the link highlighted.
I assumed that one was WAP and one was HTML and it had somehow automatically selected the right one.

But I'm easily confused....
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The WAP one runs through the operator's WAP gateway. Eg "T-Zones" for T-Mobile in the UK. Means you get to WAP sites and get any HTML content that will pass through the operator's WAP gateway.

The BlackBerry browser runs through the MDS service in your company. Basically HTML, but with whatever restrictions have been set up by your company. No WAP sites. Encrypted like BES email.

There's also the BB "Internet" Browser provided by some operators. Like the BlackBerry browser, but runs through the BIS at RIM. Not secure like corp email.

They're basically three instances of the same browser client, with different parameters (service books) affecting how it operates and through what.

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HRT= Host routing reregister that in the options and see what happens
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The WAP one runs through the operator's WAP gateway. Eg "T-Zones" for T-Mobile in the UK. Means you get to WAP sites and get any HTML content that will pass through the operator's WAP gateway.

The BlackBerry browser runs through the MDS service in your company. Basically HTML, but with whatever restrictions have been set up by your company. No WAP sites. Encrypted like BES email.

There's also the BB "Internet" Browser provided by some operators. Like the BlackBerry browser, but runs through the BIS at RIM. Not secure like corp email.

They're basically three instances of the same browser client, with different parameters (service books) affecting how it operates and through what.

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Finally a decent explanation.
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Finally a decent explanation.
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HRT= Host routing reregister that in the options and see what happens
Thanks Dawg

went to HRT sent registration, now wap browser is back and all service books.
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