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Old 06-16-2009, 02:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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In the Blackberry menu I have two browser ions: a "WAP" globe MediaNet icon and a plain globe Browser icon. I can't tell the difference between them, as they both take me to my homepage. Is there a difference between MediaNet and Browser?
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Yes, I found this somewhere. I am not the author.

1. BlackBerry Browser
Only available if device is connected to a BES at your company
All traffic goes through the MDS-CS component of your companyxxx8217;s BES server
Can access resources inside your companyxxx8217;s firewall, such as intranets and desktop PCs
However, itxxx8217;s also restricted by that same same firewall, just like the PC at your desk
All of the other browsers are outside the firewall

2. Internet Browser
Virtually every device has this browser; no corporate BES connection or email setup required
All traffic goes through one of a few MDS-CS servers hosted by RIM
Sometimes requires that an APN be setup in order to work (on GSM networks)

3. WAP Browser
All traffic goes through the WAP gateway hosted by the carrier
This is the only route where no RIM-owned servers or RIM-produced software are used during communication
WAP gateways vary from carrier to carrier, making problems often difficult to resolve
No MDS-CS present to perform content optimization; entire web page is sent to the device

4. Hotspot Browser
Uses Wi-Fi network to route traffic
Sometimes goes through the BESxxx8217;s MDS-CS and sometimes just on the local network
Device setup makes this route somewhat unpredictable
Generally very fast throughput, making pages load more quickly than all other browsers
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Yes, I found this somewhere. I am not the author.

1. BlackBerry Browser
Only available if device is connected to a BES at your company
All traffic goes through the MDS-CS component of your companyís BES server
Can access resources inside your companyís firewall, such as intranets and desktop PCs
However, itís also restricted by that same same firewall, just like the PC at your desk
All of the other browsers are outside the firewall

2. Internet Browser
Virtually every device has this browser; no corporate BES connection or email setup required
All traffic goes through one of a few MDS-CS servers hosted by RIM
Sometimes requires that an APN be setup in order to work (on GSM networks)

3. WAP Browser
All traffic goes through the WAP gateway hosted by the carrier
This is the only route where no RIM-owned servers or RIM-produced software are used during communication
WAP gateways vary from carrier to carrier, making problems often difficult to resolve
No MDS-CS present to perform content optimization; entire web page is sent to the device

4. Hotspot Browser
Uses Wi-Fi network to route traffic
Sometimes goes through the BESís MDS-CS and sometimes just on the local network
Device setup makes this route somewhat unpredictable
Generally very fast throughput, making pages load more quickly than all other browsers
In layman's terms, what does that mean? I read 1 and 3, but they don't make sense to me.
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I may be over simplifying but #1 is the standard BlackBerry browser that one can use with the data plan or wifi. #3 is for carrier based content (for instance Tmobile has tzones/web2go which runs on the WAP browser).
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Not quite. #1 only appears on BES BB's. If that doesn't mean anything to you then you're probably not on BES and don't need to worry about it.

If you don't understand what WAP is then Google it or hit Wikipedia.

Media Net is #3.

Browser is #2.
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