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Old 09-08-2004, 04:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Has there been any more news about the new browser release that will handle java script (4.0 I think). I had heard that it might be sometime in September.
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Nope, it won't be out that soon, but it won't be too much longer than that.
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Old 09-08-2004, 05:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Although BlackberryOS 4.0 is probably going to be ready soon enough, they may delay it if the carriers drag their feet in releasing the newer version of BWC (and/or BES). The newer servers are necessary to enable the extra features of the web browser.

I am running 4.0.0.100 and even JavaScript doesn't work because neither the BWC/BES infrastructure is upgraded yet to accomodate the new features. I'm looking forward to it!

Unfortunately, I don't think some carriers will get the 4.0 infrastructure deployed till early next year. Rogers (The carrier of the users at RIM's offices/factory) will be one of the quicker ones to roll it out but even they can lag a bit.

It is possible the first people to have a fully functioning 4.0 browser will be the BES/MDS users, especially if Mailstreet or another BES/MDS hosting service (such as MyBlackberry.us) deploys 4.0 servers before any of the carriers do.
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It won't be long now, i would guess that Javascript not works mark due to the 4.0 upgrades by Rogers last week?
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Although BlackberryOS 4.0 is probably going to be ready soon enough, they may delay it if the carriers drag their feet in releasing the newer version of BWC (and/or BES). The newer servers are necessary to enable the extra features of the web browser.
As far as carrier infrastructure, I'm still looking into it, but company-wise, our IT department plans to have T-Mobile USA running on BES 4.0 by the end of the year.
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Old 11-03-2004, 02:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 02-15-2005, 03:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
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So interesting. I'm quite new to the mobile browsing world, but it's my new task at work where I'm a web deisgner/dev.

Why do no major mobile browsers support Javascript? Is it a memory/processing issue, or some sort of security issue? The interface gains from adding JS will be huge.

On a somewhat related note, any idea if the hover property in CSS will be added anytime soon?
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I think by enabling any scripting language, you create a potential security risk.

But the main thing is, I think, is that JS has a lot of things in it that simply aren't going to work on a blackberry, like launching multiple browser windows, or doing mouse-over actions.

Does anyone have an example of a site that uses JS that won't work on a blackberry?
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