Understanding the BlackBerry device browsing environment
- The BlackBerry devices: BlackBerry device models have different versions of the BlackBerry Device Software, different screen sizes, and different input methods.
- The wireless network: Wireless networks possess less bandwidth than wired networks or Wi-Fi® networks. Wireless networks provide reduced data transfer rates, which results in increased network latency.
- The network gateway: Network gateways connect the wireless network, over which the BlackBerry devices communicate, to the wired network, on which web servers and data systems exist. Different network gateways offer different support for content optimization and content delivery strategies. The BlackBerry Browser is designed to communicate through several network gateways.
Developing content with the wireless environment in mind can help you to work around some of the limitations inherent in wireless browsing. With a greater understanding of the BlackBerry Browser, you can make the content development decisions necessary to provide the functionality that users require, while also providing a positive wireless browsing experience.