Support for web feeds

In BlackBerry® Device Software version 4.2 or later, the BlackBerry® Browser supports the following web feed formats:
  • RSS 0.9, 1.0, and 2.0
  • Atom™

The browser lists web feed items by date, and lists unread items in bold. When the user opens an item, the content appears in a new page. The BlackBerry Browser does not act as an aggregator, and it does not store web feed content except as cached data. Users can add web feeds to the bookmark list.

In BlackBerry Device Software version 4.2.2 or later, the BlackBerry Browser supports RSS enclosures, designed to provide users with access to media files that are located at the URLs specified in the <enclosure> tag. In earlier versions, these links were ignored by the browser. To access the media file, users can click the link in the web feed content.

The browser displays media files based on their type. If a URL links to an image file, the browser displays the image in the browser window. If the URL links to an audio or video file, users can open the file, or save the file to the media card or device memory. If the user opens the file, the browser opens the media application and begins streaming the content. Streamed content is not saved; users cannot replay media unless they download it again.


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