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BlackBerry OS 6 Now Officially Supported by Google Maps JavaScript API

Google Maps API Google has had a tendency of ignoring the fact that BlackBerry 6 ships with a WebKit browser. Many of their revamped mobile web apps still serve the substandard mobile version instead of the WebKit optimized version that the iPhone and Android devices get. ShvartzBerry let us know that Google has finally started turning around at least with their Google Maps JavaScript API v3. Google announced on their official Google Geo Developers Blog that the BlackBerry 6 OS and the BlackBerry Torch 9800 specifically are now on the official support list for the Google Maps JavaScript API v3.

You may be asking what this Google Maps JavaScript API is. It is an API that lets you embed Google Maps in your own web pages. Version 3 of this API  was designed to be faster and work on mobile devices along with traditional devices. It is a free service and can let companies easily embed a map for customers to view on their desktop and now even mobile devices.

You can check out the Google Maps JavaScript API v3 at this link. I find it funny that the Google Maps JavaScript API supports the Torch yet you cannot get to Google Maps from the browser.

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  1. Well it is about time!!

  2. Hopefully this will mean as more carriers finally approve BlackBerry 6, our mapping options will increase.

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