BlackBerry 10 Browser Built Using Web Technology (HTML5/CSS/JavaScript)

BlackBerry 10 Browser 

We knew that RIM was revamping the BlackBerry 10 Browser since the PlayBook version was built in AIR but this came out of nowhere. Matthew Staikos @RIM was showing off the new industry leading BlackBerry 10 browser (with the highest score on HTML5Test of ALL browsers) and it was quite impressive. The browser was very fast but what really surprised me was his announcement at the end. The BlackBerry 10 browser app is built using HTML5 technologies not native or Cascades. That means it is built using HTML, JavaScript, & CSS and it works beautifully and looks exactly like a native app.

Impressive… Can’t wait to try it on my Dev Alpha

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  1. Nice score and experience, but the lack of support for extensions makes Android the better platform for browsing and sharing.

    • Wondering how you know this? The video shows pretty slick and easy way to share with whoever you want using whatever your choice of social media is.

      And i guess the other question is your comment implies it is not coming as well! Again how do you know?

      • Because the current browser on BB10 doesn’t have any extensions and in order for devs to build some, a framework has to be made available. I don’t see RIM introducing anything of the sort between now and launch time. They have their hands full.

        • Thing is why is there a need for extensions when people already voted by downloading apps.

          I mean sure it would be great but most people use Apps and the framework for apps is wide (html5, flash, andriod, etc). And if the browser interacts with apps then you may say that the apps act like extensions of the browser.

          • Lots of websites are not available as apps and for security, privacy or speed reasons, some extensions are useful. RIM is always bragging about how secure BlackBerrys are. It can be better if we can control the browsing experience, the #1 vector of attack against today’s smartphones.
            Other people will, of course, have other uses for extensions, just look at the Firefox and Chrome ecosystems.

            Maybe someone will be able to release a better browser. Maybe it’s even possible to compile one of the browsers available on Linux right now.
            I was just hoping for RIM to lead the way.

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