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FAQ: Browser Default Configuration Options – JavaScript & More

I get asked all the time by developers what features are turned on by default in the BlackBerry browser. This includes features such as HTML tables, JavaScript, & CSS. Turns out RIM has provided a nice little table that details the capabilities of every BlackBerry OS back to version 4.0 in this article. I just…

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FAQ: What Does Granting “Trusted Application” Status Mean?

Awhile back RIM introduced a new prompt after you download an application that asks if you want to grant the application “Trusted Application” status. I have always wondered what the hell that means and the knowledgeable Brian Z. has finally answered my question on the RIM Developers Blog. Brain says the prompt only started with…

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Cruel Reality – Even With A Password Your Phone Can Be Wiped!

As I always tell users who are on BIS accounts: You MUST backup your device!!! A colleague came to me last week asking if there was any way to recover information from a wiped BlackBerry. I promptly replied that it was not possible and asked him what happened. Turns out that somebody maliciously tried to…

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FAQ: How to Add & Remove Dedicated Instant Messaging Icons

When we mentioned that RIM updated their suite of instant messaging applications to version 2.5 there was one feature that really stood out. The ability to add a dedicated homescreen icon for a specific contact. This icon always shows their current status and their current avatar. I started using it for my wife but I…

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FAQ: Merge Multiple Calendars Into One Calendar

One of the features that came with OS 4.5+ was the ability to have multiple calendars. This can be a good and a bad thing. People were used to having one calendar that was synched and some users on BES are used to only having the one BES calendar. Now there is one for each…

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FAQ: How to Test Your BlackBerry Hardware – BlackBerry Tour Trackball

Since the Tour was launched there has been quite a bit of chatter about how some shipped with defective trackballs. I know many people have taken their devices back to Verizon with some success in terms of replacing them. I cannot confirm if there are actual defective trackballs but RIM does provide a hidden testing…

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Hack to Remove 2.3MB BlackBerry Browser Download Limit?

Yes that screenshot on the right is a 600mb+ download of the Ubuntu ISO image. Andre let us know about a hack that Omie has posted that lets you bypass RIM’s arbitrary 2.3MB download limit in the BlackBerry Browser. I am not sure how many of you need to download huge files but I can…

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FAQ: RIM Explains The Cause & Solution for 507 Errors During Upgrade

I cannot count the hours I have spent fixing BlackBerry devices with 507 errors. This error is explained in great detail in our article detailing the BlackBerry Java Virtual Machine error codes. 🙂 Error 507 Unsatisfied Link A dependency on a .COD file could not be satisfied because the .COD file is missing. Isn’t that…

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