10-01-2012 03:44 PM
I run a site dedicated to mapping cell phone towers and I have always recommended BB OS devices because they provide the ARFCN.
However, when looking at Cascades I was dissapointed that it seems to have been removed, specifically:
It seems this was "dumbed down" into:
I don't see how you can get the above bands without using the ARFCN, but yet I see nowhere to retrieve the ARFCN number itself. Am I just missing it somewhere else or has it been removed? If it has, any plans to put it back?
04-08-2013 04:00 PM
I just saw the field test application on a Z10. it returns the proper uplink/downlink EARFCN/UARFCN inside of it. Can the SDK not just be updated to return the number instead of the band? I doubt its anything more complication than making it a public function vs what is now probably a private one.
3 weeks ago
This reminds me of the Windows Mobile to Windows Phone transition, where Microsoft decided to randomly remove APIs without explaination. Seems like Blackberry is going down the same route...and I guess developers will follow the same route they did from Windows Mobile (i.e abandon the platform).
3 weeks ago
If you would like a specific API to be created, please log a feature request on the Developer Issue Tracker:
BlackBerry 10 is a completely new operating system. We didn't remove features from BlackBerry 7, the only features that exist on BlackBerry 10 are the ones that were specifically built for that OS. Even if a feature existed on BlackBerry 7, it won't be necessarily be built into BlackBerry 10 without a sufficeint use case.
If you have that use case, please let us know.