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naveenv
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-11-2009
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Can browser access telephone number or serial number?

Can a blackberry browser access device telephone number or serial number or any other unique identifier that can be used for authorisation?
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kknuth
Posts: 19
Registered: ‎10-08-2008
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Re: Can browser access telephone number or serial number?

Current Browser/OS limitations do not give web applications any access to device settings or information.

How about using a cookie to provide a session ID that can later be retrieved?

Watch for the release of the 5.0 browser though which is rumored to have some device APIs that can be accessed.

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naveenv
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-11-2009
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Re: Can browser access telephone number or serial number?

Thanks a lot for the info kknuth.
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tneil
Posts: 3,708
Registered: ‎10-16-2008
My Device: Z10
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: Can browser access telephone number or serial number?

You also may want to keep an eye out for our new BlackBerry widgets for OS 5.0.. We will be providing more information about this style of application development over the next while

 

Here is another post around some capabilities

 

http://supportforums.blackberry.com/rim/board/message?board.id=browser_dev&thread.id=2019 

Tim Neil
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