08-22-2008 10:59 AM
08-18-2009 10:52 PM - edited 08-18-2009 10:58 PM
I was messing around with my blackberry to set it up (I didn't touch anything that I didn't understand what it did) and I noticed something called "Browser Identification" under the browser options and I clicked the dropdown menu because it said "Blackberry" without the quotation marks, And it showed
So I was wondering, if i changed my browser identification to firefox or internet explorer would I be able to download adobe shockwave player?
New Edit: After I was done editing it I noticed someone replied, Thanks for your help Kijaniv
Edit: Just so you know I found this under google trying to found out if i could, But I didn't know it was under a blackberry curve forum,
I have a blackberry storm but I was still wondering if I'm still wondering if i can still do it.
08-18-2009 10:56 PM - edited 08-18-2009 10:56 PM
From my understanding, the browser identification allows the site to be formatted for optimal viewing in the particular browser being "identified". Flash player is not supported on blackberries as stated by Xandrex and neither will shockwave player, so downloading it onto the blackberry won't achieve any purpose. You can't install it!
Hope that helps
08-19-2009 12:16 AM
as mentioned, no form of flash is supported on a BB, no matter which model or software version
certain website create a mobile friendly versions for people viewing from their BBs or other mobiles. less graphics and colors, shaped and sized the right way. when you use the "blackberry" emulation. this means the website you are viewing sees the BB and automatically assumes you want the mobile friendly version and loads it(if there is one)
however some sites like banking sites will not work with this browser
so if you switch to IE or FF emulation, you trick the site into thinking you are using IE or FF, which then the banking site allows you to log in.
youtube has a nonflash mobile site too. http://m.youtube.com
you will find alot of mobile friendly sites start with m.
08-20-2009 03:26 PM
08-20-2009 03:35 PM
While RIM hasn’t implemented it yet, we can say with some certainty (http://www.blackberrycool.com/2007/06/11/004805) that Flash support is coming through the pipes for BlackBerrys. Rumor has it that iPhone won’t be carrying Flash support any time soon, though. A lot of you have probably seen the commercials by now with the iPhone touting the “real” internet. I don’t know what internet you guys are on, but mine has Flash and a lot of it. Sure, BlackBerry doesn’t have it right now, but I would rather keep my mouth closed and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt; RIM hasn’t been bragging about bringing Flash to the table, but might have it coming anyway, while Apple’s been harping on something they don’t really have yet."
It seems that you'll just have to wait .
08-21-2009 08:45 AM