01-09-2009 08:14 AM
I just want a list which mention about all the JDE versions with supported devices.
01-09-2009 10:02 AM - edited 01-09-2009 10:03 AM
JDE version is not related to a particular blackberry device model.
It is related to device OS version.
JDE version has to be equal or less that version number of target OS version.
For example: application compiled on JDE 4.2.0 will run on Device OS versions 4.2.0, 4.2.1, 4.3.0 and newer
01-12-2009 04:52 AM
It is not that simple. When a phone is released, it is released with a certain OS Level, by the carrier. Rim might provide updates, but the carriers don't have to support them. For example, Vodafone in the UK don't support 4.5 for the 8700, though Rim have released it and other carriers do. However they do support 4.2.1. So taking that one device, we have a number of different OS levels, and the choice of OS levels is carrier dependent.
As tbilisoft says, you can only target your application at OS levels, not devices.
01-12-2009 05:49 AM
thanks for reply.....
i have to make an application which includes camera fuctionality, GPS, Maps.
so please suggest me that which JDE i should use.
01-12-2009 07:25 AM - edited 01-12-2009 07:30 AM
I think the earliest phone that supported camera and GPS and maps was the Pearl - it was released with OS 4.2. So you should use 4.2, - it will provide you with most of the functionality you require. You may need to have OS specific bits of code for some of the newer map functionality. You will also need to check for the features available on the device, because, for example, some of the latter devices do NOT have cameras.
However if you are NOT creating a consumer application (i.e. don't mind if original Pearl users can't use your app), you might consider 4.2.1, which I prefer.
Note also this Thread which is on a related topic and talks abouth the implications for running on a Storm.