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Developer
Posts: 143
Registered: ‎07-14-2008
My Device: Not Specified
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Question about PINs and securing payware

In the Developer docs, I read this:

 

Note: ESNs are only present on BlackBerry smartphones that operate on the Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) network.

 

And this seems to say that not all BB's have a PIN.  Is this true?  If so, which carriers/networks do not support the needed CDMA and thus have no PINs?  Also, if a BB has no PIN, then how are people implementing "registration" on such devices?  In other words, in general one "locks" the software to the users PIN (etc.), but without a PIN, what can we use?

 

New Developer
Posts: 38
Registered: ‎01-21-2009
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Question about PINs and securing payware

On GSM phones you can also use the IMEI which is unique, and should only be issued to one phone.
BlackBerry Development Advisor
Posts: 15,888
Registered: ‎07-09-2008
My Device: BlackBerry PRIV
My Carrier: Bell

Re: Question about PINs and securing payware

The ESN is not a BlackBerry PIN.  Every BlackBerry handheld has a unique PIN.  You can get it by calling DeviceInfo.getDeviceId().

Mark Sohm
BlackBerry Development Advisor

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Developer
Posts: 143
Registered: ‎07-14-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Question about PINs and securing payware

Thanks Mark.  I actually figure this out an hour later, and wrote the code I needed, but just hadn't had time to post back my "solution".