The Web Platform on BlackBerry® 6 has been greatly enhanced with the addition of the WebKit browser rendering engine. This engine provides enhanced support for web content standards, such as HTML5 and CSS3 as well as improved page rendering and script processing performance. The native browser, HTML email and Web applications created using the BlackBerry® WebWorks™ application platform all leverage WebKit on BlackBerry 6.
Many performance and stability enhancements have been applied to the BlackBerry® WebWorks™ Packager, which is used to compile the standalone applications for the BlackBerry WebWorks application platform. In some cases, developers may see their existing applications functioning slowly or even (in extreme circumstance) unresponsive when run on BlackBerry 6. These issues can be resolved by simply re-compiling your application using the latest version of the BlackBerry® WebWorks™ Packager utility.
Ensure that you take full advantage of these stability and performance enhancements by downloading and using the latest version of the BlackBerry WebWorks SDK.
BlackBerry 6 Simulator
Use a BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator running BlackBerry 6 to accurately test and verify how well the changes provided in this article improve your BlackBerry WebWorks applications. You can download a standalone BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator running BlackBerry 6 from the BlackBerry 6 home page.