The Boy Genius has gotten his hands on the Incremental Features Document for BlackBerry Device Software Version 4.6 expected to debut with the BlackBerry 9000. A bunch of things like themes, language support, media applications, and streaming media, etc., have been redone. We however want to talk about just one update which arguably might be the coolest of them all.
From the looks of it, the BlackBerry Browser has been updated significantly from the bag of arse that it was before to a mobile browser acceptable by todays standards. It’s not Safari on the iPhone, but, quite frankly, it doesn’t have to be.
The web rendering has been improved dramatically and now supports the following AJAX capabilities…
- CSS 2.1 (including Lists, Box Model, Positioning, Floats, Visual Effects, Tables, Colors, Backgrounds & Text Properties; NOT including system fonts and generated content)
- DOM L2 (including Core, HTML, Style, Events)
- HTML 4.01 (including Forms, Maps, Tables, Frames, Objects)
Needless to say, the new BlackBerry Browser is a lot nicer from the sounds of it.