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    Blackberry Webworks Smartphone SDK 2.3 is finally released!

    Navigate your app more quickly: BlackBerry WebWorks for Smartphones SDK 2.3 released

    • Navigation mode speed enhancements and bug fixes
    • BBM 6.1 API support
    • Application Orientation lock (portrait/landscape)
    • Memory Management enhancements
    • Native-looking dialogs for selections, date/time, color picker

    While we've all been waiting for the navigation mode improvements, they come with some compromises.

    First is the slightly reduced focus navigation performance on OS5 devices, I can live with that.

    The second is a bitter pill: no default highlight around elements with focus.

    This wouldn't be a problem except for the third and final compromise: No more support for the :hover pseudo-class for focus navigation. You've got to handle this yourself for all focusable elements with mouseover and mouseup events.

    Of course, I don't want to take too much attention to the Orientation lock feature, and the memory management improvements (it significantly improves the user experience -- no more spinning clock for inexplicable reasons!).
    01-10-12 03:19 PM