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Old 05-30-2008, 11:57 AM   #2
Thumbs Must Hurt
Join Date: Aug 2007
Model: 8100
Carrier: Rogers
Posts: 140

A good place to start to take a look at the possibilities is the video library that just went up.

BlackBerry - Developer Video Library

The main Pros are that you get with going MDS Application are:
- full on device integration with PIM and other applications.
- You can add menu items into existing blackberry PIM apps
- launch custom 3rd party apps from your app or have them launch you
- Save data locally and interact with it offline
- Store and forward for queued up data to go to your back end
- Interact with server web serivces
- Native look and feel with icon on the ribbon
- push support for data

The main Cons to the MDS Application are:
- Your screen layout options are more limited than say HTML/CSS
- They need to be installed through a BES (BlackBerry enterprise server)
- The new BlackBerry Bold has DHTML support that isn't available in MDS Application

Both can do GPS if the device supports it.
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