Bacon on BlackBerry: Browsers, email, and more

Bacon’s been busy, thus the day delay, but he was able to set aside some free time to take care of your questions. Have an issue with your device that the mere mortals can’t take care of? Drop Magmic’s BlackBerry genius a line at and be sure to check back each week to see if he’s been able to solve your issue.

Q: What is the difference between the Internet Browser and the Blackberry Browser? My company uses a BES so does one route traffic through the BES?

A: The BlackBerry Browser uses your company’s BES as a proxy or router for internet traffic. This allows you to access intranet sites and services behind your company’s firewall. The Internet Browser routes traffic through RIM’s proxy/router hosted at one of their network operations centres. Both browsers will allow you to view content on the internet but you will not be able to access intranet content through your Bl