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Advanced BlackBerry 6 Development by Chris King

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Chapter 9. RIM Security

Few topics trip up BlackBerry developers more than the RIM security model. Developers often take an app that works perfectly in the simulator and find that it won't even start on a handset; or, worse, it that passes all internal testing, but exhibits strange behavior in the field. Such problems often result from arcane security rules. Some of them you can bend, some you can break, and others you must live with: in all cases, though, just understanding them will allow you to make better decisions. This chapter examines the most important features of BlackBerry device security and how they affect your applications.

The Ownership Question

Who owns your BlackBerry?

At first, that may seem like a foolish question: "I do, of course." ...

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