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    user - agent for nokia N73

    Hi,

    we get following user agent for Nokia n73 phones (think this is also an issue for E-61)
    user-agent:
    Mozilla/5.0 (SymbianOS/9. 1; U; en-us) AppleWebKit/ 413 (KHTML, ike Gecko) Safari/413

    But on older symbianOS we got following n73 user agents:

    NokiaN73-1/2.0628.0.0.1 S60/3.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1.

    So why do Nokia choose to use the new ua, and we cant identify the host devic e... WHY?? Its impossible to write wap sites now that we cant identify the device.. no screen size.. nothing..

    Hope any body from nokia or other ppl can answer this..

    thanray

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    Re: user - agent for nokia N73

    Thats the Apple Safari Browser useragent.
    Have they installed the Safari browser onto their phone or is the N73 shipping with it buit in??

    I've only seen the N73 with these type of user agents
    NokiaN73-1/2.0628.0.0.1 S60/3.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1


    I suspect (but may be wrong) that the useragent changes depending on if the user is browsing in Web or Wap mode.
    Could anyone confirm??

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    Re: user - agent for nokia N73

    The device, indeed, has two different browsers with different user-agent strings; "Services" (supports WAP 2.0 and HTML, the default browser) and "Web" (no WAP support at all, the new S60 open source software based browser: http://opensource.nokia.com/projects...ser/index.html).

    Edit: Fixed typos + link the forum sw mishandled.
    Last edited by petrib; 2006-08-31 at 14:43.

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    Re: user - agent for nokia N73

    Quote Originally Posted by petrib
    The device, indeed, as two different browsers with different user-agent strings; "Services" (supports WAP 2.0 and HTML, the default browser) and "Web" (no WAP support at all, the new S60 open source software based browser: http://opensource.nokia.com/projects...er/index.html).

    Figured as much.
    Then there are number of options.
    1) Honour the Web mode and redirect/serve web content under this useragent.
    2) Check to see if it's carrying a x-wap-profile header and serve content based on this
    3) Create default settings for web browsers of your sites content.

    I'm personally of the opinion that in web mode you should treat it as a web browser (thats what its designed for, allowing website access on mobile) and only serve wap based content when the Wap agent is declared.

    You can of course still limit your Web content to wireless devices by examining the http headers.

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