Are you using PhoneGap? If yes and you want a seamless status bar in your app, you should specify the statusBarStyle Application option as "black-translucent"
when initializing it. If you don't want a seamless status bar, you shouldn't specify it at all, as status bar style "black" is the default one. Please note that if you already have a meta tag for the status bar style in your application, you should remove it for the above mentioned options to work.
On a side note Kendo UI Mobile initializes all needed meta tags (viewport, icons, status bar style) in order to work properly, so any additional tags you add may interfere with its normal operation. Kendo UI Mobile provides
for configuring its meta tags on init.
If you still have problems configuring the status bar style, I will need a sample page in order to decide what is going on and help you fix it.
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