Thanks for the clarification, I now understood what you're trying to accomplish. Unfortunately it is not possible to reuse the same code, as it relies on the fact that the button is a Kendo UI widget. However Kendo UI Mobile does not have a DropdownList/Combo widget yet, which means that the select cannot be converted to a widget to make the current code applicable for select as well. Your approach of using jQuery to hook up appropriate event is the correct way to go!
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