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Old 04-10-2016, 06:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
BillPierce
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Default Re: Accessing browser-based AOL mail with older BB

I've already got the Opera Mini 8 browser installed. It's a little more picky than the built-in BlackBerry browser in terms of compatibility, but it has a reduced memory footprint that will sometimes load content-rich pages that cause the built-in browser to crash.

I guess I'll have to wait until April 27 to see if Opera works with the revised AOL webmail.

Are you saying that the Bold 9900 will use an app to access webmail? Is there an app that works with BB OS 7 on the 9900 but not OS 6 that I have on my 9780? All I see from AOL are apps available only for iOS and Android.

If I hunt around I can buy a used Bold 9900 for about $50. I'd consider that, but only if I can access AOL's webmail via Wi-Fi. No, it's not as convenient as BIS via a data plan, but my research indicates that fewer carriers are enabling BIS anymore, and eventually it may disappear altogether. Wi-Fi webmail has been a reasonable and cost-effective alternative for me.

Thanks for your thoughts.
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