10-01-2006, 08:05 AM
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Boston, Mass.
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So far, I'm not impressed.
You have to download an "Avantgo Launcher," which appears to simply be a webpage, then signup, then it opens another webpage, which then directs you to download an additional program, which is sort of like an add-on to the device's existing browser and is about 300k, before downloading any content. Then it makes you sign in with the account that you just registered. Except I tried to register three times with three different email addresses and each time it told me I was using an invalid userid or there was a network error.
Finally, I went to options, synch options, and changed "BES" to "BIS-B" (even though I am on a BES), and then it connected to the Avango server.
After a few minutes, it loaded some channels, but gave no indication how to add or delete channels. So, I logged onto their website via my pc and deleted a few of the channels they gave me and added a couple. There' a poor selection of incredibly crappy channels. You can add rss feeds, but there are better orograms for that.
Then i ran a sych on the device and after a couple of failures to connect to their server. it took about 5 minutes to download the new content. the reason it takes so long is that the content is graphic heavy--mostly ads.
After the Sync, I still had the channels I had deleted and didn't have the new channels I added. When you close out of the program, it makes you click through a few ads.