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If I download the opera mini, am i just adding an application, a different door/portal of sorts to the internet? Will i have two WORLD icons? How does this work? Thanks...
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If I download the opera mini, am i just adding an application, a different door/portal of sorts to the internet? Will i have two WORLD icons? How does this work? Thanks...
yes its just another java application and not a sort of add on for the bb browser or your so called door/portal to the internet,lol. People say its much more faster than the integrated browser, and its a similar browser to the iphones although not as good.

And no it has a seperate icon that looks like a red ring...
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Great thanks! Do you know how much memory it takes? And do you use it? If not why?
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Great thanks! Do you know how much memory it takes? And do you use it? If not why?
im not exactly sure about how much memory it consumes but i assume not more than 500kB...so you should wait and get a better answer for that...well yea ive been a fan of opera even before i started using the bb..based on my personal experience i noticed its much more faster and displays html much better then the bb borwser. It also has this feature where it shows the whole desptop layout of the website and you can simply zoom into the area you want to enlarge and vice versa...earlier versions of the opera where incompatible with the BIS so i suggest you download the latest version where wifi and bis are both enabled...Other then that i dont any reason why you shouldnt have it in your bb..give it a try, you have nothing to lose
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I DID download it! It takes around 190kb of memory, not much. As for ease of navigation I am sure there is a learning curve. What I like most, so far, is that I can access my online banking whereas I could not with the BB broswer. so far!
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Even though I have os 4.5, I still use Opera Mini. It seems to load some of my favorite pages a lot faster than the BB browser. The one disadvantage is the inability to paste text into the URL entry box, if you copy an address from another app.
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And no it has a seperate icon that looks like a red ring...
Actually, it looks more like a red capital "O" - you know, like maybe for Opera?
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First post, new BB Curve owner. I've owned every Windows phone on Sprint. The Treo 800w was garbage and exchange it. Anyway, my question concerns the topic of this thread. I am use to Pocket Internet Explorer which is an excellent browser. Is Opera the only browser available for BB's? Actually the stock browser to me is better than Opera. Thanks.
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No there are alot of different browsers that you can download you just got to find them...I use china mobile to get internet for free. I read on a forum and cant remember which one it was it might have been this one. The great thing about Opera Mini is when you download it you cna select what carrier you have and they areent neccserily the major ones. I have an Opera for every country in the world including greenland.....Dont ask why...
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First post, new BB Curve owner. I've owned every Windows phone on Sprint. The Treo 800w was garbage and exchange it. Anyway, my question concerns the topic of this thread. I am use to Pocket Internet Explorer which is an excellent browser. Is Opera the only browser available for BB's? Actually the stock browser to me is better than Opera. Thanks.
Really? Pocket Internet Explorer... Wow, I would only use that for mobile sites. I use the BB one for everything (except the occassional bank site, Opera Mini for those).

PIE was nothing compared to Opera Mobile (for PPC) or NetFront (the Access beta). I used Skyfire briefly, it was good but obviously beta. PIE couldn't keep up when accessing full web pages.
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Actually, it looks more like a red capital "O" - you know, like maybe for Opera?
ok ok faayyynnn!!!lool..yea i wasnt thinkin properly at that time..i was actaully gonna say it looks like a red donut..mmmmmmmmmm!!!lol
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It seems the consensus is that having the Opera browser can only be a good thing... as it's a small app and can do some things that the integrated browser can't.
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It is a matter of preference, some do not like it due to the fact that you cannot set it as your default browser, you cannot use it to download OTA software, and you have to select text boxes to input text.

Having said that, I like it as an alternative to view full HTML pages that the BB Browser can not. It is a good secondary browser.
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The Opera doesn't work for me because when typing there are more steps opposed to the BB browser. I just found PIE to be easier. If there isn't an alternative I don't have a problem using the BB browser, just thought there was something else better than Opera.

I've used Skyfire which is horrible and slow, no wonder it's still in Beta. I've used NetFront and just wan't a big fan. I'm fine with BB's Browser.
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I like Opera too but since .69 I been using BB Browser only.
I was wondering if anyone ever got Minuet browser to work on a 8310? It just won't connect to any web page. My other TCP applications work. If you did get it working did you have to do anything special?
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What I like most, so far, is that I can access my online banking whereas I could not with the BB broswer. so far!
Adjusting the BB browser options may fix that, depending on the issue you're having with accessing your bank's web site. However, if OM is working fine it's probably easier just to use it.

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It seems the consensus is that having the Opera browser can only be a good thing... as it's a small app and can do some things that the integrated browser can't.
The consensus is really that's it's a matter of personal preference/need. I personally can't stand it but plenty of people really like it and find it very useful. It certainly doesn't hurt to download and try it out yourself. Nothing beats firsthand experience.

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Agreed, Opera Mini is great if you do not mind zooming in and out all the time. Everything displays like on your PC at home compared to the BB (BareBones) Browser that comes with the phone!
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