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Old 02-20-2009, 09:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all new to the forum and to BB's. Got a quick question, (I searched) I just got the 8130 pearl, but I was looking at a friends 8350i and I really liked the browser on it. A lot better than the pearl. I like the way it looks just like a web page on my pc. I don't want the nextel so I'm thinking on the 8330 curve. My question is does the internet look the same on the 8330 as it does on the 8350i? I didn't get a chance to look at the 8330 so I was wanting to know before I call sprint and order it. Basicaly does the internet on the 8330 look like the internet on the computer? Sorry if this is confusing. Thanks.
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What is the OS version on your 8130? You may be able to get the browser expereince you want by upgrdaing the OS. here are some links that may be helpful:

How do I upgrade the OS on my BlackBerry? - BlackBerryFAQ

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I'll try that when I get home .Thanks
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Ok updated to 4.5 OS and it's still not what I'm looking for. So if the 8330 browser looks the same as my pc when you bring up a web page, then I'll get one. So if anyone can answer that question for me, that would be great. Because if it's not, then I'm going to keep the pearl because it's smaller. Thanks.
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Perhaps he's not using the BB browser? Have you looked at the Opera Mini browser?

www dot opera dot com backslash mini
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Ok updated to 4.5 OS and it's still not what I'm looking for. So if the 8330 browser looks the same as my pc when you bring up a web page, then I'll get one. So if anyone can answer that question for me, that would be great. Because if it's not, then I'm going to keep the pearl because it's smaller. Thanks.
A web page on the 8330 browser is not going to look the same as on your PC. Some web pages render very well on the browser, some not. And there are some web pages that just don't work on a BlackBerry, particularly if the pages have a lot of Flash. No BlackBerry is going to match a web browser on a PC -- it's just not a realistic expectation. However, I find the BlackBerry browser more than satisfactory for most of my browsing needs. It depends on what you are trying to do, what sites you need to access.

I suggest going to a phone store if possible and trying the 8330 yourself. That should give you a much better idea of whether or not it would meet your needs.
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Yeah I did this today. Your right the 8330 won't do it. I guess I'm just going to have to try out different browser's till I find somehting i can live with. I like the size of the pearl so I'm just going to stay with it. Anyone got a good browser suggestion? Beside the Opera.
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You could try the Bolt Browser. It is still in beta. It renders pages very fast and displays them as it would on a PC. The downside is that scrolling is painful. It is still in beta so let's hope that is resolved.

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Ok, I talked to someone that has the 8350i today and they told me the reason the internet looks that way on it is because it's an actual windows program. Does anyone know if there is any truth to that or not?
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No, it's not an actual Windows program. BlackBerry devices do not run on Windows OS's. He may have his Browser emulation mode set to IE. Other than that, he doesn't know what he's talking about.
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