BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-05-2009, 03:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Model: 8330
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Sprint
Posts: 6
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default slow browser on my Curve

Please Login to Remove!

I just got a Curve and I have Sprint. Honestly, the internet is very slow on the Curve. Anybody know anyway to speed it up?
Offline  
Old 05-05-2009, 03:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
New Member
 
jsconyers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: In a van down by the river.
Model: NOTE2
OS: 4.1
PIN: <- Where do I find this?
Carrier: Sprint
Posts: 15,071
Post Thanks: 139
Thanked 140 Times in 121 Posts
Default

Are you getting 1X or 1XEV?

The BB Browser is pretty slow compared to other browsers. You may want to take a look at Opera Mini or Bolt. They're both free 3rd party browsers.
__________________
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
When you take things for granted, the things you are granted, get taken.
Even a mosquito doesn't get a pat on the back until it starts to work.
Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.
[BES 5.0.3 / GroupWise 2012 HP2]
Offline  
Old 05-05-2009, 03:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Model: 8330
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Sprint
Posts: 6
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

most of the time 1X.... can you tell me about Opera Mini? Is it faster than the regular BB browser?
Offline  
Old 05-05-2009, 03:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
New Member
 
jsconyers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: In a van down by the river.
Model: NOTE2
OS: 4.1
PIN: <- Where do I find this?
Carrier: Sprint
Posts: 15,071
Post Thanks: 139
Thanked 140 Times in 121 Posts
Default

if you're getting 1X that would be the issue. 1XEV is more like 3G speeds.

Opera renders the pages on their server, thus it loads the pages quicker on the device. The BB Browser renders the pages on the device, this makes it slower.
__________________
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
When you take things for granted, the things you are granted, get taken.
Even a mosquito doesn't get a pat on the back until it starts to work.
Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.
[BES 5.0.3 / GroupWise 2012 HP2]
Offline  
Old 05-05-2009, 06:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
BobbehsBerry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Las Vegas
Model: iPh4
OS: 4.0.0
PIN: Ask politely. ;]
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 56
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Wirelessly posted (Curve 8310)

I use Opera Mini and looooooove it tremendously more then the BBbrowser. ;)
__________________
My Devices:
Blackberry 8310 >> iPhone 4
Offline  
Old 05-05-2009, 07:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
BlackBerryForums.com Super Moderator
 
SteveO86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Florida
Model: 9650
OS: 6.0.0.280
PIN: I heard it drop!
Carrier: VZW BIS
Posts: 6,534
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 1 Post
Default

Opera Mini and Bolt are both good alternatives, but I would look into your signal issue, you should have 1XEV, I'd call your carrier, get instructions on how to have your phone look for the nearest cell tower.
__________________
8830 -> 8330 -> 9550 -> 9650
Just think about how far BlackBerries have come from then till now... And what else is coming.

Follow me on Twitter
Offline  
Old 05-05-2009, 09:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
BlackBerry Master
 
Trimix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: smelLA, caLAMEfornia
Model: 8320
OS: 4.5.0.182
PIN: infarina
Carrier: of alotta bacteria
Posts: 4,932
Post Thanks: 1
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Default

Give Opera Mini and/or Bolt a try. They are both free. You got nothing to lose.
Offline  
Old 05-08-2009, 12:07 AM   #8 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Model: 8330
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Sprint
Posts: 19
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I personally consider bolt better than opera. But I have the two installed for any case.
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.