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cupcake of bahrain 02-02-2009 12:34 AM

How many browsers are there?
 
Hi guys, I have a question that;s been bothering me for a while!

On every BB device I've had, there has always been two internet browser icons, why? One is labelled "browser" and the other "internet browser".

Sorry if this is an ignorant question.

I also want to know if I can set on to use GPRS and the other to use WiFi? Thanks in advance.

Perfect Storm 02-02-2009 09:30 AM

The different browsers are different routes for the data. They are:
WAP Browser (sometimes carrier titled): Goes through your carrier
Internet Browser: Goes through RIM
BlackBerry Browser: Goes through your BES (if applicable)
Hotspot Browser: Goes through your private WiFi LAN

OstrichSak 02-15-2009 08:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Perfect Storm (Post 1268274)
The different browsers are different routes for the data. They are:
WAP Browser (sometimes carrier titled): Goes through your carrier
Internet Browser: Goes through RIM
BlackBerry Browser: Goes through your BES (if applicable)
Hotspot Browser: Goes through your private WiFi LAN

So what is the ideal way to utilize these? I've seen places where you can specify which ones you use for different things and just wonder how this would be handy or how you should use them.

intoflatlines 02-15-2009 10:22 PM

I'd like to know this too. For example, which should you set as "Default Browser" in advanced settings?

l0ki 02-16-2009 10:50 AM

Perfect Storm explained it well.

Setting a certain browser as default depends usually on your dataplan and network accessibility.

On my BIS device I usually take the BB-Browser (BIS APN on unlimited dataplan) and switch to WiFi if my private WLAN network is available (for example at home) because its faster.

I would have to pay for traffic using WAP, so I almost never use it.
My default browser on my BES device is also BB-Browser (connection via BES).

Hope it helps a bit.


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