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Old 11-26-2008, 09:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Couple questions..

1. Opera..is it worth the download for day to day browsing? Is it better overall, or just for particular web apps/sites?

2. Browser identification..what is the difference between selecting IE and Firefox? I haven't seen much difference as far as performance, and while I'm a firefox browser user from a PC standpoint, not sure the difference/benefit on the BB device.
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Old 11-27-2008, 03:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I love Opera personally for the JavaScript support. It works great for me. The 4.6 OS has come a long way for browser that is build in. It use to suck and I would never use it. I kinda ping pong back and forth mainly because when you click a link in a email you have no other choice then to launch the built in WAP browser. I wish you could change that.

For the second question I have never changed my settings but I know some sites require IE like old OWA (outlook web access) so if you were using Opera you could still see the site.
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Old 11-29-2008, 01:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I went to download Opera mini, but they don't show a version for the Bold/9000. Is the generic version recommended for the Bold, or one for a different model of BB?
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Old 11-29-2008, 01:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Go to the site from your BB Browser and it will detect the device for you.

http://www.operamini.com/download/
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That's where I'm going. It then gives me a list of phones, and asks me to choose mfgr and model. Anything special I need to do from a browser configuration standpoint?
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Anyone else have this issue?
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change your user agent back to Blackberry.

imo, opera mini feels sluggish on the Bold compared to when I used it on my last Windows Mobile device.

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So preferred browser and all settings to indicate the blackberry browser? I believe I tried that, but will try again.
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I think its rubbish, the text overwrites itself all the time and the layout is just crap!
Stick with the BB Browser i say
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I think its rubbish, the text overwrites itself all the time and the layout is just crap!
Stick with the BB Browser i say
It's a great browser in my book. Works dandy on my 9000, as it did on my 8820, once I figured out how to best use its scrolling features. Mini Opera renders complex web sites much better on my Berry than the BB browser, and never rejects a site as too large, as happens too often with the BB browser. I use Opera as my preferred site, but still interchange with the BB browser for about 25% of my use.

But hey, it's free, and whoever is wondering can easily download it over the air, try it, and wipe it off their device if they don't like it.
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Old 12-04-2008, 05:32 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the input. I'll probably do the OS upgrade this weekend and then try to (again) load it. I'm still getting my arms around the browser features compared to my 8700..more powerful I'm sure, but no time to spend just playing with it and figuring out the tricks.
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