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Old 04-11-2009, 02:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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SORRY if this has already been posted, i searched and didn't find anything,
but i recently downloaded bolt and opera browser and want to know which one is the best and has best features!
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Old 04-11-2009, 02:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I use the bolt browser, seems faster to me on my bold. My girlfriend prefers opera on her huron (8820). Use used bolt for awhile and then went to opera, she likes the interface better and she says it loads faster. I'm guessing therefore that its all about individual preference. Try them both for a week and then make your decision. I think the blackberry brower is slow.
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Old 04-11-2009, 03:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Really depends on the connection and the service you have. Opera uses proxy servers so it may appear faster, but might not really be.
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Old 04-11-2009, 06:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think that Bolt is slower than my standard BB browser.

Every time you go back and forth on a page it loads from scratch with no obvious time savings from cache.

It does do a better job at displaying websites though, but I use mostly mobile optimized sites anyway.

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Old 04-11-2009, 08:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I am finding Opera Faster than Bolt sometimes and visa versa. Its all relative.
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Old 04-12-2009, 01:05 AM   #6 (permalink)
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thank you for your input people! great help,
i like opera but the scrolling is way to slow! is there away to fix this?
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No I do not think so because the program would be set to only scroll so many lines per unit of input (clarified answer needed) from the trackball.
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Opera Mini is much faster thean the BB browser for me. It is really fast. I have a strong 3G connection.
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I went from using Opera Mini to using the Bolt browser. I fine that it is much faster and the navigation around the page is alot better as well. But its all based on preference. Personally I think Opera Mini and the Bolt browser are better than the native Blackberry browser. Anytime I have to download something OTA I muste use my Blackberry broser for the download prompt to appear...using Opera mini and bolt doesn't work for downloading apps for some weird reason. It's probably just something im missing but dont care too much becuase it barely affects me. Anyways yea, Bolt browser for me!
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hit 2 to go up and 8 to go down - a page at a time - still faster than trackball
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Bolt.
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I am finding Opera Faster than Bolt sometimes and visa versa. Its all relative.
I totally agree, depends on the site and situation.
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Old 04-12-2009, 11:57 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Opera Mini. Opera Mini is faster than BB Browser. More user-friendly than Bolt (better, more intuitive controls). I use Opera Mini.
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I still use my BB browser, with all the settings turned on. I like it slow!
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you`ve gotta give credit for bolt`s performance seeing that it`s just the beta version....
but i suggest you go with opera
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Bolt is good, but still feels very beta. UI, etc. kind of weak and no OTA download capability. I'm not sure it's any faster than Opera, though it does handle full web pages a bit better.

I just find Opera a bit nicer to use. And, for me, being able to sync bookmarks is a nice feature so I can move between phones (even non-BB phones) and still have all my bookmarks.
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well this is all a big help!
your opinions have helped me in my decision greatly!
i think ill stick to opera and default browser till the non beta of bolt comes out, and try that!
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