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Old 01-05-2009, 02:23 PM   #21 (permalink)
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As per my note above, item #1 was "using the corporate browser."

You can configure the browser to go direct rather than over corporate network:

Options > Advanced > Browser

In addition to "Internet Browser" and "BlackBerry Browser," I've previously witnessed "mMode" and other browsers on AT&T, and T-Mobile has its own funky browser (T-Zones?).

I set everything to Internet Browser unless I need to get something from my corporate intranet (rare).

For me Opera works great on my 8703e (w/ keyboard), but I find it very difficult to click/hover/tap/whatever on the Storm. I find that the "tap" = "click" rather than "zoom" or "show button bar."
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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post
When I tested my Storm at using the BB browser, the best I achieved was 350 kbps throughput. Doing the same exact test with the Opera Mini browser achieved 3600 kbps. Over TEN times faster as it does not get routed through the Exchange/BPS server. It goes directly to the intended site. I get better Internet throughput on my wireless cellphone than I do with our companies "hard" link.
Hmm, I don't think the test you performed with Opera was going directly between your phone and the test server - I think it was going between Opera's servers in Norway and the test server. As I understand it, all data being served to Opera Mini is being 'preprocessed' on Opera servers first. I have run into a couple of websites that auto-detect where you're connecting from, and as a result, have served me Norwegian-language pages! Similarly, if I use Google to find a weather forecast, it gives me the results in centigrade instead of Fahrenheit, whereas the BB browser would give me Fahrenheit.
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the blackberry browser sucks!
traded in my blackberry storm for a 8520!

Saving 600 dollars a year by switching from verizon to tmobile!
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