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Old 06-10-2008, 01:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an 8310. Should I install the Opera browser? What's the benefit of it vs the existing BB browser? And is the install/setup simple?

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Old 06-10-2008, 02:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi

You could install it to see if you like it, some people prefer it.

You need to enter your carriers APN setting at options> advanced options> TCP.

Download OTA from miniopera.com

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Old 06-10-2008, 02:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I love operamini. I use the zoom in and out feature.
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Old 06-10-2008, 02:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Install it and see for yourself.
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some sites i access via wifi don't open properly with BB Browser, however using Opera, i can... So it's always a good backup
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I vote opera, based on the fact that I can do my banking online, which can not be done with the BB Browser.
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I have tried unsuccessfully many times to download this app. I've tried OTA. msg. and d/t mgr. No luck. One time it said d/l sussessful, but could not open it. said page was empty? Never had a problem with any other app i;ve d/l. What am I doing wrong?
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Are there any other apps out there similiar to Opera Mini, free or pay? I've been unable to find any by searches.
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I have tried unsuccessfully many times to download this app. I've tried OTA. msg. and d/t mgr. No luck. One time it said d/l sussessful, but could not open it. said page was empty? Never had a problem with any other app i;ve d/l. What am I doing wrong?
Are you trying to download 4.1? Try an earlier version to see if will install! The link should be on the operamini page to download earlier versions, its worth a try.
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Are there any other apps out there similiar to Opera Mini, free or pay? I've been unable to find any by searches.
Unfortunately there is only Opera Mini available at the present time.
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ok, I've taken advice posted here and am trying it. Suprisingly given the promotions, it actually seems slower than the BB browser. I do like some of the features, but am uncertain about the small viewing window that you need to click on to view anything on the page. Is there a way in settings to change the way the page is viewed to make more like a traditional browser?
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Hit menu key and go to settings then select mobile view.
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Finally was able to get 3.0, then was able to d/l 4.1. My problem now is how do I use it? I can see no real difference in Opera and BB browser.
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If anyone knows, how do I make Opera the default browser on my BB?
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Old 06-11-2008, 12:54 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Gave up on it. Didn't see much difference from the BB browser, but a little slower.
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OperaMini is way faster opening pages than BB browser. But, some apps will not d/l over Opera so I keep both on the HH. Also, SkyFire has already sent me invite messages to try their beta on WM devices. I requested an invite when the BB beta was available but their not done with it yet.
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I use the reg. browser, but for a few sites opera is better.
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ok, I've taken advice posted here and am trying it. Suprisingly given the promotions, it actually seems slower than the BB browser. I do like some of the features, but am uncertain about the small viewing window that you need to click on to view anything on the page. Is there a way in settings to change the way the page is viewed to make more like a traditional browser?
Regarding speed, you can go into settings and check the connection type. If it's set to http, you can try socket. If socket works it will be faster.

You can also press 1 while on a Web page, then turn on Mobile View to get rid of the little zoom window.
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Old 06-11-2008, 10:23 PM   #19 (permalink)
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If anyone knows, how do I make Opera the default browser on my BB?
Can't be done.
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Old 06-11-2008, 10:53 PM   #20 (permalink)
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how do go about downloading this off their website? though my computer or through my phone?
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