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Old 12-30-2010, 09:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was browsing around on google earlier today, and came across a list of alternate web broswers on a blackberry. I kept seeing a specific one on many different websites, so I decided to take a closer look at it.

Its called bolt, and I'm sure many of you have heard of it before. It can be used in place of your current browser, and can be made youe default, meaning all web pages open up in bolt.

After downloading it, I realized that it wasn't for me.

Pros:
- smaller top bar, meaning a bigger browser page, but only by a small amount.
- doesn't always show up as your browsing via a mobile device, but that can also be a con, which ill explain later

Cons:
-the startup. When you first click the bolt icon, it takes about 15 seconds to full open up, which is much longer than the 1-2 second load up on the default bb browser.
-loading time. It feels as if each web page takes 10 second to load, even simple pages such as google and youtube.
-doesnt show up as a mobile device when browsing. Earlier I stated this can be good, but I've realized that this can als be bad. When I tried to visit the blackberry forums using bolt, it came up as the non mobile page, which sort of lagged up the browser severely, because non mobile pages doint exactly load very quickly on a mobile phone.

Well, those are my thoughts on bolt.

All in all, I'm stickling with the default browser.
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I tried Bolt but it didn't suit me either, I think the Default one is ok
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I was browsing around on google earlier today, and came across a list of alternate web broswers on a blackberry. I kept seeing a specific one on many different websites, so I decided to take a closer look at it.

Its called bolt, and I'm sure many of you have heard of it before. It can be used in place of your current browser, and can be made youe default, meaning all web pages open up in bolt.

After downloading it, I realized that it wasn't for me.

Pros:
- smaller top bar, meaning a bigger browser page, but only by a small amount.
- doesn't always show up as your browsing via a mobile device, but that can also be a con, which ill explain later

Cons:
-the startup. When you first click the bolt icon, it takes about 15 seconds to full open up, which is much longer than the 1-2 second load up on the default bb browser.
-loading time. It feels as if each web page takes 10 second to load, even simple pages such as google and youtube.
-doesnt show up as a mobile device when browsing. Earlier I stated this can be good, but I've realized that this can als be bad. When I tried to visit the blackberry forums using bolt, it came up as the non mobile page, which sort of lagged up the browser severely, because non mobile pages doint exactly load very quickly on a mobile phone.

Well, those are my thoughts on bolt.

All in all, I'm stickling with the default browser.
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Yeah. The os6 browser is quite good.
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I prefer the default bb browser for one reason and that is, ota downloads. Bolt cannot install after download.
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I honestly prefer Opera's BB browser - it loads faster and pages don't get distorted as often. Opera used to be fantastic for the old trackwheels as well, although the diff. between 3rd party browsers and the OEM one isn't that big these days. To each their own
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