BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-14-2005, 12:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 14
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default WebViewer by Reqwireless

Please Login to Remove!

Does the webviewer make that much of a difference when webbrowsing? I ahve the 7250 and the web looks fine. What is the big difference? Is it worth purchasing? thanks
Offline  
Old 02-14-2005, 01:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
jbairdjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Lincoln, Ne
Model: 9550
OS: 5.0
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 1,232
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I have been a long-time user of the Reqwireless browser, and I do like it.
However, the Blackberry browser works better. I do keep Webviewer installed, because it does work better on a few sites (especially one that our office uses for data).
But, I wouldn't buy it now that the Blackberry Internet browsing is an option.
__________________
Blackberry Storm2 (Verizon)
7280-7780-7290-7100g-7250-8703-8830-8330-9530-9550
Offline  
Old 02-14-2005, 05:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: South Texas and San Francisco
Model: z10
Carrier: att
Posts: 870
Post Thanks: 5
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

At a $30 one time fee, I find it's nice to have the extra browser to piddle with, even if you have access to the BB browser. I don't notice much difference between them.
__________________
"I never met a man I didn't like."
Will Rogers
Redneck
Offline  
Old 02-14-2005, 07:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
Retired BBF Moderator
 
Mark Rejhon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Model: Bold
Carrier: Rogers
Posts: 4,870
Post Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

WebViewer 4.0 is better than WebViewer 3.3 ... it's much faster than the BlackBerry browser found in BlackBerryOS 4.0. Have you tried Webviewer 4.0?
__________________
Thanks,
Mark Rejhon
Author of XMPP extension XEP-0301:
www.xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0301.html - specification
www.realjabber.org - open source
Offline  
Old 02-14-2005, 10:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 39
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

@Mark R.

Mark, maybe you can shed some light for me. All in all I am very happy with Blackberry. However, I have been frustrated with the inability to access a number of my most frequented sites. In particular, it seems to be the secure areas of particular sites such as my bank, my stock brokerage, etc. I talk to the people at the bank & brokerages and they advise that the device must be able to form a secure connection. I speak to Rogers and they say RIM can do it, but not on WAP. I should be able to do it on HTML. If I can't it is because the site is blocking them. In the end, it appears that the HTML browser cannot access HTTPS.

In comes Reqwireless Webviewer... In the description it states HTTPS! They offer a trial so I install the app and give it a go. No problem with regualar browsing, but failure as soon as I try to hit the above mentioned secure sites. I trust I am not violating any board rules by posting a link to my request for customer support at Reqwireless to avoid copying the entire post here: http://www.reqwireless.com/forum/vie...amp;highlight=

Basically, is the reqwireless browser a solution for this? If not, is there any other non-BES, non-MDS solution?

Thanks mate,

MM
Offline  
Old 02-14-2005, 10:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
Retired BBF Moderator
 
Mark Rejhon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Model: Bold
Carrier: Rogers
Posts: 4,870
Post Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Try testing BlackBerry HTML Browser 4.0 with BES 4.0, sometimes it works that way. For this, you need to make sure everything is turned on (including Javascript) in the browser preferences.

My CS-COOP (Full HTML version) online banking works on my BlackBerry. No guarantees, but I find that BES 4.0 does improve the browser somewhat.

I also use TD Canada Trust (WAP and MiniHTML version) but they work fine with the default BlackBerry browsers, as long as you use the alternate full MiniHTML URL (or use http://www.td.com/w after you turn off HTML, by using "WAP Only" instead of "WAP & HTML")
__________________
Thanks,
Mark Rejhon
Author of XMPP extension XEP-0301:
www.xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0301.html - specification
www.realjabber.org - open source
Offline  
Old 02-14-2005, 11:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 39
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Hehe.. Ok. So it works for you on BES. Can you advise if there is any hope for us non-BES users?

MM
Offline  
Old 02-15-2005, 08:18 AM   #8 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
cbotd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Model: 7230
Posts: 172
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I enjoyed using Reqwirels Web Browser 4.0 for sites that do not require forms to be filled out. Reqwirelss takes you to a new screen to input any form data. It seems to be an extra step that I personaly find annoying.

Reqwirelss 4.0 is MUCH faster than the Browser built into BBOS4.0.

That being said, Reqwireless uses a one-time-only key code for each install. After upgrading my 6230 to OS4.0 and then purchasing a 7230 and installing OS4.0, Reqwireless has been unable to track my key requests and I am without a licesned version of the software. If you plan on purchasing, make sure you have your BB set up the way you want it for a while.
Offline  
Old 02-15-2005, 08:41 AM   #9 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
jbairdjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Lincoln, Ne
Model: 9550
OS: 5.0
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 1,232
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I agree with the complaint about forms directing you to another page. That is a pain.
Since I have upgraded my Blackberry's software many times (and changed handhelds), I have also had to register the webviewer software multiple times.
When you upgrade software versions, you will have to re-register the software by going to the Reqwireless site, clicking on the support page, and requesting a new registration number. I have kept the email from Reqwireless in a saved folder, so that when I do a new software update, I just copy and paste the registration number to the form on Reqwireless's page. Reqwireless is usually pretty quick with the new number.
__________________
Blackberry Storm2 (Verizon)
7280-7780-7290-7100g-7250-8703-8830-8330-9530-9550
Offline  
Old 02-15-2005, 10:32 AM   #10 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: South Texas and San Francisco
Model: z10
Carrier: att
Posts: 870
Post Thanks: 5
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jbairdjr
I agree with the complaint about forms directing you to another page. That is a pain.
Since I have upgraded my Blackberry's software many times (and changed handhelds), I have also had to register the webviewer software multiple times.
When you upgrade software versions, you will have to re-register the software by going to the Reqwireless site, clicking on the support page, and requesting a new registration number. I have kept the email from Reqwireless in a saved folder, so that when I do a new software update, I just copy and paste the registration number to the form on Reqwireless's page. Reqwireless is usually pretty quick with the new number.
Thanks for the info. I'm on a 7290 waiting for Cingular to release 4.0. I didn't see that I would face this issue, so now I'll be lookibg for it.

Now if Cingular and RIM could only get it together on 4.0.
Offline  
Old 02-15-2005, 11:43 AM   #11 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Model: 7100T
Posts: 173
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I have to say once I turned off JavaScript and CSS with the BB browser I now find it very nearly as fast as reqwireless for most pages.
Offline  
Old 02-15-2005, 12:19 PM   #12 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: South Texas and San Francisco
Model: z10
Carrier: att
Posts: 870
Post Thanks: 5
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bratag
I have to say once I turned off JavaScript and CSS with the BB browser I now find it very nearly as fast as reqwireless for most pages.
I turn off the images on my BB browser and get much better speed. The same with Webviewer, although Webviewer does a better job of showing you some of the images (so that you can navigate), for about the same speed. (I'm on Webviewer 4.0 and BB 3.8).

How do you know when you'll need to turn on your javascript and CSS, once you've disabled them?
Offline  
Old 02-15-2005, 03:08 PM   #13 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Model: 7100T
Posts: 173
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

CSS pages pretty much just make things look nice - I couldnt care less most of the time. Javascript if needed will pop up a message.
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.