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Old 06-03-2007, 10:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have created a thread in Opera's open forums, which the developers actively read and I believe with enough support from the BB Community, we may be able to get a port, at least on the more advanced BB's. Please add your 2 cents and request in that post!

http://my.opera.com/community/forums....dml?id=191822


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It would be nice if they'd properly support the escape key and such on all BB's...
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Old 06-04-2007, 09:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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It would be nice if they'd properly support the escape key and such on all BB's...
My decision to stick with Blackberry is hinging on the release of a better browser. As much as I love blackberry's browser, it just doesn't render pages well. Opera Mobile 9 is gaining Ajax support for example... would be great to take advantage of google apps and web 2.0 sites.

Otherwise I will likely jump ship to an iPhone or Symbian device so I can install opera 9 mobile on it.

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Please go post to show your support in Opera forums. I provided a link in the original post! We could really use some Web 2.0 browsing action on the BlackBerry. I feel that the Curve/Pearl and 8800 would be excellent iPhone contenders with a strong Opera or Webkit based browser.

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i'd have to say that if their is one flaw with bb it is the borwsing. Would be nice for them to improve that. I'll be looking at the iphone to see how it works for email, i know the tabbed browsing with it will be good.
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My decision to stick with Blackberry is hinging on the release of a better browser. As much as I love blackberry's browser, it just doesn't render pages well. Opera Mobile 9 is gaining Ajax support for example... would be great to take advantage of google apps and web 2.0 sites.

Otherwise I will likely jump ship to an iPhone or Symbian device so I can install opera 9 mobile on it.

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Please go post to show your support in Opera forums. I provided a link in the original post! We could really use some Web 2.0 browsing action on the BlackBerry. I feel that the Curve/Pearl and 8800 would be excellent iPhone contenders with a strong Opera or Webkit based browser.

If you read on boygenius website you can add 3rd party apps right now
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Nobody is really interested in getting an improved browser on the newer blackberries? I'd say that its the only weakness on models like the Pearl/8800/Curve.

Opera Mobile provides a great experience on Symbian/Windows mobile, and 9.0 is going to bring Ajax to the table. Who wouldn't want google apps, good banking support etc...
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firefox came out with minimo, but haven't spotted it yet for RIM devices...looks like it's currently an alpha app for windows mobile.
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Minimo requires more resources than what our Blackberry's have, and I do not believe it can be ported to a Java platform (Blackberry OS). Getting a quality open-source browser on Blackberry's is hardly likely.

Opera is just about the only Web 2.0 browser that could fit within the capabilities of the OS 4.2 devices. It is my hope to gather enough support from Blackberryforums members to get Opera's attention drawn to our platform.

Please visit their forums and petition for a port of Opera Mobile (NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH OPERA MINI). =)
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So what exactly are the differences between mini and mobile ? Ajax ? Does that technology really work well on mobile phones ?
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So what exactly are the differences between mini and mobile ? Ajax ? Does that technology really work well on mobile phones ?
Quite a few differences. Rendering is greatly improved, 9.0 will have scaling, overview, and ajax support. It directly downloads pages without proxy and handles stuff like banking very well. It also brings platform specific enhancements like shortcuts and full trackball usage.

It is probably the closest you can get to a desktop browser on mobiles. (until iphone day, lol.)

If you have browsed on a Wii or N800, thats what opera mobile 9 can provide.
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Nobody is really interested in getting an improved browser on the newer blackberries?
I am but it's not a pressing matter and a bit pointless IMO until the hardware and OS are improved as they're currently bottlenecks for rendering web pages as it is. For my use which mostly consists of pulling real-time traffic maps and animated doppler the current browser works well enough. I'll push for a better browser once we get 3G and faster processors in our Blackberries.
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Quite a few differences. Rendering is greatly improved, 9.0 will have scaling, overview, and ajax support. It directly downloads pages without proxy and handles stuff like banking very well. It also brings platform specific enhancements like shortcuts and full trackball usage.

It is probably the closest you can get to a desktop browser on mobiles. (until iphone day, lol.)

If you have browsed on a Wii or N800, thats what opera mobile 9 can provide.
i used opera mini for a little while....and when i did i had to set the apn in order for it to work. i did not know what setting the apn field means, whether it opens a portal to internet communication without added security ? with the standard bb browser the field is left blank and the device is able to access the internet.

for the most part the bb browser is good enough for me, but if opera mobile is just as secure and has added features, then i wouldn't mind installing it when it's available.....
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