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Old 06-22-2007, 07:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Which browser does everyone prefer and why?

For me, I prefer the BB Browser over Opera.. but only because the pages seem to load faster.
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Old 06-22-2007, 07:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I found it irritating that I have a seperate box pop up in Opera for text entires, but it has a lot more compatibility and I can view more webpages. In the end, I use the BB browser.
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Old 06-22-2007, 07:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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75% BlackBerry Browser, 25% Opera 4.

I agree with the previous poster, if Opera Mini was more "BlackBerry" friendly, I'd use it more.
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The browsing experience for me is better with the new Opera Mini.

Mainly, though, I haven't found enough worthwhile websites that really require me to much browsing on my curve. When I have some free time I might use it to read the latimes or something, but other than that I don't really use the web much.
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BB Browser. There's no advantage to using Opera for the sites I visit and Opera's a realy pain since they won't bother to properly port it for the BB (to support the wheel and escape keys, etc).
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BB browser with mowser.com

Who really wants to see entire web page on their phone? If you can get the info you need quickly without all the "glitz" and ads found on most sites, why would anyone bother zooming, scrolling, pinching, tapping, swirling, licking, or god knows what else?
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I agree. The new Opera 4 mini beta has a cool mouse that can scroll & zoom which is nice (especially if you have trackball) but it takes 6x longer to do anything on it plus it's not BB menu friendly. The tech behind Opera 4 is impressive but I dislike the UI - no shortcut keys, space doesn't pgdn etc. BB browser all the way w/ BB emulation (WML & HTML).
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I find that Opera Mini 4 is pretty good for several websites that don't render very well in BB Browser -- it performs very well on the 8700.

You just have to remember to avoid using the scrollwheel. Use the numeric keypad to scroll up/down faster instead -- much faster and you can hold the key to go to the top/bottom of a page very quickly in Opera. (2/4/6/8 keys). You can use the number 5 key to zoom in/out quickly.

Once you get the hang of using only the numeric keypad for fast-scrolling, it's very fast to navigate in Opera 4.

I do wish that Opera Mini was re-engineered to be BlackBerry UI friendly, it's more designed for generic-cellphone.
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I mainly use the BB browser, but I notice I am using the Opera 4 beta a lot and like the full page/zooming in feature. Like Mark said, if you use the number keys to navigate, it works just fine.
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BB browser most of the time. I use my browser all the time, mostly for quick Google searches. Occasionally I find I need to use opera mini but it's rarely used and I really dislike it.
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I'll add my voice to the chorus and say that I use the BB browser most of the time.....and fall back on Opera when a page doesn't load well.

When you get so used to certain keys performing certain functions, it's hard to switch for just one app.
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Who really wants to see entire web page on their phone?
It's sometimes necessary but Desktop View in the BB Browser works for the sites that I use.
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I tried the new Opera and then deleted it. It was more difficult to use so I went back to the trusty BB browser.
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We've been trying to do a hands-on review of the new Opera Mini 4 for awhile now, and we can't get it to work on a Pearl, 8800 or 8700. If anyone could help us out with that, we'd be much obliged.

BTW, we have the first screenshots of the new BB Browser up on blackberrycool.com (it's the Top Story right now). Ironically, it looks a lot more like Opera now.
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