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Old 02-18-2007, 04:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all. I have a BB 7290 on a Cingular plan. My web browsing experience is really painful. I either get really slow load times and/or a lot of error messages. I'm wondering if there's anything I do here short of switching phones or moving to another provider. I really don't mind the phone all that much but I would like to be able to have marginal web surfing capabilities if possible.

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Old 02-18-2007, 08:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The 7290 is pretty slow on the web when compared to other devices.... What error messages are you getting?
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The 7290 is GPRS. Slightly (just) faster than dial up. EDGE (8700/8800/8100) is faster and EVDO is much faster.
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But speed is relative. What are you comparing it with?

You won't get anything near the speed of using a PC, since everything on a handheld is processor limited. You just don't have the processing (or memory) capabilities of a PC so you can't expect it to be very fast, even if you are on EV-DO or 3G.
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