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#1 htsource

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 09:13 PM

I recently got a Blackberry Curve with GPS, very cool except the web browsing sucks for HAI control. I tried to set it up so it's most compatible with PocketIE, but still it doesn't look as nice as my other WM5 PDA phone. I also lose the ability to see my frontdoor camera as I can't see stream video anymore.

Any tricks to make BB to look better for web browsing? Are there lots of BB apps to download similar to WM5?

Thanks.

#2 Micah

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 09:41 PM

I have that same model BB via TMobile and I agree that the webability isn't so hot. I haven't been able to do it on mine, but you can get a copy of Opera Mini for the BB which is supposed to be much better than the built in browser.

You can check out Opera Mini here.

#3 htsource

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 08:30 PM

Thank you very much, I'll give it a try.

#4 twilo123

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 02:07 AM

if you are using z-wave on your hai you can add a hawking box in and use their cell link service $8 per month though. the prog is java based and much better than a web page IMO. i use it on a 7290 and it works perfectly. handles videovia motion jpg on your cell phone too.

Edited by twilo123, 01 April 2008 - 02:07 AM.


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Posted 10 April 2008 - 01:29 PM

+1 on opera mini. Much better than the built in browser...

#6 thewireguy

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 07:31 PM

i hear the Bold is going to be alot better

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 11:17 PM

I'm using a curve with web pages I wrote for my HomeVision system and it works just fine. I'm not doing anything fancy, but turning lights on and off, arming/disarming alarm and setting the thermostat goes off with a minimum of effort.

I don't like the fact that the curve can't see local web pages when I'm logged on through my own wi-fi.

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 08:19 AM

I just got the 8830 and it works great compared to my olde Motorola i760. Did you know that they are options to make the browser look more like IE. Go into your browser, select the menu button, go into Options, Go into Browser Configuration, and scroll down to emulation mode.

Change Emulation Mode to Microsoft IE or Netscape.




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