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    Question what's the point of Opera mini?

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    what's the point of using it? what makes it so much better than the BB browser? I used Opera for a few days and it's nothing great....in fact, the BB browser seems to be a bit better in terms of loading pages.

    just curious why some people think Opera is the way to go.

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    Re: what's the point of Opera mini?

    Personally, I don't use Opera as the built in browser works just fine for me. Some people prefer the layout. Also, there are instances when you run into web pages that can't be loaded on the BB browser but can be loaded with Opera.

    Some of it is just personal preference.

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    Re: what's the point of Opera mini?

    Same here. I prefer the built in browser. I used to use Opera on my old WM5 phone, but that's because IE had too many errors.
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    Re: what's the point of Opera mini?

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    It works for me.

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    Re: what's the point of Opera mini?

    I prefer the built in browser but I also have Opera mini installed for some web pages as some do use it for pages that won't load right with the built in browser. I have not run into that issue yet and haven't had to use it, but have it there just in case.
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    Re: what's the point of Opera mini?

    It really is just a personal preference. I happen to like Opera Mini Beta 2 better than the BB as it renders pages more like they really look like and seems to be faster. There are definately some pages that the BB browser will not load that Opera does, but there are actually some things like banking( mine in particular) that Opera will not do, but the BB browser will. I think haveing them both makes the most sense until one or the other come up with a better product.
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    Re: what's the point of Opera mini?

    I'm looking forward to this... I just hope they do it up right!

    Firefox on your phone

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    Re: what's the point of Opera mini?

    Quote Originally Posted by box33
    what's the point of using it? what makes it so much better than the BB browser? I used Opera for a few days and it's nothing great....in fact, the BB browser seems to be a bit better in terms of loading pages.

    just curious why some people think Opera is the way to go.
    I LOVE Opera Mini, the purpose for me is that everything looks like it would on a computer, and scrolling is easier, also when you hit "back" it's instant unlike the BB browser that has to reload the recent page.

    What fun is looking at a myspace page without colors and just blah text

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    Re: what's the point of Opera mini?

    I like both. :P
    I use them for different things.

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    Re: what's the point of Opera mini?

    If you use Opera Mini4 Beta2 with small font and auto-zoom, most pages look exactly like on a computer desktop. Since the font is small, you have to not have a problem with small fonts, and have good vision. If you do have a problem with small fonts, using it with medium with or without auto-zoom gives you a lot of options on different views. It is quite versatile.

    On the other hand........ the native BB browser is great for quick information that isn't graphic heavy like accu-weather or mobile mlb scores and banking sites.

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    Re: what's the point of Opera mini?

    I use opera for onmob banking as mymbank security only accepts Opera as browser.Also many times bb browser won't connect but Opera does .Wierd.

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    Re: what's the point of Opera mini?

    I've heard both, only Opera works with some banking sites, and BB browser with others.

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    Re: what's the point of Opera mini?

    Each one has it's advantages. I prefer Opera. My favorite part is having three programs, so I can look at three separate web pages at the same time

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    Re: what's the point of Opera mini?

    opera tends to display some HTML pages better than the built in BB browser. as already stated, its all about personal preference
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    Re: what's the point of Opera mini?

    yea i guess its just a matter of preference. i like bb browser myself. opera takes good 2-3 seconds connecting before it starts loading a page, but once it loads its good, the layout and the ability to show pages like a normal pc and also having two browsers, so i can check out 2 web pages at the same time ...but the feature i really hate abt opera is that when u enter ur username and pwd, the first letter is a capital...and its really annoying to delete the letter and type it again to make it a small letter...this creates problems with logging in and i dont use password manager...may be it will help...not sure!

    and am looking forward to the proposed upgrades to it by RIM. and also wud luv to see a firefox browser for bb.

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