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    Web browser replacements for Windows Mobile

    The version of IE shipping with Windows Mobile has rather limited capability. I was holding out for the new WM 6.1 browser based on IE 6 (dubbed "6 on 6") later this year, but a recent announcement from MS suggests that this browser will only ship on new equipment, and updates will not be released for existing users.

    Has anybody found a good (preferably free ) replacement browser for WM 6? I've tried Opera Mini. It works good for awhile, but usually locks up after a few minutes of use.

    Anyone blabbering about switching to an iPhone will get negative rep...oh, wait...


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    Re: Web browser replacements for Windows Mobile

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    What kind of phone do you use? Here is what I use on my Touch.

    For text / message board basic stuff - Opera Mini
    Video Streaming - Skyfire
    More advanced browsing - Opera Mobile



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    Re: Web browser replacements for Windows Mobile

    Skyfire or opera are really the only two I'm aware of.

    Pretty much every mobile web browser (aside from the google phone, iPhone and some of the nokia ones) are garbage for browsing the "real" web.

    Fennec is working on making it' sbrowser mobile, and it's pretty good, but I don't know that it's available (yet) for WM devices.


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    Re: Web browser replacements for Windows Mobile

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    What kind of phone do you use?
    Sprint HTC Mogul...


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    Re: Web browser replacements for Windows Mobile

    Quote Originally Posted by snowcraig2.0 View Post
    PPCGeeks.com

    What kind of phone do you use? Here is what I use on my Touch.

    For text / message board basic stuff - Opera Mini
    Video Streaming - Skyfire
    More advanced browsing - Opera Mobile
    I gave SkyFire a try...Not bad, but I'm having a bit of trouble figuring out the zooming functions. Works great for YouTube!


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    Re: Web browser replacements for Windows Mobile

    I've been wondering this as well. Any suggestions for the US Cellular version of the Moto Q 9c?


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    Re: Web browser replacements for Windows Mobile

    There isn't one browser out there right now that is really good for everything. Again, for me, if you are just surfing the web and 'reading' stuff it is Opera Mini by a long shot. If it is crashing for you try a different Java emulator.

    You might want to try Opera Mobile (not to be confused with Opera Mini). It seems to work better for more advanced stuff.

    Skyfire is definitely not the best for basic browsing, all I use it for is streaming. I actually watched some of the NCAA tourney on it last year.

    You may want to try one of the custom ROM's on PPCgeeks. I loaded one of them on my touch and have been extremely happy with it. The one I chose came pre-loaded with Opera Mini, Opera Mobile, Skyfie, PIE, and about any other software I could want.



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    Re: Web browser replacements for Windows Mobile

    Is your Mogul GPS enabled? If not, you can unlock it tohave true GPS with one of the custom ROMS on ppcgeeks.

    I am a huge nerd when it comes to windows mobile. If want any other software recomendations let me know.



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    Re: Web browser replacements for Windows Mobile

    I use Opera mini, and am very satisfied.


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    Re: Web browser replacements for Windows Mobile

    Quote Originally Posted by jdewaard View Post
    I use Opera mini, and am very satisfied.
    Yep, best, fastest browser by far for basic surfing.



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    Re: Web browser replacements for Windows Mobile

    Quote Originally Posted by snowcraig2.0 View Post
    Is your Mogul GPS enabled? If not, you can unlock it tohave true GPS with one of the custom ROMS on ppcgeeks.

    I am a huge nerd when it comes to windows mobile. If want any other software recomendations let me know.
    I've got the latest "official" ROM from Sprint/HTC, which is GPS enabled for the Mogul.

    I would be interested in where to get a different/better Java emulator.

    I've got a bunch of apps, but to this point I've been apprehensive about trying custom ROMS. However, I don't think Sprint is going to release any more ROM updates for the Mogul, so I may end up trying a custom ROM at some point to get new features.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    I've got the latest "official" ROM from Sprint/HTC, which is GPS enabled for the Mogul.

    I would be interested in where to get a different/better Java emulator.

    I've got a bunch of apps, but to this point I've been apprehensive about trying custom ROMS. However, I don't think Sprint is going to release any more ROM updates for the Mogul, so I may end up trying a custom ROM at some point to get new features.
    I was nervous about a custom ROM too, but I couldn't be happier with the one I have. My phone does everything I want.

    If you have GPS enabled, there is a great free turn by turn GPS program called 'Amaze GPS'. I strongly suggest it. It will make your phone just as good as any store bought GPS and do it for free.

    I use Esmertec JBed. What emulator are you using?



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    Re: Web browser replacements for Windows Mobile

    I have a mogul as well. But I didn't like the update when it came out. It took off the roaming only option(which I need to use often) and it also took away my free teathering. I have never been able to get opera to work w/o freezing.

    Is there a custom rom that will give me the roaming only and teathering back with the updated windows?



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    Re: Web browser replacements for Windows Mobile

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    I have a mogul as well. But I didn't like the update when it came out. It took off the roaming only option(which I need to use often) and it also took away my free teathering. I have never been able to get opera to work w/o freezing.

    Is there a custom rom that will give me the roaming only and teathering back with the updated windows?
    There are custom ROM's that will do whatever you want. Again, just check out PPCgeeks.com.



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    Re: Web browser replacements for Windows Mobile

    Opera Mobile 9.5 Beta. It's the closest thing to Safari on the iPhone.



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