It is a browser so there arenâ€™t too many features necessarily. There is a feature I have become accustom to in a PC browser. The â€œform auto fillâ€ feature gives you the ability to add information into the browser for when I get to a site asking for my information so I can add it to the siteâ€™s forms without typing. I was very surprised a handheld browser had this. There is also a cache which can be configured to cache site for you to help speed things up a bit for those site you hit often. Use caution here because if you cache too much you will run out of memory.
Other features include (off their site);
â€¢ Browsing of HTML content
â€¢ Images, including GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF and BMP formats
â€¢ Bookmarks and folders
â€¢ Configurable cache
â€¢ Cookies and cookie management
â€¢ Security via HTTPS (if supported by the device), basic authentication
â€¢ HTTP, HTTPS, mailto, FTP, and gopher URLs
â€¢ Viewing of ZIP, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Corel WordPerfect and Adobe PDF documents
â€¢ Viewing of images at their full size or scaled to fit the device’s screen width
â€¢ Optical character recognition for faxes and scanned documents
â€¢ Easy to use with no horizontal scrolling required
â€¢ Support for Unicode and many character encodings
Negative Only one negative I found that really stuck out. It could be a setting but I couldnâ€™t find it. I couldnâ€™t OTA (over the air) installs of anything. I could go to the exact URL and install using the Blackberry browser without issue. Not sure what it is but it should be fixed especially with the popularity of 3rd party software growing.
There isnâ€™t a support number to call, not that I would have, but there is a pretty good userâ€™s guide and FAQ that handles most of the general questions. This product has been around a while and it is obvious in the information provided by Reqwireless and in many forums out there. I was disappointed not find a forum on the Reqwireless site though. I guess with as many Blackberry forums out there it is easier to let those forum administrators handle that and just shadow their forums.
When you compare this browser to the Blackberry browser and the NOL browser you can tell Reqwireless has been doing this for while. The way they handle most sites without making them look jumbled up and maintain a respectable speed with or without images makes it apparent they are the class of browsers. It always made me feel like there was more under the hood but the network isnâ€™t there to really push it.
The program is available for $29.99 at Neon Toad, http://www.neontoad.com
Reviewed by Byron Bacher
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