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Anonymous
May 14, 2005 6:22:54 AM

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hi group

i have a question regarding the nokia xhtml-browser: this browser can
only display special xhtml sites and never the normal (html) web, right?

Because a salesman today told me that you can use the 6230i for the
regular internet, this isn't correct i assume...

when exactly can a phone be used to surf the regular internet, does this
have something to do with it's hardware? am i wrong in assuming that i
could install a mobile html-browser like opera on any mobile phone that
has enough memory, like the nokia 6230i mentioned above?

any help appreciated.

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Anonymous
May 16, 2005 2:29:25 PM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.nokia (More info?)

Hi,

Good luck with this but your first mistake was asking a salesman!! The catch
is that XHTML includes HTML and everything else; but all phones have a
limited implementation of it. So depending upon which features you need,
things will look different (or you won't see them at all) on different
phones. To answer your other question, yes it is a limitation of the phone's
browser, so provided that you can get Opera or similar to work on your
phone, you should be fine.
I recently needed a phone to browse a specific web-site and needed to be
able to view .jpg graphics on a page. From all my research initially, Nokia
are the only company that specifically go into any sort of detail about this
feature. Sony-Ericsson virtually ignore this functionality on their website.
I decided that I initially would look at 'smartphones' (Microsoft OS based)
as these all had Pocket Internet Explorer. After a demo at my local O2 shop,
I purchased an O2XDAIIi and this did the trick. For reasons that are OT,
this had to go back, and I then purchased a Nokia 6630 (on O2), which is
fine for my application.

I suggest you go to your local Orange shop where (in my local one anyway)
you can try out many of the phones 'live' and see if they live up to
expectation. Orange also have a phone-loan service where you can take away a
phone to try for a week.

One catch though is T-Mobile; who I believe only let you browse their own
'walled-garden' set of sites. Other phone companies may have similar
restrictions so ensure that you ask the salesman (!) before parting with
your money.

Regards
Tony


"R.B. Fisher" <fisher@quodlibuu.net> wrote in message
news:D 63gb3$2j0$1@news.hispeed.ch...
> hi group
>
> i have a question regarding the nokia xhtml-browser: this browser can
> only display special xhtml sites and never the normal (html) web, right?
>
> Because a salesman today told me that you can use the 6230i for the
> regular internet, this isn't correct i assume...
>
> when exactly can a phone be used to surf the regular internet, does this
> have something to do with it's hardware? am i wrong in assuming that i
> could install a mobile html-browser like opera on any mobile phone that
> has enough memory, like the nokia 6230i mentioned above?
>
> any help appreciated.
May 17, 2005 4:01:13 AM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.nokia (More info?)

I think you'll also find that a browser's ability to render a webpage can be
dependant on how well the original page was actually written.
Poorly written webpages with bugs or just not designed for a mobile browser
will be a mess.

The mobile browser is also limited by it's memory to the maximum size of a
webpage that it can render.

Martin.



"Tone" <nobody@nospam.com> wrote in message
news:1116235770.26854.0@eunomia.uk.clara.net...
> Hi,
>
> Good luck with this but your first mistake was asking a salesman!! The
> catch
> is that XHTML includes HTML and everything else; but all phones have a
> limited implementation of it. So depending upon which features you need,
> things will look different (or you won't see them at all) on different
> phones. To answer your other question, yes it is a limitation of the
> phone's
> browser, so provided that you can get Opera or similar to work on your
> phone, you should be fine.
> I recently needed a phone to browse a specific web-site and needed to be
> able to view .jpg graphics on a page. From all my research initially,
> Nokia
> are the only company that specifically go into any sort of detail about
> this
> feature. Sony-Ericsson virtually ignore this functionality on their
> website.
> I decided that I initially would look at 'smartphones' (Microsoft OS
> based)
> as these all had Pocket Internet Explorer. After a demo at my local O2
> shop,
> I purchased an O2XDAIIi and this did the trick. For reasons that are OT,
> this had to go back, and I then purchased a Nokia 6630 (on O2), which is
> fine for my application.
>
> I suggest you go to your local Orange shop where (in my local one anyway)
> you can try out many of the phones 'live' and see if they live up to
> expectation. Orange also have a phone-loan service where you can take away
> a
> phone to try for a week.
>
> One catch though is T-Mobile; who I believe only let you browse their own
> 'walled-garden' set of sites. Other phone companies may have similar
> restrictions so ensure that you ask the salesman (!) before parting with
> your money.
>
> Regards
> Tony
>
>
> "R.B. Fisher" <fisher@quodlibuu.net> wrote in message
> news:D 63gb3$2j0$1@news.hispeed.ch...
>> hi group
>>
>> i have a question regarding the nokia xhtml-browser: this browser can
>> only display special xhtml sites and never the normal (html) web, right?
>>
>> Because a salesman today told me that you can use the 6230i for the
>> regular internet, this isn't correct i assume...
>>
>> when exactly can a phone be used to surf the regular internet, does this
>> have something to do with it's hardware? am i wrong in assuming that i
>> could install a mobile html-browser like opera on any mobile phone that
>> has enough memory, like the nokia 6230i mentioned above?
>>
>> any help appreciated.
>
>
!