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BlackBerry Hacks by Dave Mabe

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Hack #66. Try a Third-Party Web Browser

This alternative web browser is nice and quick; it also gives BWC users access to full HTML content and more.

If your company has a BlackBerry Enterprise Server with MDS enabled, then you've probably already got access to an excellent HTML web browser. If you're a BlackBerry Web Client user, then hopefully you're using the BlackBerry Internet Browser. Either way, this third-party browser has some pretty amazing features that are worth your consideration.

The Webviewer browser (provided by Reqwireless) has several features that set it apart from the built-in BlackBerry Browser. Not only can you read several more formats than with the built-in browser, but many users consider it to be much faster.

Install and Use WebViewer

Just like most current third-party applications, you can install WebViewer over the air (http://www.reqwireless.com/wap_bb) or download the archive suitable for installation through Application Loader at http://www.reqwireless.com/download-webviewer-bb.html. You will need to have configured your device for TCP/IP access for the browser to work [Hack #37] .

WebViewer works much like the BlackBerry Browser does; it communicates directly to a gateway that proxies the HTTP requests. The gateway works in tandem with the browser to format the content optimally for your device. This framework is almost identical to the Mobile Data Service that comes with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

Once installed, it works much as you'd expect ...

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