+Eclectic Penguin Posted May 31, 2008 Share Posted May 31, 2008 (edited) I've had my little Sony Ericsson K800i for quite some time now (20 months) and mostly use it as a camera (reason acquired) and occasionally as a phone (it has a rather decent 3.1 mega pixel camera all be it with a tiny lens - and I don't have many friends ). A couple of months ago I discovered that I was talked into a £5 a month extra surcharge for free evenings and weekend unlimited Internet use when I signed up (I don't remember that happening but... it probably did ) So I've been using the interweb thigumy quite a lot recently via the phone. The one major gripe I've had is that Geocaching.com is absolutely and painfully, SLOW, as are most other web sites via the phone. Friends get impatient and even give up as I navigate through the menus taking 5-10 minutes to do 3-4 menu hops just to get basic cache descriptions or nearby cache information. No more - I can thoroughly recommend downloading the Opera browser. It's IMMENSELY faster than the inbuilt browser. So many more options about how to view and how to present the information. For the first time, it feels like browsing the web ... on my phone! I know there will be many out there with "I told you so" stories - but I didn't know it was possible until now - I assumed browsing web sites on the mobile phone was as sluggish and time consuming as the Sony browser makes it to be, regardless of the browser used because of bandwidth. For the first time I can now surf through the Geocaching web sites almost as quickly as using a mouse/screen interface, on the move. Granted, typing in text takes a tad longer as you have to do that SMS style - but just waiting for a page to change from a blank screen (often taking up to a minute) to getting results in seconds... I'm sure others have posted similar information in the past - but I feel so elated at the moment with my new mobile outlet (i.e. Live Geocaching on the move at no extra cost at evenings and weekends) that I wanted to tell someone else... I hope you understand Edited May 31, 2008 by Eclectic Penguin Quote Link to comment
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