- June 4, 2008 at 6:37 pm #2594Now wondering why you prefer Opera Mini Jawis – seems this is a faster, smoother, more function full version of mini
I still prefer Opera Mini for a number of reasons:
i) It’s really data friendly when using with HSDPA, so my 100mb/mnth plan goes a long way! The pages received are in kbs rather than mbs. As the links are reformatted to be more user friendly for a PDA screen via a second party, one thing I am a little hesitant to do is online banking. Not sure how secure that would be.
ii) Opera Mini has a built-in RSS client. All my RSS feeds are at my fingertips whenever I want to check. I actually do not use any RSS client on my laptops or desktops anymore.
iii) I can synchronize all my bookmarks on My Opera. This is a great option. Whenever I need to hard reset my phone, I just have to re-install Opera-Mini, click on Synchronize and bam! all my bookmarks are back. All my RSS feeds are there as well.
I think the new browsers like PIE WM6.1, Opera Mobile and Netfront browser are all getting better. I think the zoom in/out functions for all these browsers improves the browsing experience a lot. I just find it annoying that even when I choose the fit to screen options I either get a strangely formatted page or I still need to scroll horizontally when I am trying to read something. I don’t know why, but I find having to scroll left and right while reading really annoying. Hence I also find reading PDF files on QVGA screens a real pain as well.
I am hoping I will have a better experience with a VGA screen and this is the main reason I am trying to justify a HTC Diamond 🙂 I know that there are more interesting interesting phones coming soon…but I get impatient waiting. Actually the 800×480 screen on the SE Xperia would be even better in landscape mode. September seems a long way away though….and if you remember the delays they had with the P990, who knows if they are able to stick to their release date ;D
Lets hope that perhaps HTC will release official word on the HTC Raphael real soon.
(Follow up from this discussion: http://www.kaitech.hk/forums/index.php? … 51#msg6951)June 5, 2008 at 1:03 am #2595June 5, 2008 at 5:44 am #2596
Thanks for your write-up on Opera Mini… yeah, I can see it would be useful for RSS (didn’t think about that angle) 🙂
Unfortunately Opera mini has been very unstable for me – particularly for entering .htaccess protected websites – often just crashes and closes leaving me having to go through all the steps to get back to where I was (wasted bandwidth)… not sure why (but good it is stable for others).
Ohh – I think the Touch Pro is outstanding (and it has expanision slot :thumbsup) – now no need to cut down your music collection!!!
Seems it is the Diamond with a keyboard… and it really looks really nice as well (such a smooth design)!!!
Never sure why HTC does this… shows off a new model at the same time they release a new one… now I want a Touch Pro lol
I have to get my friend to check with HTC on the proposed release date… or have you seen one of these appear in Mongkok?
Cheers and all the best, AndrewJune 5, 2008 at 9:01 am #2597
Yep I want one too! 🙂 They mention a late summer release date? What’s that? September? They will make it around when the Xperia is planned for release. I don’t want to wait till September 🙁June 5, 2008 at 5:15 pm #2598
between the two I might actually go for the Xperia – mainly for the 800×480 screen. Does it tilt like the TYTN 2 currently does?June 6, 2008 at 11:08 am #2599
@Kaiser – photos seen of it – appears to only slide up very slightly (but not sure).
Biggest problem with Xperia is it is under Sony Ericsson and I would never buy one of their phones again after the experience I had with taking a customers phone back in to them for a faulty screen.
Forget which model it was… original cost was about HK$5,000+ and after one month the screen started playing up… they claimed it was a use fault (which I disagreed with) – result was HK$1000 for a new screen (which probably cost them a maximum of HK$20 from China).
When I told them this… they remembered me and response as I walked in the door to collect – was xxx ma fen gewilou is back (in Cantonese of course – so thanked them in Cantonese as well).
So biggest problem is cost of support and attitude towards faults.
Knowing Sony Ericsson, they will also lock this phone – so where will the fun be (when Jawis and I talk of the hacks… you would just feel bad that you can’t do them on the Xperia – hehe… :crazy
Actually the Xperia is also quite a large phone if you see engadet forum’s photo of the diamond, iphone and Xperia stacked one on top of the other.
I am actually interested to see how the iphone will go here in HK (it has been a long time coming)… presently the hacked versions do not send MMS messages (wonder if they will fix this on the HK release version)… also no 3G and you should see the number of failures people talk about it on the forums with the USA release – scary (considering my Dopod is still going strong, even though I have dropped it about 20 times in a nasty way – seems a slight knock and iphone becomes recycling material at our friendly local recycling plant 😉 :))…
Now decision for me seems to be Diamond or stay with my D810 until Touch Pro is out (or the Eureka launch – made that one up haha).. umm… lol…
Think I am really becoming a HTC fan with my experience with the D810… so nice and easy to update when new features are out (and they seem to be comfortable with these hacks) and it keeps taking my punishment…
Cheers – Asiakiwi…June 6, 2008 at 6:07 pm #2600
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