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    Old Palm/7135 Nut ronhoney's Avatar
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    Angry Blazer 1.x and 2.x cease web browsing ops Sep 22, 2005

    Blazer 2.0 has quit working. Go to site below for info and how to get an alternative browser, Novarra's nWeb Browser:

    http://kb.palmone.com/SRVS/CGI-BIN/W...m_External2001
    Ron Honey
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    blazer

    Is there a special trick to get blazer to complete the request page. It just times out on me.

    thank you

    rob

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    mine won't go any further either. Can someone just post the email on how to get the new browser?

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    Old Palm/7135 Nut ronhoney's Avatar
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    I had to try about 4 times & completed the info from the bottom of the form and it went through. Keep trying in a strong signal area.

    Good luck!
    Ron Honey
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    reply from nweb

    I received the following message"

    "Thank you for your message about nweb. At Novarra, we are always looking
    for ideas and suggestions regarding devices and features to add. Your
    input is valuable to us. At this time we do not support your 7135 device
    but, please check back with us for updates.
    Novarra's mobile browser nweb, with breakthrough speed and usability,
    provides an exceptional Web experience. With Novarra's Progressive Page
    Display(tm), most popular sites are usable in under 10 seconds. nweb's
    Automatic Content Adaptation(tm), innovative page view options,
    image/zoom and other mobile-specific features uniquely combine to
    deliver a full-featured browser for wireless handheld devices. With
    nweb, you can follow your favorite news, sports and entertainment, check
    email or perform online transactions securely, and visit Web sites
    previously only available on a PC. If it's on the web, it's now on your
    phone or PDA!

    For Novarra nweb news or updates, please visit www.nwebwireless.com.

    Thank you for your interest in Novarra wireless solutions,

    novarra
    Powering the Mobile Generation(tm)"


    rob

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    It would be really useful if someone could just post the PRC file, since this is free software anyway.

    -av

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    nWeb

    This is the message I received when click the link.


    "Downloads Exceeded

    The email address registered for the download of the web browser client has exceeded the number of applicable downloads. If you need to download the client again, please contact support@palm.com. If you're a Sprint customer, please contact Sprint Customer Care by dialing *2 on your phone."


    rob

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    THIS BITES!!!

    Did anyone notice the fine print that said this will cease to function 12/31/2006?

    Also...nWeb is 739kb vs Blazer 2.0 at 391kb. There isn't room on my already packed 7135. I'm going to see if it will work from the SD card.

    Why the forced change? Blazer was working very well and was stable with my combination of other apps.

    I've always felt "if it ain't broke, don't fix it!"
    Krazman - "IT MAY BE THAT YOUR PURPOSE IN LIFE IS TO SERVE AS A WARNING TO OTHERS"

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    Palm(one) is citing issues with an aging platform that they can't or won't update - so while it may not be broke, it could likely be broken into by cyber vandals.

    (Deja vu - PalmNet/PQA's all over again.)

    I didn't notice if nWeb was for a limited service period. If so, that is not where I want to go.

    Makes me wonder if Navarro use a proxy to modify content before delivering it to nWeb? If so, they MAY have a subscription plan. Looking at their web site, it really seems to be aimed at celluar providers and corporations - folks that could host a proxy for their (or their customers) use.


    Palm gave a couple of other options - though they are less than ideal:

    One (the German company) requires a service or subscription, and a rather hefty one at that.

    Another is PocketLink, which is getting quite old now and does not support HTML 4.x. BUT it does not require a proxy, and it CAN read html files from your card. Of course, the lack of a proxy server tends to make it slower than Blazer or likely nWeb.

    I like Xiino 3. I've been using it for a few years (when Ilinx handled it). It uses a proxy (fortunately now based in the US and not with a slow trans-Pacific hop to Japan). They just charge for the software, and not a service annual fee. Of course, if for some reason Mobirus goes under, then it is likely so will their proxy and Xiino will be dead like Blazer 1 & 2.

    I'll probably go with two browsers - Xiino and PockLink.

    I really hope MD Development updates PocketLink to handle:
    - latest standards, including HTML 4, javascript, etc.
    - Exchange Manager (proper launching support)
    - better cache management (I really like Xiino's interface)
    - PNG support
    - "cruising" feature like Xiino - connect, rapidly pull in several web pages to cache, and disconnect.

    Or if they have lost interest, maybe they could open the source! The long range business model is not exactly rosy what with Access (the developers of the NetFront browser) owning PalmOS and Palm now offering Microsoft's OS on their hardware!

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    NWEB

    I was able to get thru the nWeb registration Saturday morning, it appears the requests are lighter on the weekends.

    rob

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    I tried Blazer when I started looking for an alternative web browser to EIS, but it caused frequently lock-ups on my 7135. So, I tried Web Pro, liked it, and have been using it ever since. The Web Pro server is working fine and has no plans to shut down that I am aware of.

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