NetFront v3.3 browser engine delivers new features that provide a more functional Internet browsing experience on mobile devices. Key elements include enhanced support for Dynamic HTML, intelligent frame handling, pop-up blocking and support for Really Simple Syndication (RSS). Additional key features include Atom Feed support, encryption and saving of Web data with a specified URL, and management of Web data and passwords. Elsewhere, we have a review of the Nokia 9300 (series 80 device) running the Symbian 7.0S OS.
ACCESS Unveils NetFront 3.3 Browser Engine; Nokia 9300 Review
2005-01-23 Wireless 9 Comments
It seems that it’s practicly impossible to get a symbian phone in canada with bluetooth and a big screen. Can anyone prove me wrong? I’d love to get into programming these toys, but it seems that North America is on nice phone embargo
It’s not tiny, but that’s avirtue rather than a detraction, as a smaller keyboard would makeit unpractcal.
Anyway, I use my communicator for dozens of tasks. Calendar, internet browsing, alarm clock, telnet and ssh client (yeah baby), taking notes, the calculator isn’t bad at all…
And messaging has never been this enjoyable for me.
Of course, the games you can install, and the voice recorder are just additional perks.
Anonymous, what is the web browser coming by default with this device? Is there an emulator for it? Could you try OSNews.com with it and tell me how it renders? (it should render without ads and the bar on the left).
jees, those things have gotten smaller since the days of “the brick” 9000i that i used to love.
i think the newer ones run opera or oregano as a web browser.
the question is, does it run python (or is it just crappy old java)?
Ok, I’m posting this from my 9500. It uses Opera. I do get the page without the ads and bar on the left. I decided the 9500 was better because I really wanted wifi. Its a really nice phone and runs great on TMobile in the US.
9300 has opera by default:
You can download python for symbian platform (at least to s60 platform, but there’s no reason why that wouldn’t work on s80 / couldn’t be ported in a second). Also, as ever, you can program in c/c++ should you prefer that as well to java.
I got your user agent on our mobile stats:
Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Series80/2.0 Nokia9500/4.34.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1)
You are lucky that I also search for the “nokia” word in user agents and so osnews is serving you the mobile page. That user agent should have included opera’s name too…
I went on a trip home to Bulgaria, and lost my other phone – T630, and decided to go with this one. Bought it from a local phone store, and it works fine so far!
One problem is that I cannot sync with my iBook (iSync) and was looking for software to sync up with, but there is none.
Bluetooth-syncing (sending/receiving) files works, but I need to sync my address book, and that turned out to be problematic. I’ve tried to export my address book as one single .vcf file, and import it from my father’s PC machine and sync – but there was problem with the version…
Other than that, right now I’m playing DragonFire on it.
P.S. I’ve tried the WLAN from a Hotel in Sofia, but could not connect, while my iBook connects ok.
And I hope it’ll work fine in US, once I came back. Bought mine for about $1000
It is not uncommon for very new phones to not work with iSync. It may take 4 months or more for apple to catch up–it has in the past.
The WLAN is a little touchy, but I’ve been able to to connect to most networks without major issues. Most WiFi resellers like Tmobile Hotspots don’t work well yet. It works fine on my work and home networks with WEP and WPA.
I get really good reception on TMobile in the Bay Area, and I even get EGPRS data connections. The extra bump in speed from EDGE data is nice.
I got mine from Expansys for about 900.