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BlackBerry Internet Browser

BlackBerry's browser renders pages, but it's not great with graphics.

BlackBerry's browser renders pages, but it's not great with graphics.
Photograph: Rob Cardin
Roughly on a par with Blazer is the BlackBerry Internet Browser that comes on RIM's BlackBerry hardware. We tested it using the BlackBerry 8300 Curve smart phone. You can tweak the browser to strip the images and formatting from pages--which would be wise, since the browser is hardly a master at handling graphics. The browser is fast, but the Curve's trackball--present on newer BlackBerry devices--slowed things down considerably. (BlackBerrys lack touch screens.) A bevy of settings let you control whether you want the browser to render elements such as tables, CSS, and background colors; however, choosing to render them or not doesn't make much difference, because the browser makes pages look chunky no matter what you set.

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