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Saturday, May 26, 2007

Blackberry - Opera Mini Browser Installation Guide

Anyone who has a Blackberry knows the basic "Browser" that comes with your device, the Blackberry Browser. However, once you spend any amount of time with it -- you quickly learn that it really lacks a lot of features and functionality that you might expect from any web or internet browser software. Perhaps the most glaring problem is the lack of support for any frames, and especially iframes that sites like Google (AdWords, AdSense) and other use. In fact, it can be very frustrating.

This is where the Opera Mini Browser comes into play. Not only is the software free given that it is open source, but it also fully featured. An example of features include: Start page, Navigation, Search Engines, Bookmarks, History, Downloads, RSS feeds, Photo sharing, Shortcuts, Content folding, Secure connection, & Settings. In addition, it does support frames including iframes. So if you have the need for this such as a Microsoft Exchange OWA (Outlook Web Access) or Google type site -- then this is great browser for you!

This guide will take you through the download and installation process on your Blackberry. This guide works with most current Blackberry versions including the Blackberry 8800 series (8800 & 8830), Blackberry Pearl, Blackberry Curve, Blackberry 8300, Blackberry 8700, and Blackberry 7100 series of phones. Here is the step-by-step.

1. On your Blackberry Deice, click on the MEdia.Net browser (if you have Cingular) or the other Blackberry Browser.

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2. Allow the home page of the browser to load before proceeding.

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3. On the menu, choose the "Go To..." option and type in http://mini.opera.com in your Blackberry browser and click ok.

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4. From the http://mini.opera.com choose the 'Download Opera Mini' and proceed.

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5. From the Blackberry download screen, confirm tha tyou are download Opera Mini version 3.1, approximately 144k and click on the 'Download' button.

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6. The browser will download the Opera Mini Browser and should take less than 1 minute, depending on your connection speed.

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7. The Opera Mini Browser is not "Blackberry" signed, so you receive the following prompt: "This application does not contain a signature. It might not be from a trusted source. Do you want to proceed?" Select and click on 'Yes'.

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8. The Opera Mini Browser completes the installation on your Blackberry. Click on 'ok' to continue.

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9. Once returned to the menu, the new red 'O' icon for the Opera Mini Browser appears. Click on it to load and configure.

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10. Opera Mini browser loads.

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11. In order to generate the security encryption information, either move your click-wheel or trackball to give the Opera Mini browser the information it needs.

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12. Click on 'OK' to begin the netowrk setup for the Opera Mini Browser.

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13. The Blackberry will prompt you to enable communication via the Opera Mini Browser. Click both checkboxes and select the 'Allow this connection' option and click to confirm.

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14. A series of tests are peformend by the Opera Mini Browser to confirm your setup. This process takes approximately 30 seconds.

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15. Setup will confirm that it was successfully complete. Click on 'OK' to confirm.

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16. Congratulations, you are now ready to use your Opera Mini browser!

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This guide is compatible with or the compatibility includes: BlackBerry 7750, BlackBerry 7510, BlackBerry 7280, BlackBerry 7780, BlackBerry 7130e, BlackBerry 8700g, BlackBerry 8700r, BlackBerry 7100t, BlackBerry 7100v, BlackBerry 8700v, BlackBerry 7230, BlackBerry 7250, RIM 957, BlackBerry 8700f, BlackBerry 7100g, BlackBerry 7520, BlackBerry 7130c, BlackBerry 7105t, BlackBerry 7290, BlackBerry 7100i, BlackBerry 7130g, BlackBerry 7100x, BlackBerry 7100r, BlackBerry 7130v, BlackBerry 8700c, BlackBerry 8707v, RIM 850, BlackBerry 7730, Blackberry 8700, Blackberry 8800, Blackberry Pearl, Blackberry 8705g, Blackberry 8703e

2 comments:

Trevor said...

According the the Operamini site there isn't a version compatible with the 8300 (curve). Is this correct? If not which model do I choose to get it to work?

noriLyn said...

hi . my blackberry is F026 . how can i install my opera mini on my phone ? thanks for answering it :)