I must say the Blackberry Pearl is rather feature packed. I keep finding new options and settings about a dozen times a day! It’s like having a very small computer in your hands. I can do convenient things like Copy/Paste between programs. For example I was able to copy an address from an email message and paste it into the address book (contacts). And visa versa. I have copied info to and from browsers (I have more than one installed – more on that later). And being able to access other Apps while in one program is almost like using a ‘regular’ computer.
And Just now, while I was checking the weather in Opera I just got an Alert tone which asked me if I wanted to open the Calendar. I clicked Yes and it showed the appointment I have later today. When I left the Calendar program I was returned back to the Opera page I was looking at. Very nice!
I was able to download Opera Mini 2.0, Opera mini 3 Beta, Google maps, and Yahoo Messenger from the Pearl browser with no trouble.
Here’s the Secret to Getting Opera mini to work:
As always when you start up Opera for the first time it asks to do a few tests. It only takes a moment and once over you can surf away. Now, the reason I also downloaded Opera Mini 3 Beta was because there’s issues with version 2.0 and the Pearl trackball. Clicking the trackball would result in going BACK a page. I was able to navigate once I got used to the idea, but it’s very unintuitive and annoying. Fortunately, the fine folks at Opera keep improving things so I downloaded Version 3 Beta that very day! The trackball issue is fixed and Opera Mini is the usual fine, fast and attractive browser I’ve been using on other phones as well as on my computer for years. Other Apps have a menu item to access other programs and I don’t have that in Opera but if another program is open I think I can go from my Opera to the other App just by clicking the Back button on the phone. I’m not completely sure about that yet, however. Still testing. well, It IS Beta. It’s great that when I come across a PDF while surfing on Opera, I get a message asking me if I want to start up the Pearl browser which will open the PDF. After i read the PDF I exit out of it and I am automatically returned to Opera. Very neatly done.
Written by Cecilia