Nokia N900 video: Check out this Mozilla-based browser

I wrote last week how my kids deemed the N900 web browser as the best of any mobile phone due to the support for any page we threw at it, including the extremely Flash-heavy Webkinz page. I did not show you a video yet of the web browser in action so recorded one last night that you can view to check out some of the functionality seen in the browser, including visual bookmarks and visual history.

I am still extremely impressed with the web browser on the N900 and think this is probably one of the strongest applications supported on the device. Do you have any web pages you want me to throw at it and test out?

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13 Comments to Nokia N900 video: Check out this Mozilla-based browser

s4r
October 20, 2009

My cousins play the game RuneScape, from RuneScape.com. I think it is java based. Could you tell me how it loads? I am curious to know what the phone is actually capable of.

Thanks for the up-to-date videos and information. This is my new go-to site for Nokia devices. Nice job.

Thomas Landry
October 20, 2009

Can you try bubblebox.com, can you actually play any of these games?

Matthew
October 20, 2009

Thomas, the site loads up fine and I am able to get to the point of games starting, but I think there is an issue with it being a touchscreen since no controls seem to work once a game starts up. Close, but not quite.

Matthew
October 20, 2009

s4r, the site loads up, but it appears the Java in the browser is not powerful enough to run the game and I was prompted to download an update that does not load on the Nokia N900.

Architengi
October 21, 2009

Hi Matt,

Is this Flash based any-text pronounciation in FR, ES, etc working?

http://virtualfrenchtutor.com/site.php/spgs/read/french/

Thank you,
A.

Alex
October 21, 2009

Could you possibly try the website http://www.beatport.com?

I have not found a mobile device that can load it correctly.

Alex
October 21, 2009

Sorry…. remove the question mark.

Eron
October 21, 2009

Can u try hulu.com and foxondemand.com

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Sandy Smith
December 13, 2009

I am a Blackberry user and recently had to walk away because they changed the parameters for “Column View” for the browser and I could no longer see it well. I bought this and am waiting for it to arrive but after seeing this video believe I will have trouble. I see the nice pictures and headings but when he went by the paragraphs I could tell I would struggle reading it. Is there a way to “zoom” in or enlarge the font enough that “reading text” would not be a strain?

alooper21
December 16, 2009

can you please try and see if http://www.beaterator.com/beaterator.html is functional on this phone? the site shows a warning message about not running internet explorer, however it loads fine on chrome, for example. if it runs, however, i’m curious how functional things are and if you can get some result with it.

thank you in advance :)

marty3
January 17, 2010

no mobile web browser will be capible to play runescape.. not for a very long time yet. it needs the very latest java runtimes (not just browser plugins) to load..

not only this, its the hardware issues too. no mobile device has not even half the needed resources (ram / cpu / gpu) to run such a massive and advanced browser game like runescape..

maybe runescape classic (aka rs1) may run on n900 defualt java browser plugins but i very much dought it. and you wouldnt be able to try it anyway unless you made a runescape account about 10 years ago. classic runescape is no longer updated neither can new members play it or sign up to play it and its been this way since runescape2 (known as just runescape now or runescape hd) started. they do still keep 2 classic servers running for the old skool fans.. probably only 200 – 300 players these days.

tbh, i cant ever see a game like runescape running on a phone. even if it did load (which it never will) it wouldnt be playable at all. the game is gigantic and very ram and cpu hungry. and with up to 2000 different players in any one place at the same time.. well you do the math.. no mobile web browser could ever cope with it.

i have to admit tho, it would be awsem to play on a phone.lol. but realistically…. aint gonna happen :(

Janet Pieterse
April 22, 2010

I’m looking for a new phone and I’d like to be able to use google docs on it. Does this handle google docs? I’d also like to be able to access my Helium inbox, but you would have to join Helium and get someone (me?) to Contact this Author to try that out, which is possibly a bit much to ask.


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