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Old 11-01-2011, 10:43 PM   #1
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How's the Browsing on the Vox ?

I'm a newbie on these forums, but I'm seriously considering buying a Kobo Vox. Sounds to me like the perfect e-reader with some basic tablet functionality.

I intend to use the Vox mainly for reading, but also for web browsing, and checking email or my Twitter account. I hate having to fire up my laptop and go through the looooong bootup routine just when I need to check something quick on the web, so I'm thinking the Vox would be ideal for this task.

My question for you Vox owners: how's the browsing on the Vox? Is it slow? Fair? Fast? Any issues you encountered? No flash hiccups? Is it easy to zoom, pinch, read in landscape? Any hindsights will be appreciated!
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:51 PM   #2
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Slower than my iTouch but ok...touch screen almost as good, not quite as sensitive. I'm happy with it, reading experience better (7" screen vs iPod is no contest). I have added SlideMe to add apps as you do not have access to the Android Market. Added Alkido as reader so I can use my Calibre server to add books from my laptop library wirelessly. Overall, very happy with it after 4 days of using.
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:59 PM   #3
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The browsing's fine... but I would avoid the stock Android browser. Try Opera Mobile, which actually supports 1024x600 resolution, and is generally faster in most tasks. It'll also support Flash if it's installed, but you can disable it if you don't want the page to freeze while the applet loads (which it will, due to the somewhat underpowered hardware and the inability of Adobe to optimize Flash to run decently on mobile devices - or desktops, IMO).
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:03 AM   #4
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I am really enjoying browsing on the Vox. Currently I am preferring the Dolphin browser. I love that I can jump between browsing and Twitter without losing anything.
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:11 AM   #5
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I am really enjoying browsing on the Vox. Currently I am preferring the Dolphin browser. I love that I can jump between browsing and Twitter without losing anything.
Opera Mobile is awesome! You can actually tabbed browsing, like on a regular computer, which has been my beef with other browsers. Last week it was discovered that Dolphin periodically sends up all your information to the developer - that includes your passwords to your accounts (hope you don't bank on it). So, user beware! I was using Dolphin until I found Opera Mobile, which was right about the same time I heard that worrisome news.
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:24 AM   #6
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Opera Mobile is awesome! You can actually tabbed browsing, like on a regular computer, which has been my beef with other browsers. Last week it was discovered that Dolphin periodically sends up all your information to the developer - that includes your passwords to your accounts (hope you don't bank on it). So, user beware! I was using Dolphin until I found Opera Mobile, which was right about the same time I heard that worrisome news.
Thanks for the heads up! I'll try Opera. Thankfully I don't do any banking on the Vox!
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On another device running Froyo (2.2), Opera Mini ran much faster and cleaner than the stock browser. On the Vox (Gingerbread, 2.3.3), I perceived no difference between Opera Mini and the stock browser. The stock browser, I find, actually works quite satisfactorily.

I tried Opera Mobile for a bit, and it worked well, although not much faster... Multi-tab support isn't a critical feature for me.
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Being able to edit urlfilter.ini to block ads was a bonus. I find it loads most pages faster by at least a few seconds, more so now I don't have to load ad scripts on pages. Plus, it fully supports tablet screen resolutions, while the stock browser doesn't seem to, wasting screen space.
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