27 April 2009

Nokia E63 phone claims to run Safari

From the Apache logs:

Mozilla/5.0 (SymbianOS/9.2; U; Series60/3.1 NokiaE63-3/100.21.110; Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 ) AppleWebKit/413 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/413

This was using the web browser between Burswood & Vic Park stations. The phone was included with a Virgin contract, is full QWERTY keyboard, good (for a plastic brick) sound including MP3, fairly good colour video.

Their broadband USB thingy works fairly well in my laptop. I did a little wvdial setup akin to Pia’s, which was klunky & slow on Day One, but fine afterwards (including Sunday afternoon).

The ping times suck, as you might expect (≈500ms) but the actual throughput (including on sites highly unlikely to be cached for the general public by Virgin) seems to be fine. Their 5GB a month is a fairly reasonable quota ($34 on top of a phone plan) even for most ADSL these days, & they clamp it to ≈128kb rather than charging you for excess traffic.

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