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Nokia Outs Its Own Data-Crunching Browser for Lumias

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very cool

Tofuchong

Oct 4, 2012, 10:05 AM
This browser sounds like it has some great features right there. The compressed data is one feature I know Verizon & at&t customers can definately use.
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T Bone

Oct 4, 2012, 11:51 AM
Sounds very similar to what RIM uses with Blackberries actually....reduces total data usage AND does so without compromising performance....
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newfoneguy

Oct 4, 2012, 1:29 PM
Yea for sure. I wonder how it works with things like streaming hulu or netflix. you could put these features into a nice browser and even if the netflix (or apps like netflix, hulu, etc...) would use this i think this would have a huge potential...
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Haggard

Oct 4, 2012, 3:58 PM
You may be able to access netflix via browser as Microsoft Silverlight is what is used to play the content on Netflix. IDK if it will be able to help reducing the file size of streaming the video.
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heiss.villa

Oct 4, 2012, 5:16 PM
I know that many people use their Windows Phone devices on a data-package basis. But I was playing with a secondary H2O Wireless account where it charges as PPU (pay-per-use) on $0.30 per MB. Using a Samsung Focus(Mango) I was able to notice what seemed to be "random" packets of data being used with no apparent pattern. It consumed data 5 to 6 times on average per minute, with some instances where the charge was anywhere from $0.02 all the way to above $3.50 (at $.30/MB). And that was while the phone was just idling, no browser nor any other software that I invoked. I had to close the data section to avoid depleting the funds on that account ($25/monthly plan). I do realize that the OS is cloud-based, data-centric by nature, but I also had t...
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newfoneguy

Oct 5, 2012, 10:55 AM
Yea Haggard, im not sure if can but im just saying something that can crunch streaming video would be very helpful to alot of people or even to crunch apps that you are downloading. Very cool idea indeed.
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T Bone

Oct 5, 2012, 11:39 AM
I don't know if you're asking about Blackberry or the Lumia but for the Blackberry, data compression applies to all data, whether it comes from the browser or not, based on what I read here it appears that on the Lumia data compression applies to the browser only....and if the compression is from the browser, then I think any browser traffic would be compressed....
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