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    On my Sprint Treo, my main news source is the mobile edition of CNN. On my Verizon Treo it won't load. All I can get is the "real" cnn.com, which works but is too graphics-intensive and slow to be practical. Workarounds?
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    What's the Earl (aka URL)?
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    Verizon apparently doesn't have an agreement with CNN, like Spring, ATT and T-mobile do.

    http://www.cnn.com/mobile/
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    The above line (www.cnn.com/mobile) works for me on my Verizon Treo.
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    Yes, that URL does work on the VZW, but it presents a very graphics-heavy display that loads very slowly. On the Sprint (and apparently other carriers per Mr. Fehr) I get a mostly-text display with a single headline picture that loads very fast, obviously adapted for small-screen low speed devices. If this is really a contractural issue, I guess there's nothing to be done about it. Where are other people getting "top news"?
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    I'm on Sprint, and if go to http://www.cnn.com/mobile I also get the same graphics-heavy page you would get with your PC browsers. But if I go to http://mobile.cnn.com/xhtml/en/us/i.html I get the smaller page designed for mobile devices. Now whether this works for Verizon or other carriers I don't know.

    And this is using Blazer by the way. If I try this link with Webviewer I get the same "forbidden" page you get when you try to go there with your PC browser. So maybe it is only for Sprint users, or maybe anyone with Blazer can access it. Yet another thing I don't know.
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    I'm getting "forbidden!" from both my PC and my VZW Treo

    I think it is a contractual issue; verizon seems to have a service with MSN/MSNBC, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jesterjo
    I'm on Sprint, and if go to http://www.cnn.com/mobile I also get the same graphics-heavy page you would get with your PC browsers. But if I go to http://mobile.cnn.com/xhtml/en/us/i.html I get the smaller page designed for mobile devices. Now whether this works for Verizon or other carriers I don't know.
    I'm getting the forbidden message on VZW as well with the mobile.cnn.com/xhtml.... link.

    Quote Originally Posted by jesterjo
    And this is using Blazer by the way. If I try this link with Webviewer I get the same "forbidden" page you get when you try to go there with your PC browser. So maybe it is only for Sprint users, or maybe anyone with Blazer can access it. Yet another thing I don't know.
    Pardon a stupid question, but what's the diff between the Blazer and Webviewer browsers? Isn't Blazer the 'stock' browser supplied with the Treo 600? Is there a consensus on a better browser for the Treo? I ask because I just got SnapperMail last night (pricey!) and am very pleased with the added functionality it provides over the 'stock' offering.

    Cheers,
    Ed T.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lactoso
    Pardon a stupid question, but what's the diff between the Blazer and Webviewer browsers? Isn't Blazer the 'stock' browser supplied with the Treo 600?
    Yeah, Webviewer is a third-party web browser (www.reqwireless.com) that some people use. It's main advantage is it's speed. The general consensus is that it's significantly faster than Blazer. It's Java-based which, if don't already have Java installed, complicates matters. And it has some quirks, mostly related to the Java Virtual Machine, but I use it almost exclusively now.
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    I click the link above re: CNN Mobile and checked out CNN, it actually says that they are on Avantgo.

    Interesting because they cut their agreement with Avantgo a while back to have a pay site. Since they are back to Avantgo, I have just added their channel. I get them now on my Treo 600.
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    Thx for the info Jesterjo.

    Cheers,
    Ed T.
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    I just looked at the Avantgo channel. It is actually CNN International Edition not US.

    Oh, well. Anyway, I can still browse CNN site via my Treo 600 no problem via Treo supplied browser so far.

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