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  1.    #1  
    Hi folks,

    I don't need the web very much, but I've got data service, so I've given it a look. I'm having a problem that most websites have WAY too much data (200K) and are hard to find stuff on. For instance, I want to check the baseball scoreboard. I go to USA Today's baseball scores page. It's 200k or so. Takes a long time to load, then hard to find the game score I want to check, then I click that game (Mets vs. Braves, for instance) and Blazer is off again taking it's time loading another 200k page just to bring me very simple data of a baseball boxscore (a bunch of names and numbers, really).

    So.... the question is are there ways to block loading images and all the graphic fluff on most websites, or are there PDA/Blazer-optimized websites that I should be visiting, or is this simply one of the limitations of trying to use a 320x320 screen and a cellphone to do anything on the web?

    -- Josh
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    Just go into preferences and disable images, that'll save you about 90% of the data right there. Some sites are hard to navigate without the pictures if they don't include text placement markers. Some have em, some don't.

    Another option is to search for mobile friendly sites. for example...

    www.cnn.com <---takes forever, lots of pretty pictures. lots of information
    www.cnn.com/mobile <---pretty descen in speed, limited pictures, mostly headliners for information

    Some sites have mobile versions that provide more focused content. but usually it won't compare to the parent sites that provide you with everything you want to know, need to know and don't care to know.

    There's a thread somewhere in this forum that focuses all on the best mobile sites to see.

    Also. check out www.skweezer.com I think that's the site. It lets you take a big site and skweeze it into a smaller download. ive used it and it's sped up the loading time quite a bit on many sites.

    Enjoy.
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    There are many options. For me, I installed Java and used Reqwireless Webviewer to surf the web. Much more efficient (because it customizes the pages, i.e. reduces the sizes, for the 650) and save me $$ in the long run. It is also much much faster. Try the trial version. BTW, you can disable images from being download from both Blazer and Webviewer.
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    Skweezer works good. ESPN has 2 mobile sites that work good.
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    Thanks for the suggestions, folks. However, no improvement so far.

    I clicked off the images option. Then loaded the USA Today scoreboard page (which generally has lots of graphics but no images), and it was still a painfully slow 200+K download.

    I went to ESPN.com and looked for mobile sites. I found none. There is something called "wireless" alerts for cell phones, but this is a pay service which doesn't even apply to my carrier (Cingular). Makes me wonder if I simply haven't found what you folks are talking about.

    -- Josh
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    Xiino
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    Quote Originally Posted by yatbond
    There are many options. For me, I installed Java and used Reqwireless Webviewer to surf the web. Much more efficient (because it customizes the pages, i.e. reduces the sizes, for the 650) and save me $$ in the long run. It is also much much faster. Try the trial version. BTW, you can disable images from being download from both Blazer and Webviewer.
    co-sign on this... there is a use fewer colors option which greatly reduces page download times.
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    Use this site:

    www.pdaschedule.com/avantgo/content/index.asp

    That site is made to be used with the palm. Low kb usage and no graphic junk ads.

    Great site to get quick updates for example the Dodgers beating on the giants

    - Blades
    Mother do you think they'll drop the bomb?
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    Try this for sports scores:

    http://wirelessproxy.espn.go.com/espn/wireless/palm/

    Also, someone mentioned Xiino. Its a really fast browser...try the demo...its worth it.
    Palm III-->Palm IIIxe-->Palm 505-->Samsung i300-->Treo 600-->PPC 6600-->Treo 650-->Treo 700wx-->BB Pearl--> BB Curve

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    xiino is quick and even quicker when i have it connected via reverse bluetooth dun to my computer..
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    The main point here is to use web sites that are optimized for handheld devices. Here are a few:
    And once you're on a site, remember to add it to your bookmark list, to make it easier to get to, next time. (Menu/A adds a site as a bookmark).

    Probably the most useful one is the Palm version of Google:
    http://www.google.com/palm

    Here are some aggregators, that have a bunch of other mobile sites linked with them - the subsites are all optimized for speed and access via a mobile device. The key is to look around in these sites, find what's relevant to you, and then bookmark those individual sites in your Treo.

    (from many of these, you can downwload ringtones and screensavers directly to your device)

    Then there are cool 3rd party proxies like skweezer that make viewing non-mobile sites alot easier on the Treo:

    http://www.skweezer.net/

    Here's the list of mobile-specific aggregator sites:
    http://pdaportal.com/

    http://mytreo.net/forum/index.php?;wap2

    http://www.treobits.com/

    http://treo1.com/

    http://www.palmcut.com/

    http://www.pdamobileweb.com/

    http://www.eboogie.com/

    http://209.221.153.18/smallsites/

    http://newkreation.com/mobilelinks.htm

    http://www.evmo.com/Kevmo.aspx

    http://www.mazingo.net/mobile/

    http://www.otweb.com/pda.html

    http://www.cantoni.org/palm/links.html

    http://home.comcast.net/~plinkit/

    http://www.unclemarty.com/bookmarks.html

    http://www.pawgo.com/

    http://www.tavisjohn.com/treo600/

    http://toptreo.com/

    http://www.pdasupport.com/PDAfriendly.htm

    http://www.gammon.com/ringtones/

    A really cool search engine is wapswap which will show you pda formatted sites first in its search results:

    http://www.wapswap.com/

    Basically, once you get a link to one aggregator site, then you eventually get links to all of them.
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    www.palm.nccomp.com
    some cool pda sites...
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    Quote Originally Posted by t2gungho
    This is a great link. Thanks!!! I've been looking for something exactly like this, since MLB.com (i) is pay-for-use; and (ii) is set up for the Treo.

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