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    So I've heard about Dolphin, but isn't there also an Opera browser? And apparently there are a lot of ads on Dolphin - is that ever a bother? Basically: worth changing from the default browser, and if so, to which one?

    Thanks :D
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    Ads? What Ads?
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    *shrug* The reviews of it mentioned ads.
    Also, while you/whoever is in here, why is it that whenever I try and watch a video on the preloaded youtube app, it won't let me?!
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    Some like the dolphin, I used it before I went to 2.1 Stock in 2.1 rocks pretty solid IMHO...

    As too youtube...What's it doing exactly?
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    I've bin using the stock browser since 11/6 and I think that there's no need for any other browser unless you miss your iPhone
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    Dolphin browser had an add at the bottom of it's "start page". It's never bothered me though.
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    Every time I try and play a video, it says "sorry, this video cannot be played." Every. time. :(
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    Are you on 3G, 1x or wifi?
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    Good to know, thanks :)
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    3g! I have verizon. o_O
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    Just because your on Big Red does not mean your on 3G...What happens when you play a youtube video from your browser??
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    Well, er, it says "3G" in the upper corner, so I sort of assume it's not lying
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    oh hurrah, it works in browser. I geuss I just don't get why the damn preloaded thing wouldn't work
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    I too used the stock browser from day one. It's a good browser.
    however, the last version of Dolphin has been quite stable for me, and I am now using it exclusively to surf the web. I like it for the multitouch functionality it provides. I only have seen the one ad that shows up on the "start screen" but i don't go to that screen as often.
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    I've found dolphin has two things I like:

    1) Google Bookmark Sync

    2) Tabs

    Does 2.1 stock have these features?
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    Hopefully Fennec (Firefox Mobile) will be out soon...
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    Browser IMO is pretty solid. It's got everything you would need just about. It's clean looking. It's not bad.

    Dolphin is about the same, it has added tabs (like Mozilla or whatever) but the main reason I use dolphin browser instead of the standard browser is the added "pinch and zoom" feature for it.. which IMO helps my web browsing alot, cause it makes zooming alot easier. And it also had that nifty thing on the bottom right corner that takes commands based on your finger movements
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    Pinch and zoom is completely overrated, IMO. It requires two hands. I actually prefer the "double tap" method.
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    It can do both. If I'm surfing the net on my Droid, I'm usually taking the time to stand still and use two hands. I like it cause I can be real subtle with it and zoom in only a little, or just exaggerate the motion and zoom in a lot. It's nicer for when I want to control how much I zoom. I never really got that with the double click.

    To each his own my brother!
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    Why not just try them out and see what you prefer? You can always remove them if you don't see any point in switching.
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