N810 MicroB Browser

N810 Browser Screenshot

One of the main reasons I got the N810 is its excellent Mozilla based browser MicroB. It uses the same rendering engine as the Firefox. So it supports all the AJAX stuff. It even does Flash.

Check out how well it renders Gmail. The screen resolution of 800 x 480 lets me view the complete site without the need to scroll. Of course the text looks smaller on the 4.13″ display. But thank fully my vision is not that bad. I can read it pretty easily.

Google Reader, another AJAXy site I use a lot also renders beautifully with all the keyboard shortcut goodness and all.

The browser also has extensions! Not all though but I have installed a couple: AdBlock Plus and Spellcheck.

By the way I thought I would post a multi-post review as and when I find some thing interesting about the N810 instead of one big review post.

Update: Based on Vamsi Poondla‘s request I checked a few other sites like Bank of America, Amazon and YouTube. They all work well as expected. But the Indian language site does not work. See screen shot below. :-(

N810 eenadu screenshot

Update 2: Well as Timeless, pointed out via email. The above screenshot does not mean that the browser cannot display sites in other languages. The N810 does not have the fonts installed. So it should be an easy fix. Well I would fix it if I could read any of the Indian languages easily. But I don’t. :-(

Update 3: Well I downloaded and installed the Telugu font. It was easy download the font, make a directory /home/user/.fonts and copy the downloaded font to the directory. Now restart N810 and the checkout the site:

N810 Telegu Font

Hopefully it is displaying Telugu correctly. I got to install Tamil fonts too.