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Another 5th Edition Feature: Downloading Unrecognized Files

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Anyone who used the 3rd Edition web browser to its full extent is probably fully aware of its current inability to download files that are not natively recognized by your phone. Anything that’s not able to be opened in any of the default applications will come up with a “Not supported” error message after you click the download button. With 5th Edition, this is no longer a problem.

For the sake of my poor computer, I’ve only uploaded a couple screenshots. The emulator has proven to be very problematic with my new computer, particularly when running the Web browser.

The first is the new way the browser responds to the file when an attempt to download is made. I simply typed in a direct URL to the file I was trying to download (a link to P@sco’s Fur Elise theme) and let it load.

Normally, the 3rd Edition browser would give the same “Not supported” message, but you can see that even though the browser doesn’t recognize this file (as indicated by the Type: description in the popup window), it still gives you the option to download anyway.

When you press OK, the file begins to download with no issues whatsoever. and since this is only an emulation, it saved it to a default location.

The puzzle-piece icon also indicates that it is not recognized, but that doesn’t matter at this point. The file is available to modify with whichever 3rd party application supports it.

RAR’s, torrents, system files, or anything else you’ve ever needed to download on the fly will now be available directly on your handset. I can not WAIT for this pocketable mini-computer.


Written by Jonathan

October 14, 2008 at 7:50 pm

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  1. Hello!

    My first visit here, there is many interesting articles!

    I am definitevely getting the 5800, it will be a revolution.


    October 23, 2008 at 12:40 am

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