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WIRELESS WEB: Finally Bitstream released its ThunderHawk web browser
Posted by Arne Hess - on Tuesday, 21.05.02 - 13:09:00 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 7181x
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ThunderHawk was announced for a long time, now it's available for download. ThunderHawk is an alternative web browser for Pocket PCs:

Bringing the desktop browser experience to the Pocket PC
ThunderHawk gives you the same browsing experience on a Pocket PC as you are used to on the desktop. You can view the full text and images of any Web page without excessive scrolling. Because it does not rely on WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) or cHTML (Compact HyperText Markup Language), ThunderHawk does not require Web content providers to repurpose their content — or build one Web site for the desktop and another for the wireless world.

Leveraging Experience in Fonts and Font Technology
ThunderHawk comes from Bitstream, a world-renowned developer of font technology and high-quality digital fonts. By leveraging its expertise in font technology, Bitstream can display full Web pages on small color LCD screens (320 x 240) while maintaining full text legibility.

Here how the Web Edition of PPCW.Net looks on the ThunderHawk browser:


  • Brings full-featured Web browsing to the Pocket PC: Most browsers on wireless devices either repurpose rich Web pages into long screens of boring text, or show users only a peephole of a Web page. ThunderHawk is our breakthrough wireless browser that gives you full wireless Web browsing in your hands.
  • Optimizes content going to wireless devices: You don't have to wait forever for pages to download
  • Displays full Web pages on small color LCD screens (320 x 240) using Bitstream font technology: You get the same Web browsing experience you are used to on the desktop
  • Uses the new Bitstream Wireless Font Set, hinted for color LCDs: You get text that is fine-tuned and rendered for the device, making the text easy to read

A review of ThunderHawk will follow as soon as I get more information about the technology.

Cheers ~ Arne

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Posted by Anonymous on 22.05.02 - 00:00:00

I downloaded the Thunderhawk software and found it works fine with my Compaq 3630 upgraded to pocketpc2002 and the TDK bluetooth sleeve and a dial up ISP. However I can not get it to work with my vodafone GPRS account.

Any help or advice would be appreciated.


Posted by Arne Hess on 22.05.02 - 00:00:00

@Anonymous: It works fine on my o2 - DE GPRS connection, no problems so far!?

Posted by Anonymous on 23.05.02 - 00:00:00

It worked for a few hours the first day. Now it just sits there with the black square blinking forever. I uninstalled and reinstalled several times. Still doesn't work.

if anyone can help. I'd appreciate it.

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