Can I use Chrome or Firefox with WinCE 7?

J.w. Saret October 24, 2012
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I have a cheap sylvania “smartbook” with an ARM processor, running WinCE 7. All I want to use it for is an e-book reader for my amazon account and the local public library. Others have posted success in getting android or a small lunix distro to run on the think but its beyond my skills—old guy, could do some basic programming back in the commodore days. I need something that will run from sd card, usb port or install on the flash memory (no hd) on the “book”

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  1. Rajaa Chowdhury
    October 25, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Try the MiniMo browser (Mini Mozilla). It was meant for Windows CE. Type minimo browser on google search page.

  2. Rajaa Chowdhury
    October 25, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Try the MiniMo browser (Mini Mozilla). It was meant for Windows CE. Type minimo browser on google search page.

  3. ha14
    October 24, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Windows CE is like 7 years old now,? the reason that you can't install Firefox or Chrome is because Windows CE doesn't support programs designed for Windows XP, Vista, or 7.

    There was a project of making mobile Firefox for the ancient Windows CE in past but it is stopped.
    https://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox/Projects/WindowsCE

    you can try Firefox 3.5 Final for Windows
    http://news.softpedia.com/news/Download-Firefox-3-5-Final-115388.shtml

    How to install Android on Sylvania 7in netbook
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7I2-CPuQrRc&feature=related

  4. Kannon Y
    October 24, 2012 at 4:04 am

    It's possible. Just use Calibre + the DRM removal plugin for Calibre on another computer to remove the DRM on your Amazon eBooks. Then you could use just a normal PDF reader on the Sylvania Smartbook.

    http://www.the-digital-reader.com/2012/06/15/how-add-kindle-drm-removal-plugin-calibre/

    If you don't use Calibre, or don't know what it is, it's a really amazing ebook manager. Pretty much anyone with a large ebook collection should have it, although I must warn you that it takes about an hour to learn to use properly. Here's MUO's guide on how to use it.

  5. Rajaa Chowdhury
    October 24, 2012 at 12:38 am

    You can try and see if Opera Mobile 12.X will run on it or not. the link is http://www.opera.com/mobile/specs/

    • Rajaa Chowdhury
      October 24, 2012 at 12:54 am

      Try Opera Mini 7.x from the same link rather as it mentions that it supports Windows Mobile 5.1, so you may stand a better chance of this running on your device.

      • Anonymous
        October 24, 2012 at 1:34 am

        thanks for the suggestion. I have browsed the opera website with the "book" and I get no where in finding a download link. I'll try it from your link and my desktop. I'll let you know if it works.

        • Anonymous
          October 24, 2012 at 2:42 am

          5.1 went through the motions of installing but did not appear on the program list. 10 was called not a valid cab file by the "smartbook" I'm going to google browser cab packages and see if I can find one that runs.

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