500 free copies available of Velocity Browser with Ad Blocker for BlackBerry 10

Velocity Browser
By James Richardson on 30 Jul 2014 04:54 am EDT
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Update - an extra 500 copies have just been added in addition to the original 50

Now don't get me wrong; I love the native BlackBerry 10 browser, but I wanted to give you a heads up on a nice alternative if you fancy a change. Velocity Browser with Ad Blocker is actually an Android port but it works beautifully and it's fast. I've been testing it out on my Q10 and I've been quite surprised at what a nice experience it is.

As the name suggests; one of the big bonus features here is that the browser will remove those annoying adverts we find on so many web pages - therefore giving you the most out of your screen real estate - nice.

As you'll see from the following list, there are a bunch of great features - most interesting (in my opinion) is the text reflow option. We became so used to that on legacy devices and the developer has decided to bring it back to enhance the browsing experience.

Full features include:

  • Tabbed browsing (tap and hold on a link to open in new tab)

  • Ad blocker

  • Full screen browsing

  • Text reflow – when you zoom in text will re-align to fit your screen.

  • Mobile, Desktop and custom user agents

  • Incognito mode – privacy mode, keeps sites from tracking you and doesn't log any traces

  • Save passwords

  • Restore your last visited sites when opening the app automatically

  • Set custom text size

  • Ultra fast browsing

  • Customized start page

Velocity Browser with Ad Blocker is available for all BlackBerry 10 smartphones and will set you back a mere $0.99. Pretty good value if you fancy a change from the built in browser.

The developer has kindly given us 50 free copies, but you'll need to be quick. Just hit up BlackBerry World, pull down from the top bezel, select 'Redeem' and enter the code VELOCITYCB. The price will then change to free!

So if you get it for free be sure to post your thoughts in the comments for others to see.

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500 free copies available of Velocity Browser with Ad Blocker for BlackBerry 10

139 Comments

Me too- thanks!

Posted with a Verizon Z30 running 10.3.0.296/699 and CB10. [URL="bbmc:C0004F9BB"] My channel with zero subscribers but has Frenchie pics :) [/URL]

Permissions :

Shared files
Location

Cannot change or untick, have to accept. Obviously Android port, well...

Zzzzwiped from a Zedevice....

Gone? How so when I just got it. You must have done something wrong. Read again and follow what the post said

Posted via CB10

I like the native browser too much to switch. I tried chrome and stuff nothings as fast as native

Typed using my z30 in CB app connected to my big screen paired using logitech full size keyboard with unifyer dongle with micro usb/usb converter

See, I went back just to check and it is still available. You who are saying "gone" either didn't read or follow direction

Posted via CB10

Well I did everything and it says all free copies are gone. Oh well.

Anyway, being an android app it probably has a ton of adverts itself. Does it block it's own internal adverts as well?

Posted via CB10

YES!!! It gets old. It's not BlackBerry fault those evil things are everywhere. Would be happy happy happy if BlackBerry would give us a way to get rid of those stupid ads on every site you freaking open.

Posted via CB10

How about stop offering these lame 50 free copies.....seriously why not drop 500 free copies.....I love when companies give away a whole $50....I'm sorry I meant $49.50....

Posted via CB10

It worked for me... now at 7.30am EST. after installing it, it wanted permissions for file share and location and... I am not open to that. Declined, app doesn't start.

I don't need one more app that needs to many permissions.

Powered by BB

Got it, thx CB!

This also seems to integrate with TOR and Orb. Still testing, but nice to see it looks for and asks to launch Orb and use TOR.

Curious as to why it needs access to my files however?

A slow climb to the top is always more rewarding. Sent using my BlackBerry Z10.

Thanks for the generous offer! But it took more than 1 minute and 45 seconds to open. Don't think my 10.2.1 runtime can handle it well.

Also it needs to access your files to be able to download any content. Check the options and settings in the upper right hand corner.

Posted via CB10

I downloaded and immediately delete the sucker.
Don't download this app, use the native browser it's safe and nor invasive. This idiot want to access your personal files, media card and location. Stupid app and good for nothing.

Dev please explain necessary permissions, shared files is not required unless we want to download things to device memory or card.

Location is not required, unless a website needs it, but blanket permission not too cool. I do not want websites to automatically be able to grab location via scripts...

Android ports it's all or nothing, at least on 10.2.1

Zzzzwiped from a Zedevice....

Got it, but won't use it. Why does a browser want access to my files and pictures, both on my device and in the cloud? It may be a fab browser, but I guess I'll never know...unless the Dev changes some of these silly settings so you can opt out.

Posted via CB10

You can't download or upload content through the browser without access. The native BlackBerry browser uses the same permissions whether you know it or not.

Posted via CB10

That would be to download files, you know when you download something off the browser, you click "SAVE". This goes on your files, like the SD card or the internal flash. It needs access to do that. I hope you are not the one who wrote exactly that in the reviews because it would be unfair.

Scary I made an earlier comment about making it 500 copies and it worked, does this work with everything in life?!?! I don't like my salary, if I post a comment about getting a raise would it work?!?! Haha!
Thanks Velocity and CB!

Posted via CB10

Dont want it. Its an android port.
Normal price 1$...come on. make a native BB10 app, then I will pay!!!

Posted via Q10Bold

Missed it the second time around. This working for a living is causing life to pass me by ... in a rush.

Posted via CB10

Is it 50 or 500?
When I read the article after posting it by 30 min, it was 50 free copies and they are gone! Now after 4 hours, the article changed to 500 and also gone?

Www.elhamidi.net

It about time to start regulating these apps, they are to invasive and collecting people private data. They are no way of knowing where to our data are store and who has access to it. These ass developers want to have access to your pictures, why? So they can be jerking off?

Does it support flash!? The only reason I want an ad blocker is to bypass ads when streaming content

Posted via CB10

Just wondering, in how many minutes were the 500 copies downloaded?

Posted via CB10 on Z10STL100-3/10.2.1.2228

500 and missed it again, every app CB promotes for limited download, they're gone before I can say A.
It really sux.

I've been using Opera Mini on my z10 and the latest Opera with off road mode turned on. Both work great and compress data a lot. Not as fast as the native one but I don't have unlimited data anymore

Dang it, LOL. Well, do what they want - review it honestly and maybe, just maybe, I'll generously give up my hard earned 99 cents.

Posted via CB10