Web browsing on Symbian has been a contentious subject for years. Most of the time, most people get by fine with Symbian Web, for which most sites serve up an optimised mobile version of their content. But when you really, really need access to a huge site and there either isn't a mobile version available, what do you do? One option is to try Opera Mini, which does a good job of compressing and interpreting the content on such a page. Another way, using drastically less bandwidth, is to use Google's mobile transcoder, an option that many people forget.
Google mobile transcoder is a useful resource to add to your toolkit. Here's the URL in my Web bookmarks. To use it, bring up the transcoder and fill in (or paste in) the site URL needed in the top box.
We'll use The Verge as an example - yes, I know The Verge has a mobile site, but their desktop homepage is the largest web page I've ever come across, at 7MB or so. Using the transcoder, it loads here in 2 seconds. Or maybe a bit less. Yet with all the same textual content and images to add colour. An impressive transcoder demonstration!
Comments welcome if you've used this or if you've had good results from a particular problematic site.