November 29, 2004

NEC e616v built in web browser supports XHTML and javascript!

Ive discovered that the web browser built into the NEC e616v supports xhtml and also javascript! :) which means you could write applications for it using javascript. The browser is called "NetFront 3" and its by a japanese company called Access.

It seems the only way to get the javascript/html files onto the phone is to email them to your 3mail account though, and then you need to goto your 3mail account via the phones browser, i.e click the triangle button, then goto the services page and then to the mail page. The reason for this is if you try reading your mail from the phone's built in mail client, which you can access by selecting the "msg" option then 3mail, it wont let you read any .htm or .html file attachments, but if you read your 3mail via the phones "web" browser, you can view html attachments :D

Anyone got any ideas for some useful javascript applications that would come in handy and that dont need to access the internet outside of 3's walled garden?

UPDATE I forgot to mention the browser also supports animated gifs :)
Someone should do a page of all the things it supports, or if someone could get a technical document outlining the browsers capabilities that would be too :) If anyone knows any more info on other cool things the browser supports, let me know. I have tried mailing a .jar and a .jad file and also a .swf file to my 3mail account, but it seems to block you from opening these types of files.

Further Update Ive written a javascript application for this phone, that lets you browse the web outside 3's walled garden. You can read all about it here

Yet Another Update Ive written another application that lets you interface your 3 phone with GenieTexter the free SMS sending application. Which means its possible to send free SMS from your phone. You can read all about it here

Posted by steeev to 3 - UK Mobile Network | Mobile Communications | NEC e616v Mobile Phone

at November 29, 2004 06:17 PM

Yeah, Im from the UK and own a e616v and i found out that you can only view 3Gs webpages only, but there is a mobile portal which allows u to download files straight to your phone free. These include: appz, games, wallpapers, gifs, ringtones and more, u just type in da ID code and uve got it. BUT I tried viewing the website URL as instructed to which is but all I get is an error message saying "Unable to connect" which is odd seeing as people in Australia can view the portal fine???? :S

Posted by: Adam at December 9, 2004 02:39 PM

hi adam, in Australia 3 users can browse the internet all they like, in the UK though we are stuck behind whats known as 3's walled garden, which means we can only browse three UK's website basically.

Though I have come up with a way around this, unfortunately now that they have started charging for sending email, my solution is not as cool as it would have been, See my latest post @ for instructions on how to "surf" the internet from your 3 UK phone.

Posted by: steeev at December 10, 2004 05:41 AM

Plse forward this to all forums where three customers are complaining about the walled garden. It is a petition to the Chief Operating Officer of three advising him of what his customers really think about the inability to access the internet or wap services. The petition closes on January 13 2005. Don't delay.


Posted by: pedros at December 22, 2004 10:00 AM

I recieved this phone for Christmas and the thing that annoyed me about it even before I opened the box was that you had to add 15 credit onto it every 30 days and if you didn't use it up within that time your balance would just disappear! It's stupid! I can't afford to keep this up for very long, any advice?

Posted by: Felicity at December 27, 2004 05:46 PM

hi ive got a nec 616v ive emailed the web page onto my phone, but when i download the attachment on my phone, all i get is a very long texted message,???

Any suggestions


Posted by: dan at January 1, 2005 02:53 PM


Posted by: Robin at January 13, 2005 08:47 PM

what accessories does this phone come with because i got mine recently and all i got was an additional battery, the charger/usb, hands free cable and the accompanying documents. is there anything else like the famed bluetooth accessory. and another thing im in zimbabwe and the network provider does not support 3G so is the phone pretty much useless for this part of the world?

Posted by: ngoni at January 20, 2005 02:52 PM

I am really annoyed that three has decided to both disable the bluetooth for sending objects and pictures and also limeted uor internet use to their own stuff that you have to pay for most of it and i think that a petition is a good idea but i have seen the advertisment after the closing date and i think that we should try to extend the petition time. There is supossed to be some tips going about accsessing internet with your mobile and if anyone has any hints then please e-mail me at thanks.

Posted by: Wilson at February 9, 2005 03:01 PM

hi adam why hasnt my nec e616v got ANY games on it,yhanks niki

Posted by: n mellor at March 7, 2005 09:58 PM

i would like games on my nece616 but am not willing to pay 5 for it anyone got any ideas,appreciated

Posted by: jamiem at April 1, 2005 08:45 PM

hi i have go a nec e616v how do i get free games on it and has eneyone got any new ways of sending free text messages and more stuff like that.

Posted by: matama gandi at November 5, 2005 09:23 AM