New BlackBerry Browser Beats iPhone and Android Performance
As smartphone computing becomes more common and more people use pthones to browse the Web, browser performance has become a common benchmark to distinguish between smartphone operating systems. And by that measure, the new BlackBerry OS 6 will trounce both iPhone and Android phones.
A demonstration by Salomondrin has shown the new WebKit browser in the upcoming BlackBerry 6 operating system performs markedly better than its main competitors. The comparison was made with the Acid3 test, which is used industry-wide to rate browser performance. The new BlackBerry WebKit browser (running on a BlackBerry 9800) got a score of 208, which is far better than the performance of previous BlackBerry browsers.
For the full test, including an impromptu Sylvester Stallone impersonation (really), see the video above. Browsing is remarkably fast and accurately displayed.
Among all the improvements in BlackBerry OS 6 , this is definitely one of the most impressive. BlackBerry phones have not traditionally been the most lauded for Web browsing, but the new WebKit browser should make the experience faster and easier on BlackBerry OS 6 phones.
One note, the more recent version of Android (2.2 "Froyo") is noticeably faster than the browser in Android 2.1, so newer Android phones will likely fare better against the new BlackBerry WebKit browser.