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RIM says new BlackBerry 7 OS browser faster than the one on Apple iPhone and Android

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RIM says new BlackBerry 7 OS browser faster than the one on Apple iPhone and Android
During a slide presentation at the BlackBerry World conference introducing the new 7 OS, RIM showed off a slide that claims that its new browser is faster than the one on the Apple iPhone and Android handsets. RIM has taken its browser performance quite seriously. At one time, the BlackBerry browser would choke on JavaScript and web sites would crawl to a stop while being downloaded. Now, the SunSpider JS test shows that the browser on the BlackBerry 7 OS executes JavaScript faster than any other mobile browser.

According to RIM, the new browser is, "now one of the elite browsers in mobile today" with pages loading 1.6 times faster than seen with the browser on BlackBerry 6 OS. Changes to the software optimizes WebKit while new hardware increases browser speed. The faster zooming and panning leads to fewer cases of "checkerboarding" or the visual checkerboard type image that comes when the browser speed is slower than the speed that you are navigating the browser at.

The just announced BlackBerry Bold 9900 will be powered with BlackBerry 7 OS and the average web page loads in 7.81 seconds on the phone compared with 12.4 seconds on the BlackBerry Torch 9800. And as far as the JavaScript readings are concerned, the SunSpider test showed the BlackBerry Bold 9900 executing in 2.84 second, the Apple iPhone in 3.23 seconds and Android handsets coming in at 5 seconds. The BlackBerry Torch 9800? How about 10 seconds.

RIM thought that the Torch would take BlackBerry to the same level as the iPhone and Android. Kudos to RIM for realizing that they were still far short and coming up with the new OS that could put BlackBerry on the map once again.

source: MobileSyrup
According to the SunSpider test, the new BlackBerry browser executes JavaScript faster than any mobile browser

According to the SunSpider test, the new BlackBerry browser executes JavaScript faster than any mobile browser


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posted on 02 May 2011, 21:03

1. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Android runs too many programs thats why its slow, apple has always and will be slow and Wheres Web Os?

posted on 02 May 2011, 21:22 3

2. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


ya so android overacheives and fails, apple doesnt fail actually... and webos fails at speed... webos sucks except it has nice concepts... just bad practice

posted on 02 May 2011, 21:28 1

3. Gsmalltheway (Posts: 147; Member since: 15 Aug 2009)


Compare that to opera mobile and skyfire on Android and it wont take top spot

posted on 02 May 2011, 21:31 2

4. iphone under my nuts (unregistered)


well iphone just sucks hairy balls. anybody with an actual brain in their head that can truely see outside the i- grazing field and past the homo koolaid stand, can evaluate the daily usefulness that the new blackberry brings. only blackberry and some android equipped phones shine out above all else. the iphone gives you no control, a crappy browser, and the stigma of sucking balls. Long live android, crushing iphone and leading the world with the # 1 mobile OS!!!

posted on 02 May 2011, 23:43 2

6. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


haha so can u point me to a single android handset that can beat the iphone 4? If you find a current phone that has sold more than the iphone 4 i will give you 100 dollars... and blackberry fails at usefulness... that is practically what it is worst at... it excels at communications and business... and android, well, as i said, find a phone more popular then the iphone 4 and then we can compare... oh thats right, you compare say 4 phones to about 200... sounds like a fair fight to me (notice the sarcasm)... and to above, opera mobile sucks more than anything... it is slow, but skyfire is nice... but idk how it wud be any faster on android then on iphone or black berry if they made one for it...

posted on 03 May 2011, 00:13 4

7. doubler86 (Posts: 318; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)


Umm ok the thunderbolt, since it's been released it beat the iPhone in sales since it came out, it's better at everything else, speed, cameras, screen, customization, web browsing, navigation, has over 10,000 more free apps, and in 3 months it will have more apps that the iPhone 4.

Wow that was easy. Maybe you should play a harder game like which android is better than the iPhone 5... nope never mind, I can already name the Samsung Galaxy S II, Evo 3D, and the new Motorola bionic.

posted on 03 May 2011, 06:20 2

14. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Are you high? Stop mixing your ecstasy and cocaine bro. Verizon's iPhone 4 sold 2.2 million in 2 months. Thunderbolt hasn't achieved that. Not to mention the battery and connection problems. But that's just the Verizon iPhone. The iPhone sells so well people are buying it 2 Months before the end of its life cycle because a new color is out! Yeah they may be fools but it speaks to the selling power of the device. No single Android handset has come close to selling 35 million in a year. Ever. No Android handset has sold 35 million ever. Thunderbolt or otherwise. Its bad to be am isheep but don't pretend there aren't droid sheep like you drinking the "freedom kool-aid"

posted on 03 May 2011, 06:49 1

16. ralphyd (unregistered)


I personally don't understand the argument about the iPhone selling any android phone. Of course its going to, IOS is on one type of phone so if someone wants an IOS phone obviously they're going to get an iPhone. With android there are how many different phones and variations of the same phone on different carriers so of course one single model isn't going to outsell the single device using IOS. In my opinion the number of devices purchased using a particular operating system is a much more valid argument. True me, if you think that the iPhone is still the best phone on the market you're wrong.

posted on 03 May 2011, 06:54 2

17. msa1988 (Posts: 417; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)


The initial question was: Can you name an Android phone that has beat the iPhone? The answer is no, and you are naive and dumb for not realizing that sales is the #1 way to determine this. We aren't talking specifically about speed, power, display, we are talking about a phone in its whole. There has NOT been an Android phone that has come clos to topping the iPhone. the iPhone has been more desirable, and always will be, in the American eye.

posted on 03 May 2011, 09:21 1

18. AppleFUD (unregistered)


The argument of the iPhone being a single phone is BS. First, it's a line of phones made by one company--a line of smartphones. And yes, I can point to at least one company that makes a line of smartphones that outsells Apple's line of smartphones.

NOKIA
2010 smartphones sales ~111M
Apple
2010 smartphones sales ~45M
And don't forget the RIM outsold Apple in 2010 also.

Now take that stupid ass argument and shove it. It isn't other companies' fault that Apple chooses to make only one form factor (actually two) at a time and spends all their advertising on that one form factor.

At least try and make your arguments intelligent and stop regurgitating fanboy BS.

FYI
Samsung Galaxy S II preorders nearly doubled that of the iPhone 4's

posted on 03 May 2011, 16:42

22. GayPhoneSucks (unregistered)


Lucas,

You obviously have no idea what you're talking about. Seems to be another one of steve Jobs' hookers....

I understand you like brand names, and the iphone "sold the most" and is "most popular" in your eyes...

This just confirms the fact that the general masses go through life like sheep, buying what everyone else thinks they should buy...

Think for yourself, OR just look at the facts.....

SEVERAL android phones hardware AND software have SURPASSED the gayphone4.

What im sayiong isnt "popular"..it's fact.

It's also popular, just not with gayphone followers.

I understand you want to be loyal to your product, even if it is less than the best. Apple used top be the latest and greatest.....

No more!

Sorry!

posted on 03 May 2011, 22:45

23. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


okay so basically all the people who cant find an android phone that has sold more than the iphone say that we should just through away the fact that the iphone has sold more than any other phone... and btw i asked for a specific phone... not a line of phones... and also things better then other things are very much opinions... why is it that when we shift to numbers, fandroids just cant do anything? and should i call u a sheep becuase u bought a good phone? holy shit u bought an htc ur an htcsheep... ya... stupid... and yes, i think its said that a good android phone (thunderbolt) has to compete with a phone that came out almost a year ago... and it still isnt any faster, and for the app store.. well, why dont u take the wallpapers out and those malware apps out then we can talk

posted on 04 May 2011, 05:12

25. sgs (unregistered)


nokia 1100 sold 250 milion times. i don't think that is very important. what is? well i think innovation and that is where android excels. the iphone is just an ipod with 3g.

posted on 03 May 2011, 02:55 1

9. deathlogic (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 May 2011)


"stigma of sucking balls", made my day lmao but so true, freaking isheeps trolling.

posted on 03 May 2011, 10:14 1

19. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


why do we need to bring who is #1 here?......

posted on 02 May 2011, 23:13 1

5. LionStone (Posts: 447; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


..."and Android handsets". That couldn't be more vague...like, which ones?

posted on 03 May 2011, 00:40 2

8. Junaid Ahmed (unregistered)


blackberry is tryin to compete with iOS and Android oh please.

posted on 03 May 2011, 04:26 1

10. IOS5 (unregistered)


RIM wait for the IOS5 and honeycomb 3.1 and will see who's the winner!

posted on 03 May 2011, 04:53 1

11. Ashley (unregistered)


i think you all have sad lives if your sat on your computer talkin about phones, if your so bothered then go and buy the phones and compare them yourself you stupid pricks

posted on 03 May 2011, 11:05 1

21. snowgator (Posts: 3209; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


You lead such a rewarding life you read the posts, wrote a comment, and then ran out of simple words and had to cuss. Move along, Ashley. Hit Bath and Body works, enjoy the Royal Wedding reruns and the real housewives, and leave us to our sad, lonely little lives.

posted on 03 May 2011, 22:46

24. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


funny

posted on 03 May 2011, 05:07

12. Junaid Ahmed (unregistered)


i think ur write lets all go buy phones. They cost shit right?

posted on 03 May 2011, 05:08

13. PhoneLuver (Posts: 466; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)


Too bad they won't do anything to improve the performance for existing BB.

posted on 03 May 2011, 06:22 1

15. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


I remember rim posting a video before the torch came out showing its browser side by side with IOS and androids and it won. Lol. Same ol' song and dance.

posted on 03 May 2011, 10:56

20. snowgator (Posts: 3209; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


I do find it funny that a RIM article has spawned yet another "Android VS. iPhone" thread. It shows me two things:

1) How far RIM has fallen. It isn't even the top topic on it's own news post during it's own show.

2) That everyone on Phone Arena are kinda like me. RIM is going to have to show us that they are providing better devices before we accept it.

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