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Apple iPhone 4 browser battle: Verizon vs. AT&T

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Apple iPhone 4 browser battle: Verizon vs. AT&T
Now that both Verizon and AT&T will be offering basically the same phone (not including Verizon's mobile hotspot and the usual GSM/CDMA internal differences) the question is, which network do you want the device to be on? We all know that over the years when AT&T had exclusivity on the unit, there were complaints of dropped and missed calls and sluggish AT&T data speeds. There are many AT&T customers who have been waiting a long time to move their iPhone over to Verizon, which is generally regarded as having a more stable 3G network.

But what about a real life test? Suppose a feature of the phone that evereyone uses-say, the browser, is called upon to render a fairly grapahically heavy site. We could see whether it is AT&T or Verizon that gets the data through its pipelines to the phone faster. The gold standard for browser function used to be the desktop version of the New York Times web page, so that will be the site that those conducting the test will use.

AT&T vs. Verizon. Everyone have their bets down? Now click on the video to see the result of this test. Keep in mind that this is just one test and we are looking forward to receiving our review unit of the Verizon iPhone 4 so that we can put both versions of the handset and the two networks through the paces.

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