BlackBerry 10 browser beats iOS 6 and Windows Phone 8 in rendering speed

BlackBerry 10 browser beats iOS 6 and Windows Phone 8 in rendering speed
BlackBerry 10 missed this Holiday season, but it’s gearing up for a big launch early next year, and leaks of devices and the operating system are all over the place. You probably already know how BB10 looks like, and also how you can easily navigate around using swipes and other gestures, but one important aspect that we get to look at today is browser performance.

These latest tests of the browser on a BB10 prototype show rendering speeds and are very impressive. Gadget Masters got their hands on a Dev Alpha B smartphone running BB10 and fared it against the iPhone 5’s Mobile Safari browser on iOS 6 and an HTC Windows Phone 8X with Windows Phone 8’s Internet Explorer.

We could safely say that BlackBerry 10 beats both. Take a look below.

source: Gadget Masters



1. apexKBC

Posts: 92; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

BB10 is really goooood!!!!!!!!! dont underestimate it.

8. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

if the browser performance is someething to judge the overall performance of BB10...tehn yes it seems like a real winner. but the interface is real home screen looks like ios and the other homescreen looks like live tiles/ android widgets kind of thing. moreover see the interface of the browser, button placements in the app it all seems too android but hey who know...diversity is always good maybe BB10 will surprise us!

14. adelta90

Posts: 63; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

well, internet and browser performance in any bb has always been its selling point right?

19. aaronkatrini

Posts: 242; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

Its allways been about apps. First to get that was Apple and went huge... and than the same with Android!

39. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

That boring dude talking in the video literally made my headache bigger Bitch!

56. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

true but not anymore as all smartphones have become mobile computers with good to great browsing performances, mobile phones have become cameras, recorders, music players and more! if bb wants to succeed they have to come up in all departments only internet wont cut it anymore. in the past bb were one of the exclusive ffering internet browsing like desktops and computing and everyone offers it...not to mention bb will have to endure the gigantic market squeeze of iOS and android and compete with the cash of MS in advertising. The only way BB can win is of they rise to the occasion in all deppartments...well they've got encryption and browsing going for them so thats two areas covered :) but its still to early to tell

23. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

The first thing that irritates me about your post is the widget thing. Widgets/App looking thing was around LONG before Android and iOS. Even the much older Blackberrys used the same looking icons on their OS. Even PALM used those kind of icons and older Windows phones. People really need to educate themselves on this kind of stuff and quit spreading lies. There is one main home screen doesn't look like Windows live tiles because Windows uses a bunch of different sized squares and throws them together. You also swipe up and down, not left to right. Blackberry uses squares that are the same size "not a bunch of random sizes" and they're organized, not thrown around. Squares that display info has also been in the market for a long time. In this case, it doesn't even have the same layout as Windows...

42. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

they are justr jealous bitches that dont have a life!! very uneducated! just comment and judging without making some research!

51. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Once upon a time, A teenager was walking on the beach and he took a photo of himself without pants it's quite funny isn't it?

40. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

"but the interface is real home screen looks like ios and the other homescreen looks like live tiles/ android widgets kind of thing. " i completely disagree and also laugh!!! some apple fans wants to make a major overhaul on its UI to support wigets/livetiles like android and windows phone is! some people dont prefer android coz its hard for some people to get to know android for the first time coz of a lot of costumization(not a bad thing but a lot just want it simple!) and i believe BB10 just give the best of both worlds!!! the one home screen on the iOS and the widget/livetiles of android/WP!! isnt it great?! and please stop being so negative!!! i like the interface a lot!!

55. desijatt

Posts: 58; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

Yeahhh.....these blackberry10 phones looks sexy.......

57. stychill unregistered

they do actually

2. Grayghost

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 12, 2012

Who really cares! Are you going to go by a blackberry? Talk about taking a step backwards!!!

21. NotaFanBoy

Posts: 10; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I won't "by" one but I might "buy" one. Give it a chance, it actually doesn't look bad and browsing on the go is growing every year. So this could benefit the heavy web browsing consumer depending on how stable the OS is.

35. wendygarett unregistered

Did we point the gun to you to buy this and throw away your current device??

36. tonygoz

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

i am going to buy one, either ways iv used devices on all platforms and id gladly give bb10 a chance, hope u don't buy one when u change ur mind 0.0

43. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

i dont" "by" things, i "buy" things!! jealous retarded cunt! are you really threaten that BB10 will take off?! coz as far as i know people will be negative if they feel threaten! give it a chance and shut up!

50. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

oh really? Junfe al mark? not surprising you act like a teenager

58. stychill unregistered

if you knew what you were talking about, you wouldn't call it a step backwards BB10 launches the 30th of next month, the future of blackberry is what matters, not the past.

3. T.Shaper

Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

I don't know who recorded these reviews, but for the love of all things good and holy, CUT YOUR DISGUSTING FREAKING FINGERNAILS!!!!! That's probably how he cut his hand in the first place!!

4. rickywinataa

Posts: 262; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

I think this Dev device runs either TI OMAP 4470 or the new TI OMAP A-15 processor with 1gb of ram. No matter how fast the software optimization is, the hardware must be a beast also to take on iPhone

16. crankyd00d

Posts: 191; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I think the new BlackBerry phones use Snapdragons

59. stychill unregistered

i think not, unless they updated the specs. whats been leaked before for the upcoming model is what the post above you says, dual core

5. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

You had to choose Lumia 920 instead of HTC as a Windows phone representative.

11. gazmatic

Posts: 812; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

you got it backwards.... they chose the "signature" windows phone instead of the BEST windows phone

44. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

its because ballmer dont want nokia to be the only choice of WP thats why they push HTC so hard! just like on android, samsung is the only choice that people know, even though sony phones are way bettery looking!!

6. OHaZZaR

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 19, 2011

But can it beat android?

9. true1984

Posts: 869; Member since: May 23, 2012

good question considering thats the only one that wasnt shown

17. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Only if you know how to read benchmarks.

18. MetroPhase

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

I think it only displayed viable options for businesses; probably why android was eliminated.

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