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BlackBerry 10 Browser Test Outperforms iOS, Windows Phone

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Upcoming platform renders pages considerably faster than rivals.

Comparison tests from the developer units of the platform have shown that the BlackBerry 10 web browser runs faster than Apple's iOS 6 and Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.

While the operating system won't launch until January 30, which is the date the first handsets powered by the platform will be unveiled, developers have been in possession of early builds of the device for months in order to develop apps.

The Gadget Masters utilized the BlackBerry Dev Alpha B handset and a developer build of BlackBerry 10 itself and ran a comparison test against the iPhone 5 running on iOS 6, as well as the HTC 8X running Windows Phone 8.

The tests, showcased in the videos below, show that the BB10 handset renders pages considerably faster than its rivals. However, the site has yet to test it against an Android-powered smartphone.

RIM recently sent out invites for the January 30 event next year, while the platform's home screen was lately showcased in a batch of leaked images.

BlackBerry 10 browser


BlackBerry 10 browser

 

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    halcyon , December 21, 2012 11:47 AM
    Good stuff. Way to go RIM. I'm rooting for you.
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    dozerman , December 21, 2012 12:02 PM
    I knew about this awhile ago. Good to see that they have kept their lead. I have also seen my playbook outrender a Xoom in person, so I think we have a win there, too!
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    mariusmotea , December 21, 2012 12:34 PM
    I don't understand why no.1 platform is missing from this test. I can only imagine because it outperform BB10.
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    jacobdrj , December 21, 2012 12:40 PM
    Rendering speed is a good thing.

    But the things I miss most about going away from BB are still:

    Keyboard
    Trackpad
    Universal Inbox
    Instant Email/Notifications
    Full application integration between social apps/contacts


    Things I will NEVER miss from by BB:
    SLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW startup time (over 15 minutes)
    Medeocre battery life
    Slow processor
    Poor application selection
    Poor application stability
    SLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW startup time (again, this was a big deal, negated the use of replacement and extended batteries, god forbid you drop your phone and the battery pops out).
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    agentbb007 , December 21, 2012 1:36 PM
    I hope blackberry can get back into the game, competition helps the consumer.
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    ojas , December 21, 2012 2:12 PM
    jacobdrjRendering speed is a good thing.But the things I miss most about going away from BB are still:KeyboardTrackpadUniversal InboxInstant Email/NotificationsFull application integration between social apps/contactsThings I will NEVER miss from by BB:SLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW startup time (over 15 minutes) Medeocre battery lifeSlow processorPoor application selectionPoor application stabilitySLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW startup time (again, this was a big deal, negated the use of replacement and extended batteries, god forbid you drop your phone and the battery pops out).

    Slow startup times have pretty much disappeared, now it's only a slow shut down. Not 15 mins though, more like, 1.
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    Anonymous , December 21, 2012 2:20 PM
    This along with the good reviews of Surface is welcome news! Anything that hurts Android and the Korean copycat evil empire AKA SamSUCK is a win for the consumer and for innovation!

    As soon as real Apple competitors spring up, the only people running Android will be the hobbyist nerds who root their phones to get around paying for anything.
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    cinergy , December 21, 2012 2:20 PM
    Crapberry is dead. RIP RIM.
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    jacobdrj , December 21, 2012 2:25 PM
    ojasSlow startup times have pretty much disappeared, now it's only a slow shut down. Not 15 mins though, more like, 1.

    I figured that this was improved. It was too big of a deal to ignore. I also know that they have added touch screen support and improved their processors. However, I hope they BB understands that while I appreciate the addition of a touch screen, it isn't license to get rid of the trackpad and keybard.

    TBH, the Torch was probably their best form factor, other than the Bold. They just needed to improve the OS and the guts, as the form factor was fantastic.
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    shikamaru31789 , December 21, 2012 2:58 PM
    Looking good so far. Competition is always good, as this will push the others to improve their browsers.
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    Anonymous , December 21, 2012 3:24 PM
    unless that thing can give oral under an execs desk, the corp. change to Iphones and android wont make them go back anytime soon
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    pacomac , December 21, 2012 4:51 PM
    A wifi hotspot is always going to be faster than 3G. This test seems kind of pointless unless both are tested 'one at a time' on the same network. The browser benchmarks on the iPhone 5 are pretty good, certainly better than most Android phones with the possible exception of the Nexus 4!
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    xpeh , December 21, 2012 6:12 PM
    Stash1121This along with the good reviews of Surface is welcome news! Anything that hurts Android and the Korean copycat evil empire AKA SamSUCK is a win for the consumer and for innovation!As soon as real Apple competitors spring up, the only people running Android will be the hobbyist nerds who root their phones to get around paying for anything.


    Android will still be the No. 1 platform for a while. IOS/Apple isn't even a competitor to Android anymore.
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    kyuuketsuki , December 21, 2012 7:57 PM
    I'm not sure what websites they're using, but I've yet to find a website that takes anywhere near that long to load on my Lumia 920, whether on wi-fi or 3G/LTE. Well, unless I'm in an area with poor signal or the network is congested, but of course that has nothing to do with the browser. It seems like they cherry-picked website that take an inordinate amount of time to load in general, and one of them IE failed to load at all -- also something I've never had an issue with on my phone.

    Color me unimpressed.
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    JOSHSKORN , December 21, 2012 10:57 PM
    halcyonGood stuff. Way to go RIM. I'm rooting for you.

    At this point for RIM, it's a long way to the top if you want to rock n' roll. Way to go, though.
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    fjfixer , December 22, 2012 11:34 PM
    They had to cancel hockey to get it out in time but here it is...
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