The Blackberry Storm was recently launched, and there have been lines waiting for it, product shortages, and some surprisingly mixed reviews. Engadget has a very comprehensive look at the phone that makes it clear that the device still needs some work if it’s going to be a true iPhone rival.
This video below, from the review, shows us exactly how the iPhone browsing experience fairs against the Blackberry Storm. I found it quite interesting – maybe you will too.
I’m looking forward to the day we find a true iPhone rival – and it looks like both Google and RIM are close…but there is still much work to be done.
The thing about these speed tests is that the biggest delays come from downloading advertisements from slow 3rd party servers. Depending on which ads each phone gets served, and how slow the servers for them are, you’ll see different results on each trial.
It would be faster on WiFi. Oh wait, Storm doesn’t have WiFi. Still can’t believe they left off Wifi.
Since 3G service is highly dependent on location, you really need WiFi to properly measure performance (oh wait, can’t do that until SOMEONE ELSE can carry the Storm – I guess not only AT&T+Apple have a monopoly on products…). In my workplace, I can achieve 1.4 Mbit with my iPhone over 3G!!!! It blows me away. I believe currently in the US EVDO tops out at 800 Kbps, making the iPhone vastly superior (in my specific environment). Therefore, I think a video like this is pointless….
What we really want to know is rendering speed, or at least, measuring the two phones at locations that may be different from each other, but where optimal speed can be achieved for each.
At least, run speed tests on both and report in this article what the bandwidth was for each.