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Old 07-13-2009, 09:36 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by provench View Post
I just did the speedtest app with my 9630 in Richmond, VA area on business with 1XEV coverage (no idea how to tell if it is Rev A) and got the following:

Download 2187 Kbps / 4951 Kbps Max
Upload 73 Kbps / 110 Kbps Max

I am very impressed .... the first thing I noticed is the overall speed improvement over the 8830 (combination of things as mentioned above).

I am loving the Tour ...
Definitely sounds Rev A to me!!

Another thing that you want to consider is whether the maker of this little speed test application has taken compression into account.

Testing via a browser isn't going to be a fair representation on a Blackberry. There is compression and image manipulation being done at varying levels with all the browsers. Particularly Bolt and Opera, where so much of the work never even gets done on the device, so less data (i.e scripts, java, etc.)

I would say the BEST way to test is to tether to a computer and then test with a standard test site like
Z10 and PlayBook <- 9650<- 9630 <- 8330 <- 8130 <- 8830 <- 8703e <- 7130e <- 7250
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