Originally Posted by pinhead
First of all, I have said MANY times that the BlackBerries still have a browser and overall OS that is too limited to take advantage of the faster data speeds of Wifi or really even 3g. Yeah, it might be a little quicker, but certainly not enough to justify the hype. UMA access does justify the excitement though.
That said, I am certain that this test is not representative of how fast this wifi web browsing speeds are. Just like any other wireless service, its performance fluctuates, and we saw that in the video. In addition, there can always be things going on that we don't know about.
I can't say that I agree with you. The design of the BlackBerry OS is done very well. It is developed by professional programmers and everything about it is done with security then performance in mind.
For example, the WiFi implementation took a while because it was done right. The developers took the time to implement a stack that doesn't quickly drain the battery, doesn't step on other WiFi devices, and yet enters and leaves the WiFi network correctly.
I have not seen another handheld that browses as quickly whilst maintaining a stable connection and maintaining battery life.