Very awesome comparison video.
The results? Well… it’s a good news bads new thing. The bad news: in our little test the BlackBerry Torch 9800 couldn’t pull off even one victory against the iPhone 4 and Captivate. The good news is it held in there pretty darn well – close enough that I don’t think you’ll feel hard done. It’s a matter of a few seconds, which is a massive step forward from our old native BlackBerry web browser. Reflecting on the results post shootout, Dieter and I both agreed this is probably an area where the Torch’s 624MHz processor could be the culprit more than the web browser itself. If you put the same 624MHz into the iPhone 4 or Captivate the Torch would probably Torch them. Conversely, if you upped the processing power in the Torch it could probably match or better the competition as well. Final conclusion: it’s a massive upgrade to the BlackBerry web browser and it paves the way for even more speed and performance as we see RIM move up to their next generation of hardware. In the meantime, as long as you’re not doing head to head shootouts, you’ll now enjoy browsing on your BlackBerry a lot.
So what to you think of the new Blackberry Torch 9800? Drop us a line here on this post or head over to the NerdBerry forums to share your thoughts…