We have already seen the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha B up against the iPhone 5 now a new video has surfaced showing us the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha B next to an HTC Windows Phone 8 in a browser comparison video.Hit the break for the description of the video.
This week, I borrowed a colleague’s iPhone 5. With the help of another co-worker, we filmed a quick comparison video in a meeting room. Since the Dev Alpha B required a micro-SIM and I did not own one, my intention was to connect both smartphones to the Mobile Hotspot from a Bold 9900. Unfortunately, the iPhone 5 refused to connect to the Hotspot even though the password was definitely correct (must be a bug in iOS 6). Thus, we improvised by having the Dev Alpha B run off Mobile Hotspot from the 9900, while the iPhone 5 was directly connected to the carrier.
Since both smartphones ultimately connected to the same carrier (Fido) the test is fairly accurately. I expected the iPhone 5 to do better because the Dev Alpha B required one more step in getting carrier data. However, BB 10 still came out on top. In addition, the BB 10 OS shown is 10.0.9.1103, not the latest developer release of 10.0.9.1675, which is supposed to be even faster.