Upcoming BlackBerry webkit browser goes head to head with the iPhone 4 and Android

By on July 19, 2010 at 9:34 AM.

Upcoming BlackBerry webkit browser goes head to head with the iPhone 4 and Android

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Salomondrin took BlackBerry’s upcoming webkit browser — expected to debut in OS 6.0 — and ran it through its paces using a BlackBerry 9800 Slider. Salomondrin subjected the browser to several acid tests, the de facto standard for browser performance, and compared the results with the iPhone 4 and the HTC Incredible. Much to the surprise of many a reader, the BlackBerry webkit browser scored 208 on the test and outperformed both the iPhone 4 which scored 185 and the HTC Incredible which scored 151. Salomondrin also put together a nice video review which compares the current non-webkit browser with the upcoming webkit version highlighting the goodness that is to come to the world of BlackBerry. Video is after the jump for your viewing pleasure. More →

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BlackBerry 9300, 9670, and 9800 shown on video

By on July 7, 2010 at 7:02 AM.

BlackBerry 9300, 9670, and 9800 shown on video

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This is more like it, a little something new and different for the legions of BlackBerry faithful. Salomondrin has gotten his hands on three, count em’ three, unreleased BlackBerrys from Research in Motion. The first — and probably the least exciting of the bunch — is the BlackBerry Curve 9300, the second is the BlackBerry 9670 flip phone (older model), and the third is the BlackBerry 9800 slider (with BlackBerry OS 6). All three handsets get a solid pawing on video. Grab your popcorn and hit the jump, we’ve got all three videos ready to roll. More →

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