BlackBerry WebKit Browser Trounces iPhone 4 and Android 2.1 In Early Test

The looks we've gotten so far at BlackBerry OS 6 have been impressive enough, but it looks like the real crown jewel might be that WebKit browser. Here's how it stacked up recently against iOS4 and Android 2.1.

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Above, a video by Salomondrin that demonstrates the new browser in action on a BlackBerry 9800. After putting it through its Acid 3 test paces, he came up with an impressive score of 208:

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Compare that to iOS4 on an iPhone 4, which scored a 185:

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And Android 2.1 running on an HTC Incredible, which weighed in at 151:

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Of course, it's unfair to use Android 2.1 when Froyo is distinctly faster. But at the very least it's a welcome sign for BlackBerry devotees that their business hardware of choice will be matched by a browser that's more than capable of keeping up with their social needs. [Salomondrin via BGR]

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Well, that is generally good news. Probably not enough for me to want a Blackberry, but browsing was in dire need of an update. But c'mon, using Android 2.1? Either compare yourself with the latest or not at all. And the scores are all from the HTML5 test. While it is nice that it is HTML5 compliant, that isn't exactly the sign of a great browser.