BlackBerry 6's WebKit-based browser bests the competition in a good 'ol standards showdown
byTim Stevens||July 20th 2010 at 12:44pmJuly 20th 2010 12:44 pm
It's been almost a year since RIMpicked up Torch Mobile and locked its newly acquired division in a closet, telling those coders to not come out until BlackBerry had a world-class browser. Early tests from Salomondrin, the self-described "007 of the Phone World," indicates that those tired engineers can now finally go home and get some sleep. The new WebKit-based browser, a part of BlackBerry OS 6.0, managed a score of 208 on the Acid HTML5 tests, measuring browser compliance and performance. Meanwhile the iPhone 4 scored 185 and HTC's Incredible pulled down 151. Mind you, benchmark performance doesn't always equate to real-world browser responsiveness, but regardless this is good news for CrackBerry addicts. The only question now is: when will they get their fix?
Update: The browsers were run through a suite of tests, and the above scores were actually from The HTML5 Test!