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BlackBerry WebKit Browser Tested Against iPhone 4 & Samsung Captivate

The new WebKit browser in BlackBerry 6 is light years ahead of the current generation BlackBerry browser. Many users are curious to know how it stacks up against the competition which is also sporting the WebKit browser. RIM has mentioned that it gets almost perfect scores in the top browser tests but CrackBerry actually pitted it against the competition on AT&T. At its $199 price point the Torch is competing with the iPhone 4 and the Samsung Captivate. Below you will see a video showing how the Torch WebKit browser compares:

From what I am seeing the browser is right up there with the competition. It is a little slower in rendering but that is probably due to the slower processor.

Anybody else as excited as me to get a full web browser?

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  1. He makes a statement just after the 2:20 mark which I believe is completely incorrect:

    On the BlackBerry, when you’re on WiFi, you’re going straight out to the Internet.

    I recently did a test on the Verizon Bold 9650 which showed that not to be true. I turned off 3G and used WiFi and went to http://www.whatismyip.org and the IP that came up was most definitely a RIM IP. So even on WiFi, ALL BB traffic is still routed through RIM’s servers… unless that’s only on Verizon. But I can’t imagine why that would be.

    • That’s because you tested it wrong by using the wrong browser mode… Internet browser routes through BIS.

      It does indeed show the external IP of your ISP

      • Ok, I was not aware of the “Hotspot Browser” mode. (My device is an 8330 so I don’t have much experience with WiFi on BB’s) But I tried that too. I set the default to Hotspot Browser and I still got RIM IP’s every time.

      • In any case, the guy was certainly implying that when you’re on WiFi, you automatically go straight to the Internet and that certainly is not true.

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