BlackBerry 7 browser performance is faster than the iPhone, Android

RIM officially announced the BlackBerry 7 OS today and during the presentation this morning at BlackBerry World I snapped a pic of the browser experience we can eventually expect. RIM points out their competition will lag behind them, in this case the iPhone 4, Nexus One and Nexus S. The slide shows that BlackBerry 7 OS is “now one of the elite browsers in mobile today” with the capacity to load pages 1.6 times faster than OS 6. RIM also reveals that an average web page on the 9900 loads in 7.81 seconds and the Torch falls way behind and loads in a long 12.4 seconds. In addition, RIM has verified stats by SunSpider (JavaScript benchmark test) that reveals the 9900executes in 2.84 seconds, the iPhone comes in second at 3.23, while both Android devices come are over 5 seconds. Finally, last place is the Torch 9800 with a very long 10.8 seconds. It’s now known what web page was loaded.

When we had the hands on time with 9900 the browser did render pages incredibly quickly with no lag time.