- CrackBerry Master
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Just got a brand new BlackBerry Bold 9900 and I am LOVING it so far, seriously it's like rediscovering BlackBerry
To provide a bit of context I went ahead and got this model because my current BlackBerry 7 device, the Curve 9360 wasn't working well for me. It's a great phone don't get me wrong, I still have it but the battery performance was pretty bad. Not so noticeable when blanketed with coverage but moving through various buildings with varying coverage within the university campus ran the battery dry in about 5-6 hours flat.
So long story, the Bold 9900 is reported to have a 14.4 Mbps radio, pretty nice. I ran a speed test and was surprised to find I got a download speed of 22.9 Mbps and upload of like 0.17 mbps. I ran the test a few times and it almost always exceeded 14.4 Mbps, the only time it didn't exceed that value was when it did 10.7 Mbps download (still fairly good for the time of day I tested it).
So to make a short long story short , what exactly does it mean when the Bold 9900 or any other smartphone for that matter is marketed as 14.4 Mbps HSPA+?
- 11-17-2012, 05:01 PM #2
You can only get an accurate speed rating on a BlackBerry whilst tethered to a PC via Mobile Hotspot. As any data goes through RIM's servers when not tethering, those speed rating sites give very inaccurate figures. 14.4mbps HSPA+ is the fastest data speed a 9900 can handle.• That's Phill… with 2 L's ☺
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