1. buzzon's Avatar
    I picked up a Blackberry Bold 9900 from At&t yesterday. At&t's Bold is on their 4G (HSPA+) Network and the Iphone 4 is still on the 3G Network. I decided to do a browser test.

    Both phones had full service (NO WIFI, Network Only).

    I cleared the Cache on both phones. I loaded 5 Different Sites (ESPN.com, Crackberry.com, Yahoo.com, Woot.com, Amazon.com)

    BLACKBERRY BOLD WON EVERYTIME! At&t's Bold on their 4G(HSPA+) Network loaded two or three times faster then my iPhone 4 running on At&t's 3G Network!!!

    I was shocked! I am very happy with the Blackberry Bold and the new OS 7 Apps!!

    Last edited by buzzon; 11-09-11 at 04:09 PM.
    11-07-11 02:26 PM
  2. howarmat's Avatar
    so did a test using 4G on your bold and 3G for the iphone and the 3G phone lost. Do you understand the difference between 3G and 4g (HSPA+) ?
    11-07-11 02:31 PM
  3. spitothec's Avatar
    so did a test using 4G on your bold and 3G for the iphone and the 3G phone lost. Do you understand the difference between 3G and 4g (HSPA+) ?
    At this point, I'm not even sure if AT&T does.
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    11-07-11 02:40 PM
  4. howarmat's Avatar
    At this point, I'm not even sure if AT&T does.
    very true...that cant make up their mind what 4G they want to use lol
    11-07-11 02:46 PM
  5. papped's Avatar
    They could hit relatively the same network speeds using hspa+ at less infrastructure cost. I guess they care more about being able to market as LTE though...
    11-07-11 02:51 PM
  6. buzzon's Avatar
    so did a test using 4G on your bold and 3G for the iphone and the 3G phone lost. Do you understand the difference between 3G and 4g (HSPA+) ?
    Yes, I understand... It was just a test because the Blackberry browser has been very poor in the past, EVEN ON WIFI BROWSING!
    I know At&t's "4g" is faster then the 3G but it's not like it was a 4G LTE vs 3G test....
    11-07-11 03:05 PM
  7. UrbanGlowCam's Avatar
    Yes, I understand... It was just a test because the Blackberry browser has been very poor in the past, EVEN ON WIFI BROWSING!
    I know At&t's "4g" is faster then the 3G but it's not like it was a 4G LTE vs 3G test....
    Still impressive buzzon! Even if it is on par with Safari, that is a huge leap for RIM. From my experience, I've tested my Bold 9930 on VZW, a friends HTC Arrive (WP7) on Sprint, and anothers i4S on AT&T and got nearly identical load times for all three.

    The i4s on HSPA+ should have the advantage there and did win on a few tests but not by much.

    I think the most even test is to use both phones, on the same carrier. i.e. AT&T iPhone 4S vs. AT&T Bold 9900 vs. AT&T Moto Atrix 2.
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    11-07-11 03:15 PM
  8. Fnord's Avatar
    They could hit relatively the same network speeds using hspa+ at less infrastructure cost. I guess they care more about being able to market as LTE though...
    Dual Cell HSPA+ (not sure if AT&T's H+ is DC?), on the high end has actual download speeds at the low end of LTE (7-14Mbps for DCH+ versus 12-25Mbps for LTE)
    11-07-11 03:19 PM
  9. papped's Avatar
    Dual Cell HSPA+ (not sure if AT&T's H+ is DC?), on the high end has actual download speeds at the low end of LTE (7-14Mbps for DCH+ versus 12-25Mbps for LTE)
    At higher battery drain and infrastructure cost... Not to mention introducing LTE/3g handoff problems.
    11-07-11 03:25 PM
  10. buzzon's Avatar
    I'm happy with At&t's HSPA+, I think LTE will drain the battery too much.
    11-07-11 04:03 PM
  11. gordonzhao's Avatar
    Yes, look at the Evo on Sprint's network. Aside from the screen causing battery drain, that phone craps out in a few hours. And that's all thanks to Sprint's LTE.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-07-11 04:34 PM
  12. UrbanGlowCam's Avatar
    Yes, look at the Evo on Sprint's network. Aside from the screen causing battery drain, that phone craps out in a few hours. And that's all thanks to Sprint's LTE.
    Yeah, but don't confuse LTE with WiMax. Sprint does not have LTE tech yet. Verizon and AT&T are the only ones at the moment.
    11-07-11 04:36 PM
  13. Chrisy's Avatar
    YouTube video comparison please.
    11-07-11 04:36 PM
  14. anon(73368)'s Avatar
    YouTube video comparison please.
    I can believe it no need for a video. I beat a I4,and a Droid 2 with my 9810. I'm telling You Chrissy the 9810/9930,00 are IT!! lol!
    11-07-11 05:58 PM
  15. go1ndr's Avatar
    Agreed! My 9810 Torch is nearly as fast as my PC and faster than my buddy's i4.
    11-07-11 06:37 PM
  16. anon(73368)'s Avatar
    Agreed! My 9810 Torch is nearly as fast as my PC and faster than my buddy's i4.
    Its true.. Her last BB was a 9650 so she has bad memories of a slow browser lol! I cant stress it enough how much improved the 9810/9900/30 is.
    11-07-11 07:16 PM
  17. donnation's Avatar
    at this point, i'm not even sure if at&t does.
    lolololol!!!

    OP: You do realize you are testing it against a phone that is over a year old.
    Last edited by donnation; 11-07-11 at 08:05 PM.
    11-07-11 07:57 PM
  18. buzzon's Avatar
    lolololol!!!

    OP: You do realize you are testing it against a phone that is over a year old.
    I ran the test with my iphone 4 and Last night I did a test vs my girlfriend's new iPhone 4S.
    Blackberry loaded a little faster and wasn't as choppy, when scrolling while both were still loading the website. I am impressed with the Blackberry Bold 9900!
    11-09-11 04:06 PM
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