Despite running a dev kit version, BB10 managed to outperform both iOS and Windows Phone 8 devices.
RIM is riding a lot on BlackBerry 10 to bring the company back to its prime, and with the recent leaks and videos, it appears that BlackBerry 10 is genuinely looking to deliver strong competition to the iPhones and Androids of the world.
One aspect where BlackBerry 10 needs to deliver, and has always been somewhat lagging behind, is performance in Internet applications. To gauge how far it has come with the new version, The Gadget Masters recently performed a web browser speed comparison between a Dev Alpha B smartphone running BB10, an iPhone 5 running iOS 6, and HTC Windows Phone 8X running Windows Phone 8. The raw test results where quite surprising.
Despite only being a developer kit, BlackBerry 10 out-performed both iOS 6 and Windows Phone 8, rendering pages much, much faster although it wasn’t able to finish loading quite as quickly. Still, this is something that could be ironed out in the final version, and with this kind of performance, it looks like Apple and Microsoft has quite a lot to catch up to.
Oddly, an Android smartphone was not used for comparison, so that still remains out of the equation.