BlackBerry Bold 9700
3G vs. Edge Data speeds testing
However the faster processor and memory on the new Blackberry 9700 helps render Google Map faster.
The biggest drawback to speed is actually the Blackberry Browser. Its slow. Recommend downloading Opera Mini. Opera Mini will speed up the browsing experience.
Benchmarked the download speeds tethered to a laptop. Edge speeds were measured 50-100K down. 3G speeds measured 200K to 600K down depending on the distance to the cell tower.
Bottom line: 3G is great for laptops but not really noticeable on the phone.