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3G vs. Edge Data speeds testing


Nov 25, 2009, 10:52 AM
If you're expecting blazing 3G speeds on this phone, its not happening. Depending on the web site, you will only see a slight speed increase.

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.

Jan 31, 2010, 7:32 PM
R u T-M or att?

Apr 24, 2010, 4:11 PM
i am on TMO and i notice the same thing the only area 3g works best for me is on secure web sites(banking /bill payment) it is way faster then EDGE likely due to the higher encryption

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