PreCentral’s Browser Shootout Between Palm Pre, iPhone 3G, and Android G1

Good video from Dieter Bohn of PreCentral showing side-by-side browser loading tests over Wi-Fi between the Pre, an iPhone 3G, and an HTC Android G1. The Pre renders pages slightly faster, and its extra RAM (256 MB vs. the iPhone’s 128) lets it keep the full content of background browser tabs in memory.

Good news for Palm that the Pre is faster and that the overall web browsing experience is very good. But, I don’t think it bodes well for the Pre that it’s only slightly faster than the iPhone 3G. I expect the next-generation iPhone 3GS that Apple is set to announce next week to render web pages significantly faster than the iPhone 3G.

Thursday, 4 June 2009