It’s been diagnosed as slow, outdated and unintuitive. We’re talking of course about Blackberry’s various mobile operating systems. But according to wirelessground.com, OS 6 could be just what the doctor ordered. Analyzing the results of an Engadget HTML 5 test of OS 6 against Apple’s Safari mobile, the writer expects Blackberry to make a full recovery:
It has been a very long time in coming, but the BlackBerry might just be getting the best mobile web browser ever designed. Engadget has run an HTML5 test on BlackBerry OS 6’s redesigned web browser and the results are astonishing. Research In Motion (RIM) got it right and OS 6 scored a 208 out of 300. Not impressed? Consider that the iPhone 4 only managed a 185 and HTC’s Incredible squeaked by with a 151. RIM has been working hard on fixing up its dated browsing software for quite a while now and it appears if the work has finally paid off.
Crackberry addicts (and mobile testers) will have to wait until later this year to test the OS on their own. Until then, we’ll keep seeking second opinions.
Update: Here’s a nice sneak preview.