Browser speed comparison - N86, N97, iPhone 3G, T-Mobile G1 and more

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In this major feature, Rafe Blandford compares the relative performance of web browsers on various mobile devices, including the Nokia N95 8GB, Nokia E71, Nokia E75, Nokia N86 8MP, Nokia N97, Nokia 5800, T-Mobile G1, and Apple iPhone 3G. Which mobile device has the fastest browser? The results may surprise you - they did me.

"Accessing the Internet from a mobile device has been an important trend in mobile for the last 15 years. In the last few years this trend has accelerated such that acessing to the Internet from a mobile device is now one of its key functions. For some users it is even more important than voice calls, although for others it remains a secondary function.

In this feature I look at the key metric of page load time in a number of Nokia's 'S60 on Symbian' devices. To give some context with the rest of the market, I also compare the Apple iPhone 3G and the T-Mobile (Android) G1."

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