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    Storm Browser Speedss on EDGE vs. ATT 8900 Curve

    Don't get me wrong, I love my Storm. I have been using it on unlocked on ATT for a while now. Lately I have seen a few 8900 Curves and thought it might be nice to have one of those as well. Anyway, I dropped by the ATT store today and checked one out.

    As I was looking at the phone, I notice how fast it seemed. Most noticeably I saw what seemd to be much faster browser speeds. I checked and made sure the Curve was on EDGE and not Wifi and then cleared the caches. I loaded up a couple of web pages on the Curve to check it out. I then loaded the same pages on my Storm with Crackman's V7.1. It wasn't close. The Curve was more than a few seconds faster.

    Has the Storm browser always been an issue and slower? Am I seeing this because the Curve is made for ATT and I am hacking the Storm on to the ATT network? What do you guys think?

    Sometimes I question even having this phone since I cannot switch networks and it just does not do everything right all the time. I may go totally back to the Curve 8900 if I can find a deal right now. I am not going to sign a contract for one though with the GSM Storm 2 and Onyx on the horizon.




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    Quote Originally Posted by awtryau89 View Post
    Don't get me wrong, I love my Storm. I have been using it on unlocked on ATT for a while now. Lately I have seen a few 8900 Curves and thought it might be nice to have one of those as well. Anyway, I dropped by the ATT store today and checked one out.

    As I was looking at the phone, I notice how fast it seemed. Most noticeably I saw what seemd to be much faster browser speeds. I checked and made sure the Curve was on EDGE and not Wifi and then cleared the caches. I loaded up a couple of web pages on the Curve to check it out. I then loaded the same pages on my Storm with Crackman's V7.1. It wasn't close. The Curve was more than a few seconds faster.

    Has the Storm browser always been an issue and slower? Am I seeing this because the Curve is made for ATT and I am hacking the Storm on to the ATT network? What do you guys think?

    Sometimes I question even having this phone since I cannot switch networks and it just does not do everything right all the time. I may go totally back to the Curve 8900 if I can find a deal right now. I am not going to sign a contract for one though with the GSM Storm 2 and Onyx on the horizon.
    I cant speak for the 8900, however, I have a Rogers Bold on TMO and the Storm which is on VZW loads webpages a good 2-3 seconds faster than my Bold. It may have to do with the fact that the device is not being used on the Network in which it was intended. I can not definitively tell you for sure though.

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    Honestly I am not sure :lmao: But I think it may be because you hacked into the phone to work on AT&T, but it could be tons of other things that may restrict it..

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    I have an 8900 on Tmo and Storm on verizon. But my storm is not unlocked so obviously the storm loads pages much faster than the 8900. However, I also have an unlocked iPhone which on tmo. I made sure that it was on edge had wifi off and painfully enough the iphone was 4 seconds faster loading espn.com (the fuil version not the wap site)

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    I have both a Bold and Storm 9500 both unlocked and debranded and guess what, both are faster than the 8900, but between them, the Bold is faster than the storm.

    The other day I was testing my bro iphone on ATT vs my Bold, and it was let say the same speed.

    Maybe the debranding process has something to do there

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    Thanks for the insight guys. I am still confused but maybe it was just the Storm acting up. It was a very impromtu test and non-scientific. Even so, I really do like the form factor of that 8900. Wifi is also nice as I am around Wifi most of the day and can use that connection alot. I think I need to be one of these multiple Blackberry owners like my heros on BBOS. I can add a 8900 Curve and then a Storm 2 and even an Onyx. What stop at just 2 BBs, huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ealvnv View Post
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    I have both a Bold and Storm 9500 both unlocked and debranded and guess what, both are faster than the 8900, but between them, the Bold is faster than the storm.

    The other day I was testing my bro iphone on ATT vs my Bold, and it was let say the same speed.

    Maybe the debranding process has something to do there

    ealnv,
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    Wirelessly posted (Bold 9000 )

    Checked, will answer when I have a chance, cuz is not that easy

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