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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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    Wirelessly posted (Bold 9000 )

    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
    Wirelessly posted (Bold 9000 )

    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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    Wirelessly posted (Bold 9000 )

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

    Well I don't know what I'm doing wrong then , I have a unlocked 9530 on TMO and my internet speeds are horrible! it takes like a good 10 minutes to get online to google.

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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 would have to say that crackman is onto something. It may have to do with the phone not being friendly with the network its not supposed to be on. I think the speeds would be hit and miss. But both phones on their own network, the storm would naturally be faster since the 8900 isnt even a 3g phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyoung_23 View Post
    Well I don't know what I'm doing wrong then , I have a unlocked 9530 on TMO and my internet speeds are horrible! it takes like a good 10 minutes to get online to google.
    I actually think thats a tmobile issue. Certain parts of the country they arent bad, but where Im at, they are completely horrible. Even people with tmobile issued phones gripe about the speed. No 3g coverage around Cleveland.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ealvnv View Post
    Wirelessly posted (Bold 9000 )

    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
    The Bold has a 624 mhz processor and the storm 528mhz, I would thing thats why the bold was faster?
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    Wirelessly posted (Bold 9000 )

    ^^^good point, but they both are faster than the Tmobile 8900 with full EDGE on each
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    Also depends if you test with storm bb browser or opera

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    Quote Originally Posted by olta777
    Also depends if you test with storm bb browser or opera
    My bold using bbbrowser can beat your Storm using opera, is something called OS 5.0
    Last edited by ealvnv; 06-23-2009 at 06:46 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ealvnv View Post
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    My bold using bbbrowser can beat your Storm using opera, is something called OS 5.0
    Just rub it in...... but in all honesty, I don't think storms browser will come close to other bbs

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    how about opera on a 5.0 build huh huh
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    Quote Originally Posted by smcoldbb View Post
    how about opera on a 5.0 build huh huh
    Stop, I am gonna have a heart attack!!! :chairshot:

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    Wirelessly posted (Bold 9000 )

    Quote Originally Posted by smcoldbb
    how about opera on a 5.0 build huh huh
    Is like mustang SVT vs olta in a bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by ealvnv View Post
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    Is like mustang SVT vs olta in a bike
    Hey my bike goes 0-60 in 2.5 seconds!!! That mustang doesn't come even close

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