BlackBerry OS 6 is due out soon, and the folks at Research in Motion has been showing off demo videos for a few months. But now Salomondrin has managed to get his hands on BlackBerry 9800 with the new operating system installed and he’s posted some of the first videos showing off the device under real world usage.
One of the most exciting improvements is the dramatically improved web browser. The Webkit-based browser loads pages relatively quickly, supports pinch to zoom features, and scrolls through pages very smoothly.
For comparison’s sake, my Google Nexus One with Android 2.2 Froyo scored a 176 in the HTML5 test, and my iPod touch with iOS 4 got a 185. They score 93 and 100, respectively, on the Acid3 test.
In other words, it looks like the BlackBerry OS 6 browser might be one of the best around — at least when it comes to supporting web standards.
You can check out a hands-on video after the break.