Alright fanboys, are you ready? Because the next phase in the seemingly-eternal Apple vs. Microsoft war has just commenced – with the first battle having (debatably) just been won by Apple’s iOS.
Redmond Pie today posted a video comparing the browser speeds of iOS’ Mobile Safari, and Windows Phone 7′s Mobile IE. And, I think if we’re being totally honest, it would be fair to say that the results are hardly unexpected.
As you can see from the video (below), Mobile Safari storms through each page with the speeds we’re used to. And, what’s more, the test is made on the now-archaic iPhone 3GS (running iOS 4) – which really gives the competition, a Samsung device running Windows Phone 7, a chance.
It should be noted, however, that the Windows 7 based device is a developer unit, and may not represent the browser speed of the completed product. Yet, in turn the iPhone 3GS doesn’t represent the speed of the iPhone 4. I guess we should really wait for a final version of a Windows Phone 7 device before galloping around on our high horses, but really, we’re fanboys: can you blame us for getting a little excited?
Regardless, if this early comparison is anything to go by, I think it’s safe to say we’ll be hearing a lot less AntennaGate smack-talk from Microsoft lads in the near future. You can check out the embedded video below – and feel free to let us know what you think in the comments box at the bottom of this article.