Workers have a keen interest in the speed of the new generation of smartphones, primarily because they are using these little handheld computers to do more work than ever before and so they are demanding much stronger performance. I recently pointed to a CNET test showing the Palm Pre beating the iPhone 3GS in two out of three speed tests.
These tests are far from scientific but they are interesting, and the Medialets test also appears to be generally supported by anecdotal reports from users. Look for more of these comparison reports this summer. I'd also like to see BlackBerry and Windows Mobile thrown into the mix as well.