In a special episode of CNET Prizefight, Briant Tong, Bonnie Cha, and Nicole Lee pit the iPhone 3G S against the Palm Pre in three speed tests: boot up time, loading a Web page, and taking and sending a photo. They also included the second-gen iPhone in the tests for further comparison.
Watch the six-minute video to see the Palm Pre win two out of the three tests. Keep in mind that this is a non-scientific test that takes place in the CNET studios in San Francisco, a city where the iPhone suffers from widely-reported network problems. Nevertheless, the Pre showed very impressive performance and the iPhone 3G S showed solid improvement over its previous generation hardware.
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