With so many networks, OS versions and other factors that may affect your connectivity, we’re constantly wondering how fast our BlackBerrys truly are. To help, Cisco has released a free application for the BlackBerry Storm named Global Internet Speed Test (GIST) that, as the its name implies, allows you to test the speed of your devices network connection.
The test is performed by downloading a known quantity of data from a single web server. The size of the data is different for the different types of network connections, so that the test will take roughly the same amount of time from the user’s perspective. For a cellular network test, 256KB are downloaded. For wireless, 512 KB are downloaded. A single download is performed, timed in milliseconds, and results are reported in terms of 1000 bits per second (kbps). Test results might be impacted by network routing, traffic, congestion and the responsiveness of our server. Results might also vary by the user’s geographical location.
Hopefully this is coming for all devices.
Download GIST here.
Check it out and comment your BB’s speed. Zzzzzoooooom!