Free BlackBerry speed test - how fast is your network?

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!

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3 Responses to “Free BlackBerry speed test - how fast is your network?”


  1. 1 Psy

    What the eff. Only for touch screen devices…damn you cnet. at least I can still log into the speed test from my berry.

    http://reviews.cnet.com/internet-speed-test/

    I get around 800-950Kb/s using that test on Bold OS 4.6.0.237

  2. 2 PC

    I got 218kbps on Bell Mobility network, Vancouver BC.

  3. 3 lol

    1024, Not 1000.

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