Booting up a BlackBerry is incredibly frustrating and slow. Usually it’s best to take the old proverb “a watched pot never boils” and just leave it in your pocket for a of couple minutes and check back. At least with OS 5 we get a status bar showing relatively how long it will be until you can get busy on your BlackBerry again.
Here I have 4 BlackBerrys, all with OS 5 loaded. Two are official OS 5 builds, and 2 are leaks. We’re going to put in the battery at the same time (or as close to the same as possible), and see which one loads first. Here are the contestants:
Verizon BlackBerry Storm2 OS 18.104.22.1680 (this is what it came shipped with)
TELUS Storm 9530 OS 22.214.171.1248 (I think this is the latest leaked)
T-Mobile Bold 9700 OS 126.96.36.1990 (out of the box OS)
Rogers Bold 9000 OS 188.8.131.521 (I believe this is the latest leak)
The winner? Check out the video after the jump.
See the Storm2 vs the Storm 9530 vs the 9000 vs 9700 all running OS 5