iphonePOV pitted Apple's iPhone against the Palm Treo 700 in a series of download tests.
The first test show The iPhone connected via wifi compared to a Treo connected to Sprint's 3G network:
No surpises in the wifi vs. 3g test.
Below is the first of 2 video tests pitting the iPhone, connected to ATT's EDGE network, against the Palm Treo 700 connected to Sprint's 3G network.
The results above were so surprising, we conducted a second test of the same thing: iphone (running on ATT's EDGE) against Treo (running on Sprint 3G)
We here at iphonePOV where shocked that the EDGE network fared so well against a 3G network. Perhaps it has something to do with Safari's superior ability to process and display large pages, or maybe it was just luck, but either way, 3G got it's ass whooped. While these tests are hardly conclusive, they do show that in real-world situations, Apple's iPhone running on the EDGE network can be as fast, or faster than the current 3G phones working on Sprint's 3G network.