Browser on the latest Playbook 2.0 Developer Beta outscores opponents on HTML5 Benchmark

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One of the first things I do anytime a new PlayBook OS is released is visit to see if any improvements have been made in the PlayBook's already impressive  HTML5 capabilities.  After RIM dropped the newest Playbook 2.0 Developer Beta OS yesterday, I was very pleasantly surprised to see the browser outscore basically all other tablets on the market!

Hit the break for comparisons

For some comparison see the below chart:

Current Platforms

Platform Applicable Device Score Bonus Points
Firefox Mobile 8 Multiple platforms  314 9
RIM Tablet OS 2  BlackBerry Playbook (Developer Beta 3)  308  9
iOS 5 Apple iPad  296 9
Opera Mobile 11.50 Multiple platforms  285 9
RIM Tablet OS 1 BlackBerry PlayBook  257 9
Android 3.2 Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab and others  215 3
webOS 3 HP TouchPad  195  5

Devleopment/Beta Platforms

Platform Applicable Device(s) Score Bonus Points
Android 4.0   Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab and others  230  3

The above information backs up the claim made by RIM that they are really going to foster and promote HTML5 on mobile devices. HTML5 is poised to become a very powerful and pervasive web standard, and I am glad RIM is ahead of the curve on this one.

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