Israeli site Newsgeek put together this video comparing the performance speed of the browsers on an iPhone 3GS and a developer Samsung WP7 phone. It’s not pretty. Safari Mobile trounces Internet Explorer mobile pretty convincingly. However, all hope is not lost. Keep in mind, this is beta software on a beta OS on beta hardware. I bet that by the time WP7 arrives properly, the browser will be much, much quicker.
Still, that’s poor salve for the sting of a slow browser. Come on, Microsoft, we’re relying on your to fix this, so we won’t be embarrassed by the other smartphones at school. Or, we just wait for Opera Mini to arrive.