Wooowee the Palm Pre is hot and its browser is just as smoking. We’ve started to put the Palm Pre head to head (to head) against the iPhone 3G and the T-Mobile G1 to see how its browsing speeds stack up. Although the iPhone 3GS was just announced, and may offer much faster browsing speeds, the Pre is already tackling the iPhone 3G. In round one, we tested the phones in our office in New York. We started by by first clearing the cache and then launching three full HTML Web pages: the New York Times, our own LAPTOPMag.com, and NationalGeographic.com. We sat by with a stop watch and nabbed the time of each browser just as soon as the page finished loading. The Palm Pre won hands-down in every single 3G browsing test, besting the iPhone by a minimum of 15 seconds for every page, and in some instances, by nearly a full minute. The Palm Pre loaded the three sites in an average of 27.6 seconds, while the iPhone loaded them in an average of 57.3 seconds. With Wi-Fi turned on, the Palm Pre finished loading every Web site except Laptopmag.com before the other two phones were finished. If the Palm Pre becomes as popular as the iPhone, will Sprint see a similar network crunch to AT&T, considering that its customers now have a phone actually worth browsing on? Stay tuned for follow-up tests in different locations and comparison tests with the iPhone 3Gs later this month. Get a feeling for how little you’ll be waiting with the Pre in our video of the three phones loading LAPTOPMag.com.