Thanks for the reply!
The way you described taking it out of the holster was the method I tried to use. The holster was just too tight to do it easily. I hear it gets better, but still . . . I do not recall my 7250 doing this.
I looked for the Bluetooth icon and did not find it. I wonder if the default Verizon layout does not have it on the home screen? I do not know . . . I may have simply missed it in the clutter.
Great idea about the web button. The only problem is, still, that there are extra clicks from the address book. I wonder if it is possible to default address book to show "call" instead of "view" when you click on a contact with the scroll wheel.
Altogether, I simple was not impressed by the newer user interface. I feel Blackberry is moving away from its strong UI roots and imitating "dumb" phones. Still, what else is there?