Originally Posted by rlibson
Resetting once a day is inexcusable, I use the blackberry for the robustness of the system, if I wanted to soft reset everyday I would be using a Treo.
My experience with computers, which is extensive, is that the more I ask a computer to do, the more likely it will overload and crash.
On my desktops I do audio and video editing, work with pic editing programs, scanners and video games, and databases. I find myself having to reboot maybe two times a day, at least if I want optimum performance.
I don't think the Pearl is any different. Seems that little OS, in that little phone, is doing quite a bit. Add to that the hundreds of ways individual users can gum up the works, well it's no wonder there are crashes.
I suspect as time goes on the bugs will be worked out and RIM will be able to address all the ways users can gum up the system. But that takes time, just like it has taken MS years to get XP refined to the extent it does not require a reboot every few hours.
I'm not saying the Pearl is perfect, just acknowledging the realities. I guess RIM could have held off on the Pearl's release and done another year of beta testing, but I'm glad they made it available now.
Seems to me there are not too many complex
electronic devices using operating system software that are perfect on initial release, at least not until such get into the hands of users who will eventually discover defects that need fixing.
In any event, while I have nothing to base this on, I suspect that the Pearl has performed well for those whom RIM is targeting the Pearl [casual, non-professional users]. I heard that the Pearl has less than a 2% return rate, if not lower. That's pretty good in any industry. So I have to assume the phone is performing as advertised.