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Old 04-24-2007, 01:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Thinking of swithcing back to the Pearl from my 8800 did they fix hourglassing.

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A red pearl with .73 OS showed up at my desk today and I may switch to it as im kinda bored with the 8800. Did they fix the hourglassing issue when going into media and stuff. Is .73 a pretty solid OS?
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yeah .73 is a pretty solid OS. Be warned though: If you encounter problems w/ the red Pearl, especially related to browser icons, reload the Handheld software on it. Many red pearls came out of the box w/ their OS misloaded.
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I just loaded the 4.2.1.66 and just like my old tmobile Pearl the thing still gets the roataing hour glass from time to time. I never get the rotating hourglass on the 8800. I must say the 8800 is faster over all. I hate when trying to show a freind pictures and I have to wait for the hour glass to spin around. I assume the Pearl has a slower CPU then the 8800.
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I thought the 8800 and 8100 had the same CPU. Maybe the speed you see with the 8800 is due to the OS which makes me think this increase in speed is possible with the 8100 with the right OS tweaking or bug fix.
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Err.. don't know what you're talking about... I never get the hour glass in my media... music and video wise, only in pictures just because I have a lot and pictures are reasonable cause they take time to resize. Maybe you have too many things running on your Pearl?
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Did they fix the hourglassing issue when going into media and stuff.
What I found on mine was that it was a bad battery. Cingular sent me a new battery and the "hour glassing" no longer occurred. A friend of mine that got his about the same time I did had the same issue so I encouraged him to call and ask to have the battery replaced. He called, got a replacement and the problem went away on his as well.

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What I found on mine was that it was a bad battery. Cingular sent me a new battery and the "hour glassing" no longer occurred. A friend of mine that got his about the same time I did had the same issue so I encouraged him to call and ask to have the battery replaced. He called, got a replacement and the problem went away on his as well.

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I'd say that it's plausible... not probable... but it is plausible for it to happen. When something doesn't get sufficient juice, then it'd have poor performance. Like someone that does strenuous work while hungry, just doesn't mix right.
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I had the tmobile 8100 when it first cam out for 6 months and got the hourglassing mainly when in pictures. Switched to the 8800 and never got the hourglass once and I have a ton loaded on it. Just got the red Cingular 8800 and even before i put anyhting on it I get the spinning hour glass when just going into thte preinstalled pics. My freind also has a Pearl and he said the onlything he doesnt like is the spinning hourglass from time to time. I don't think it is a battery thing.
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I have the same problem. I've got a 1gig barely dented and it takes forever to get into the media, and the batt only lasts a day. I'm going by cing and see what they say tomorrow.
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