I am a sys. admin here for a SME company - we have about 15 or so devices and in my time i've seen and used quite a few blackberry models over the years.
I got a user (who happens to be my girlfriend!) the new BB Bold (OS 184.108.40.206 on o2, UK) and I think there is an issue with the internet browsing.
Basically, it will download a page, get to say '6k of 8k' and then 'hang' almost indefinitely. I've seen this happen over GPRS (we are in a bad area) but also 2 different office and home Wi-Fi spots ... with WiFi the initial burst of download is (obviously) very quick, but then it (sometimes) 'hangs' again.
It's not all the time ... it's a bit erratic but it's happening at an unacceptable amount of time - say 80% ... sometimes a rekick help for a while.
I've ran my own 8800 using os4.5, next to her Bold in exactly the same location, to the same sites and mine will download the sites fine everytime. Hers will fail more often than not.
Is anyone else experiencing this ? - like I say, I've had a LOT of BB devices before and I've never seen a poor/erratic browser performance like this - I *know* it's not right. I've seen 'slow' (GRPS) or 'that site will never work because it's not mobile friendly' etc but not this erratic ...
Running our own Small Business BES Exchange which I have access to (220.127.116.11)
Of all the obvious things, I haven't actually tried a battery drop out yet ... I was thinking of a firmware refresh, but sadly the OS isn't available in the O2 site yet ... getting through to them is hellish at the moment ... i'll post back if/when I resolve
*Finally* got around to updating the 9000 to the lastest OS ... still showing a lot of the same problems - 'hanging' whilst looking for sites - very random. I'm beginning to think it's a BES problem (DNS) but I can't work it out as everyone elses seems OK.
Have you tried Opera Mini? I can't seem to find a specific Bold version though.
My other (main) phone is a Nokia N82.
Now if only someone can combine a Bold and an N82 and I'll have my perfect phone