Originally Posted by Byproxy
this said, any further review now that you've messed with it for a few days?
Followup Review on .75 >> .76
I have noted the same improvement on the memory leakage issue as mentioned above. Further, I have noticed that the phone seems to automatically purge memory without the need for a reboot. It does not go all the way back to the base 46MB, but it goes to 40 to 42 MB by itself.
The keyboard (screen) tweaks recommended on other threads have made a significant improvement in the typing.
The problem with switching between landscape and portrait on 3rd party apps continues. I do try the Compatibility Mode function on any app that does not switch by itself. This works on about 50% of the software.
Internet Browsing is possible (compared to my 8703e where it took so long and left you with unreadable pages).
The accelerometer functionality is substantially improved over .75.
I seem to have gotten to a point where my usage of this phone is at the same speed as it was on the 8703e. The .76 upgrade has moved the phone to a level of functionality that is quite acceptable.
I got a RIM brand holster with the magnet in it which has improved the battery life significantly. The phone stays in standby most of the time. I answer the phone using my Bluetooth headset without taking it out of the holster.
I have had zero problems with Bluetooth. I use two devices interchangeably. The phone handles the detection perfectly and quickly (takes about 5 seconds to detect a device).
VZNavigator works well as long as there is satellite coverage. It locks up when it loses the satellite which can be frustrating. Data input is a pain in the neck. The only thing that seems to work is to first enter the address in the Address Book. Then VZN picks it up okay.
The Voice Dialing is usable but klutzy. The decision to us a system that does not require training causes the system to ask a lot of questions. On my old Motorola cell phone, I had to train it for each number but it was incredibly accurate. I would prefer this. On the other hand, the current system access the entire address book which is not bad. Just gotta live with it.
The phone is sometimes a little fluky. It does not always stay in the Bluetooth mode. This is easily fixed by tapping the screen to get the Bluetooth back. It would be nice if there was a "Last Number Called" function as well as an easily accessed phone log that you can dial from.
I have had a couple of unanticipated reboots, but they seem to occur when I have entered too many commands too quickly. I gues it just gets confused and decides to start over.
In general. I am very satisfied with the phone with .76. I have figured out a stable set of 3rd party apps which address my needs. I can wait until the next upgrade is available. No regrets. 73