02-11-2009, 10:10 AM
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
Join Date: May 2007
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For me, portrait to landscape orientation seems to be a little quicker.
I also noticed that the Exiting Bedside Mode feature in the Clock app actually works. Previously on .75, clicking Yes or No would result in a Entering Bedside Mode, not exiting.
The camera is much improved, when you click to take a picture, it is more of an immediate click/flash instead of a 3-4 second delay. The clarity of the pictures seems better too. The camera interface seems a little different as well, more transparent.
The Device Locked screen looks different to me. There is now a line dividing Unlock/Cancel and Emergency.
A full QWERTY keyboard in Portrait View is great but geez those keys are small. I disliked SureType although MultiTap was bearable.
Google Maps 3.0.1 still doesn't work. I tried adding the Poynt application and it does enable GM within the Poynt application but not in stand-alone mode. VZNavigator works well for me but I still prefer Telenav.
When typing in a URL in the address bar, there is now a Go button highlighted in green. I don't recall seeing that before.
Lastly, although it may just be me, accuracy on the touchscreen seems improved as well.
So far no crashes, in .75 I would get an occasional crash while in the car or when the device is laying flat on a table. Perhaps an accelerometer issue? Anyway, so far I am pleased with this revision. I am looking forward to the carrier release. In spite of all the hype, the Storm is clearly not for everyone, just like the trackball vs thumbwheel debate from the past.