Originally Posted by Shadysprings
On the 9800, can you click somewhere on the homescreen and bring up the next few calendar events? Without fully launching calendar?
Yes. Outside of the app drawer that expands/contracts at the bottom of the home screen, the home screen also has two panes that drop down.
One is what you're looking for which is the notifications/events pane. You tap between the speaker icon and the magnifying glass on the home screen and it drops down a panel that shows you next few calendar appointments, new emails, missed calls, sms/mms, social feeds, etc.
The second is a pane for managing your connections (wifi, bluetooth, 3g, etc) which drops down if you tap on the time.