I miss the second convenience key too. I had it mapped to open Network Connections, for toggling WiFi on and off, etc. The placement of the mute button doesn't matter to me, but I can see how you get used to something and it's annoying when it's changed.
The battery life is an unfortunate compromise. They traded capacity for slimness. I emailed Seidio about their developing a larger capacity replacement and they said: Hi Bob,
Thank you for contacting Seidioonline.com. We do have plans on releasing new accessories for the Blackberry 9900/9930 series, however we have not finalized plans for making an Extended Life Battery at this time. We will certainly forward your request to product development. If you would like to stay informed on future product releases for this device, we suggest periodically checking our online store, or you may sign up for email notifications by sending an email here:
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I'm not too happy about that as it means any solution by these guys is 6 months away at a minimum.
The message header situation is an unfortunate omission. Must have been a simple oversight as RIM rushed the 99xx/OS7 devices to market. I am operating under the assumption that this feature will be added back in an OS update. The calendar has always been lacking IMHO. I use the Agenda view and it's less than ideal but better than the alternatives. What I really want is a "grid view" that gives you the week-at-a-glance view like the old paper datebooks.
This was a Palm thing back in the Treo days. The 99xx screen would be perfect for showing this view. It happens to be ideal for my level of scheduling and gives me a feel for how my week is shaping up. I've been whining about this forever. Pocket Informant has an entire PIM replacement app that includes a calendar with this view but last time I tried it the layout was all wrong and they had not yet included customizability.