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Old 05-16-2006, 10:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Recently got a 7100g (Cingular) to replace my Treo 600 (Verizon) service. I created a 1-MB iCAL file and used PocketMac to port it to the 7100. Worked fine first time. The problem is that, in 'day' view, when going from one date to the next, it takes the little 7100 FOUR SECONDS. Also, when I create an event, it takes 1-2 seconds after completing the entry for it to be accepted into the database. This is incredibly and unacceptably slow for a PDA. Anyone seen this behavior with a large CAL file? I am tempted to upgrade to the 7290, but the benchmarks on this forum indicate only a modest speed increase (30%). So it would only take 2.5 seconds rather than 4 to get from one day to the next. Still absurdly slow. Tempted to go back to a Treo if no BB solution out there. Any insights?
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You should upgrade to the 8700. We've noted speed problems with 7230s, 7290s, 7510s, and 7520s with larger adress books (5000-6200 contacts) when searching or sync'ing the entries. The earlier 7290 has (I believe) a 50MHz processor of some sort running the java applications. The newer 8700's have 312Mhz intel processor (still running Java). We haven't noticed any slow downs after swapping them with users.

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