Before I ask my question, let's just clear up the fact that I did plenty of searching and reading already prior to this thread post.
However...I still did not get a conclusive answer to the recent BT issues associated with the 4.2.1 OS upgrade.
I RECENTLY had my good ol' trusty VZW 7250 replaced with a VZW 8703e. When I received it, it had 18.104.22.1687 installed. After getting acclimated with my new BB, I quickly decided to come off the fence and install the 22.214.171.124 update. Install was smooth and after almost a week after the update, everything is working pretty good, with zero crashes or errors. I was hoping to see a Voice Memo and MMS capabilities, but oh well.
Anyways, in the last couple of days of lurking around this forum, I read about the 4.2 OS introducing an unstable BT platform, causing inconsistent and random BT handshaking and connectivity issues...allegedly more so with the Curve. Whereas I have read a lot of posts from Curve owners coming forward to verify these issues, I have not seen too many posts involving the 8703e with 4.2 installed, with similar BT issues.
I have an older Flamingo BT headset. Although I love the fit, feel, and size of this piece...I am not impressed at all with it's noise cancellation abilities...or lack of, I should say. With that in mind, I was eyeballing a Jawbone for my new BB. Good reviews...good performance. But after reading about this BT and 4.2 OS issue, I am a little hesitant about ponying up the $80 (Yes, I do use a BT headset often, especially since the local law enforcement in Cleveland goes citation happy for driving and using a phone without a headset is against the law) for the headset if I'm going to be stuck with connectivity issues with this OS until the next OS version comes out that "hopefully" resolves this BT issue.
So my questions (I apologize for being so long winded.)...
1. Is the VZW 8703e with the 4.2 OS upgrade faced with similar BT bugs?
2. IF the answer to the above is YES, will rolling back the OS to 126.96.36.1997 stabilize the BT platform?
3. This question just popped up (sorry, I didn't get a chance to search this one, but in a convenient environment to just ask)...Is the VZW 8703e BT 2.0 compliant? If so, should I be targeting headsets that conform to that 2.0 protocol?
I do not use any other BT devices (GPS, Nav, Car Equipped, etc...) with my phone other than my headset, although I am strongly considering a Garmin Nuvi 6xx GPS (again, this decision will be impacted greatly by the answering of the above questions).
Thanks again for all the great information this forum provides. It makes novices like myself soak up the BB culture like a sponge and feel educated at the same time.