my 8703e which i use on verizon now, it no where near as fast as my old 8700g that i had (still have) when i had tmobile. the old tmobile one is running OS 18.104.22.1686 (Platform 22.214.171.124).
the verizon 8703e has been like this since i got it, and i upgraded to OS 4.2xx (it was a tad higher than whatever was on it when i bought it) and still doing it. i left it like that for months, and i just now upgraded to 126.96.36.199 (Platform 188.8.131.52).
when i say lags, one of the things that pisses me off the most is when i go to lock or unlock it.
ive put both phones on the table side by side, ill lock both, the tmobile one will lock almost instantly after i press the center hotkey that i have set to the lock button.
the verizon one, it takes 1-2 sometimes 3 seconds to lock. same goes for unlocking. that really annoys me to no end.
also, another thing is picture msgs. i could have sworn on my tmobile one, when someone would send me a picture text, i could see the pic. on the verizon one, it comes through as "youve got a PIX msg, log on to vzwpix.com to view" etc...doesnt even show me on the phone what number it was sent from, i have to log in on a computer to their site to see it. i dont remember this happening with my GSM 8700. i thought maybe that would have changed with the upgrade to os 4.5, but it didnt.
any ideas here on what i can do? i like the 8700 out of any other blackberry, just becuase ive put both of them through hell and back, and they just work. plain and simple. alot of people i know with 83xx, bolds, tours, storms, etc...they just dont seem as reliable. maybe one day ill upgrade, but for now i dont wanna get rid of this phone, even though the lag on the cdma one is annoying as hell. another thing i dont like on any new BB's is the trackball....the newer touchpad ones arent too bad but i still like the side trackwheel