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Old 03-14-2007, 07:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Just upgraded from 8700 to 8800 and love its form factor etc. But do notice the speed is not as good as 8700, with some noticeable lag time. Are there any built in applications that can be safely deleted without causing problems and improve the speed?

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Not that I am aware of. Your speed will pick up a bit but there are lag issues with this OS and processor. Hopefully forthcoming OS upgrades will pick this up a bit.
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I don't think you'll find much of a performance improvement from deleting apps unless you're very low on memory. You can always check your memory usage versus total memory under Options->Status.
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Not that I am aware of. Your speed will pick up a bit but there are lag issues with this OS and processor. Hopefully forthcoming OS upgrades will pick this up a bit.
I'm afraid I don't understand. Will the 8800 be permanently slow due to the processor or is it that the OS is just poorly optimized at the moment? I'm particularly interested because, as a Mac user without Windows access, it will apparently be impossible for me to upgrade or update my BB OS.

What exactly is lagging, anyway?
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What if I delete applications like Password Keeper or Blackberry Messenger, will the freed memory speed up the BB?

I appreciate your information on the OS upgrade...
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I find that performance and "slugginess" is more a function of what apps are left running. Things like Google Maps, Gmail, Jive Talk, Internet Browser, etc. seem to really slow things down on the 8800 if too many are left open. I was in the habit on my 8700c of just hitting the end key to exit an application. On the 8800 an actual exit from the applications seem to have a noticeable performance effect on mine.
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Thanks for the tips, Rick...

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Will it create problem if I delete the following applications?
-Blackberry Messenger
-Blackberry Sample Video (if it is an application, why it's called Sample Video)?
-Password Keeper


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Deleting the sample video will free up memory, *maybe* speeding it up. The others don't take up that much space but can be safely deleted.
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How can you tell which applications are currently running?
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Hold the alt key and hit the escape key. While still holding the alt key roll the trackball. Some applications won't close, however. Browser, phone, BBMessenger, Mail, & Home Screen. Some 3rd party apps don't close completely either.
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That's what I was wondering because I always see those apps in the "menu" when I try to switch apps. So, in other words, they are always 'open'.

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Deleting the sample video will free up memory, *maybe* speeding it up. The others don't take up that much space but can be safely deleted.
If you delete the Sample video, you can still use the Media program to add and play other Video, right?

Is there a universal shortcut to close any program that is running?
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