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Old 01-11-2005, 01:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone else here with a 7750 or similar handheld find their unit to be REALLY sluggish? I mean it takes almost 60 seconds to load the calculator sometimes.
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That is definitely not normal behaviour.

Try checking your free memory (use Options/Status) -- it may be very low.
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Doesn't show free RAM there....

File Free: 1224808 byes
File Total: 12517376 byes

Unit is just SO sluggish.
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It's a known issue with the 7750 and CDMA BB as a whole that they're slower then GSM models.
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If you want a much faster BlackBerry, I would recommend one of the recent GSM models. 7280 or 7290.

(The 7290 upgraded to at least BlackBerryOS 4.0.0.185 or later, would be my favourite.)

However, even a 7750 shouldn't be THAT slow -- launching the calculator shouldn't take that long. You need to upgrade BlackBerryOS to a more recent version of Version 3.7.

Try rebooting your BlackBerry. Alt+Cap+Delete or temporarily remove battery.
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60 seconds? Wow, I thought my 10-15 seconds was bad on my 7280 with os4.

I'd upgrade to a more recent released version of 3.7 as Mark said, it should clear up some problems.
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It takes only 1 to 2 seconds to load my Calculator on my BlackBerry 7280. (OS 4.0.0.185)
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Sometimes the 75xx phones feel bogged down during heavy multitasking.
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I tested a CDMA 7750 with Sprint for a couple weeks and it is a painfully slow device...navigating around ends up in a lot of delayed screens. I never opened the calc, but I wouldn't be surprised if it would take a long time. Get a 7290, they are fast and have lots of RAM.
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I've noticed that my 7100T has been running much slower since my BES upgraded to 4.0. Not only that but my battery life has been cut almost in half.
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I tested a CDMA 7750 with Sprint for a couple weeks and it is a painfully slow device...navigating around ends up in a lot of delayed screens. I never opened the calc, but I wouldn't be surprised if it would take a long time. Get a 7290, they are fast and have lots of RAM.
Ditto, I tested a 7750 from Verizon and took it back the next day - while it's usable for some, I feel that it is a fatally flawed design (should have included more memory for CDMA). When entering my passcode to access voicemail, it would take forever to send the tones. It's junk
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I tested a CDMA 7750 with Sprint for a couple weeks and it is a painfully slow device...navigating around ends up in a lot of delayed screens. I never opened the calc, but I wouldn't be surprised if it would take a long time. Get a 7290, they are fast and have lots of RAM.
Ditto, I tested a 7750 from Verizon and took it back the next day - while it's usable for some, I feel that it is a fatally flawed design (should have included more memory for CDMA). When entering my passcode to access voicemail, it would take forever to send the tones. It's junk
I knew it was junk when I would get a message, and even the "alert" tones would be off the normal rhythm and have varying pause lengths in between notes. Pure garbage. I told the Sprint rep they needed to come up with a better Blackberry handheld before we would even consider using their Blackberry service. The rep said they have a different Blackberry handheld coming out in a few months so I guess we'll see what happens.

I'd also like to know if other folks are seeing battery life problems once their BES is upgraded to 4.0.
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I'd also like to know if other folks are seeing battery life problems once their BES is upgraded to 4.0.
I've noted this in a couple of posts on PDAStreet.com.

The battery doesn't last at all. If I leave my 7750 in the cradle all day so that by the time I leave work it's at 100% then by the time I get up in the morning the battery is somewhere around 50-60%. And I'm not a big phone user. I usually enable DND once I get home.

I had installed the today screen freebie. It's a terrific app but it seems to have a heavy power requirement. I uninstalled that app and battery usage got much better but still not as good as V3.x performance.

Memory is also a PITA with V4:

I've seen some posts that mention you must have about 1.5MB free memory. I had a lot less than a meg free and when I deleted most of the messages it came up to about a meg or so. Vast improvement. Right now I have 723K free and it's tolerable, but slow.
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My verizon 7750 battery seems to be lasting 2-3 days on standby, from a full charge. I do agree, though, it is pitifully slow compared even my ancient Nokia cell phones.
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