so is anyone running the leaked .692 for it yet! I HAVE MY STOCK BUT HAVE HYBRIDS ON MY TYOUR
Congrats on your new toy.
I gave it back already, back to my storm 2 which I loooove. The new bold is solid though. To bad sprint's coverage sucks...
FedEx just dropped mine off. Just got done activating it now I'm restoring DB's from my old 9630 and reactivating on BES. Will post an update once it's completed and I get to play around with it a bit.
I've had it up and running now for about 4 hours now. Spent some time to restore backups and get everything set up the way I like it and my first impressions are positive.
-This thing is speedy. Everything moves the way you would expect it to with very few hang ups. I can switch between windows, cycle through menus and type messages as quickly as my fingers can. It's gotten lagged up a time or two but that might be related to the fact that I've only cycled it a few times.
-WiFi is awesome. Browsing the web on my 9630 was painful. I've only used the Blackberry Browser yet, but all the sites I typically go to load fast and render well.
-The trackpad is tits. I'll groan every time I have to use a trackball from this point forward. We shit canned Mice with balls 7 some years ago. It's time to **** can trackballs.
-The OS shipped with the device has crap radio code. The signal will randomly go from full to nothing just sitting there. Then, it will go back to full a few minutes later. Call quality sounds clear, but I've made 5 phone calls since I got it and 2 of them randomly dropped. No big deal, I'm sure that will be fixed in the next few weeks.
-The Blackberry Browser's search bar only has Bing, Wikipedia, and Dictionary.com as available searches. I have not yet found a setting to allow me to add another and it's pissing me off that Verizon sucks so many ****s. Again no big deal, I just haven't installed Opera yet.
-When I first started reading about this device I figured it would be modeled more closely to the 9700, but it looks like Verizon told RIM to take the guts out of the 9700 and stuff them into a 9630 case. If you ignore the obvious difference being the trackpad, they are identical. Right down the the 1380mAh battery. I'm guessing Verizon didn't want to loose out on their huge stock of D-X1's instead of giving us the better 1400mAh M-S1's.
-Speaking of batteries; I have only partially charged it (to about 65%) so this one might not be a problem, but during about an hours time of me setting it up, it dropped down to 20%. I could do the same on my 9630 and would barely see a 5% drop. This one is probably related to the ****ty radio code so hopefully it's fixed with either an official or leaked update.
Last edited by Klypr; 06-10-2010 at 04:18 PM.
Just got my wifes set up, and from the hour or so Ive played with it, I can honestly say that this is what the Tour should have been in the first place. The phone is responsive, and quick in transitioning between apps. Trackpad is responsive and sure beats the ball. The crap radio mention earlier, was that VZW or Sprint? Ive seen no issues with our VZW Bold as of yet. Im curious to see what the changes in the new Official OS are.
you on VZW or Sprint?
Originally Posted by Klypr
I'm on Verizon and the new Official OS update seems to have fixed the radio problems.
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