But beware of the bad behaved app(s) also.
There are certain apps out there that regardless of memory used, or even 'active running' have integrated themselves into your phone. For example into menus, options, conditions (like taking a picture or posting an email) etc.
I noticed for example deleting "loopt" from my 9700 made it much quicker even though 'kisses' said it wasn't loaded.
ALSO if you know what you are doing delete all unnecessary apps, and bbOS modules from the phone not only because of memory but because of 'integration'. Be wary of any apps that pull data.
Get programs like memory monster, smartwifi, and Kisses to help optimize continual usage of your blackberry as it runs.
In the end blackberrys just don't have a good OS or hardware to compete with same model year Iphones or android based phones. They have better keyboard, security, corporate integration, battery life, and shortcuts/efficient user interface - and much better music playback sound quality from its speaker and from headphones than any ipod related product.
But the wifi sucks (no 802.11n), the latest models are tied to AT&Ts effed up new data plans that screw the users because they lack bandwidth capacity, the screens are obsolete and power hungry, the browser is slow (even with OS6), their OS and API are outdated and a b itch to develop for (like programming Windows 7 with win 3.1 API), their new Desktop Manager doesn't even support wifi connections or Windcomm x64 bluetooth support (x64 being around for years), they have no linux support, and are rapidly losing market share.
Their days are numbered unless they wake up and use much more powerful phones with a completely overhauled OS (maybe QNX in a phone). Keep the keyboard on some models, the blinking led, the efficient user interface shortcuts and then surpass android based phones for hardware features (see EVO), end exclusivity with AT&T for newest models, and RIM might have a chance if they can pull all this off in 6 to 12 months. Lastly fire the developers and hardware engineers that are keeping RIM tied to its pager roots and hire some real talent. Unless you do this first the aforementioned improvements will be impossible with the "talent" they have now. Of course this will take management with balls to chart this course, and as we can see from the 'single axel' of a phone the 9800 turned out to be, it doesn't look like they will even qualify for the 2012 Olympics of phones. Although they may still be competing in some local shows.
And its not just me saying these things. Press article after article, along with Investors jumping ship combined with their stock rating being severly lowered. They touted the 9800 as their savior, but its already obsolete from a around year ago compared to android phones then.
The hardware would be easier - faster cpu, better bigger battery, large amoled screen, 8mp cameras, extra fast ram, compacity for the new SDXC memory chip along with internal storage, hdmi out, bluetooth 3.0 support and usb 3.0 support, 802.11bgn support, maybe a function expansion slot and worldwide cdma/gsm/4G/lte etc support and an antenna that works unlike apples new iphone 4g. Now the software, OS, API needs a TON of work just to be half what android is or ios4, especially if its to woo developers. There are so many back *sswords routines, brick walls, misguided or completely missing APIs compared to the other companys OSs that I would be ashamed if it were an OS I developed. Its a good thing they bought QNX. Its an amazingly quick and efficient OS. But I don't know if RIM has the time and talent to bring it to bear on new kick *** (as yet undreamed of) blackberries before android really takes over. After all what I just described RIM should make is already on HTC's with android 3 roadmap (minus the blackberry keyboard and QNX). Its obvious HTC and Google have the talent and their management has the balls for this market.
Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
Originally Posted by jaxniahell