| | 10-17-2011, 06:17 AM Thread Author #1
BlackBerry Curve 8520: OS 4 or OS 5 ?
I recently got given a BlackBerry Curve 8520 as my new work phone. Now, I'm used to the Bold 9780, which is my personal phone. I suppose after being spoiled by the Bold, I'm finding OS 5 and the Curve a little hard to live with in terms of performance (time taken for apps to do....well, almost anything really) and the Web browser. It's the Web browser in particular that I find especially poor - it's so much slower than the browser on the Bold, to the point where using 2G on the Bold is usually actually quicker than looking at the same page using Wi-Fi on the Curve.
Now, my question is: if I were to down-grade the Curve to the latest-available OS 4 (which the BlackBerry Desktop software gives me as an option), would my overall experience be better, or actually even worse ? In particular I'm thinking of the time taken for the browser to load pages, the overall page rendering experience, and app responsiveness in general.
Any thoughts/suggestions would be welcome. I realise fully that the Curve will never approach the Bold in terms of performance and the browser experience due to the fundamental difference in spec between them and the bold being able to run OS 6, but if downgrading the Curve would actually help, it's something I'd be willing to try.