- CrackBerry Abuser
- 189 Posts
Official 9500 188.8.131.52 Leak Thread!!Unless otherwise stated, my posts are strictly the personal opinion of myself and do not reflect the opinions or policies of any organizations that I am affiliated with.
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- 01-21-2009, 09:10 PM #3
Here we go again .............. I love this merry go round.
BTW - Thanks to the original leaker ...... I loved the feel of .88 previously and hope that .90 is the ONE.
Its also GREAT to see both 9500 and 9530 versions available at the same time !!!
Last edited by Ash_786; 01-21-2009 at 09:25 PM.
- 01-21-2009, 10:14 PM #6
Installed. A few observations at 3am.
- Vodafone Splash screen of death is still present (DAMN)
- Theres now a Portrait QWERTY keyboard
- Landscape QWERTY seems a bit bigger (or is it me ???)
- Browsing is a bit better
- Menu Navigation is a bit better
- Suretype keyboard does not work in browser
- Multimedia is not as good, with Videos not playing that well, need to investigate as it crashed my phone.
Will check out this baby tomorrow.
Last edited by Ash_786; 01-21-2009 at 10:43 PM.
- CrackBerry Newbie
01-22-2009, 03:21 AM #21
- 9 Posts
Here's what I found so far.
As everyone knows by now, it now allows you to choose the QWERTY keyboard in portrait mode.
Ditto with the keys on the landscape keyboard which are now a bit bigger than before.
The charging issue which plagued Ver 88 is now resolved. The phone will charge normally, and the battery seems to hold a charge for longer.
Pressing the lock key now takes (ONLY!) five seconds to lock the phone. Clicking the screen during the locking process doesn't seem to have any effect as it used to in 87 and 88 (in 87 and 88, locking would take about 12 seconds, and clicking the screen will make it immediately lock).
Once locked, clicking the screen won't turn the screen on as in previous OS. This is useful for e.g. when the phone is your pocket, the screen won't turn on accidentally thus saving battery.
The update is now intelligent enough to send you your Service Books, thus saving one step after the upgrade.
The camera now has transparent bars, so you will see the full image while composing and also while the picture is being saved.
One issue: sometimes the camera will NOT save your pic. You'll have to Close then restart Camera and the pic will then be able to be saved again. However, the problem will crop up if your picture taking session is long, so you may have to exit and restart the camera multiple times.
The video also now has the transparent bars so you can see the entire scene. Videos are in 3GP format.
One issue: after taking a vid, and watching it in Media Player, your phone may hang.
Media Player has louder sound now. The Up & Down buttons will raise and lower the volume, not go to Next and Previous as it did in OS 87 and 88.
You cannot fast forward songs, and the slider bar doesn't appear either in landscape or portrait mode.
In videos, you can finally fast forward and rewind the movie, and the control is now quite fine, unlike the gross movements in 87 and 88. The slider bar will only appear in landscape mode.
Browser seems a bit slower, or maybe it's because I have my default as Column view. Changing from Column view to Page view seems a bit quicker than before though.
- 01-22-2009, 03:41 AM #23
This os is super fast but my problem with it is that I've done 3 battery pulls because listening to music is beneath this os build. Lol. Is anyone else having this issue? I was talking once via BlackBerry Messenger and then listening to music at the same time and it crashed. Then the next two times was solely due to the fact that I had the music player open and working.
Is anyone else having this issue?
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- CrackBerry User
01-22-2009, 03:48 AM #24
- 10 Posts
Just installed, took about 20 mins. I'm activating the phone now. I tried the new qwerty portrait keyboard, while handy its just too small for my fat fingers, but with a bit of practice i'm sure i will get good enough to enter my password in correctly.
Everything seems a little faster, no bugs found as of yet as i do not use the media functions really