1. Ronedy Moore's Avatar
    Hello my fellow BB users. ok, currently I have the curve 8330 (Sprint). I'm in dire need of a faster phone. There's just too much going on nowadays, with Facebook, Pandora, SMS, Twitter, Myspace, etc, etc.. I recently just fell inlove with my curve all over again. But the fact that it hangs when I get ready to send a text, constant batter pulls etc is very frustrating. I was thinking about the Tour, but i think with the way technology is going im going to need something faster than the tour. Besides, I don't wanna spend 400 bucks on a phone that will be "considered slow" within 6 months. So family, my question is... I'm currently doing my "homework" for a fast proccessor phone. It doesn't have to be within the bb family. I just need something fast. I thought about waiting to get the "1ghz" phone that's coming out soon, but I don't know. My contract with Sprint expires the end of Sept and it would be a good chance for me to move.. So any new fast processing phones coming out soon? Or should i just wait and move to Verizon for the Storm 2?

    Thanks in advance.
    08-24-09 01:45 PM
  2. m8r8j's Avatar
    just free up some memory, install maxmem and delete unused apps such as help, and the foreign language ones
    08-24-09 02:00 PM
  3. dmccombs's Avatar
    Put on the latest OS (version .169). I have the 8330 Sprint phone and it speed up my phone a bit and it uses less memory. Phone reception also seems improved. This is a free, so I would try this first.

    The other option seems to go with a new Tour which has a faster processor and more memory. It is kinda new, so some people are having issues. Maybe some software updates will help this.

    I would try to upgrade the OS on the curve first. If that doesn't make you happy, then I would go to the cost and hassle of moving to a Tour.
    08-24-09 02:10 PM
  4. Ronedy Moore's Avatar
    just free up some memory, install maxmem and delete unused apps such as help, and the foreign language ones
    maxmem? hmmm, i never heard of this.. Is this in the app store? and thanks for that memo on deleting help, etc. I will do that now..
    08-24-09 02:11 PM
  5. Radius's Avatar
    Try to consolidate the applications as well, like IM+ to put all your messengers under one roof. The less programs that run concurrently the better time the system will have overall.
    08-24-09 02:12 PM
  6. Mistik's Avatar
    get a tour.. thats fast enough dude. esp compared to your 8330
    08-24-09 02:30 PM
  7. m8r8j's Avatar
    first go into options>security options>memory cleaning... press the blackberry button and click clean now... this cleans out your phone.

    then go into your browser and click the blackberry button and click options>cache operations then delete everything

    then do a battery pull if you want

    next go under apps and delete everything that you dont use....

    (for example) my 8330 app list only has:

    aol instant messenger
    blackberry core applications
    blackberry system software
    email setup application
    quickpull lite


    then go to berrycoder.com on your blackberry, and click maxmem and install it (its free)

    then you can go through the list of stuff that you want to delete and get rid of what you dont use... dont be afraid to go nuts, i deleted everything it would allow me to.

    incase your curious, heres the features of maxmem

    MaxMem free up BlackBerry memory by deleting unused COD files that are preinstalled from the BlackBerry operating system. Currently, there are 9 remove modules in the newest MaxMem release, version 0.3.
    Up to 5MB of free memory can be realized after running MaxMem.
    Pop up approval notice for every COD file that will be deleted.
    Remove VAD (Voice Activated Dialing) - Usually activated by pressing the default assigned left convenience key. Make call by using voice recognition. The About item in the Option will also be deleted because it is located inside the VAD. BlackBerry OS and build can still be seen by pressing ALT+SHIFT(left)+H together on the keypad.
    Remove PTT (Push To Talk) - PTT is available on AT&T network only (As far as we know) and is preinstalled in AT&T BlackBerry device. So, if you are going to use the device on other networks, you can delete this feature to save more space.
    Remove T-Mo Fives - Normally found on T-Mobile device. The feature is usually consisting of icons, etc.
    Remove MDS (Mobile Data Service) - MDS is only used by BES user to push data from their BES enabled server. Delete this if you are on BIS network.
    Remove Media - Delete media like default wallpapers, music, and videos.
    Remove Default Themes - This module removes vendor themes except Dimension Zen. Note: some custom-made themes depend on vendor themes to work so don't use this option if you like to install custom-made themes.
    Remove TID - (Experimental) Delete linguistic data used by SureType, SpellCheck, etc.
    Remove Foreign Resources - (Experimental) Delete language translation.
    Remove RIM Internal Tools - Remove quincy, bug report, battery log, etc. RIM Internal Tools usually comes in package with beta operating system that RIM used to monitor the OS performance remotely. Delete this if you are not officially approved to use the beta OS.

    your welcome
    Last edited by m8r8j; 08-24-09 at 03:36 PM.
    08-24-09 03:29 PM
  8. nickyamg's Avatar
    get a tour.. thats fast enough dude. esp compared to your 8330
    100% agree. the tour will be able to handle alot more multi-tasking. and much faster on the rev-a you wont regret it..
    08-24-09 03:43 PM
  9. tscharf's Avatar
    The Tour is among the fastest devices out there.

    Go with the suggestions above before looking for another phone. Upgrade your OS and clean up your memory. The Curve should be fast enough to handle most things, and you won't find a device with a better battery life than the Curve.
    08-24-09 07:57 PM
  10. kavkaz's Avatar
    If I delete Blackberry maps will I lose my GPS functionality?
    09-13-09 11:40 AM
  11. Radius's Avatar
    I have news for you, in 6 months no matter what you buy will be considered slow. That's just the nature of the beast.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-13-09 12:20 PM
  12. redhdgirl417's Avatar
    If I delete Blackberry maps will I lose my GPS functionality?
    No, you'll just lose a GPS app. The GPS capability is built into your phone.
    09-13-09 01:28 PM
  13. redhdgirl417's Avatar
    I upgraded my Sprint issued .131 OS a few weeks ago to the .169 found in the 83XX forum and WOW made a noticable difference in browser speed and memory (gained almost 8MB!). Try it...you might like it.
    09-13-09 01:29 PM
  14. njbianco's Avatar
    Get the tour i switched to the tour from the curve and its way faster way less lag you wont regret it.
    09-13-09 08:58 PM