RIM Pushing Performance Update To BlackBerry 9800 Torch
RIM is offering a significant software update to the BlackBerry 9800 Torch. Most of the improvements center on making the Torch perform better.
Research In Motion today said that it is making a software update available to the BlackBerry 9800 Torch. Most of the improvements center around performance enhancements for a number of the device's systems.
According to RIM, the enhancements include:
Browser – faster page loading and improved panning.
User input – handled more efficiently, improved responsiveness after unlocking device.
Applications – faster launching, exiting and switching.
Home Screen - faster rendering and smoother transitions when switching between panes.
Media - faster rendering of thumbnails in picture application.
Email/Messaging – faster and smoother scrolling in message list and when reading email.
Voice - Software improvements for improved audio quality.
This last enhancement is the one I feel is most important. In my tests of the Torch, I found voice quality to be highly inconsistent -- atypical behavior for a RIM device. Hopefully this software update makes significant improvements to the phone's voice capability.
The update -- software version v188.8.131.525, Platform v184.108.40.206/Application v220.127.116.11 -- will be delivered over the air over the course of the next few weeks.
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