That is still about 80 seconds longer that I want to wait but I have been doing some preliminary testing on how long it takes for the BlackBerry Torch 9800 to reboot. Ideally we would never have to reboot our BlackBerrys but it has slowly become a fact of life especially when updating applications like Facebook and Google Maps. One of the real pains of rebooting is that BlackBerrys have a history of taking forever to reboot.
My old Bold 9000 use to take about 5 minutes to reboot and recently my Bold 9700 has been averaging 3-4 minutes. That is why I was truly surprised when I started counting how long it takes for my new BlackBerry Torch 9800 to reboot and reach the homescreen after verifying security settings. Here are the numbers:
- Reboot #1: 82 seconds
- Hard reset (Battery Pull #1) 87 seconds
- Reboot #2: 79 seconds
- Hard reset (Battery Pull #2) 84 seconds
- Reboot #3: 81 seconds
So far it looks pretty stable at about 80 seconds to reboot and 85 or so seconds to hard reset… That is much faster than what I am used to an not as unbelievable as previous models. I guess RIM really did tweak the BlackBerry 6 core OS. I thought it would actually lengthen load times with all the new visual elements…