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Did RIM Cut Out The Hourglass Lag Indicator In BlackBerry 6?

Turtle rocket jetpack One of the interesting things I have noticed over the last few days is that I barely ever see the classic RIM hourglass anymore on the BlackBerry Torch 9800. Don’t get me wrong the phone is fast but it still lags and freezes when you try to do to many things at the same time. Still the only time I have seen the hourglass is when I install a new application. Other than that I have not seen it elsewhere in BlackBerry 6.

I am curious if RIM simply realized that the hourglass increased the perception that the phone needed to be faster. It is an interesting idea and something other phone OSs have done by doing things like preloading an screenshot of the app to make it look like the app loads faster… The phone still does just hang every once in awhile but there is no hourglass to be found unless you are installing an app.

If you picked up a Torch what have your experiences been? What do you think of this change?

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  1. “RIM realized that the hourglass increased the perception that the phone needed to be faster” :

    http://www.berryreview.com/2010/08/12/rims-love-story-with-the-624mhz-marvell-pxa930-processor/

  2. No spinning clock icon either?

  3. Wonder how big the hourglass will be on the blackpad?……..lmao

  4. I get the hourglass all the time on mine…
    I’m still running the stock OS that came installed. I’ll be re-installing it after taking some of the extra weight out tomorrow to see if it makes a difference.

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