My beloved Javelin has been with me for over a year now. We have been through a lot. It was getting too old and too slow for me. I might be able to replace the trackball and do some cleaning but it was old.
I have replaced my lovely 8900 with a brand new 9800 (no pun intended). I got a good price and a good gadget. I got two of them one for me and one for my wife to replace her old 8520 (Gemini). The new Torch is exactly like the picture below Continue reading Another New Gadget
It has been less than a month after I upgraded my Javelin to OS 5.0.0681 from Hutchinson Asia. It was not good. Battery life was short, less than 12 hours or so. It mad me have to recharge my device every 12 hours or so. It was huge inconvenient for me, especially during my trips to Bandung and Jakarta. Memory leaks was also severe, I was down to less than 80 MB in 3 days. Previous OS installations would hold memory above 90 MB after more than a week.
I decided to remove the OS and replace with the same version from Indosat. So far, it has been better. The time between charging is more than 24 hours. Memory leaks is not as severe as Hutchinson version. It is still around 100 MB after two days. All and all Indosat’s version is much better than Hutchinson Asia’s (IMHO).
A new upgrade for my beloved javelin was published this week, under Hutchinson Asia. The OS file could be downloaded from here. As usual the download process was unsuccessful. Fortunately (also as usual) Bosen.Net has one and could be found here. Everything else was just fine. Continue reading 126.96.36.1991 Official Hutchinson Asia
After a success story with upgrading my Javelin at here, RIM has released another version of OS 5 for 8900. The latest version is 188.8.131.521. You can find it here. All are released for operator in Europe. I upgraded the Javelin to 184.108.40.2061 with OS from Optus Mobile (Asia). Nevertheless I did the upgrade anyway. Afterward, I do not notice any differences in term of performance, memory, and stability. All software that I use on regular basis work just fine. I am still observing the battery, similar to 411 would be good enough for me. However, I notice that the keyboard/keypad lock icon is missing. The keyboard/keypad lock on top of the device also does not work.