I haven't been staying on top of the latest versions lately. A week ago I "upgraded" to 126.96.36.1992 and that version is rubbish. After reading everything posted here about .862 on down to .680, I'm going to try .680 before going closer to the newest. I will report back in a day or so.
UPDATE: Finished install. So far, boot takes the same time as before.
The wizard that walks you through basic setup and how to use the phone on its "first boot" is new and slick.
Backing up device based on http://www.blackberryforums.com/afte...arty-apps.html
still works basically the same way on BBDesktop 6. Right now trying the Add function.