A question for the general forum population:
I'm looking around for info on the Bravo/Passion, and the commonly held wisdom is that the Bravo and the Passion are basically the same thing, except for different markets (Bravo UK/EU, Passion US), and that they both share more than a passing similarity to the Google N1.
However, the Google N1 is listed as having 512Mb of RAM, whereas all the bumf I've found on the Bravo/Passion suggests a mere 256Mb of RAM. This strikes me as a bit... well... crap.
Now, given how similar all these phones are to each other, and the fact that HTC built ALL of them, I find it hard to believe that they'll use different mainboards. I also seem to recall seeing something about there being a 'hidden bank' of RAM on the N1 that Cyanogen, or those other freakin' geniuses over at XDA, have managed to unlock.
My question is thus:
Do we think the Bravo/Passion will have 512Mb of physical RAM with only 256 available for Apps to run in (with the rest reserved for the OS in the same way the N1 was, as I understood it)
Have HTC skimped and stripped off some of the RAM, meaning there only 256Mb in total?
Android 2.1 on the Nexus with the Cyanogen ROM seems to have about 230Mb of RAM free from the 512Mb installed, so about 280Mb seems to be reserved for the OS/phone stack/gfx/whatever else. When you remember that Cyanogen manages to speed things up by (not only) stripping the unnecessary crap off, and that the HTC version will come with SenseUI, this all adds up to 256Mb of RAM TOTAL seeming like it might not be enough to make this phone useable (see HTC Hero, which comes with 288Mb RAM on Donut).
Having been using a Samsung Galaxy (
) since UK release, and struggling day after day with the truly pathetic 39Mb of RAM available after a fresh boot meaning web pages take approximately one week to render and that the phone as a whole struggles, lacking RAM will be a problem for me and for others too I suspect.