I pre ordered the ALLY for my wife Monday and she received it thursday. By this morning it was functioning like Betty White! and she was getting a lot of error messages about memory. So slow i was going to return it. I took it to the vzw store and now i'm a true believer in task killers. Up to now i've been a member of the 'no task killer necessary' club. Well the vzw tech tech put installed 2 task killers and the phone is blazing again. 1. Auto task killer- he disabled all of the apps on ATK1 that she uses often (email, messaging, etc...) 2. Advanced task killer- those above apps still need the ability to be killed so the automatically enter ATK2 If you have an ally that has slowed like ours- do the above. BTW, he is a droid owner like me (unrooted) and put the same stuff on my phone and it's faster too!