I'm new to this forum so if there is already a thread on this or a solution then just point me to the URL, I have already scanned the last several monhts of threads and I didn't see an answer though. Anyway I am using firmware version 6 of this phone, and when I start it up it makes me watch an assinine animation. From when I press the button to when the phone is usable takes just over 20 seconds. Verizon told me this could be because I have downloaded a lot of things or have many contacts, but I have downloaded nothing and have only 20-30 contacts. I searched for a way to disable the startup movie but unfortunately I seem to be stuck with one bad one or another. Is there anything I can do about this? Also, is there a way I can run the phone in black and white mode to extend battery life?