There seems to be confusion over the home screen behavior and "standard" configuration. The home screen behaved exactly like it does in other apps prior to the installation of the latest software update. In addition the slider was changed from an arc to a straight style. I reported these issues to Verizon and they confirmed this was a "problem" with the update. The orientation lock on the screen is very annoying. A feature like that needs to function consistantly with all apps to enhance the intuitive and ergonomic appeal of the unit. Otherwise your wondering if the current screen should rotate and shaking your phone to activate the sensor. As for the slider the straight one is ok but I prefer the look and feel of the arc. Seem's like that should be an option in display settings. I love the unit. My fat fingers are trying to adjust to the keypad and touchscreen.