Since OS X 10.2.8 typing a name in the "TO" field, causes the beach ball to appear for several seconds. It may not be the OS update but does anyone know how to stop it? Is there a preference that should be trashed? The link to Contacts is so very slow even if the beach ball doesn't appear.
Hoarding photos on your phone?
Those picture are hogging memory and could be slowing down your phone.