@dragonbz Does silent foto work for the video beeps or just the camera shutter? Which, if it does that's great. But to answer your question, why should I have to use a third party app for something that should be standard?
I agree that the UI needs to be much more consistent. Quick Settings menu should be available from all screens and app settings should be found from the lower right selected menu button just as in the browser. A 'Quit' option should also be placed in that menu in addition to minimizing and hitting 'X'.
Another feature that would be helpful, especially Blackberries have always had the characteristic of booting immediately upon battery insertion, would be a Startup Options screen after the initial startup screen with "Normal", "Silent" and "Airplane Mode". I guess the argument could be made to set Airplane and/or Silent modes before shutting off the phone but owing to the instant battery start, this could be helpful.