Apologies if this is common knowledge. I searched this forum to see if this trick had been posted, but didn't see it.

Someone who works with Palm showed me a trick that can result in a minor speed boost:
  1. Open the phone app
  2. Dial ##LOGS# with the letters on the on-screen keypad. The logging application will start.
  3. Voila.

You can save a log to the "logs" folder on the USB drive and configure logging levels. Set to minimal logging for the minor speed boost mentioned above.