I am running v.2.0.2. According to your release notes the next available update is 2.0.3, consisting of one minor GPS fix. Were there speed issues addressed in 2.0.3 also? If so, I will gladly try it.
Incidentally, I needed to load an ASCII file this morning, so I decided to time it. It is a standard, comma delimited ascii file containing 2174 points.
Time to load to mobile device: 12 sec.
Time to import into FieldGenius: 5 min. 03 sec.
That is embarrassing.
I am going to take this same job and orient to it using the GPS local transformation program. I will time it also and report back the results.
FG is purported to run on the AllegroCE... it should do so. I am no programmer, but is amazes be that my old DOS Husky will outperform so many supposed better, faster Windows-based data collectors when it comes to cogo. Unfortunately, getting new hardware as you suggest is not an option, since the software license is tied to the hardware. The user cannot simply migrate to new hardware (without repurchasing the software). I wish it were that easy. I have tried changing the memory slider to make most of the memory available for running programs. It did not result in any noteworthy improvements.
As for Shipley, my Shipley-tolerance was exceeded a few years ago - if you know what I mean.