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iOS Mail App and Stability Issues

After using iOS5 on iPhone 4S and iPad 1 since it was available I've been noticing quite a few problems with the mail application. Composing long emails causes crashes but even more concerning at random times it just hangs. Unfortunately it doesn't crash so I don't even know its happened until I notice I haven't received mails in a long times and I try to access the application. At that point the UI is unresponsive and it eventually crashes and restarts. iOS is fully updated so it isn't fixed yet. Anyone have a fix for this problem? Removing accounts doesn't make a difference.

On the note of iOS problems, has anyone noticed a general instability with all applications on the OS especially on the older generation iPad. Random crashes really appears to be the norm even with over 2GB free. I really hope 5.1 resolves these because the bugs are very un-Apple like and very very frustrating.
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