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Old 12-30-2007, 11:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am new to BB, new to forums in general and my husband and brother both have insisted this is the way to go in terms of research and asking questions. I have an 8830 and am trying to download mobipocket on my BB. I have downloaded it on my laptop, but cannot find a way to transfer it to the BB, even when connected to the computer. I see the BB on Windows Explorer as a "drive" with four folders, the ones on my 2G media card. When I try download directly on my BB through its browser, it says I don't have enough space. I know it is trying to download to my device, not the media card. Any information would be greatly appreciated. I am quite familiar with computers, but this is a completely different animal. I am quite frustrated.

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P.S. My husband said do a search first before posting because so many questions have already been answered, but I have so many questions, I really didn't know which one to start with. Nothing I got back made a whole lot of sense.
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Old 12-30-2007, 11:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You need to use the Desktop Manager software that installs in Windows once you install the software that came with your device. Once you've installed and run Desktop Manager, you'll need to run Application Loader from the launcher applet. From there you should have an option to install other software, select that and have it find the appropriate file from the uncompressed file you downloaded. This should install the application to your 8830. As to installing other ebooks, I don't know if they can be stored in your SD card as media, or if they need to be loaded into the 8830's memory as an app. Good luck.

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Thanks a bunch for the info. I have more understanding than what I had before. I did get into the desktop manager, but could not get the applicaiton loader to find the file I need. I did see the software in my programs folder on my laptop, but that is all i could do . . . just see it. It is more, though, than what I started with. I will have to keep chipping away at it. Thanks again...
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When you say you're downloading through your browser, are you downloading the right thing? This error sounds more like you're trying to download the PC installer to your BB device accidentally.

Open the browser on your BlackBerry and go to this URL (email it to your device, easier than typing):

http://www.mobipocket.com/mobile/dow...Blackberry.asp

There are three links - the second link is the installer you want, click on that and you should be offered the standard BlackBerry OTA install screen and go from there.
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Well, I tried the link provided and did attempt an OTA download from my BB browser. I tried the middle link, which was called the beta version, but when I did that, I got a message that told me I did not have sufficient space for the application. So then I did try the first link, the one that said it was for my BB 8830, I got the same message. I really believe there is something that is prohibiting it from "seeing" my card. I have only used 250MB of a 2G card. So, I can't imagine that I really don't have enough space. Thanks for the continued info. I will keep trying suggestions.
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I got the same message. I really believe there is something that is prohibiting it from "seeing" my card. I have only used 250MB of a 2G card. So, I can't imagine that I really don't have enough space.
OK I think this is your problem here - the BB devices do not (yet) use the external SD card for application install/bin-storage. The insufficient space message is referring to your internal memory (go Options -> Status and you'll see 'total' and 'free'). There are probably things on it you don't need (languages other than English for instance) wasting space, check out the stickies and FAQs ( Main Page - BlackBerryFAQ ) to see what can be deleted.

I recommend downloading the firmware files for your 8830 and installing them alongside the Desktop software already installed on the PC. Then run the Application Loader and deselect all the unwanted languages and other apps (like maybe if you don't use the instant messengers, deselect those) - this is the cleanest way to remove them all.
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