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Old 03-24-2008, 07:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Have not been to this forum for quite a while. Does anyone remember the default device memory size on the Blackberry Pearl 8100 model?

The reason why I ask is because I was trying to have an address book with pictures, and happened to stuff lot of pics onto the device memory instead of my SD card. And miserable thing happened later on, of course.

My blackberry crashed during an accidental hard reset. All the blackberry features were lost. No matter which button I pressed, it showed me the address book.

Took me quite a while to clean up my device, reinstall everything. Fortunately I do regular backups.

Just want to share with you my horrified experience.
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65mb total.
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Thanks Sith_Apprentice.
A quick google search does answer my question. However I am sharing my bad experience here pretty much to warn guys that in today's world where 8GB usb drive or 4GB SD card is not so uncommon, people tend to forget how primitive our default pearl device memory size is
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not really, if you look at those Jump drives your pearl can hold a 4gb microSD card to perform the same purpose. also computer apps are usually dozens of times larger than BB apps in size
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Is there a way to choose to install a new BB application onto the SD card instead of the device memory? I am not aware of that just yet.
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nope there is not. but you dont install apps to a jump drive either. was just drawing a comparison between the two. your pearl can do exactly what a jump drive can do, plus phone, plus media player, plus internet, etc
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Using up the device memory will not cause your device to crash. It may slow up and it may not keep/save messages, but it'll work right down to the last 2mb. Something else happened to the OP's 8100 that caused the problem. The memory issue gets a lot more discussion than it really deserves in the forums. You do need some, but 10mb should be more than enough to let the thing work just fine (probably less).
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