Originally Posted by t1tan
Just got a brand new Sandisk MicroSD 2GB card for my 3-day old 8100 Pearl. Once the card is installed and the battery is replaced all that happens is my screen flashes from time to time as well as a red LED. I can't turn it on or get it to stop this. I'm not sure what to do. I called T-Mobile to see what they have to say and all I was told was the card is incompatible which I don't see why. I saw on some threads here that the most recent update available on blackberry.com helps with this issue with the 2GB card, but then some say it doesn't. What should I do?
What T-Mo meant is that the operating system that is installed on the T-Mo Pearl does NOT support 2GB cards.
This is not any different than many of your devices, such as cameras and MP3 players. Many of those have limitations on the capacity of the cards you can install.
That said, the Canadian Rogers OS, installed on the Rogers' Pearl, has support for 2GB cards. Not sure on the European Vodafone OS.
What people are doing, since the OS on any Pearl is from RIM, is uninstalling the T-Mo OS and installing the Rogers OS.
Read up on doing this and beware there are some trade offs on installing other OS's. For example, I won't do it because the Rogers OS takes away the ability to turn the auto-dim feature off, meaning auto-dim is always on. I don't like the Pearl telling me when the display should be dim or bright. I like it bright at all times.
T-Mo is coming out with a patch or update for the OS and I expect it will have 2GB support. I hope that the auto-dim off feature is not stripped from the T-Mo update.