Thx for the response. I do appreciate it. On further review, I do not have a memory card. I am saving pics to device memory. Going to options>status shows "file free" at 12090196 Bytes. I assume this refers to device memory. I have no videos, music or additional ringtones, and have deleted all of messages.
I went to media>options and increased my device memory limit to 25M and reserved pcitures memory to 12M, and that fixed the prob. So it was a memory issue.
1) I need a memory card - which flavor does the Pearl take?; and 2) I still can't figure out how to see what my free memory is (on device memory) by going to options>status. But thats a secondary issue.