BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-28-2007, 01:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
MsJosay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sacramento, CA
Model: 8100
PIN: N/A
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 31
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Question What's a good amount of memory?

Please Login to Remove!

Hello everyone. I just got my blackberry a couple of weeks ago and followed the advice of someone who said to keep your blackberry the way it is for the first week to get used to it, then start tweaking it to your liking. Well I'm tweaking away, got a few programs on it (Yahoo!Go, InfoSpace FindIt!, Viigo, ColorPearl) but now after reading a few posts regarding memory I'm a little worried about my programs taking up too much memory.

So here's my question: About how much memory should one have on their blackberry in order to get maximum functionality? I know with computers the more programs you have on them the more memory is taken up thus the slower your computer becomes, is that the same with Blackberries?

I currently have about 14.4 mbs on it with all of the programs that I have. I read about some people complaining they had less than 14mbs on their device, I'm just wondering if the processing speed of my device will go down as I lose more memory to programs that I've installed or does Blackberry not work like that?

Any advice or information would be helpful, I've searched the forums and have not found any posts that really answer my question.

PS - I did read the BB FAQ section on freeing up memory on the device and cleared the cache, cleared my call logs, deleted the demo video, etc...

Thanks in advance for your responses!
__________________
"I am fast. To give you a reference point, I am somewhere between a snake and a mongoose. And a panther." ~Dwight Shrute


BerryReview.com
Offline  
Old 06-28-2007, 01:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
BBF Moderator
 
John Clark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Model: Z30
OS: 10.2.1.x
PIN: s & needles
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 34,686
Post Thanks: 4
Thanked 100 Times in 72 Posts
Default

You are already down into the range where performance can be degraded and you can lose call logs and emails. Other things you can do is delete languages that you aren't using. I even deleted the help application. I have lots of 3rd party apps but still have 26mb free. Also, if you added all the vendor themes this can take a lot of memory too. Some of them are quite large (500-750kb.) Be sure to use an SD card for pics and then unallocate the memory for pictures under media.
Offline  
Old 06-28-2007, 02:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
MsJosay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sacramento, CA
Model: 8100
PIN: N/A
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 31
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks for the quick response. I did delete all of the langauges I'm not using. I don't have any of the other vendor themes (at least to my knowledge, from what I understand you have to actually do something to unlock all of the themes, I haven't done that). I only had one pic on the device which I already deleted. I'm a little unclear as to what you mean by "unallocate the memory for pictures under media"? I made sure to indicate to save picture to the media card when I first opened the camera application. It seems to me that my memory is extremely low with just the few programs I have on them, I know Yahoo!Go is fairly large (est. 1mb) but my memory was fairly low before I downloaded that.
Any other suggestions?
__________________
"I am fast. To give you a reference point, I am somewhere between a snake and a mongoose. And a panther." ~Dwight Shrute


BerryReview.com
Offline  
Old 06-28-2007, 03:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
MsJosay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sacramento, CA
Model: 8100
PIN: N/A
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 31
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Ok I found some ringtones I had accidentally saved in Device Memory, moved them to my media card which freed up some memory. Deleting some other stuff I got up to 18.6mbs, I followed John Clark's lead by deleting the "Help" application (I figure BB Forums is the best help application out there for any BB user ). I'm now at 22.2 yay!

Ok so for a final follow up question, what is the lowest amount of memory a BB Pearl can operate on without running the risk of losing data (ie e-mails, call logs, etc...)?

Again, thanks for your help and response in advance!
__________________
"I am fast. To give you a reference point, I am somewhere between a snake and a mongoose. And a panther." ~Dwight Shrute


BerryReview.com
Offline  
Old 06-28-2007, 03:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
Retired BBF Moderator
 
Thatzmister2u's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Nor Cal
Model: 9000
PIN: ups! ;)
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 5,890
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

From what I have read problems can begin at 16. That's what I base my battery pulls on. I have never lost anything and really hope that I don't!

Hey MsJosay!! Another fellow Sacramentan!! You are the only other on I have met!
__________________
Unlocked | AT&T BES
*gasp* Un-protected...


www.horizonwirelessonline.com - Unlocks and Repairs
Offline  
Old 06-28-2007, 05:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: May 2007
Model: NA
PIN: N/A
Carrier: NA
Posts: 113
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

what would you say the minimum amount of memory you should have in order to avoid having problems is? 16mb? i have much more than that free but whats the lowest i should let it get before doing a batt. pull?
Offline  
Old 06-28-2007, 05:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
Retired BBF Moderator
 
Thatzmister2u's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Nor Cal
Model: 9000
PIN: ups! ;)
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 5,890
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

16 as previously posted. Some people have acutally zeroed theirs out. I usually run around 22. Just make sure that you close your application correctly. Menu+Close and you shouldn't run into issue very often. There is also a problem call SoftRest that you can get for a small donation which will allow you to re-boot your phone without a battery pull.

E-
__________________
Unlocked | AT&T BES
*gasp* Un-protected...


www.horizonwirelessonline.com - Unlocks and Repairs
Offline  
Old 06-28-2007, 05:29 PM   #8 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: May 2007
Model: NA
PIN: N/A
Carrier: NA
Posts: 113
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thatzmister2u View Post
16 as previously posted. Some people have acutally zeroed theirs out. I usually run around 22. Just make sure that you close your application correctly. Menu+Close and you shouldn't run into issue very often. There is also a problem call SoftRest that you can get for a small donation which will allow you to re-boot your phone without a battery pull.

E-
yea i usually hover around 22-23 too. No problems so far and i hope to keep it that way
Offline  
Old 06-28-2007, 05:35 PM   #9 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: May 2007
Model: 8100
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Cingular
Posts: 52
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I'm running at 34 ever since removing that preinstalled video and lowering the amount of memory it saves for pictures, and I still have plenty of apps installed.
Offline  
Old 06-29-2007, 12:16 AM   #10 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
kurrupt_1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: SoCal
Model: 9700
OS: 5.0.0.979
PIN: 2159FC90
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 606
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

how do you check your memory?


Never mind...........how do you do the conversion?
__________________
If you can't do it on one wheel, try harder!

Last edited by kurrupt_1 : 06-29-2007 at 12:19 AM.
Offline  
Old 06-29-2007, 02:24 AM   #11 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
onth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: MN
Model: 9700
PIN: G PONG
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 416
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

here you go: Online bandwidth calculator, convert data in byte, MB, GB, KB to bytes, megabyte, kilobyte
Offline  
Old 06-29-2007, 02:57 AM   #12 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
kurrupt_1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: SoCal
Model: 9700
OS: 5.0.0.979
PIN: 2159FC90
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 606
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Nice......I'm at 21.482216MB
__________________
If you can't do it on one wheel, try harder!
Offline  
Old 07-02-2007, 05:24 PM   #13 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
ReggieKray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Manhattan
Model: 9000
PIN: 20DFFBCC
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 15
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

New to this site. Hi

i am at 17.668MB

getting a 2.0GB memory card in the mail soon.
Question: Can i run themes from this thing? apps? or does it just store those extras and i take them in as i see fit?

let me know

thanks
Offline  
Old 07-02-2007, 05:26 PM   #14 (permalink)
Crimson Tide Moderator
 
JSanders's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: North of the moss line
Model: 9xx0
OS: 7.0sumtin
PIN: t low
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 41,907
Post Thanks: 60
Thanked 244 Times in 182 Posts
Default

You can't install or run applications from the miniSD card. You can store media there--pictures, ringtones, stuff.
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.