Originally Posted by JSanders
People have lost messages and call logs with much more than 12mb free.
Has that been verified? That is a lot of memory. According to the BlackBerry knowledge base, the low memory manager should kick in when memory is under 400KB.
wpbjim, is it possible you had photos, email attachments, a third party memory hogging application, etc., that would have pushed you to under 400KB? I'm not sure what you would have had that would take up 11.7MB, but maybe it's possible. Anyone else have any ideas as to what would eat up that kind of memory?
For what it is worth, I lost all of my received emails for just one email account. I believe it was due to the BIS upgrade.
And I'm sure you know this, but I'll throw it out there anyway, messages are only kept for a certain number of days as specified in the Keep Messages setting.
What is Low Memory Manager
Doc ID : KB02843
Last Modified : 2007-06-07
Document Type : What Is
* BlackBerry® device
* BlackBerry Device Software
The Low Memory Manager is activated automatically when the available flash memory on the handheld decreases to less than 400KB. Flash memory is used to store handheld applications such as Messages, Calendar, Address Book, Tasks, MemoPad, and third party application data.
By removing rarely used applications and old data you can increase the amount of memory on your handheld. The Low Memory Manager begins by removing low priority items such as cached data. Medium priority items such as very old emails and out-of-date calendar entries are deleted if additional memory capacity is required. If the memory situation on the handheld becomes critical, the Low Memory Manager will cause the email application to remove emails on a last-accessed basis.
To view the available memory on your handheld go to
Options > Status > File Free
Note: Calendar entries and emails removed by the Low Memory Manager are not reconciled back to the mail system.