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Old 12-20-2007, 08:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Device Memory isn't adding up correctly

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Good Morning to All. After fixing the problem I had with downloading apps (thanks to the experts on this forum), I am now trying to see how much memory is left on my device storage. I have downloaded the following apps in addition to the ones that came with the phone: NY Times; powerOne; BeamBerry; Market Filters Analysis; Google Maps; WorldMate Live; and Viigo.When I click on Options>Status, the File Free is: 15,699,244 Bytes or 14.9 MB. File Total is: 54,919,168 Bytes or 52 MB. When using the Application Loader on the DM, it says that apps are using 36,000 KiloBytes or 35.1562 MB. I have also deleted all the foreign languages from the phone. I have about 100 contacts on the phone. I have all personal stuff (docs, pdf, videos, etc. saved on the MicroSD card). Give the phone is said to have 64 MB of storage, this doesn't seem to add up correctly. Also, when I view the applications on the device, I see BlackBerry maps, yet I can't access it. Is it the same as Google Maps?

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Old 12-20-2007, 08:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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BBMaps and Google Maps are to completely different applications.

Your numbers may not always add up, mine don't on the same device. I hover around 15mb free also. But I also have about 3x the number of apps loaded than yours. An explanation? There is none.
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Thank you for the info. Have a Happy Holiday.
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The OS takes up space.
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If I have BB Maps, how do I access it so I can compare it with Google Maps?
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The device has 64meg, yes, but the "native code" (e.g., the core OS) part of the OS eats out of that. The File Total is showing you what is available for the Java applications on the device. This includes BB apps, as well as third party applications.

Not only do apps consume flash memory, but their persistent stores do as well. So your message history, call log, settings for various third party apps, etc., all eat into your total available flash memory. You have to keep in mind that most apps on Blackberries know nothing about the microSD card; they store all their data in the device's internal flash memory.

The Blackberry Maps icon may be hidden. If you select "Show All" on the home screen's menu, you may find it. It's possible it's also been moved into a sub-folder. Generally speaking, Google Maps is much nicer than Blackberry Maps. However, Blackberry Maps are available as an API to developers, so there are some third party applications (like WorldMate Live) that can open Blackberry Maps to a specific location. So while for day-to-day usage, I use Google Maps, I have not removed Blackberry Maps from my device since I use a couple applications that call it's API.
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Just re-downloaded BB Maps, and now have an icon on the main page when before I didn't. I got this device to keep me organized, and now I am a fanatic about being organized. Everything has to be just right, and in it's place. Am I addicted already?
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you probably had these tendencies before you got the BB.
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A little maybe. But now I find myself looking at the BB screen more then I do anything else. I guess I am making friends with this thing after all. Thanks again for all the help. Keep up the good work with this forum.
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Another one to the dark side.
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