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Old 02-16-2008, 10:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Folks hi there,
Is it me or the curve 8310 internal memory capacity should be 64 mb but mine show only 54.9 mb (I am not talking abt how much memory is available on the phone after installing Apps or skin or anything)
may somebody would be able to shed some light on this issue.
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That's perfectly normal.
The firmware of the device uses a chunk of the 64mb internal memory.
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yes sir I understand this but I am talking abt internal capacity of 64 MB before any of these (apps -Games etc...)including the firmware.
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
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There's 64mb of internal memory.
The device firmware takes up some of that, leaving about 54mb of free space (File Total in Status screen) for the Blackberry OS modules, Applications, Data etc.

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if you want the full 64MB, you would have a blank BlackBerry with just the red LED light
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I thought file total included firmware.

My file total = 64749568 Bytes
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I also have a BB pearl 8100 that memory total show 64 mb and then tell how much memory is available for example 15 MB.I have seen that on every BB once you select option-status there is two memory one is file total and one is file free.
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usit, did you try a hard reset to see if file total would change?
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my file total doesn't change after a battery pull--only the file free as expected
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yes sir I have tried that but no change.
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my file total doesn't change after a battery pull--only the file free as expected
Understand. I'm going on the assumption that it is showing wrong because of an error. Hence the idea to try a hard reset.
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yes sir I have tried that but no change.
I don't know then. I would have thought it should show 64MB. Maybe things are different with newer OS versions?
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yes, i agree it's the same with computers, they're being sold with 120gigs but you have about 110gigs to start working with
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The newer devices/OS's don't show the full 64Mb in the Status page. It's perfectly normal....just go on with life.
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The newer devices/OS's don't show the full 64Mb in the Status page. It's perfectly normal....just go on with life.
Yep, its apparently "perfectly normal" for the Curve with 4.2.2, but still kinda troubling. Here was my question on the same thing a couple months ago:
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I just migrated yesterday from an 8800 to a new 8310. Installed the latest OS before I did anything else, so am on 4.2.2.184 from these forums. For reference, my old 8800 is on 4.2.1.101. For some reason, my identically configured 8310 has a LOT less memory available. Here are the specs:

8310:

File Total: 54,919,168
File Free: 9,616,917

8800:

File Total: 63,569,920
File Free: 20,146,992

So a nearly 9Mb difference in File Total, which translates to less than half the File Free space, which is worrying me a little. Why is this? Is this normal? I think my 8700 File Total was about what the 8800 reports So why is the 8310 reporting so much less to start with (again, for identical configurations, via the Switch Device Wizard, which worked flawlessly, FWIW)?
That was with totally identical configurations, sample videos and extra languages removed, etc etc. So, unfortunately, the reduced File Total in the status page also results in a similarly reduced File Free amount - but its that way on everyone's Curve - unfortunately. Have to be a little more vigilant with watching memory on the Curves.
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Do not know why, but the necessary components for the OS, that space was removed from the File Total screen. Its normal on Curves and Higher devices.
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I think the 8700 is the higher device, metaphysically speaking.
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Do not know why, but the necessary components for the OS, that space was removed from the File Total screen. Its normal on Curves and Higher devices.
But look at both of my totals - and again, that was immediately after a "switch device wizard" operation, so both devices were absolutely identically configured. Unfortunately, the missing memory in File Total also translates to about the same amount of smaller File Free.
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I thought file total included firmware.

My file total = 64749568 Bytes
You have a different model with different firmware, OS and hardware features.
Not all blackberry devices behave the same way.
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