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Old 05-03-2008, 05:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys. I was just wondering if anyone knew if it was possible to transfer a file such as an mp3 from my pc to my 8320 through usb, if I didn't have a media card in the bb. So in other words, can I transfer files to the bb internal memory. I have a micro sd on the way, but I just wanted to put a few songs on there right now. I don't see the option on desktop manager. And when I click on mobile device it shows no folders. Advice? Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-03-2008, 06:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If the mp3 is larger than 2.8mb, you won't be able to without a microsd card.
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microSD cards are cheap now. Check NewEgg.com or Amazon.com for lots of good deals. I bought 2Gb cards from NewEgg for $8 each plus shipping.
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yea well i got a 4 Gig for like 50 bucks still a little high but i can load a ton of Mp3s and full 74 minute mixes now its sweet
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Oh no, I already ordered a 4GB micro sd from buy.com for $22 taxed and shipped. That's why I said its on the way. I was just getting anxious and wanted to put a couple of my favorite songs on there now.
So I thought the internal memory of the 8320 was 64MB? I know that the total usable memory is less, but why wouldn't I be able to transfer something bigger than 2.8MB?
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Because RIM doesn't want you filling up the available memory with media, since it will start deleting your messages when it runs out of space. It is done to protect us against ourselves. The media card is for media. Internal memory is for the OS, applications, user data and messages
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Be patient. Wait until your card comes. You don't want big files on it just for the reason NJB posted above.
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Ok, thanks guys. Makes sense. But so wait, could external memory (micro sd) ever be used to store messages? If not, does that mean that the number of texts and emails u can save on the 8320 is unavoidably capped by whatever amount the available internal memory is?
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You can't store messages on the SD card. Your assumption is correct. It's capped by device memory.
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How come long ago we never worried about seeing our messages evaporate. I use to have hundreds and hundreds of emails on my 7520 and over 1000 contacts. Seems we are taking a step back?
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I still have all that. We are loading bigger and bigger programs and media to these things and RIM makes the OS's bigger and bigger.
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Does anyone know the ballpark figure of how many texts can fit on the device memory?
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Oh no, I already ordered a 4GB micro sd from buy.com for $22 taxed and shipped.
Man!! I have to look on there and around and get me a 4gb card. I still have a 1gb and it's pretty much capped out.
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