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Old 08-02-2010, 09:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How long should it take to e-mail a photo from my Curve? I've had my phone for awhile, but just recently started using it for work. (I'm a designer and often need to take pictures in stores and send them back to my boss at the office for approval.) Sometimes the pictures will send in about 10 minutes, but other times it takes much longer. Today I waited more than 30 minutes for three photos to send, and finally had to give up and just call my boss and describe the items. Needless to say, this is not convenient.

FYI, I never get a red X. It simply gets stuck on the black check spinning around, with a message that says "sending." I have a similar problem when I attempt to send photos via SMS. They DO send eventually, but I'm usually in too much of a time crunch to wait half an hour for the photo to send.

Is there anything I can do to speed things up? I've already tried a battery pull, and it didn't do any good. If this is normal for the Curve, is there another phone that is a better choice for sending photos?

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You need to open your camera > press the Menu key > Options and reduce the size of the picture you're taking, which will send smaller pictures (so the quality won't be as high) and thus send the photos quicker.
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I have the curve 8530, and emailing photos, sending through fb, or msn, etc usually doesn't take too long.
What version of phone are you running ?
It could be depending on how much signal you have and how big of a picture you are trying to send ?
But I did have the 8330 and I came across the same problem, I upgraded and things are much easier. But sometimes, if I send multiple emails with pictures it will take about 10 minutes before I receive all of them. But it is pretty quick.
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Yea, your signal level is one factor, but the size of your image is the greatest factor. A high res image taken on the BlackBerry can be anywhere from 500kb to 1mb in size.

Reducing the images taken by the camera medium size and make that 200-300kb, much quicker to send.
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Thanks! Reducing the image size and quality seems to do the trick. (Now I'll just have to remember to switch it back whenever I want to take a picture where image quality is more important than sendability...) Thinking of switching to the iPhone for this reason (along with browsing speed--my Curve takes up to 5 minutes to load a page, even with four bars) but I'm trying to hold out until they open up to Verizon.
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