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Old 06-23-2009, 11:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My BB it seems now to slow down to a crawl nearly every other day now and when I go to Status the file free is zero. I actually took a screen shot and some how it got a bit higher but it is still slow, even though I make sure I quit all of my programs fully when I'm done.

I have a 1 GB SD card. Why can't the BB use that for scratch space if it is needed?



I have to do a full restart (alt, shift, del) and it is fine again until I have to do so again.

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Not the BB cannot use device memory as app memory.
Also alt shift del is a soft reset, pulling the battery is a hard reset, and i would recommend pulling the battery.

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which apps do run in the background (apart from thr usual 5) if any?
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Google Talk, AIM, Google Maps, BBM.
Ah I thought it was a hard reset, okay i will pull battery next time.
Sometimes twitterberry will run too.

Also when it does go into slow down mode, the voice dialling crawls, as it takes forever to initialise and by the time it says say a command i forgot who i was trying to call lol.

i can pull the battery now if you think it will help more and to see if i get more file size.
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About the same, I pulled the battery, 22,085,555 Bytes Free. Though that itself is still very low. I think the iPhone is 128 or so, correct?
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22mb is actually a good amount of app memory.

BBM is one of the always running 5
it will google maps, with the addage of google tlak and twitterberry running that is causing the slow down problem.

google maps should never be left running in the background when not using it.
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Well Google Maps does have "social networking" features, such as their location feature where it plots on iGoogle of your friends of where you are. Though I suppose once I reach my destination I can quit the program as I am sure it keep polling the GPS will drain the battery more than mem?

22 MB I think is rather low--the bold is supposed to be the newest of cool gadgets when it came out (and still is IMHO), I think 22 mb is rather low. No reason why it can't be 128 - mem chips are fairly cheap, esp. when it goes onto a $600 phone!
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128mb of app memory is used by the OS, leaving on avaerage about 60mb free for other apps to install and then run
22mb is a good number.
the BB doesnt handle its memory very well.

yes google maps's latitude feature. but do you know anyone that has ever mentioned that they new where you were? anyone who doesnt have google maps on their phone cant use the feature to share their location, and at least to me it seems a little pointless.

you can however exit google maps and still be signed into latitude, which i believe then uses cell phone triangulation instead of GPS for your location and regularly updates via data connection.
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I have quick pull installed and scheduled a reboot every morning at 2am. Keeps it working snappy.
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I have the same.

I set mine at 4AMish every night.

Keeps memory High!
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