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Old 04-21-2009, 12:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi i own a bb bold and my application memory space shows 3mb sometimes 5 or sometimes 10mb.. i understand it increases or decreases as and when i install or delete any application. but what i fail to understand is why is the application memory so less?? bold has 1gb device memory and i have a 8gb memory card.. i am new to blackberry phones as such ..
is there a way i can increase the application memory space..like to 500mb or a 1gb or more if it can share it with the memory card...
as when i try to download any new apps it gives me warning that application memory is too low ...
just confused... my windows mobile never had any issues like this ... although i find blackberry much better...

please help me if you can...
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Old 04-21-2009, 12:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you done a battery pull?

Take a look at this as well: http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...ee-memory.html
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Old 04-21-2009, 12:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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In a word... No. You cannot change the application memory allocation. You should review your BB for unneeded applications, and possibly any media you may have stored incorrectly, causing your device to fill up your available internal memory.
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Old 04-21-2009, 12:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the reply mate .. So that means I can install only a limited number of apps ..
:( can't do much now... Anyways thanks for the reply guys...
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Thanks for the reply mate .. So that means I can install only a limited number of apps ..
:( can't do much now... Anyways thanks for the reply guys...
Can't believe you use all 1 GB of Bold's Device Memory :D
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Thanks for the reply mate .. So that means I can install only a limited number of apps ..
:( can't do much now... Anyways thanks for the reply guys...
Can't believe you use all 1 GB of Bold's Device Memory :D
Nahh I haven't used 1 gb of the device memory.
I have like more than 800 mb free but the application memory shows only 10 mb of free space ..
So I'm confused .bcoz when I try to install a soft from app world it says plz delete some apps or files as the app memory is too low and when the app memory is too low like 0 then it says u cannot download..
Although I have 800 mb free on device memory..
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You can't use the internal 1GB of storage memory as application memory.
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Can't believe you use all 1 GB of Bold's Device Memory :D
That's discretionary memory, to be used for media, etc. It cannot be used for applications.
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All right. So this is one bad point of bb phones I guess.
Does iphone have the same issue ? I don't think so.
Anyways guys thanks for the help..really appreciate that..
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Does iphone have the same issue ?
No it does not. All memory is available.

I still think you've got something on there you may not be aware of. You should be able to have upwards of 20 applications before you start to see issues.
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This is definitely an issue RIM needs to address in future models of their phones. They are building devices with far too little available application memory.
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Old 04-22-2009, 02:37 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Haven't noticed any problem on the 8900. Heck, even John Clark said he didn't see a reason to run the memory optimization on the 8900.
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I'd seriously suspect user error here. BB apps are pretty small.
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This is definitely an issue RIM needs to address in future models of their phones. They are building devices with far too little available application memory.
My view is that RIM has really botched this issue. I'm not an engineer--- but clearly it must be possible to have all the device memory avaiable to install applications-- IPhone does it. My pictures and music are stored on a memory card-- i don't need the device memory for that. It makes no sense that I have a huge amount of device memory sitting there unused because I can't access it--- when at the same time I'm critically short of application memory. Is this a hardware limitation or an OS limitation?
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Old 04-23-2009, 11:36 AM   #15 (permalink)
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i believe hardware. as app memory is like a ram chip in a pc and the device memory like a hard drive.
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