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Old 09-19-2009, 09:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm seriously thinking about replacing my PalmPilot and separate cell phone with a BlackBerry (through Sprint). I'm tired of carrying around both.

I'm wondering about the applications and memory, though. I like the Tour, but am concerned about the 256 MB of memory. On my Palm, I've got a calendar, Word To Go, Excel To Go, an MP3 player, web browser, todo list, contacts list, a couple of games, an ebook reader, pdf reader, note pad, video player, expense account tracker, and an alarm clock ... not to mention a lot of docs and such (which I assume can be put on a micro sd)... can a BlackBerry fit all of that in 256 MB?

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Those programs you said don't affect the 256 MB of memory much. You can use that 256MB for third party apps. I have a bold with 128 MB of memory and I have 20+ third party apps and still have 30mb+ of memory left. That will be plenty. You won't have a problem with memory there unless you download like 50 apps which I doubt.
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Are the primary apps that come with it in that original 256 MB, or in a separate memory?

I assume that the third party apps tend to be small and tightly written, then
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Can I also ask what anyone thinks are the most useful apps outside of the standard email, calendar, task list, notepad, contacts book? I'm trying to figure out just how much use/work/fun I might be able to get out of the device.
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If you listen to music and take a lot of pics with you micro sd card, then the media player will be useful for you. Also, if you open a lot of word, ppt, or excel documents then documents to go will be useful for you too. Just make sure if want to use the blackberry to its full extent, then get a data plan for sure.
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I'll have the Sprint Everything plan
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I'm not sure about sprint but with AT&T, they have special data plans for blackberries. I'm sure it is the same with Sprint too.
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Just checked at sprint website, the Sprint Everything plan includes BIS, so you are fine.
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Are the primary apps that come with it in that original 256 MB, or in a separate memory?

I assume that the third party apps tend to be small and tightly written, then
256MB includes the OS.
THe OS includes everything you've seen.
Typically this will leave you with around 180MB for 3rd party apps.

Facebook, google maps, windows live messenger etc.
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