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Old 12-07-2010, 04:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I must firstly apologise for what may be a silly question but I have not had my Blackberry for very long and am still trying to get to grips with it.
I have a Blackerry bold and want to be able to store apps but I do not know if it is possible to store them on the memory card or whether they can only be stored on the internal memory? I did ask in the O2 shop but they did not have a clue. If it is possible to do so then I will purchase a more powerful micro sd card. I would also be interested to know if there is a specific web site that can help me learn more about my Blackberry including short cuts etc. Thanks Eylesy
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You can store an app on a memory card i.e. SAVE to a memory card.
But you cannot INSTALL and run on a memory card.
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Not being able to run Apps from the SD Card seems strange... Why is the system designed this way?

And will/can this be changed through a software (OS?) update in the near future?

Curve 9330, OS v6.0

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Not being able to run Apps from the SD Card seems strange... Why is the system designed this way?

And will/can this be changed through a software (OS?) update in the near future?
Both questions should be directed to RIM.
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Both questions should be directed to RIM.
Actually, I did eMail RIM similar questions and will be sure to post their reply if/when I get one. In the meantime I suspect answers will be framed to favor RIM.

I was hoping that someone in these forums was knowledgeable enough to understand the "workings" of a Curve and be willing to offer technical opinion on why the phone was designed not to use the SD for Apps execution.

I have the Curve on trial and this "feature" could be a show stopper. If there was promise of a fix for the limitation then perhaps I'd be more inclined to give the phone a try...

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None us of knows "why" RIM designs something one way or another way. As noted, if you want to know "why", RIM would have to be the one to give you that answer.

Many users have assumed that the reason that the applications cannot be installed to the Media Card is for security reasons but I don't believe that anyone outside RIM knows for sure.

No one here would know whether or not RIM is going to change anything in a future OS update either.
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A promise? Please - return the BB before it is too late.
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The reasons that BlackBerry can't run apps out of SDCard memory (or even device memory for those that have it) has a lot to do with the implementation of Java and the Java Virtual Machine that runs BlackBerry software.

If you had an application installed on the SDCard, every time the card became unavailable (removed, or attached as a disk drive to a PC), and the OS or some other application held a reference to some code or data on the SDCard the device would have to reboot to uninstall the application(s).

Android can run applications from SDCard memory because each Java application runs inside its own JVM. So if not being able to run applications from an SDCard is a requirement take NJBlackBerry's advice and return the BlackBerry and investigate other technologies.
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