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Old 03-11-2006, 03:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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have an application where i have to dowload a small exe file to an existing file and then transfer THAT file thru a usb to serial cable to another device.

i use a laptop to do it now but would like another way to do it with a much smaller device.

so.... what is the simplest blackberry i can get that i can transfer the file from my lap to and then use that to transfer to the other device with a usb to serial cable ?
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You can not tranfer files to a BlackBerry via USB cable. It goes against the security design of the devices.
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ok... short of dloading it directly, how DO you get a file into one ? and, once in, can you use a windows based app to get it OUT thru a usb /serial ?
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As d-fisher said there is no way to put files ON / OFF a bb via USB. The only wayt o get files on and off is by E-Mail it to your self or downloading a web server. I have no clue what you are trying to do, but have you looked into a Thumb Drive, or if you are wanting something more random maybe an iPOD.
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good question. i am trying to not carry around the lap top all the time. i was told the bb had usb support and i am locked into that format so thats where i am with that but will take any suggestions for alternate devices... size matters. need to dl a file or transfer a file INTO the device and then get it out via a usb cable... simple as that...

ALSO ... new question please.... have someone w/ very bad eyesight that need portable e mail . which bb has the biggest screen and is simplest to use for simple task of wireless email... no other features required..

and thanks for all the help... this medium completely new to me and this is my first basic research. figured to ask end users rather than salesman.
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8700 has the best screen, but you can make the font be liek size 16 or something redicurlus. Both of my parents have their BB on that setting I can read it from accross the table. And on the files you serisly only need a thumb drive (USB), they cost between $10 to $100 depending ont he size you want (MB). I carry about 10 of them around with me EVERYWHERE, some days I carry a FULL desktop hard drive (250 GIG) and a USB to IDE adapter.
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