BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-06-2006, 08:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: New Jersey
Model: Bold
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 156
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default MAX Number of Contacts

Please Login to Remove!

What is the max number of contacts a 8700 can hold.

Thanks

marc
Offline  
Old 07-06-2006, 08:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Martelile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: UK
Model: 7100v
Posts: 89
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

heya,
I don't think there is a limit.. might depend if you are running 3rd party applicatoins etc.

But I am sure I have seen people say they have 1000s of them.
Offline  
Old 07-06-2006, 08:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
kelvin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Florida
Model: 8830
Carrier: VZW
Posts: 263
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I currently have 1309 in my 7100I
__________________
Life is what you make it.
Offline  
Old 07-06-2006, 10:32 AM   #4 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
huckleberry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Chicago
Model: 9860
Carrier: ATT
Posts: 37
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I have several users w/ the 8700 that have over 2500 contacts
Offline  
Old 07-06-2006, 10:43 AM   #5 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Model: 7520
Posts: 18
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

believe it's memory based, so contacts with lots of info will take up more space than ones with just an email address.
8700's have 64MB?
I know my 7520 has 32, and will store more than the 2000 or so I have.
Offline  
Old 07-06-2006, 11:39 AM   #6 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Cheri9724's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Model: 8700
Carrier: Cingular
Posts: 23
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

The 8700c has 72 MB and it is memory based.

However, the address book field "notes" truncates after 4 KB.
Offline  
Old 07-06-2006, 12:52 PM   #7 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Model: 8900
OS: 5.0.0.509
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 272
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I was under the impression that 8700s had 64mb of free memory. Do any of the other 8700s have more than 64mb?
Offline  
Old 07-06-2006, 02:58 PM   #8 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Solon, OH, USA
Model: 9000
OS: 4.6.0.167
PIN: 20878533
Carrier: ATT
Posts: 708
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

There doesn't seem to be a limit up to the memory constraints of the device. Someone posted before an estimated amount of KB per contact (on average). If you know your particular average, you can calculate how many could likely fit in your case.

I, too, have users in the ca.5500 contact range without problems.
Offline  
Old 07-06-2006, 03:43 PM   #9 (permalink)
BBF Veteran
 
coreyg510's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Lost in Translation
Model: 8700c
Carrier: Cingular
Posts: 3,190
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I am sorry..but thats just crazy. why would anyone keep 5,500 contacts in their phone???? How can you possibly remember that you know and have a phone number or email for every person in your addresss book.

I had 200 and realized I never called or emailed 1/2 of the people that I had numbers or addresses for so I deleted most of them
__________________
He's Back....and better than ever!
Offline  
Old 07-06-2006, 04:36 PM   #10 (permalink)
Retired BlackBerryForums.com Moderator
 
d_fisher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Columbus, OH
Model: 9700
OS: SID 6.7
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 4,455
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by coreyg510
I am sorry..but thats just crazy. why would anyone keep 5,500 contacts in their phone???? How can you possibly remember that you know and have a phone number or email for every person in your addresss book.
Same question I asked in another thread where someone said they had 100,000 contacts. I can only assume that many contacts is a corparate contact list.
__________________
Doug

Remember, please try searching first!

Need a screenshot? ... Like JavaLoader?
Try using BBscreen .....Use JL_Cmder!
or BBScreenShooter!

[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Offline  
Old 07-07-2006, 08:17 AM   #11 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Tech Grunt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Outside DC
Model: 9530
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 24
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Max number of contacts

In working with the 8700, I have had problems completing installations if XM is installed on the device and the user has more than 3000 contacts.

With XM and more than 3000 contacts the device fails to Enterprise Activate and multiple jvm errors are received.

On 7280 and 7290 devices the cap sems to be around 2000 contacts before the device fails (again with XM installed).

Removing the Xpress Messaging app resolves the issue (most of my customers are not willing to reduce the number of their contacts).

Just my .02
Offline  
Old 07-11-2006, 11:47 AM   #12 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Solon, OH, USA
Model: 9000
OS: 4.6.0.167
PIN: 20878533
Carrier: ATT
Posts: 708
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Our Sales people manage subset (via custom export) from our Marketing database of some 50-60,000 contacts I would estimate. so they tend to keep about 5k contacts apiece at any one time. (we found that to be the magic number that would cause a 16MB handheld to melt down in our case). An administrative assistant that makes sure each rep has the contacts he or she is most likely to need (changes all the time).

It seems like overkill, but we recouped enough extra sales after the first month to pay for all of the blackberrys, service, and the BES server. so it clearly works. Despite the naysayers saying it is simply not needed. I know most of the increased sales were due to push email - rather than a push of 5k contacts - . But every little bit helps.
Offline  
Old 07-11-2006, 11:16 PM   #13 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Model: 950
Carrier: robbers
Posts: 909
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

This IS easy corey. Marketing, CEO's, networking, Venture Capitalists.. many many fields require a database of contacts for 'when it's needed'. You might not use them all, or very often, but the fact they are there is for when you do. That's the whole point of the PDA!


Quote:
Originally Posted by coreyg510
I am sorry..but thats just crazy. why would anyone keep 5,500 contacts in their phone???? How can you possibly remember that you know and have a phone number or email for every person in your addresss book.

I had 200 and realized I never called or emailed 1/2 of the people that I had numbers or addresses for so I deleted most of them
Offline  
Old 07-11-2006, 11:19 PM   #14 (permalink)
Liv
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
Liv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: San Antonio, TX - Seattle, WA
Model: 8330
Carrier: Sprint
Posts: 1,093
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

That many contacts is very impressive. I guess the number one priority for that is to back up your addresses constantly!

I can imagine the number of filters is just as impressive.
__________________

Device: Sprint 8330 Curve - Crimson
My heart belongs to Seattle18 (Who I met on the Forums, ironic.)
Offline  
Old 07-12-2006, 06:26 AM   #15 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
JerryD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Model: 9000
OS: 5.0.0.106
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 877
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by coreyg510
I am sorry..but thats just crazy. why would anyone keep 5,500 contacts in their phone???? How can you possibly remember that you know and have a phone number or email for every person in your addresss book.

I had 200 and realized I never called or emailed 1/2 of the people that I had numbers or addresses for so I deleted most of them
While I agree, I know one person that has close to 5,000 contacts - and that doesn't include a shared address book that has almost another 1,000!

To answer the question, it is memory based. To see what kind of memory is being used, go to Settings --> Options --> Status. Click the wheel, and select Database Sizes. I have 967 entries which occupy 218.9K.
__________________
.
.
J

Offline  
Old 07-12-2006, 11:56 AM   #16 (permalink)
Stuck In The '70's Mod
 
ndub33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: The 'burbs east of Seattle.
Model: 9810
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 7,599
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Default

As someone mentioned earlier, some companies may choose to have their entire corproate address book downloaded to emplpyees' Berries, but that would bethe only reason I can think of for that many.

To put this in perspective, I went to college in a town with fewer than 5500 people.
__________________
1st Step in Troubleshooting: Do you have a BlackBerry Data Plan?
2nd Step in Troubleshooting: Pull the Battery.
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.