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Old 04-10-2005, 11:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So i have a 6750,

i have 15 contacts recorded, I deleted all my email/phone/sms every message stored.

I do not have any extra apps on my phone.

I have 20 calender items, most are repeats, but i only put repeats at a length of 2 months (2 months twice week)

Originally when I got this device I had 2.2 megs avail, as I added more contacts + received emails ect My File Free states 1.8 megs

now with a completely clean BB except for contacts + calender i have 1.5 meges available? What is going on!!?!?! Everything I do seems to lower my available memory!

advice please!


MY File Total = 8.3 Megs
Old 04-11-2005, 12:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The memory is used by the BlackBerryOS.

The same flash ROM holds both the BlackBerryOS *and* the personal information. If you need more memory, get the BlackBerry model 7250 (used on carriers that use the 6750)

BlackBerry uses a non-volatile flash memory filesystem, which keeps data alive even if you yank the battery out -- you won't lose your contact information. The same flash memory is used for both the operating system AND the contacts. And if you downloaded any third party software.

Memory is also used for the web browser cache, as well as swapfile (multitasking multiple applications by holding +Esc ... you might have software running in the background on your BlackBerry.)

You can clear up some memory by clearing your browser cache (launch BlackBerry browser, click wheel, Options, go to Cache, clear from there) and then rebooting your BlackBerry by remove-reinsert of battery. That will not delete your information, don't worry. Even email drafts (If you want to reboot in the middle of writing an email, click "Save" first) will still be there. It takes about one or two minutes to reboot.

Don't worry about it, you only need to really worry about memory when you go below 1 megabyte.
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Old 04-11-2005, 03:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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And the 6750 only has 10 MB of usable memory, among the least amount of any Java BlackBerry (after the 5800 series and the early 6710s).

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