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Old 11-29-2007, 05:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i am a new blackberry user. i have recently purchased an 8830 world edition. sounds like a dumb question, but...i am having issues when it comes to downloading. where do the files save to if they are not a picture, video, ringtone, or music? ie. games or software. some sort of hard drive? thanks
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Old 11-29-2007, 06:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wirelessly posted (Verizon 8830: BlackBerry8830/4.2.2 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/105)

They save to what you may refer to as your device's hard drive.

To see your free space, click Options-Status
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Old 11-29-2007, 08:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have noticed that so far BB apps are much smaller than say a WM app. With that said does RIM not see a need to store apps, email, attachments to the available storage card?
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Any music, pic, video and 3rd party apps would be stored on the card. I'm assuming that RIM doesn't want you to store them to the hard drive.
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So when I install an app it automatically gets installed on the storage card? From my WinMobile days you could specify where you wanted it to go (bloated apps etc) so I would put a lot on the storage card. I know my 8820 has about 32MB available so I'm not as worried as I would be on a WinMobile device (odd as that may seem) but I still want to manage the space.
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Old 11-30-2007, 01:35 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Applications are installed to the main device memory, music pictures video can be installed in either main memory or a memory card. At this time I dont think its possible to run any programs off the secondary memory card, and I think this is done for security reasons.
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I agree, with the above statement, some folks feel that a removable storage card with a companies data on it would be a security risk. It is my hope that they eventually allow us BIS users to do it. Would be nice to store personal documents and other files on the card.
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Good point if you are a BIS user and with the Pearl you have lots of them you should be able to have the options of where to install your apps and content. I don't have a lot of apps to put there but its the option to that I expect.
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