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Old 08-21-2008, 05:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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RIM released a new KB article today with regard to Media Card size support:
What type and size Media Card can I use in my device? - BlackBerryFAQ

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BlackBerry Device Software 4.2.0 -- Up to 2 GB
BlackBerry Device Software 4.2.1 -- Up to 4 GB
BlackBerry Device Software 4.2.2 -- Up to 4 GB
BlackBerry Device Software 4.3.0 -- Up to 8 GB
BlackBerry Device Software 4.5.0 -- Up to 8 GB
BlackBerry Device Software 4.6.0 -- Up to 16 GB
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Old 08-21-2008, 05:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Good deal! Thanks for posting this...
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Old 08-21-2008, 10:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I was pretty sure that OS 4.5 was supporting larger cards than 8Gb. Hmmmm......
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Old 08-21-2008, 11:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Same here... Are 12 gig cards even out? If they are, good thing I didn't attempt to buy one! Lol.
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Old 08-21-2008, 11:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Sith_Apprentice was supposedly using one in a 4.5 device and said it worked fine. Have to look into that more...
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Old 08-22-2008, 01:06 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for the post. I was about to ask if 4.5 could support 16GB.
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Old 08-27-2008, 03:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I need a 12GB...8GB is full and I need more movies/music! Can one of you mods get Sith to appear here and confirm/deny using a 12GB on OS 4.5?
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Old 08-27-2008, 07:37 PM   #8 (permalink)
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nice.
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Old 09-12-2008, 03:10 PM   #9 (permalink)
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This is great information to know. My issue is I've got an 8 GB card with a Pearl that has Device Software 4.2.1. T-Mobile says they don't have software updates for the Prearl. Is there any remedy for this?

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Which pearl do you have? I don't know about the original, but the pearl 2 has up to date OS's
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Old 09-12-2008, 03:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
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This is great information to know. My issue is I've got an 8 GB card with a Pearl that has Device Software 4.2.1. T-Mobile says they don't have software updates for the Prearl. Is there any remedy for this?

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While T-Mobile hasn't release a 4.5 OS update, other carriers have. You can install a 4.5 OS update, and your 8GB card should be recognized.

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Old 09-12-2008, 03:25 PM   #12 (permalink)
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My Pearl is an 8100 from T-Mobile. And thank you for the 4.5 OS update tip. I'll look for it and try.

I gave up an 8830 World for this Pearl. I like the size, but, am I goofy for doing that?
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Old 09-12-2008, 09:52 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Thanks JS. Maybe I'll try a 16GB in my curve just to see if everything works out---maybe can do a partition or something.
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I just doscovered this-thanks for posting it, John-nice to have the parameters all in one list.
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Old 09-13-2008, 10:18 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I believe this was updated by RIM. I don't have the new KB in front of me but 4.5.0.81 (or thereabouts) and higher will support up to 16Gb.
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Old 09-13-2008, 10:51 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Mmmmm....

I got 8gb cards running on 8310's with 4.2.... (two users in fact)
I have had to format them on a pc prior to placing them in the device and they work...

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Old 09-13-2008, 12:03 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Yes, they will work as long as they're not formatted in the handheld. Some have reported that not all of the space actually works, though. YMMV.
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Old 09-13-2008, 12:26 PM   #18 (permalink)
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This thread is old. The FAQ was updated on Sept 5th:
What type and size Media Card can I use in my device? - BlackBerryFAQ

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BlackBerry Device Software Media Card Size Limit

BlackBerry Device Software 4.2.0 -- Up to 2 GB

BlackBerry Device Software 4.2.1 -- Up to 4 GB

BlackBerry Device Software 4.2.2 -- Up to 4 GB

BlackBerry Device Software 4.3.0 -- Up to 8 GB

BlackBerry Device Software 4.5.0 -- Up to 8 GB

BlackBerry Device Software 4.5.0.81 and above -- Up to 16 GB

BlackBerry Device Software 4.6.0 -- Up to 16 GB
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Old 09-13-2008, 12:27 PM   #19 (permalink)
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The FAQ? Am I supposed to read those?
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Old 09-13-2008, 12:30 PM   #20 (permalink)
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