There were some BBF members who say that RIM personnel have told them that a 4GB MicroSD chip will work on the current Pearl
. But I have not heard from anyone on this Forum or elsewhere that they are in fact using a 4GB MicroSDHC chip on their Pearl
. Note: I am not talking about other BlackBerries here, I am referring to the Pearl.
Since the 4GB chip is only in beta with some manufacturers, anyone's Pearl
currently having the capability to use a 4GB chip would be odd to say the least. That sounds as "interesting," to put it politely, as one BBF member saying his phone worked and looked different because although just a regular consumer, RIM had mistakenly sent him a pre-production, prototype phone [yeah, right].
So chime in people, especially those who say RIM told them that the current Pearl
can use a 4GB chip
. You have one and are you using it?
I doubt that these people know what they heard or made a mistake [again, to put it politely]. I say this because as far as I know, to use the 4GB chip the Pearl
would have to be MicroSDHC compliant. Not sure on this, but I think the "HC" [or "high capacity"] designation means the phone's motherboard and circuitry has to be designed for use of HC chips. I don't think a software/firmware upgrade will do. Maybe a downloadable firmware upgrade can make the Pearl
4GB SDHC capable, but again, I've not heard anywhere that this is possible.
Additionally, I think it would be BIG news if a current Pearl is 4GB SDHC capable
. Everyone would be talking about it. I highly doubt that the Pearl being capable of using a 4GB MicroSDHC chip would be info that RIM tech support casually mentions to people who happen to call tech support about other issues.
Also, consider that on the rumored Pearl 2, there is no mention of it having 4GB MicroSDHC support. One would think that if the Pearl
had, or will have, that capability, such news would spread like wildfire.
The iPhone comes in two versions, 4GB and 8GB. A Pearl with 4GB, the same as the lower end iPhone? Where's the news guys. I don't think this is something RIM would keep quiet about for their premiere consumer-oriented phone, the Pearl. Isn't this the kind of news RIM would announce so to soften the impact of the iPhone?
So if someone is using a 4GB MicroSDHC chip on their Pearl
, put up or shut up.
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