"As many of you may already know, memory has been a point of contention ... General Blackberry forum
What Will RIM Do About Memory Problems On The BlackBerry?
"As many of you may already know, memory has been a point of contention for BlackBerry users for quite some time. To get straight to the point, there simply isn’t enough of it. Sure, the newest devices have 16 gig media cards and 2 gigs of internal memory, but, you really only have 256 MB of application
space. Once you factor in the OS you are probably only talking about a 100 MB or so from which to install and run applications and if you don’t have a BlackBerry Storm2 or better, the problem is dramatically worse.
The big hit at the BlackBerry Developer’s Conference
this week was OpenGL ES which brings 3D graphics support to BlackBerry applications. Starting with the BlackBerry Storm2 and the BlackBerry Curve 8530, developers are going to deliver applications and games that rival what you see on the the iPhone. The problem for RIM, however, is that 3D graphics take up space. They take up a lot of space and the BlackBerrys antiquated way of handling memory is going to be a huge bottleneck.
BlackBerry App World’s ability to archive rarely used applications and store them on your media card allowing you to reclaim that precious application memory is great feature, but, it gets really old really quick when you have do it with apps you use regularly simply because you are out of memory.
RIM needs to fix this…"
What do you guys think?
This is the only reason why I have Iphone Envy...because they can use their entire harddrive to install applications, which allows you to have much better applications that don't always rely on data (for example, the entire Wikipedia on ure Iphone without using data)
I always thought it would be great if you could expand your file free by adding another SD or maybe using a portion of the SD card already installed.
a bigger file free or at least an expandable file free would be a great thing to add to an already great line of phones
"If you ever lose your keys in a river of molten lava, let 'em go, cus' man, they're gone!!"-Jack Handey
I think Blackberry needs to scrap their old proprietary OS (which, from 3 point something up to 5.something has been the s-a-m-e) and a.) Completely re-write it; b.) licnese Symbian; or c.) license Windows Mobile. The current OS was written for business use, and tweaked a bit for multimedia; but the tweak is not sufficient. It can't handle memory management for multimedia applications. We need a new (not merely updated) OS