- CrackBerry User
- 38 Posts
why can't RIM increase memory on Bold 9000
Could someone explain why they couldn't increase the application memory on the 9000? isn't it like a computer chip that could be replaced or like you can add memory to your computer. It just seems dumb as can be not to have as much memory or have the same in all models. The device memory for the 9000 is the lowest????? I just don't get it. all I know is that I don't have many apps and I close them out and I still run low. I'm running OS 184.108.40.2060
- CrackBerry Genius
05-12-2010, 06:45 PM #2
- 2,832 Posts
No its not like a PC and by the way 1-2 years ago the BOLD was the highest for onboard memory and the highest for APP memory.
If you want more then by a newer phone.
I don't have any memory leakage or issues with my bold and i am running .592 official its in my Signature.New Phone: Blackberry Z10, Old Phones: Samsung Galaxy S3 (Sold), Iphone 4, Iphone 3gs, Unlocked Bold 9000.
New LTE Playbook 32gb (Dec 2012), OS version is 1088. Mobile Network is Rogers
"When in doubt, buy a laptop"
- CrackBerry Abuser
05-13-2010, 09:01 PM #7
- 489 Posts
For the same reason that you cannot run Windows 7 on a machine from the pre XP era. The Bold was the best BB that RIM could (or would some might say) build at the time, and they are not going to work on it for the next 10 years. Everyone seems to have this anal thing about memory.....has it ever dropped to say, 5mb? Or even 10mb? If it has, either you have way to many applications on the unit, or are leaving them all running in the background, which makes no sense at all. So what is the big deal about more memory????? What do you want to do with the unit that 100mb of memory would do for you? Put 250 applications on it? It's a handheld smartphone, not a computer. Get a netbook if you want small and a lot of memory. The new ones have 250gb hard drives and 4gb memory capability, and knock yourself out. The Bold was designed PRIMARILY to do one thing.....send and receive emails. Being a good phone was number 2, and the rest is gravy. Buy something else that will satisfy your 'small memory envy' and forget the Bold being upgraded. Newer things are being worked on. Now excuse me while I try to install a factory GPS in my 1964 Chevy.rretlaf
- CrackBerry Genius
05-13-2010, 09:33 PM #8
- 3,225 Posts
rfalter: what you say is very true.
There are phones and other electronic devices that are intended for specific purposes.
Case study: My best friend was dying for an iPhone 'cause he loves Apple computers. He loves the apps on his iTouch too. Videos, music, photos, a bixillion apps. So what did he do? He bought an iPhone. Regret, it is not a good pushed email device and I have a hard time to send him emails in a timely manner. And, compared to a keypad BB, unless he gets used to touch screens, his typing is hard to do.
Back to the OP: there is no reason to increase on-board memory if you are careful to select and retain only non-memory hogging USEFUL apps. If you want an audio-visual machine then get an iTouch as a companion to your BB.
- 05-14-2010, 09:37 AM #9
I have 2, 2 program that runs in the background. Weather Bug Elite and What'sApp
That's it! Having 10 apps on a "smart phone" is and should be fine.
RIM's and BB OS is outdated and sucks! Every OS and BB has memory issues.
The BEST I can do starting up in 21mb.
I don't need my BB for "business" use like others. Its my first and last BB!
I love my BOLD, but its showing its age as a smart phone and there are too many better alternatives for consumers out there like me.
Nothing from BB today or this year, IMO even with OS6 can compete with the new phones arriving this year. Not counting the ones that have not leaked yet.
Wait until Win7 Phone hits as well. The HP/Palm devices that are sure to roll out, Android, iPhone 4.0
RIM is and always lead in the business/email device as that's there niche.
Consumer market? They are DOA!
- 05-14-2010, 09:40 AM #10
Also 75% of the time, my PC is faster than my BB Push e-mail.
Unless you email is super critical and needs PC fast email, then your response is invalid IMO.
- CrackBerry User
- 38 Posts
Thanks to all that have replied...I have a much better understanding about app memory and why it can't be upgraded on 9000. I also understand about the basic function of 9000 for email. Thats what I do and I just got 'caught up' in this app memory thing. I don't need and or use a lot of apps. I guess we all just like knowing that we have the fastest and best technology. I'm happy....no iPhone or BlackBerry upgrade needed here!
- 05-16-2010, 02:24 AM #13
Jus pray they make bold 9000 version 2.0, auto focus cam, 512 or more app mem, 6.0 os, trackpad, ooooh man that will be the day=]
- CrackBerry User
05-16-2010, 03:14 AM #14
- 62 Posts
- 05-16-2010, 04:05 AM #15
Push email (and all other forms of messaging the BB supports) lets me hash out details and schedule a session in 5 minutes rather than 2 days...while waiting for my latte.
I hate some things about BB but when I think about it, I doubt any other device would actually work for me.
And yeah it'd suck to have 128mb of memory to start and boot up with less than 30.
- 05-17-2010, 09:58 AM #17
2. email is DYING for anything shorter than war and Peace size writing. IM is where its at. If I was a reporter and my editor was sending me emails for a few lines to an assignment or warned about breaking news, instant IM would be fine.
3. How many fortune 500 companies really on good old email for business? Not BB push on hand helds at their desk? Sure, if you need MOBILE email asap and lighting fast, BB is it. No arguments there.
But a TON of business and ALMOST every consumer can deal with regular email via iPhone/Android/WinMo/webOs, etc....
Then God for bid BIS/BES goes down and you have no email at all for hours to days...
- 05-17-2010, 10:20 AM #18
Just my 2 cents......
My first smartphone was a Treo 650 and I used it until it wouldn't go anymore. I was running all kinds of useful apps like calorie trackers, workout logs (Body For Life), Glucose trackers (I am Type II diabetic), Quicken for Palm, and an assortment of other non business related apps. I enjoy having all this convenience and functionality at my fingertips.
That being said, when shopping for a new phone I really liked the BB9000 - its display, form factor, and especially the keyboard. I had assumed that it managed memory the same way as my Treo and Samsung Blackjack did, so I never questioned it. I should have. I might have thought twice about getting the BB9000.
So now, THAT being said - While I don't have the number of apps that I would like, I have learned to manage the apps that I have as well as the memory and I know how to use my device in a way that I have an average of 22 - 30 MB available at any time. And that's pretty good. But if it really gets critical, I just punch "Quick-Pull and viola! 30MB free!
The only reason I would wish RIM could upgrade our memory (even just to double it to 512) is because I really like everything else about the 9000. And many of the newer BB phones - while they have newer OS's and more memory - feel like toys compared to the 9000. So I really don't want to change models. That's why some of us hold out hope that in some way RIM would do something positive about this. But....I'll probably wind up upgrading to a 9700 or whatever the next improved Bold to come out would be.
Just my 2 cents.....
Last edited by Pete777; 05-17-2010 at 10:27 AM.