12-08-08 07:26 AM
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  1. c32c7's Avatar
    other than media (pics, music, movie clips) what else is it good for? what else will it hold?

    email over run?
    applications?
    09-06-08 07:51 PM
  2. jscar66's Avatar
    I think that's it. I haven't been able to store anything else on it. I could be wrong but I think that's it.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-06-08 08:08 PM
  3. philchang's Avatar
    I've saved text files to the memory card. Used it to transfer files. I have a 2gb card and don't think I need a larger one at the moment.
    09-06-08 08:10 PM
  4. Pete6's Avatar
    It is called a Media Card because it holds, well, er, media. I keep a few Office docs and a couple of PC programs as a backup to my normal USB drive.

    The real reason for having one is to get media out of the Device Memory wher it causes problems for the phone.

    Get the largest one that you can for your phone.

    It cannot store emails, SMSs, Address Book entries, etc.
    09-06-08 08:10 PM
  5. pltaylor's Avatar
    also holds ebooks and there are third party apps that alows you to put applications on the card. i haven't used it personally so I can't comment further. A memory card is a must though.
    09-06-08 08:11 PM
  6. Crackberrykills's Avatar
    You definitely need a memory card. Otherwise, you will meet the memory monster. Never a good thing.
    09-06-08 08:13 PM
  7. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    And one other thing, when you do a backup copy the .ipd file
    to the memory card. Saved me once when I was out of town and had to
    wipe and restore my BB
    09-06-08 08:13 PM
  8. jm2hill's Avatar
    media card is really only useful for media and thats about it
    09-06-08 08:17 PM
  9. pltaylor's Avatar
    And one other thing, when you do a backup copy the .ipd file
    to the memory card. Saved me once when I was out of town and had to
    wipe and restore my BB
    Thats Great! I never thought of that!
    09-06-08 08:18 PM
  10. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    Thats Great! I never thought of that!
    I like redundancy when it comes to backing up. But it paid off. D/Led my OS
    and DM and was back up in no time.
    09-06-08 08:23 PM
  11. pltaylor's Avatar
    I like redundancy when it comes to backing up. But it paid off. D/Led my OS
    and DM and was back up in no time.
    You're my freakin' HERO AG!
    09-06-08 08:24 PM
  12. Reed McLay's Avatar
    I like redundancy when it comes to backing up. But it paid off. D/Led my OS
    and DM and was back up in no time.
    With Gigabytes of memory to spare, you could also save the DTM and device OS on the card, 200 Mb max. That way, you could recover, even if there is no Internet connection available.

    09-06-08 08:41 PM
  13. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    With Gigabytes of memory to spare, you could also save the DTM and device OS on the card, 200 Mb max. That way, you could recover, even if there is no Internet connection available.

    Good point, but I have less than 100mb left on this bad boy. But I will
    definitely free up some space prior to traveling again
    09-06-08 08:48 PM
  14. c32c7's Avatar
    You definitely need a memory card. Otherwise, you will meet the memory monster. Never a good thing.
    providing one actually uses the media features...

    AG and McLay...great advice.
    09-06-08 08:48 PM
  15. Reed McLay's Avatar
    Good point, but I have less than 100mb left on this bad boy. But I will
    definitely free up some space prior to traveling again
    Humm... tunes or backup, tough choice.
    09-06-08 09:06 PM
  16. c32c7's Avatar
    Humm... tunes or backup, tough choice.
    bigger card?
    09-07-08 01:24 AM
  17. Mastr0's Avatar
    Memory cards & Blackberrys . .hmm kinda go together eh?
    09-07-08 01:33 AM
  18. TryMyMartini's Avatar
    Good point, but I have less than 100mb left on this bad boy. But I will
    definitely free up some space prior to traveling again
    Or, have a seperate back up card for traveling...

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    09-07-08 03:04 AM
  19. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    Or, have a seperate back up card for traveling...
    Look at my screen name again. You think my clumsy, klutzy, disorganized self is going to
    be good at juggling cards
    09-07-08 03:08 AM
  20. OlegWasHere's Avatar
    Yesss lol
    Yes you will be :-)

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-07-08 04:17 AM
  21. MalRose04's Avatar
    Newbie here! Ya'll are hilarious!
    I know that no one has been here for like 4 months, but this is the only thread I could find that is remotely close to what I need.
    I just want to know how many gigs I need. Just got a Pearl.
    I want to put some of my iTunes on it, and I'm a mama, too, so I take a lot o' pictures and videos. Any suggestions?
    This here phone is diggin into my not so deep pockets! I love it though, I don't want to loose it!

    Thanks!
    12-06-08 09:45 PM
  22. princess_porkchop's Avatar
    I didn't have a media card and I ran out of space WHILE on a mini-vacation and couldn't take anymore pictures...YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TO MUCH MEMORY!!!
    12-06-08 10:09 PM
  23. tlo07's Avatar
    Whats an .ipd file?

    Can you save themes to the media card? I have about 7 on my phone but pretty much stick to my favorite. I would like to put the unused ones on the card.
    12-06-08 10:53 PM
  24. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    Whats an .ipd file?

    Can you save themes to the media card? I have about 7 on my phone but pretty much stick to my favorite. I would like to put the unused ones on the card.
    .ipd is the file extension that the BB uses for backup files.

    No you cannot store and run themes or any other app from the memory card.
    You really should consider removing the ones you don't use. They tend to take
    up huge chunks of memory.
    12-06-08 11:28 PM
  25. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    One other thing you can do with the memory card:

    BBNotePad is a small free app that allows you to save memos and text files to the memory
    card instead of device memory. May not be useful to many, but I have a ton
    of these things and now they are not living in device memory.
    12-06-08 11:31 PM
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