1. Prafeston's Avatar
    I thought I heard that the Curve would be able to support up to a 32g MicroSD. Any idea when these may be made available?

    -Rafe-
    12-17-08 01:13 AM
  2. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    32gb card will only work with OS 4.6 and beyond. There is no
    definitive plan to release a 4.6 for the Curve anytime in the
    near future. There are rumors of may an OS 5.0, but again, that
    is a rumor. We'll see.

    Supported microSD media card sizes

    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 later Up to 16 GB
    BlackBerry Device Software 4.6.0 and later Up to 32 GB
    Last edited by amazinglygraceless; 12-17-08 at 01:23 AM.
    12-17-08 01:19 AM
  3. Prafeston's Avatar
    So you can already find 32g MicroSD cards? Just can't use them until the Curve OS receives and upgrade?
    12-17-08 01:21 AM
  4. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    So you can already find 32g MicroSD cards? Just can't use them until the Curve OS receives and upgrade?
    You can. I'm not sure if the vendors I've seen are reputable

    And yes, without the appropriate OS it will be an expensive 4gb card, if the phone
    even recognizes it.
    Last edited by amazinglygraceless; 12-17-08 at 01:36 AM.
    12-17-08 01:26 AM
  5. Prafeston's Avatar
    12-17-08 01:27 AM
  6. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    Isn't that just an SD?
    You are correct. Didn't notice that. Link will be removed.
    12-17-08 01:36 AM
  7. Prafeston's Avatar
    So for now I should get the 16g...I have a 2, but it's not even worth it for me to try to filter my music selection down to 2g. 16g is a little more reasonable, but still quite hard.
    12-17-08 01:39 AM
  8. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    I have an 8gb which is close to full, so I ordered a 16gb seeing as
    how I now have 4.5 working.

    The 8gb will go into my SansaView giving it a total of 40gb
    The 16 will go in the Curve, but most of the files on it are not
    and probably will not be media type files.
    12-17-08 01:55 AM
  9. Prafeston's Avatar
    Just curious...what files do you put on your mSD?

    Also it's good to know there are other people still up at this hour...haha.
    12-17-08 02:06 AM
  10. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    Just curious...what files do you put on your mSD?
    Quite a few things.

    I don't use the BB memo pad, I use BB Notepad instead. This stores all my
    memos and text files to the memory card and not the phone memory. I have
    tons of these things.

    Also: Some very large databases, work documents that I need when on the go,
    quite a few application installation files, the Town's last 2 budgets and the
    last 3 General Leger details, my current OS, DM, my last 5 backups, the
    Portable Apps Suite, and a bunch of other stuff I am probably forgetting.

    I use the card as a flash drive. I tried using the phone for media but quite
    honestly in my opinion, on that score it truly sucks.
    Last edited by amazinglygraceless; 12-17-08 at 02:36 AM.
    12-17-08 02:34 AM
  11. Prafeston's Avatar
    Well I'm sure it's no iPhone, but maybe I should check out how it sounds with some decent headphones before I buy a 16g. But yeah it would be cool to just use it as a flash drive. You just put the phone in Mass Storage mode before you plug it into a computer...that way you don't need DM on whatever comp you happen to be on?
    12-17-08 02:41 AM
  12. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    No, I still keep DM on every computer I use. The reason I keep it
    on my card (with the OS and backups) is so if my device ever
    fails I have all the files I need to get it back. I always have my
    laptop with me, more actually than my phone.
    12-17-08 02:51 AM
  13. Prafeston's Avatar
    Really! You musy have big pockets or one tuff belt..haha.

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    12-17-08 03:08 AM
  14. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    Really! You musy have big pockets or one tuff belt..haha.
    Cute I use my briefcase or a backpack to carry most stuff. I have gotten so
    far away from the all in one mindset. The BB is a great device but it does not
    perform every function great. I have generally found anything that CAN do
    everything usually does A Lot of them average. But that's me.
    12-17-08 03:12 AM
  15. Pete6's Avatar
    I am waiting until Class 4 16Gb cards hit the market. I find that the BlackBerry is extremely slow even on a USB 2.0 port and I often cannot be othered to remove the card from the phone and I can never find the adapter thingy anyway.

    A Class 4 card allows faster transfer speeds so the copy to/from card process is faster. For me, this is a big advantage. I think that this will be even more important for 16Gb cards.

    SanDisk have released faster SD cards (see the microSD link in my sig) so I guess that microSDHC cards will follow in a few weeks/months.
    12-17-08 03:59 AM
  16. Prafeston's Avatar
    Thanks for the thoughts Pete and the link.
    12-17-08 10:29 AM
  17. ugpdfw's Avatar
    Praf,

    I here ya, I got 2 x 8g that I use one for the computer/mp3 player the other for the bb, thre always filled. I am looking to replace with 2x 32g, I hate filling my hard drive or bb up to capacity so I am always taking off stuff, with 32g.. there is some shoes to fill.
    08-11-09 04:44 PM
  18. ugpdfw's Avatar
    after a quick second of thought.. I am saying lets just throw the tall in..

    Lets go 1 TB micro SD.. who's with me?
    08-11-09 04:45 PM
  19. Freemanboxers's Avatar
    I am waiting until Class 4 16Gb cards hit the market. I find that the BlackBerry is extremely slow even on a USB 2.0 port and I often cannot be othered to remove the card from the phone and I can never find the adapter thingy anyway.

    A Class 4 card allows faster transfer speeds so the copy to/from card process is faster. For me, this is a big advantage. I think that this will be even more important for 16Gb cards.

    SanDisk have released faster SD cards (see the microSD link in my sig) so I guess that microSDHC cards will follow in a few weeks/months.
    They are already available, I just bought a class 6 16 gig but it cost $70. Search for it on the net there are many brands available.
    08-11-09 10:24 PM
  20. TheSultan's Avatar
    I didn't think anyone was actually selling Micro 32gbs. If they are, I'm not so sure I'd trust them, and they'd probably well over $100!
    08-11-09 10:32 PM
  21. how.now.brown.cow's Avatar
    Supported microSD media card sizes

    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 later Up to 16 GB
    BlackBerry Device Software 4.6.0 and later Up to 32 GB
    So I just ordered a 16GB for my Curve 8330. I have v4.5.0.77, am I to assumed that I need to upgrade my OS to 4.5.0.81 in order to utilize my full funtionability of my new 16GB SD card?
    08-12-09 11:41 AM
  22. how.now.brown.cow's Avatar
    after a quick second of thought.. I am saying lets just throw the tall in..

    Lets go 1 TB micro SD.. who's with me?
    Awesome.
    08-12-09 11:43 AM
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