1. 70chevelle's Avatar
    Quick backround, my company has been with Nextel for 12 years. I ordered my 8350i the day after xmas and it came on New Years eve. I never had a blackberry before, but figured I'd give it a try. By January 2, I was ready to flush it down the toilet. Not very intuitive, didn't work as I thought it should, and I spent about 8-10 hours over a 3 day period on the tech line and chatting. The most frustrating thing was the lack of MMS texting (which I thought was specific to me, until I found this site) and the Tech Rep who told me that I HAD to have the internet/email package to be able to send MMS text messages. Needless to say, when I went on my account and saw that I was spending 39.99 for that package AND they are charging me $.20 per text, I was jacked. It was last Sunday, so I had to use the chat line. I told the person I was chatting with that I only wanted to be able to text and use the internet via my home WIFI connection, and she typed that she could take care of changing my plan. Thankfully, she was wrong. I have since set up my emails, which I didn't think I could do with my work email address, and can access the internet at home and anywhere I have signal. I've also downloaded 6 or 7 cd's, which I can enjoy listening to and have updated my planner. My thoughts have turned about this phone. I will still gripe about my daughters Apple Touch being waayyyy more intuitive, and lightspeed faster on the internet, but all in all, this is a work tool, and it is working out fine. Whew!

    Now to a minor issue. I set my "one" soft key (right side middle button) to voice dial. It worked prior to me loading music, but currently gives me the message "Unable to allocate memory. Close other applications and try again." I don't have any other applications running (that I know of) and when I go to Options/Memory I have 59.7MB of application memory, which is way more than the 400k they recommend as the minimum. I also have 471MB available on my media card. Any thoughts???

    Great site, by the way, it's been very helpful.
    01-09-09 08:02 AM
  2. sbulmann's Avatar
    I wish that I could help. I can only guess that you need to get a bigger memory card or just get rid of all of the music. I don't have any music on my phone and it works great, I keep all of my music on an iPod.
    01-09-09 11:33 AM
  3. 70chevelle's Avatar
    It must have been gremlins! This morning I stopped getting my emails also, and couldn't access the internet. I was on the phone with Nextel and they recommended a hard reset. I did it it at lunch and everything is back to normal.
    01-09-09 02:56 PM
  4. alex63's Avatar
    Now to a minor issue. I set my "one" soft key (right side middle button) to voice dial. It worked prior to me loading music, but currently gives me the message "Unable to allocate memory. Close other applications and try again." I don't have any other applications running (that I know of) and when I go to Options/Memory I have 59.7MB of application memory, which is way more than the 400k they recommend as the minimum. I also have 471MB available on my media card. Any thoughts???

    Great site, by the way, it's been very helpful.
    Hi and welcome,


    One way to determine what apps are running in the background is to hold down the ALT key and then push the ESC key. A window pops up, Keep holding down the ALT key and scroll left or right to see what apps show up. Those are the apps that are running. Now some apps like browser,email,phone, BB messenger are always running. To open one of the apps just stop the cursor on it and it will reappear. in order to close it you must hit exit from within the program. Do that for each of the apps and that will free up some memory. Now if you had the media player open in the background that might another reason why you couldn't use the voice dial function.
    01-09-09 03:49 PM
  5. sientz's Avatar
    I had a similar problem with the Camera not wanting to start. I checked all the 'open' apps and closed them all, the ones that I could anyways and it still would not start.

    I took out the battery and restarted the phone and its worked fine ever since. It does not seem to be a reoccurring problem for me.

    I guess these phones are just like any computer sometimes they have memory issues and a good old fashioned reboot can fix the problem 9 times out of 10.

    As for being intuitive I thought it was pretty good right off the bat for never having a blackberry I got around pretty easily...
    01-09-09 04:31 PM
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