02-27-2009 05:40 PM
After having many BB devices, the ATT Bold 9000 was very attractive and I bought two of them because of its 1GB of internal memory plus external card.I have been very disappointed by the memory management issues:
1- Out of the 1GB, only 128MB is available for “Application memory” – This is the MOST MISLEADING AND DISAPOINTING POINT
2- Which means when the device boots, about 20MB only are available for new and dynamic data, which is barely enough, while 860MB of “Device memory” are totally free and useless (I am very careful to store all my media on the external card)
3- The memory manager does not release all the memory used by applications, even when they are closed properly (not escape, but menu/close)
4- So after a few hours of work (I work a lot, admittedly) memory runs low (below 10MB, and soon 5MB then 0…) and the BB becomes unresponsive and starts deleting my emails… Requiring a hard reboot
5- The Memory cleaner program, though activated and run manually, does not help much at this stage (ATT version 184.108.40.206 of OS)
6- There are no supported way to delete useless “sample files” such as music (2MB on my bundle), pictures,…
I would request you release very soon:
1- An update of the OS that fixes the memory management issues
2- An update of the memory cleaner that really recovers all the memory
3- A tool or an approved way to delete sample files or move them out of the “Application Memory” and into the “Device Memory” at least
4- A tool or an update of the OS that let us allocate more of the 1GB of built-in flash to Application Memory (This can be a special process done once at reboot, does not need to be dynamic)
5- An update of the OS that can use all of the 1GB built-in memory (or at least most of it, for sure more than 500MB)
04-04-2009 06:37 PM
Hope RIM is listening. I am having the same problem with Blackberry Bold. Sometimes i get an low memory message and i had to reboot the device.
Is Bold really having this as a known issue ?
11-22-2012 09:36 PM
11-22-2012 09:43 PM
11-23-2012 09:46 PM
11-23-2012 09:57 PM
Let's keep in mind that the Bold 9000 is many years old by now. It's running OS 5, which was never famous for browsing to begin with. The Bold 9000 is good for many things, including messaging, but if you're looking for speedy browsing, OS 5 is not where you want to be.
Upgrading to a phone running OS 7 is what you need to do if you're looking for performance. Keep the Bold 9000 for simple messaging and use your OS 7 device for everything else.
11-23-2012 10:01 PM
11-23-2012 10:06 PM
11-23-2012 10:09 PM
Carrying two phones isn't very practical. I simply meant to imply that the Bold 9000 is a dinosaur in today's smartphone market. I owned one many years ago but have since owned a Bold 9700, a Torch 9800 and a Torch 9860 (my current phone). If you're looking for a phone that will keep up with your browsing and messaging requirements, I suggest the Bold 9790 (non-touchscreen), the Bold 9900 (touchscreen with physical keypad) or the Torch 9810 (touchscreen with physical keypad) or Torch 9850/9860 (full touchscreen). All of these devices run OS 7, which is the most current OS offered by RIM (they can all be upgraded to OS 7.1 which includes Wi-Fi Hotspot).