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06-19-2008 09:47 AM
Had my BB curve 8300 about 2 weeks but can't manage to get the gps to find satellites any ideas as to what I need to do would be appreciated .
Also as it only came with a 128mb microsd I need more memory can I replace it with an 8GB micro shsd card?
Thanks in advance
06-20-2008 02:01 PM
06-20-2008 02:37 PM
Graham, What carrier is your Curve on?
Verizon blocks GPS capability unless you purchase one of their branded GPS applications. T-Mobile Curves don't include GPS, but do work with a Bluetooth GPS unit. Some carriers won't show GPS data in the Options/Advanced/GPS area but do pass the data to GPS applications like Google Maps.
06-20-2008 04:31 PM
How does the media card really work? I put in a 2gig card. status shows 1.8, Does the BB8320 use the extra space automatically? Does it need to be formatted? I do not see that the card is really being used.
Thanks for the tech help
06-20-2008 05:11 PM
cmmcphee, some of the difference is due to rounding of numbers. Options/Media Card just reports memory readings to one decimal place. Also, 1,024 Meg is rounded to 1 Gig in the computer world. Thus your 1.8 Gig reading reflects at least 1.843 Meg. O.K., rounding doesn't count for much, but it does count for some.
The rest of the gap is because of the formatting. Think of the memory card like your neigborhood. Just like a neighborhood, people can't build their homes right to the lot line. So there is an amount of space in every neighborhood that can't be built on, just as there is memory in every card that can't be written to. The amount of "wasted" space is determined by the formatting used. A rural neighborhood may have large open areas where an inner-city block may be packed in pretty tight. Such is true for memory cards, and hard drives too. Different formatting renders different capacities. For your memory card to work in several different devices, a standard format is dictated. Some space is used to store information about the type of formatting used. Think of it as a map for other devices to use to know the size of the blocks and individual lots in your neighborhood.
I hope this helps,