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Registered: ‎04-02-2013
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What size Micro SD card can be used for BB Z10?

Who knows where I can confirm the correct size for a MicroSd card for my new Z10? The google searches that I've done seem to indicate 32Gb MicroSd card? Does anyone know if this is correct?


Also, what "Class" of MicroSd card is compatible with the Z10? I want to get Class 10 but not sure if the Z10 will support it. Does anyone know where we can get these technical specifications?

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Re: What size Micro SD card can be used for BB Z10?

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it supports the new HC standard and class 10 works fine.


this works on a BB10



To use an SD card larger than 32GB in a BlackBerry 10 smartphone please re-format to FAT32 as xfat is not supported at this time.


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Re: What size Micro SD card can be used for BB Z10?

You can use a card larger than 32 GB but you have to reformat it. Have a quick read of this:


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Re: What size Micro SD card can be used for BB Z10?

Will support 32GB, MAY support 64 (I've seen some reports it works, but....)


Class 10 is required for 1080p video recording.  And note that this really means Class 10, not just what's stamped on the card.  Some so-called "Class 10" cards aren't and the phone will refuse to go into high-rate video mode if it's not fast enough -- it actually tests the speed.


I have a 16GB "Class 10" card that is not fast enough and the phone refuses to record in 1080p, and when I check it doing actual writes from my PC through a USB2 interface (plenty fast enough to saturate the card) well whadda 'ya know, it can't maintain Class 10 speeds despite being stamped "10".....

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Re: What size Micro SD card can be used for BB Z10?

With the Z10, I would recommend a 16GB as the smallest size to use. You can also use a 32GB for the largest size.


I use class 10 in our phones. The camera in the Z10 is fairly fast and has featrures that work best with a fast card. The speed of the card also makes a difference with general searching of items stored in the card. The read/writes are faster with the class 10. 

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Re: What size Micro SD card can be used for BB Z10?

It supports a 64 gig just use your Z10 to format ok!