I cannot install applications on my Blackberry Curve 8310’s memory card. That has been the biggest disappointment for me since I started using this as my secondary handset. Only the media files can fill up the card. By media I mean mp3 songs, the photos I download from web or take from the 2 megapixel camera, some video recordings and if you want to view some videos copied from the PC.
I got over excited when I got this phone and I bought a 16GB micro sdhc card for it as well. And that has been a total loss ….. well till I found a great way to fill up the memory.
First of all, I found this tricky application that allows you to install the applications of your choice on the memory card. The name of the application is AERIZE card loader. This solved a bit of my problem and now I’m not worried about my phone memory filling up quickly.
But what is the best thing about this phone? Its great super bright screen is the biggest reason I love it. My earlier post here also talks about that.
Now the next question, what do I do to fully utilize the memory card and this nice screen? I convert the movies, tv shows, dramas and video pod casts to watch on this bright screen. I am planning to write a how-to on that but If you have a Blackberry, try playing a few videos on it, not the ones you recorded on its camera, because the camera itself is not so good at recording videos, but try to find some videos that are converted for playback on your phone.
A typical movie takes above 300 megabytes of memory, that puts aproximagely 3 movies in a gig. Am I talking about 40 to 50 movies in my pocket? I find that very exciting.
What do you use to fill up your blackberries? Which blackberry models are you carrying? How good the screen palays these movies? Please leave a comment while I write a how-to.
I’m really surprised and excited at the same time to see this mobile based open micro-framework for mobile phone development named Rhodes. Rhomobile has launched this open framework that claims to allow developers to write an app once and port it easily run on iPhone, Blackberry, Symbian, Windows mobile and even Android.
The platform allows users to write code in Ruby and is available here for download. I did’nt get much time to explore this but you can simply read the tutorial or can watch following video to get yourself oriented with this very promising tool. I’ll share my findings as soon as I find some time to work on it.
Last but not least. There’s a Rhodes app development contest going on on their site that can win you $10,000. I wish you luck. Happy coding !
This is to confirm for all the memory enthusiasts that BlackBerry 8310 supports both 8GB and 16GB memory cards. These are SanDisk MicroSDHC cards and they work like a charm. Now I’m gonna load lots of movies and gonna watch them on the go 🙂
Word of caustion, its not full 8GB and not 16GB. I’ll soon be posting the reasons in my next post.