04-12-2010 12:23 PM
T o anyone on the forum who can help
I know there is more than one type of blackberry phone but can anyone tell me what type of memory card they use as my current phone is a sony ericsson and it uses a memory card called a M2 and as I was wanting to get myself a blackberry phone when my contract is up I want one that uses the micro SD card but do not know if all or none of the blackberry phones use this type of card?
Also can you copy and paste on a blackberry in the way you can on a PC?
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04-12-2010 12:51 PM - edited 04-12-2010 12:58 PM
It's always worth googling your memory card make and model and finding the compatibility lists for it. Most online sellers have a list (taking a look at the M2 you mention and it lists Sony Ericsson compatibility at the bottom of this page) Cards can be a bit tempremental when it comes to compatibility - if you know someone else with a BlackBerry might be worth asking them to test for you first.
If it's not compatible with the BlackBerry you're getting then a couple of solutions are:
USB cable to PC transfer
- linking up your Sony Ericsson to your PC with the USB cable
- Going to My Computer
- You should then be able to see your phone populate in 'Devices with removable storage' - have a look through the folders and you should be able to find your memory card content on there - create a folder on your desktop and copy all of the material from it so you've got it in a save place
- When you've bought a new memory card compatible with the device you're moving to do likewise - plug the BlackBerry in and then copy and paste the folder onto the memory
Memory card USB reader
another option would be to use a memory card reader stick - you can plug your memory card into the USB stick, plug the USB stick into your PC and read, manage and remove your media from there.
When it comes to copy and paste on a BlackBerry I don't use it myself but there are a couple of articles about how to do it on the internet (here's an example)
When you decide what BlackBerry you're having here is a list of SD memory cards on Google (just put your model into the search bar and it'll narrow things down for you
04-12-2010 05:30 PM
I currently use and have always used 'SanDisk' Micro SDHC cards. I also use SanDisk for my memory sticks. SDHC cards have different 'grades' (basically meaning the higher the number the faster the transfer rate) so that maybe another factor that you might want to keep an eye on when purchasing.
Lastely, watch out for counterfeits. As with all electronics these days, there are copies. So try and buy from a reputable source, and always bear in mind, if your brain shouts 'bargain' ask yourself 'WHY' is it a bargain? I got stung buying a 16gb sdhc card, so I have learnt to be a bit more prudent next time.
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