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    Quote Originally Posted by skaterguy58 View Post
    Little late to the party on this topic, but forgive trying to get to 10 posts and trying to keep them somewhat valid.

    The Tour does have twice the flash memory (256) of the storm (only 128) So the Tour should definitely be way faster. The storm does feature the 1GB onboard memory, but I'm not too sure what that is used for yet as I've only had my storm about a week. (exclusively app memory, pic/vid/mp3 storage...??)
    Welcome to BBOS! The 1gig onboard memory just gives you more storage for things like pictures, videos to be stored on the device as opposed to a memory card. But since most people store those on a memory card it's hard an advantage IMO. It's the flash memory that really matters the most.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73 View Post
    Welcome to BBOS! The 1gig onboard memory just gives you more storage for things like pictures, videos to be stored on the device as opposed to a memory card. But since most people store those on a memory card it's hard an advantage IMO. It's the flash memory that really matters the most.
    Thanks! That's what I thought, just haven't done research on it yet. I don't really get why they separated that much memory in a phone that shipped with an 8GB memory card... But hey, I'm no engineer so I'm sure they had their reasons.

    So far I love this site and the abundant Storm love that it has!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skaterguy58 View Post
    Thanks! That's what I thought, just haven't done research on it yet. I don't really get why they separated that much memory in a phone that shipped with an 8GB memory card... But hey, I'm no engineer so I'm sure they had their reasons.

    So far I love this site and the abundant Storm love that it has!
    Makes zero sense at all IMO. The only point is that you cannot load 3rd party apps from a memory card (well, without 3rd party software). However, the Storm's 1gig on-board memory is not allocated to storing app space. So why they even had that is very strange.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73 View Post
    Makes zero sense at all IMO. The only point is that you cannot load 3rd party apps from a memory card (well, without 3rd party software). However, the Storm's 1gig on-board memory is not allocated to storing app space. So why they even had that is very strange.

    yeah I don't get it either. What makes even less sense to me is why RIM makes essentially 3 new curves... 8900, 8520(going backwards here), and the tour

    I know they're all different in their own rights but they are all 3 about the same size and specs. Should have just had a universal design across all carriers like the 83xx. completely off topic and just one of my random opinions

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    Wirelessly posted (9530 Storm)

    Quote Originally Posted by drtechy
    I've had a demo tour now for about a week. Speed is definitely increased over the storm (and I'm not even on the latest software that will be official). The app memory is less, but I'll tell you if you are looking for speed overall, the tour is definitely going to be the way to go. I just can't seem them getting the speed up on the storm with software updates to where it is at on the tour. Just my $0.02!
    I too am late to the party but having had one, app memory is NOT less. It's actually twice that of the Storm. IMO the keys are to close together but the OS was a little better but still has its problems.

    As stated by others, try it first. The screen resolution being the same as the Storm made things smaller but still looked nice.

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    I plan to get two of the Tours. One for me and one for my wife. Right now i have the 8330. Personally I want it because of the obvious reasons for an upgrade from my current device and because there is a chance i'll be going to "other" places while in the Nat Guard. And i'll be able to use it on other carriers while there. Other than Sprint, cause i dont think i'll be paying 3.99/min while there if on Sprint.

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    I don't see how anyone can say the Tour has less application memory than the Storm. ?????

    I had the Storm for the first two + weeks of our 30 days. I even exchanged it for another Storm to see if I had a lemon. I was constantly having to either use Quickpull or do a battery pull to free up memory. I was LUCKY to keep it above 25MB and that was while running only the apps required (no FB, no weather app, no IM, nothing). Usually it dropped to below 4MB.

    With the Tour, I'm running above 115MB of app memory available WHILE running Ubertwitter, Facebook, MSN, Checkbook, etc. Usually between 8 and 12 apps. I've never seen my available memory drop below 110MB.

    I know the Storm has 1GB of internal memory but no applications are allocated to use that space. So, IMO it's useless when you have a large SD card installed. So am I missing something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TemperamentalMan View Post
    I don't see how anyone can say the Tour has less application memory than the Storm. ?????

    I had the Storm for the first two + weeks of our 30 days. I even exchanged it for another Storm to see if I had a lemon. I was constantly having to either use Quickpull or do a battery pull to free up memory. I was LUCKY to keep it above 25MB and that was while running only the apps required (no FB, no weather app, no IM, nothing). Usually it dropped to below 4MB.

    With the Tour, I'm running above 115MB of app memory available WHILE running Ubertwitter, Facebook, MSN, Checkbook, etc. Usually between 8 and 12 apps. I've never seen my available memory drop below 110MB.

    I know the Storm has 1GB of internal memory but no applications are allocated to use that space. So, IMO it's useless when you have a large SD card installed. So am I missing something?
    Internal memory is overrated. If you have 8gb memory card who cares about the internal memory. All it does anyway it store that can be allocated to the SD. And now with 16gb cards out there the whole memory issue is moot.

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