New photos (more after the jump) of the hopefully-soon-to-be-released Sprint 8330 Curve have popped up on the net, and among these photos was a shot of the status screen which shows the newest Curve sporting more Internal memory than the GSM Curves currently available.
Current BlackBerry Curves sport 64 megs of internal memory (though when I check on my 8300 Curve the total file size is 55.4 megs), while it looks like the 8330 will get a bump up to the 80 meg mark.
For media storage (ringtones, wallpapers, movies, music) this is obviously small potatoes-- go buy yourself a microSDHC card -- but when it comes to installing 3rd party apps and having your BlackBerry run fast and smooth this increase in memory should go a LONG way. Take a surf around the CrackBerry forums and you'll see that one of the most-griped issues with the Curve is that it tends to run outta memory quick and performance seems to suffer when internal memory drops below 10 megs free.
It always surprised me that the Curve didn't come with more internal memory standard. Last year in May at WES, the big message from RIM's coCEOs was that APPLICATIONS would take the BlackBerry to the next level. A nice message, but it's one that I had trouble relating to at the time. During the conference, as I was installing all the cool new apps that were on display at the tradeshow onto my 8700, I ran out of memory and had to uninstall apps to make room for more (so much for apps taking my berry to the next level!). I was expecting the Curve to address this issue, but when it was released shortly after WES it rang in with the same internal memory as the 8700.
If only applications could be installed to run off the Media card... man o man - I could put a LOT of apps on an 8 gig card :-)
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