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Internal Memory Allocation (A900)


Nov 15, 2005, 10:18 PM
What is that screen shot showing? Is that the allocated table for downloads? For photos? Or the total available memory systemwide?

Nov 15, 2005, 10:21 PM
Nonetheless, on the A800, you can have that very same screen.

Menu> downloads> options> memory status

Only difference is the A800 is allocated for 6MBs of download space, which is not it's total onboard memory. Is this how you got to the menu item to take the screen shot on the A900? If so, it's likely allocated for downloads only.

Nov 16, 2005, 2:31 PM
From what some have reported there is 70mb allocated for music files. However based on the appeal of the phone I am not sure if the memory will really make that much of a difference in the decision making process.
Rich Brome

Nov 16, 2005, 2:57 PM
I honestly don't recall, although I think it was from the Photo/Video menus.

It certainly is frustrating that Samsung still doesn't have true shared memory in most of its phones.

Nov 16, 2005, 10:55 PM
Well the SCH-V740 has a little under 130MBs...

So, 30Mbs for Pictures, 20Mbs for downloads, and 70Mbs for music...equals up to around 130Mbs....

And Sprint is the one who wants these allocation provisions. Every Sprint phone has got them.
Rich Brome

Nov 16, 2005, 11:12 PM
I really don't think it's a Sprint request. There's no advantage to them, for consumers or for carriers. It's just inefficient all around.

Partitioned memory is something Samsung and the Asian manufacturers have always had, just because they've generally been lazy about modernizing and standardizing their proprietary OSes.

It's Nokia, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, and Siemens that have made shared memory standard on their carefully-managed OS platforms.

Samsung has lagged on shared memory, although - thanks to competitive pressure from the European phone makers - they did implement it on their newest high-end GSM phones, such as the D500, E720, etc. They just haven't brought shared memory over to their CDMA lineup yet.

Nov 17, 2005, 11:19 AM
These are the specs for the memory on the A900:

64MBytes RAM; 128MBytes ROM; 52 Mbyte total download capacity

I have no idea what that means so if anyone does please enlighten me Smile

Nov 20, 2005, 3:49 PM
A user on SprintUsers with a test A900 said the total space on the handset registers at just under 70Mbs.

A quick visit to and a search for the A900 quickly yeilds it's respective PC sync program. Looks like it will be able to be used for mass storage as well.

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