For your Blackberry mobile life:

-> While you’re on the go, keep in touch with email, instant messaging and advanced phone functionality
-> Go beyond communications with features like a built-in camera, multi-media and social networking capabilities1
-> Stay on top of your life wherever it takes you with the Internet, GPS, Blackberry® Maps and more
-> BlackBerry are designed with an easy-to-use QWERTY style keyboard. Along with the intuitive trackball on many models, that means typing and navigating couldn’t be easier.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Enable vibrate while ringing in Blackberry with BeBuzz Free

BlackBerry user should know their BlackBerry smartphone can only perform either ring only, vibrate only or vibrate then ring by default. For the feature “vibrate while ring” is still not available for all BlackBerry smartphones. By install third party apps, you can make this feature available on your lovely BlackBerry smartphone. Well, here is the free app to share BeBuzz Free.

BeBuzz Free is a slimmed down version of BerryBuzz. BeBuzz (the app had to be renamed since App World doesn't allow 'berry' in the title') It come with many features, especially it will enable the “vibrate while ring” feature on your smartphone. Other features I will not explain here, I rather let you explore for yourself.

BeBuzz Free is available from BlackBerry App World. To install BlackBerry App World, kindly refer to my previous post

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

BlackBerry App World

"BlackBerry App World" lets you personalize your BlackBerry with tons of great apps while you on the go. In order to access those free BlackBerry apps arround the world, you must have BlackBerry App World installed into your BlackBerry phone.

The problem is BlackBerry App World is support selected country only. Like
Malaysia is the country DOESN'T support this app. However, there is a alternative way for user to download this app and run it in every country / region.

Dowbload to PC, install via BlackBerry Desktop Manager
click HERE

How To Install BlackBerry App World
1) Unzip the downloaded file. It consist of 2 files in the same folder.
2) Connect Blackberry device to computer by using cable
3) Make sure your PC has Blackberry Desktop Manager and internet access
4) Launch Blackberry Desktop Manager then click on Application Loader
5) Select Add/Remove Applications
6) Click Browse button and select the *.alx file where you have downloaded
7) Click next button. Done

For those who using BlackBerry OS5.0. you may need to follow here to install BlackBerry App world

See also:
BlackBerry Email Account Type
Blackberry Swiss Army Knife Tool (BBSAK)

How to sync BlackBerry contact to Outlook
How to upgrade BlackBerry OS
Enable vibrate while ringing in Blackberry
with BeBuzz free

How To Backup Blackberry 3rd Party Application

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Quick view for up coming BlackBerry Bold 9700

Key Features
Touchpad navigation
Bright, hi-resolution screen
Full QWERTY keyboard
3G technology
Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® enabled
3.2 MP digital camera with video camera
Built-in GPS

Size and Weight
Height: 109 mm
Width: 60 mm
Depth: 14.1 mm
Weight: 122 grams (including battery)

Battery Life
Battery: 1500 mAh rechargeable cryptographic Lithium cell
Talk Time: Up to 6 hours
Standby Time: Up to 21 days/504 hours (GSM)

High resolution 480x360 pixel color display
Transmissitive TFT LCD with 65,000 colors

For those considering upgrade from Bold 9000, you not only get improve on application memory, processor speed, and camera, but extra style like optical trackpad and slimmer dimensions. There is not much changes on the keyboard, and the leather back style is still remain.

Use shortcut key to reboot your BlackBerry

Most experienced BlackBerry user knows that BlackBerry need occasionally reboot to solve performance problems, refresh memory or fix other minor issues. One way to do it is remove the battery and insert back. There is another way is via third party BlackBerry apps call “Quickpull”. (Pls refer to my previous post)

Here to share the easiest way to reboot via BlackBerry keyboard shortcut. To reboot, simply hit ALT, RIGHT SHIFT and DEL.

After pressing these three keys together, your device powers down, your LED indicator turns red for a few seconds and the reboot process perform as normal.
Note: Applicable for Curve & Bold. (Storm is not supported)

Capture It - To capture your BlackBerry screenshot

Capture It is an application designed to help Blackberry users share a picture of their screen easily. It similar to “print screen” feature in Windows environment. I see many bloggers show off their new home screen or use screenshots to review applications.

Capture It allows you to take a screen shot, and save as jpeg file into memory card. If no memory card in device, then it will be saved to the device memory.
This application supports all Blackberry devices with OS 4.3 or higher.

For OTA download, please click HERE

Thursday, October 22, 2009

How to make your BlackBerry battery last longer

  • Delete unwanted application to free up more memory
  • Go to option > screen/keyboard, change backlight brightness to “10”
  • Turn off Bluetooth if not using
  • Turn off WIFI if not using
  • Turn off GPS if not using
  • Turn off 3G services. For normal usage, EDGE is more than enough
  • Always perform memory cleaning – go to option > security options > memory cleaning, press menu button, clean now
  • Turn off event log – at home screen, hold alt button, then press “GLGLG”. Press menu button > options, highlight any event log, press menu button and select “hide all types”. Save setting and quit.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Facebook 1.7 now available for download

Official facebook 1.7 now is available to download
There is a lot of feature waiting for discovered. Here are the major changes in this release:

Caching Improvements - The application uses the device memory in more efficiency way.

View Profile Menu Option - Clients can easily view their own profile by selecting 'View my Profile' from the menu

News Feed – New feature in facebook 1.7, it can display more information compare to previous version.

Feed filter – allow to filter out those information that you need. You can toggle between 'News Feed, Status Updates, Photos & Links'

Facebook 1.7 now can display share movie link

Facabook game update from friend also can be display in your BlackBerry smartphone.

For OTA download, please click HERE

Friday, October 16, 2009

QuickPull to reset your Blackberry smartphone

For regular Blackberry users, most of them should know that full reset Blackberry smartphone is required to pull battery out. By doing phone resetting, it will free up unnecessary memory, make your smartphone response faster and stable. It is quick hassle to pull battery out, but you have to do it after certain period of time usage.

Here to introduce QuickPull. This software will perform a phone reset or on a pre-determined schedule reset without battery pull. Quickpull is a free application, and you can download it at below OTA:

Schedule a reset time while you are sleeping so that you don't have to experience the slowness. BlackBerry are really taking extremely long reset time. I would say even worse than Windows. Anyway like me, I set it to reboot at 4am automatically.

Monday, October 12, 2009

How to configure email into Blackberry smartphone

Most of people know Blackberry phone allows user to send and receive email with it’s “push email” feature. Basically, there are 2 type of services provided by service provider

Blackberry Enterprise Server
BES is mainly connect to Corporate / Organization email system such as Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino and Novell GroupWise that allow users always have access to their company email

Blackberry Internet Service
BIS is allows POP3 and IMAP email integration for the personal user. It allows up to 10 email accounts to be accessed, including many popular email clients such as Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo and AOL.

Email configuration in Blackberry phone is extremely simple. If you would like to access personal email such as Yahoo, Gmail… then you need BIS from service provider and just with below simple configuration steps.

How to setup email account on your Blackberry
Press Menu, go to Setup > E-mail setting

You need a Blackberry Account to configure email. If you don’t have, click on “Create New Account” to create one. If you already have, just login with your username and password. Once you already login, you will see below screen

Click “Add My Existing Email Account” to add new email account, below screen will appear

Assume that you would like to configure Yahoo mail into Blackberry phone, just insert your Yahoo email address then follow with the password that use to login to Yahoo mail.

That’s all for the configuration step. Now you are ready to send and receive Yahoo mail. And you can see a new icon added into Blackberry menu.

See also:
BlackBerry Email Account Type
Blackberry Swiss Army Knife Tool (BBSAK)

How to sync BlackBerry contact to Outlook
How to upgrade BlackBerry OS
Enable vibrate while ringing in Blackberry
with BeBuzz free

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Check if your Blackberry unlocked

Go to: Options -> Advanced Options -> SIM CARD -> Then type: MEPD
Your phone will shows

Note: Each value should status “Disable”. If you see any “Active” value, probably this phone is locked by provider.

To unlock the phone, type: MEP alt + E
The phone will show up dialog screen for you to insert 13 digits unlock code. Once you insert correctly, phone will become unlocked permanently.
The 13 digits unlock code is vary from phone to phone; it’s depend on phone IMEI. To obtain the unlock code, you should contact your service provider.

See also:
BlackBerry Email Account Type
Blackberry Swiss Army Knife Tool (BBSAK)

How to sync BlackBerry contact to Outlook
How to upgrade BlackBerry OS
Enable vibrate while ringing in Blackberry
with BeBuzz free

How To Backup Blackberry 3rd Party Application

Celcom Blackberry Curve 8520 Prepaid Plans

Celcom has launch the Blackberry Curve 8520 with prepaid package only RM998. It is very attractive prepaid plan as low as RM1 per day. There are 2 awesome plans Blackberry Social (RM1 per day) & Blackberry Advance 2.5G (RM2.50 per day)

With simple calculation, assume that you choose Blackberry Advance 2.5G. Therefore, RM2.50 x 30days = RM75. By paying this amount monthly, you can enjoy unlimited BIS services. It is still a cheapest unlimited Blackberry plan in Malaysia.

Check out the detail at

shortcut key for Blackberry

  1. To switch to another application, press and hold menu button.
  2. To exit a screen or dialog box, press the Escape button.
  3. To select a check box, press the Space key. To clear the check box, press the Space key again.
  4. To select a line of text, press the Shift key and roll the trackball.
  5. To cut selected text, press the Shift key + the Backspace key. To copy selected text, press the Alt key and press the trackball. To paste text, press the Shift key and press the trackball.
  6. To capitalize a letter, hold the letter key until the capitalized letter appears.
  7. To insert a period, press the Space key twice. The next letter is capitalized.
  8. To insert the sign (@) in an Email field, press the Space key.
  9. To reply to a message, press R. To forward a message, press F. To reply to all, press L.
  10. To move to the top of a screen, press T. To move to the bottom of a screen, press B.
  11. To scroll down a screen, press the Space key. To scroll up a screen, press the Shift key + the Space key.
  12. To turn on CAP lock, press the Alt key + the Right Shift key. To turn off CAP lock, press the Right Shift key.
  13. In the messages list: To view sent messages, press the Alt key + O. To view received messages, press the Alt key + I. To view SMS messages, press the Alt key + S. To view phone call logs, press the Alt key + P. To view voice mail messages, press the Alt key + V.
  14. To move to the next item, press N. To move to the previous item, press P.

Top 20 Blackberry Apps OTA

This is OTA link. Use your blackberry to click on the link.

  1. Accuweather - Push Weather
  2. AIM For Blackberry - Instant Messaging
  3. BB Light - Backlight Control
  4. Blackberry App World - Blackberry App World
  5. BlackBerry Maps - GPS/Mapping
  6. BuzzMe - Vibrate & Ring Together
  7. Capture It - Screen Capture (highly recommended)
  8. Facebook - Social Networking (highly recommended)
  9. Flickr - Social Networking
  10. Google Maps - GPS/Mapping (highly recommended)
  11. Google Talk - Instant Messaging
  12. MSN Messenger - Instant Messaging
  13. Myspace - Social Networking
  14. Opera Mini - Internet Browser (highly recommended)
  15. PacMan - Game
  16. QuickPull - Simulate Battery Pull (highly recommended)
  17. Speedtest - Test Network Speed (highly recommended)
  18. TwitterBerry - Twitter Client (highly recommended)
  19. Yahoo! Messenger - Instant Messaging
  20. Worldmate Live - Travel Manager (highly recommended)

Step by step to configure Blackberry as Tethered Modem (for Maxis and Celcom)

You computer must have Blackberry Desktop Manager. This is the most important software must be installed into your computer. You can download at Blackberry Official website.

Please connect your Blackberry Phone to computer with USB cable.
If you already install Blackberry Desktop Manager, you should see a “Standard Modem” under Device Manager. Right click the Standard Modem, and select Properties

Go to Advanced tab – insert the Extra initialization Command as below

For Maxis

For Celcom

Go to Diagnostics tab – press Query Modem button. Make sure you are successful query the modem. If you fail to query, check the USB connection or restart your phone. If you successful, click ok button to close the windows.

Create new internet connection
Go to Control Panel -> Network connections -> click “create new connection”
New connection Wizard will popup – click next
Select “Connect to the internet” – click next
Select “Set up my connection manually” – click next
Select “Connect using a dial-up modem” – click next
Select “Modem – Standard Modem” (See below screenshot) – click next

Give any ISP name – click next
Enter the Phone Number that need to be dial, which is *99# – click next

At this point, you should reach the account and password screen,
For Maxis
Username: maxis
Password: wap

For Celcom
Do not key in anything, just leave it blank and click next

Select “Add a shortcut to this connection to my desktop” – click finish button

How to connect to the internet
Make sure Dekstop Manager is running and Blackberry phone is connected to computer with USB cable.
Double click on the newly created connection at desktop and click on “Dial”.
Start to surf internet….. Enjoy

Blackberry Curve 8520 review

BlackBerry Curve 8520 is a recent launch model in Curve family that with attractive price. For people who like to enjoy all blackberry features with affordable cost, Blackberry curve 8520 is the most suitable model. It provides easy mobile access to email, messaging (IM, SMS, MMS) and popular social networking sites (included Facebook) and features a highly tactile full-QWERTY keyboard for comfortable, accurate typing.

The BlackBerry Curve 8520 support EDGE, Bluetooth and WIFI with fast Web browsing. The only disadvantage it doesn’t support 3G. It is remain no change with other Curve models. The key improvement for Curve 8520 is come with innovative touch-sensitive optical trackpad, which makes scrolling and selection smooth and easy for a great navigation experience. It is also the first Blackberry to feature dedicated media keys, smoothly integrated along the top of the handset, giving customers an easy, convenient way to control their music and videos.

Key features of BlackBerry Curve 8520
- 512Mhz Processor and 256MB internal flash memory
- Quad-band world phone: EGDE/GPRS/GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) Bluetooth and WIFI (802.11 b/g)with fast Web browsing
- Full-QWERTY keyboard and touch-sensitive optical trackpad
- 2 MP digital camera and support video recording
- Advanced media player for music, pictures and videos, with dedicated media keys and a 3.5 mm stereo headset jack
- Expandable microSD/SDHC memory card slot, support up to 16 GB

Blackberry Messenger 5 official release

It have been long time wating since leak version spread in the internet, finally Blackberry Messenger 5 (BBM5) is officially released on 7-Oct-2009. BBM 5 brings a new interface and a ton of new features.

One of the awesome feature is “BBM Groups”. What are BBM groups? BBM Groups allow you to have real-time chat with group of people. Within the group you can share and comment on photos (like facebook), upload and transfer files, and even share tasks and calendar appointments.

The person who created a group is the Administrator, he/she has full control for the group, but he/she still can assign privileges to other users. Below screenshot is showing the major option is the group activity

  • Members - shows all Group members

  • Chat - opens the current "chat room" or group discussion

  • Pictures - view all pictures uploaded by the group

  • Lists - task list for the group

  • Calendar - upload/send appointments to group members

For those who haven’t download the official BBM5, you can click on the OTA link below to download.

Please add my BB pin: 20E44A4C

How To Backup Blackberry 3rd Party Application

I believe many of you have experience to upgrade you Blackberry device OS or wipe handheld to default setting when encounter error. No doubt, by doing this it may solve your blackberry’s issue, but your will lost all your data.

Even though you can restore the backup from Desktop Manager (provided you have the backup file), but you still lost all those 3rd party application. The only way you can do is install back each application one by one at OTA.

Today I will share the idea to backup those 3rd applications at you Blackberry device. With simple steps, you will able to restore back all application without download it again at OTA. Following are the step by step…

1) Please install Blackberry Desktop Manager 4.7 (You can download it at
2) Connect Blackberry device to computer
3) Launch Blackberry Desktop Manager then click on Device Switch Wizard

4) Select “Third-party Applications” only then click Next

5) At this point, Desktop Manager will back up 3rd party apps. When finished PLEASE DO NOT CLICK NEXT OR CANCEL.
6) Using Windows build-in Search feature to search the folder with same name with your Blackberry PIN and *.alx file. (make sure you enable hidden files & folders searching) Usually you can get your folder at below location

C:\Documents and Settings\[Your Name]\Local Settings\Temp

7) Make a copy for both the folder and *.alx. All these files are your 3rd party application backup. Please keep it in a safer place.
8) Go back to the Desktop Manager and cancel the process.

How To Restore Back Your 3rd Party Application
1) Connect Blackberry device to computer
2) Launch Blackberry Desktop Manager then click on Application Loader
3) Select Add/Remove Applications
4) Click Browse button and select the *.alx file where you have backup
5) Click next button to restore. Done.