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.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Opera Mini for BlackBerry

Although BlackBerry browser is working fine for many users, but if you want an alternative, I would highly recommend go for Opera Mini. Opera Mini enables you to take your PC Web experience to your phone. Enjoy the fast mobile internet as data is compressed before being sent to your phone. And Opera Mini mobile browser is completely free.

To download Opera Mini
use your BlackBerry smartphone access to

Saturday, November 21, 2009

How to sync BlackBerry contact to Outlook

Make sure your Ms Outlook is installed and setup correctly. Personal folder *.pst file must be created with Outlook. You may create a new *.pst file at Control panel-Click on Mail icon. (In this post, I assume you should setup Outlook correctly).

Connect you BlackBerry smartphone to PC with USB cable.
Run Blackberry Desktop Manager, click Synchronize, then click on configure synchronization. (below screen will appear)

Click the Synchronization button at the right side.
The Intellisync windows will appear, check the “Address Book”.
System will ask you to select desktop application, please select Microsoft Outlook then click next.
Select you desire direction of synchronization. Usually I will select “one way sync from device to Outlook”. This is mean BlackBerry smartphone to overwrite Outlook. (no change to Blackberry smartphone). Click next.
Select you Outlook profile then click next and finish. (see below screen)

At this point, you should go back to BlackBerry Desktop Manager. Click the synchronize at the left side and click the synchronize button at the middle of screen.

Synchronization is begin…….

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

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Size compare between Bold 9000 and Bold2 9700

Well seeing the picture below, it is pretty confirm that Bold2 9700 size is smaller than Bold 9000.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Avatars Are Not Displayed in BBM5

May I know anyone of you encounter above issue? I got many friend complain that BBM5 avatars is not show to other contacts. They can see their own picture but they can’t see other friend picture and other friend also can’t see his picture. I would usually recommend the standard battery pull, having that contact re-load their photo, re-download BBM 5.0 or re-add the contact. There is no guaranty to resolved; even RIM still haven’t provide any absolute resolutions yet (right now).

Here I just want to share my workaround. I found it really work correctly with my BlackBerry.
1. At BBM5, press menu button – option – backup, select back up files locally. (you may need to choose a location to store your backup file)
2. When backup completed, go back to previous screen and select restore.
3. click on “restore using a backup file from device”, choose the backup file you have backed up just now.
4. During restore process, BBM5 will restart automatically.
5. Check your friend contact picture again, it should be able to resolve.

If you had issues where you can’t see your contacts’ avatars be sure to try this workaround and let me know how it works for you in the comments!

BlackBerry Curve 8530

Since Blackberry Curve 8520 launching, RIM has it next Curve model 8530. I not so sure on the detail, but someone said it could be a Curve2 model. Product spec comparison as below:

There is a little surprise that 8530 support 3G and built-in GPS. Unfortunate 8530 screen resolution still low compare to 8900.

Nav4all - free GPS navigation apps

Nav4All is a GPS navigation tool for your BlackBerry smartphone. This apps display a clear arrows on your screen and spoken voice-instructions to guide you to your destination, worldwide. The best thing is FREE

Key Features
1) Easy to search and find
2) Support Voice-instructions
3) Automatic map updates
4) Almost Worldwide coverage

How to download Nav4All
Go to on your BlackBerry web browser.

Please take note: Suitable for BlackBerry models with built in GPS only

How to upgrade BlackBerry OS

First you will need to download the BlackBerry OS software file to your computer. You can search from Google with keyword “Blackberry OS [Carrier name]”.

Be sure you selected the right blackberry model then download the latest OS file to desktop. There are unofficial versions (some call it leak version) of blackberry OS floating around the internet, do it at your own risk if you decided to use those unofficial OS.

Install Blackberry OS software into default location (Basically just click next until end during installation) If you’re using software version from a different service provider other than your own, after the installation wizard is done you will need go to delete the Vendor.xml file. It can be found following this path:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader

After the deletion of the Vendor.xml file (if needed), plug in your device to the computer via USB cable and then double click on the Loader.exe file in the same folder

Click next for the first screen, the Wizard should automatically detect the port and should display USB and your PIN number. Like screenshot below

Next the Application Loader Wizard will read your devices system configuration. System will allow you to choose any applications that you would like to install into Blackberry handheld. Here you need to make sure applications such as BlackBerry Attachment Service, BlackBerry Messenger, and 3rd Party Application boxes are ticked, and any other applications you want installed to the device and select ‘Next’.

Completing the Application Loader Wizard screen will come up next and and show you exactly what Applications are being installed. Make sure everything you want installed is selected and select ‘Finish’.

It is depending on Blackberry device and can take up between 20-45 minutes for OS installation. PLEASE DO NOT UNPLUG CABLE FROM THE DEVICE. THIS WILL CAUSE YOUR DEVICE BRICKED AND MAKE YOUR DEVICE IN DEEP TROUBLE. Be patient and wait until the Application Loader Wizard is states Loading Operation is Complete.

At this point, you can unplug your device and your device is restarting. Usually it will take long time for the first restart (approximately 12min). Enjoy the new Operating System.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

BlackBerry smart system code

Simply open any BlackBerry editor like “memopad”, “Compose Email” or any other input field, then key in below code and press Enter key to see the magic happen.

myver” - Displays the device/version
LD” - Displays the local date
LT” - Displays the local time
mypin” - Displays your handheld’s PIN

Change BlackBerry signal strength bar to number mode

The standard signal strength bar on a BlackBerry used to indicate how strong the signal from service provider. The more bars you have, the better the signal strength. But if you prefer more precision, you actually can have the signal strength bar to number mode.

To change your signal strength bar
At home screen, press and hold the ALT key then entering “NMLL” (without quote)
To return to the standard signal strength bar display, enter the same key ALT+NMLL again

BlackBerry code

Do you know that actually Blackberry phone is built-in many hidden commands that to check uptime, voice/data usage and etc….? All this command is very useful when you consider buying new / used Blackberry phone. Here I will share those commands to you. I hope it will be useful.

To Check Device General Information
At the home screen, type: alt + shift + h
Your phone will shows

To Check Device Voice/Data Usage
Go to: Options -> Status -> Then type: BUYR
Your phone will shows

Note: If Data/Voice usage shows 0, meaning this is the brand new phone.