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.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

How to unzip file on BlackBerry smartphone

I believe most people are using zip format when sending email attachment. Zip file is well known format and file size is smaller in order to reduce network bandwidth. But zip / unzip functionality is doesn’t support in BlackBerry smartphone by default, therefore BB users may need to install 3rd party apps instead.

Here to intro “BeamExplorer File Manager” where support zip / unzip for free.
BeamExplorer is not just provide zip / unzip functionality only but it also a File Manager that provides convenient and intuitive access to content stored on the device.

Some key features of BeamExplorer include:
Intuitive file explorer
Copy / cut / paste / rename / delete
File search
ZIP / UNZIP functionality
Support for the back button
Attach stored content to e-mail

Please download BeamExplorer File Manager from BlackBerry App World.

If your BlackBerry smartphone don’t have BlackBerry App World, please refer to my previous post to install it.

Monday, December 21, 2009

How to turn off BBM Group notification

Most BB users should know BlackBerry Messenger has added “BBM Group” feature since version 5 onward. This is a great feature allow you to join a group (Max is 30 people) for group chat. Of course you will meet more friends in the group chat.

The disadvantage is the more group you join (while people are aggressively chatting in the group), there will be many messages push into your BlackBerry phone. And notification sounds are non-stop ringing in you BlackBerry phone too.

Actually there is a way to disable a group notification and I found not many people know how to disable it. Here I share the secret. Go to BBM Group, press menu button, then select “Group details”. Below screen will appear.

Scroll down to the bottom part. Change the setting “Turn Off All Notifications For This Group” to YES.

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

Friday, December 18, 2009

BBM fixed the no spell check issue

Just after a day BBM had been found no spell check issue. RIM is quickly come out the solution with latest BB This version does not include any new feature, but spell check feature been restored for all devices.

Please download at Blackberry Official website or BlackBerry App World

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Official BBM no spell check?

BBM now is official release. BB user can download it at BlackBerry official website. Not much changes compare to previous Just Added “Delete Backup File” under options. But I found this version is run faster and smoother.

Some weird thing I found .55 release seems to not have spell check if you are on 4.6.x.x OS. Unless you are using 5.0.x.x OS, then spell check is remain there. My opinion, if you really need spell check in 4.6.x.x OS, please use BBM

To download BBM, please login to BlackBerry official website or download it via BlackBerry App World

To download back BBM, please click here

How To Install Back BBM

1) Uninstall BBM (Go to Options - Advance Option - Application)
2) After install, restart your BlackBerry
3) Unzip the downloaded file. It consist of 12 files in the same folder.
4) Connect Blackberry device to computer by using cable
5) Make sure your PC has Blackberry Desktop Manager and internet access
6) Launch Blackberry Desktop Manager then click on Application Loader
7) Select Add/Remove Applications
8) Click Browse button and select the *.alx file where you have downloaded
9) Click next button. Done.

BlackBerry Windows Live Messenger auto disconnect?

Do you notice that BlackBerry Windows Live Messenger will disconnect automatically? This is due to carrier network unstable then affect connection lost to MSN network. Maybe some other country that has better and stable network coverage so BB user didn’t encounter this issue, but in Malaysia I believe most BB users are encounter this issue.

Here is my idea to solve this issue. During login screen, please check the “automatic Sign-In” option. With this option enable, Windows Live Messenger will auto reconnect back to network when disconnected.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Maximizing Battery Life On Your BlackBerry

Bad coverage = battery drain
If you are in an area of weak coverage, your battery will drain very quickly. Your BlackBerry smartphone is constantly looking for, finding, and trying hard to receive network signal.

3rd party app running in the background
Make sure that app is closed when you are not using it. For proper apps closing, in the application, bring up your menu, scroll to the bottom and choose “Close” or “Exit”.

Using 3G signal will drain battery fast
GSM/EDGE signal will have better battery life than a 3G. The benefit is that 3G have faster data transfer speeds than their GSM/EDGE. GSM/EDGE is good enough for normal usage and messaging (almost no lagging), therefore you don’t need 3G signal. Only turn on 3G, when you need high speed internet browsing.

Update BlackBerry OS may result in improve battery life
You should always keep the BB OS up to date with the most recent CARRIER AUTHORIZED (NOT Leaked OS). Sometimes a new OS is significantly improving battery life. For example, the most recent OS update for the BlackBerry Curve 8900 improved battery life by almost 50%!

Blackberry smartphone setting
Go to Options-Screen / Keyboard.
Backlight Brightness: The lower setting is helps to conserve battery life.
Backlight Timeout: The longer the screen is on, the more battery you’re using.
Automatically Dim Backlight: While it will help by lighting up the screen when you step into the sun so that you can see it, this feature also allows the BlackBerry device to realize when you are in a darker area and dim your screen accordingly.

Always use BlackBerry holster
Put your BlackBerry smartphone into holster will turn your smartphone into “sleep-mode” in order to conserve battery.

Free for BlackBerry

Yeah…This is the great App you must have in your BlackBerry smartphone – “The free app for BlackBerry”

It delivers trusted reference content from and including more than 500,000 terms, definitions, and synonyms.

The app also features phonetic and audio pronunciations, spelling suggestions and's popular Word of the Day that is enjoyed by millions of people.

Dictionary and Thesaurus
Word of the Day (English and Spanish)
More than 325,000 terms and definitions
More than 275,000 synonyms
Spelling suggestions
Phonetic and audio pronunciations
Recent history
Social networking functions
Email integration

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