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, July 24, 2010

BlackBerry Shortcut Key while typing message

For BlackBerry newbie, the following BlackBerry shortcut key should be very useful for you.

To insert a period
Press Space key twice

To capitalize a letter
Hold letter key until capitalized letter appears

To type an alternate character on a keypad
Hold Alt key and press character key

To type a number
Hold Alt key and press a number key

To turn on NUM lock
Press Alt key + Left Shift key

To turn on CAP lock
Press Alt key + Right Shift key

To turn off NUM lock or CAP lock
Press Shift key

To switch typing input languages
Press Alt key + Enter key

To type a symbol
Press Symbol key and type the letter that appears below the symbol

To highlight a line or character
Press Shift key and roll Trackball

To cancel a text selection
Press the Escape key

To cut highlighted text when typing
Press Shift key + Backspace/Delete key

To copy highlighted text when typing
Press Alt key + click Trackball

To paste highlighted text when typing
Press Shift key + click Trackball

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Remove IT Policy in BlackBerry

Some users have a BlackBerry which previously used to connect to BES and BlackBerry had been placed a restrictive IT Policy into it. Once the IT policy is enabled, you will not able to change certain settings, or install Third Party Applications.

This is common issue especially for those people bought BlackBerry on EBay and are unable to make changes to the settings or install Third Party Applications. A quick check to your IT Policy, just go to Options -> Status, then key in command code “buyr

There are many methods in the internet to remove IT policy, but no one is 100% guaranty successful. I found myself the following method is most workable with higher successful rate. So, please do not ask me for support if you have tried on my method but still not working.

Note: This method can only be used on a BlackBerry smartphone running OS 4.3 to 5.0. Following procedure will delete all data and applications on the BlackBerry smartphone. Please backup the data before performing this procedure.

• Make sure you have Blackberry Desktop Manager installed into your computer.
• Connect the BlackBerry smartphone to the computer (Windows XP).
Press Start > Run, type “CMD” to bring out Windows command prompt
• Navigate to the Apploader folder by typing cd C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Apploader and then pressing the Enter key.
• Type loader.exe /resettofactory
Enter you BlackBerry smartphone password if prompted.
• Wait until reset process is completed. Check the IT policy again.

Good luck and hope you can successfully remove IT policy.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Keypad Lock in OS5

After upgrade the BlackBerry OS from Ver 4 to Ver 5, you may find that keypad lock function is no longer available. If you press and hold “A”, your BlackBerry phone will turned into standby mode instead of keypad lock. To wake up phone, you need to press the mute button at top left corner.

Here to share an idea to lock your BlackBerry with “Password Lock”
1. From the Home screen of the BlackBerry smartphone, click Options.
2. Click Password.
3. Set Password to “Enable
4. Click Change Password, then insert your password.
5. Display the menu and click Save.

Set convenience key to “password lock”
1. From the Home screen of the BlackBerry smartphone, click Options.
2. Click Screen/Keyboard.
3. Set Right / left side convenience key option to “Password lock
4. Display the menu and click Save.

To lock the keypad – just press convenience key
To unlock keypad – just key in your password then press enter

What about if you forget password?
Basically Blackberry smartphone allow user to key in password up to 10 times. If after 10 times user still unable to insert the correct password, then BlackBerry Smartphone will reset to factory default setting automatically and you will lost all the data in your Blackberry. No worry! your Blackberry still can function except all data are deleted only. It is to protect data being leak to other people. Therefore I would recommend you always backup your Blackbbery data via desktop manager.