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BlackBerry RCT40GW User Guide

BlackBerry Curve 8910 Smartphone

Version: 5.0

User Guide

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Contents

 

Welcome to BlackBerry!............................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Feature availability.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Find more information...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Start using your device..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Navigation and typing...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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BlackBerry basics.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Troubleshooting basics..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Shortcuts.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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BlackBerry basics shortcuts......................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Phone shortcuts..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Message shortcuts.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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File and attachment shortcuts..................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Media shortcuts..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Browser shortcuts.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Calendar shortcuts.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Typing shortcuts.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Search shortcuts.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Map shortcuts.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Shortcuts troubleshooting.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Phone...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Phone basics...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Emergency calls..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Volume.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Voice mail....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Speed dial....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Conference calls.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Call logs.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Call waiting.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Call forwarding...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Call blocking...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Fixed dialing................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Smart dialing..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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TTY support.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Multiple phone numbers...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Phone options.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Phone shortcuts..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Phone troubleshooting..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Voice commands........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Perform an action using a voice command.............................................................................................................................................................................................

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Available voice commands........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Change the language for voice commands............................................................................................................................................................................................

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Turn off choice lists for voice commands................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Change the options for voice prompts....................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Improve voice recognition.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Voice commands troubleshooting............................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Messages.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Message basics...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Email messages..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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PIN messages.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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SMS text messages....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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MMS messages...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Message list options..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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S/MIME-protected messages...................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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IBM Lotus Notes native encrypted messages.........................................................................................................................................................................................

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PGP protected messages..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Message shortcuts.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Message troubleshooting..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Files and attachments...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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File and attachment basics.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Managing files and attachments.............................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Documents..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Spreadsheets..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Media files...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Presentations..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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vCard contact attachments.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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File and attachment shortcuts..................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Attachment troubleshooting.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Media...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Audio and video files.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Video recorder............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Camera........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Pictures........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Managing media files................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Memory and media cards..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Transferring and downloading media files.............................................................................................................................................................................................

121

Media shortcuts..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Media troubleshooting..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Browser........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Browser basics............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Browser bookmarks....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Web feeds....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Browser options..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Browser security.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Browser push..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Browser shortcuts.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Browser troubleshooting...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Date, time, and alarm................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Set the date and time manually...............................................................................................................................................................................................................

145

Get the date and time from the wireless network automatically.........................................................................................................................................................

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Change what appears on the display when your device is charging...................................................................................................................................................

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Change the clock face...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Display a second time zone......................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Turn on bedside clock mode.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Set options for bedside clock mode.........................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Turn on the alarm.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Silence the alarm.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Change alarm notification options..........................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Use the stopwatch.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Set the timer...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Change timer notification options...........................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Date, time, and alarm troubleshooting....................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Personal organizer.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

150

Contacts......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Calendar......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Tasks............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Memos.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Categories...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Calculator....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Ring tones, sounds, and alerts..................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Ring tones, sounds, and alerts basics......................................................................................................................................................................................................

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LED notification..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Ring tones, sounds and alerts troubleshooting......................................................................................................................................................................................

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Typing..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Typing basics..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Typing input methods................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Typing options............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Spelling checker.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

183

Custom dictionary......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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AutoText......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Typing shortcuts.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Typing troubleshooting.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Language.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Change the display language...................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Add a display language.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Delete a display language.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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About typing input languages..................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Change the typing input language..........................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Change the voice dialing language.........................................................................................................................................................................................................

191

Use a shortcut to switch typing input languages while you type........................................................................................................................................................

191

Change the shortcut for switching typing input languages.................................................................................................................................................................

191

Turn off the shortcut for switching typing input languages.................................................................................................................................................................

192

Change the display options for contacts.................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Language troubleshooting........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Display and keyboard................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

193

Backlighting................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Display options...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

193

Keyboard options.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Themes........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Display troubleshooting............................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Search..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Messages, attachments, and web pages.................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Organizer data...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Search shortcuts.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

203

Synchronization..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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About synchronization...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Reconcile email messages over the wireless network...........................................................................................................................................................................

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Delete email messages over the wireless network................................................................................................................................................................................

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Prerequisites: Synchronizing organizer data over the wireless network.............................................................................................................................................

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Synchronize organizer data over the wireless network.........................................................................................................................................................................

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About synchronization conflicts...............................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Manage email reconciliation conflicts.....................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Manage data synchronization conflicts...................................................................................................................................................................................................

206

About backing up and restoring device data..........................................................................................................................................................................................

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Prerequisites: Restoring data over the wireless network......................................................................................................................................................................

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Delete device data, third-party applications, or media card files........................................................................................................................................................

207

Empty the deleted items folder on your computer from your device...................................................................................................................................................

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Synchronization troubleshooting.............................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Bluetooth technology................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Bluetooth technology basics.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Bluetooth technology options...................................................................................................................................................................................................................

213

Bluetooth technology troubleshooting....................................................................................................................................................................................................

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GPS technology..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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About GPS technology..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................

218

Get your GPS location...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................

218

Turn off location aiding.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Prevent others from tracking your location............................................................................................................................................................................................

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GPS technology troubleshooting.............................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Maps............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Map basics..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Navigation...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Maps bookmarks........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Map options................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Map shortcuts.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Maps troubleshooting................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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BlackBerry Messenger...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Contacts......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Groups.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Conversations.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Availability...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Applications................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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About multitasking.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Keep an application running and switch to another application.........................................................................................................................................................

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Keep an application running and return to the Home screen..............................................................................................................................................................

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Close an application so that it is not running.........................................................................................................................................................................................

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About adding applications........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Add, update, or return to the previous version of an application using the application center.......................................................................................................

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Add an application.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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View properties for an application...........................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Delete a third-party application...............................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Receive a device password prompt before you add an application.....................................................................................................................................................

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View the size of an application database................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Check for application updates..................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Application troubleshooting.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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BlackBerry Device Software......................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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About updating the BlackBerry Device Software...................................................................................................................................................................................

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Update the BlackBerry Device Software over the wireless network....................................................................................................................................................

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Return to the previous version of the BlackBerry Device Software.....................................................................................................................................................

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Delete the previous version of the BlackBerry Device Software..........................................................................................................................................................

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Check for BlackBerry Device Software updates that you can install over the wireless network......................................................................................................

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About updating the BlackBerry Device Software from a web site.......................................................................................................................................................

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Update the BlackBerry Device Software from a web site.....................................................................................................................................................................

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BlackBerry Device Software troubleshooting.........................................................................................................................................................................................

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Wireless network coverage.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Turn on the connection to the wireless network....................................................................................................................................................................................

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Turn off the connection to the wireless network....................................................................................................................................................................................

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Turn on or turn off data service or set roaming options........................................................................................................................................................................

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Wireless networks that your device connects to....................................................................................................................................................................................

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LED notification for network connections...............................................................................................................................................................................................

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Turn on LED notification for wireless coverage......................................................................................................................................................................................

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Verify the status of network connections and services.........................................................................................................................................................................

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Roaming......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Preferred wireless network list.................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Wireless network coverage troubleshooting...........................................................................................................................................................................................

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Wi-Fi technology........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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About connecting to a Wi-Fi network......................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Connect to a Wi-Fi network......................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Connect to a Wi-Fi network using the Push Button Setup method.....................................................................................................................................................

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Connect to a Wi-Fi network using the PIN method...............................................................................................................................................................................

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About Wi-Fi profiles...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Change the order of Wi-Fi profiles...........................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Delete a Wi-Fi profile.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Prevent your device from connecting to a Wi-Fi network.....................................................................................................................................................................

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Turn off the prompt that appears for hotspots and Wi-Fi networks that you connect to manually.................................................................................................

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Advanced Wi-Fi connection settings.......................................................................................................................................................................................................

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UMA connection settings.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Wi-Fi technology troubleshooting............................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Power, battery, and memory.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................

258

Turn off your device...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

258

Set your device to turn on and turn off automatically...........................................................................................................................................................................

258

Reset the device.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

258

Check the battery power level..................................................................................................................................................................................................................

258

Extend battery life......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Format the device memory or a media card...........................................................................................................................................................................................

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View the amount of available memory....................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Best practice: Conserving memory on your device................................................................................................................................................................................

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The application memory on my device is low.........................................................................................................................................................................................

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SIM card......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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About the SIM card phone book...............................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Add a contact to your SIM card................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Copy contacts from your SIM card to your contact list.........................................................................................................................................................................

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Copy a contact from your contact list to your SIM card........................................................................................................................................................................

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Change a SIM card contact......................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Delete a SIM card contact........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Store SMS text messages on your SIM card...........................................................................................................................................................................................

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About SIM card security............................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Protect your SIM card with a PIN code...................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Change the SIM card PIN code................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Change the display name for a phone number......................................................................................................................................................................................

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Security........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Security basics............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Password keeper........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Encryption...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

268

Memory cleaning........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

271

Certificates..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

272

PGP keys.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

280

Certificate servers......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

286

Key stores....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

288

Smart cards.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Software tokens..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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VPN settings...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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About security self-tests............................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Verify security software.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Third-party application control................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Security troubleshooting...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Service books and diagnostic reports......................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Service books..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Diagnostic reports......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Wi-Fi diagnostic reports............................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Accessibility options..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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About accessibility options.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Change the display font............................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Use reverse contrast for the screen display............................................................................................................................................................................................

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Use grayscale for the screen display.......................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Set the number of icons that appear on the Home screen...................................................................................................................................................................

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Turn on event sounds................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

309

Assign ring tones and alerts to a contact................................................................................................................................................................................................

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TTY support.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Voice dialing...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

310

AutoText......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Predictive input method............................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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BrickBreaker................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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About BrickBreaker....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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BrickBreaker capsules................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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BrickBreaker scoring..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Play BrickBreaker.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Adjust the volume......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Set the paddle speed.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Submit a score to the BrickBreaker high score web site.......................................................................................................................................................................

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Check the high scores on the BrickBreaker web site.............................................................................................................................................................................

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Word Mole game........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

315

Word Mole game basics.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Single-player games..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Multiplayer games.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Word Mole game troubleshooting............................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Glossary.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Legal notice.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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User Guide

Welcome to BlackBerry!

Welcome to BlackBerry!

This is one of the many resources available to help you use your BlackBerry® device. You can look for answers in the Help application on the Home screen of your device, or by pressing the Menu key and clicking Help in most applications.

Please read the Safety and Product Information booklet, located on the BlackBerry® User Tools CD, before using your device or any accessories for your device. For the most recent version of the booklet, visit www.blackberry.com/go/docs.

Feature availability

The following items affect the availability of features on your BlackBerry® device. The features discussed are meant as examples, and are not inclusive of every feature that might or might not be available on your device.

Device model

Features such as an internal GPS receiver, Wi-Fi® connection capability, and the camera and video camera are dependant on your device model. To find feature specifications for your device model, visit www.blackberry.com/go/devices.

Wireless service plan

A wireless service plan with phone or voice is required to use the phone application and to send and receive SMS text messages and MMS messages.

A wireless service plan with data is required to use the browser service and instant messaging applications, and to send and receive email messages and PIN messages.

For more information, contact your wireless service provider.

BlackBerry Internet Service and BlackBerry Enterprise Server

Once you have a data plan, you must set up your email address or third-party instant messaging account in order to send and receive email messages, use third-party instant messaging applications, and use certain browser configurations.

If you are an individual user, when you set up your email address or instant messaging account, you are associating it with the BlackBerry® Internet Service.

If you are a corporate user, your administrator sets up your email account by associating it with a BlackBerry® Enterprise Server. Your administrator might set options that determine the features and settings that are available on your device.

Wireless service provider

Features such as MMS messages, location-based services, and some phone features are dependant on your wireless service provider's offerings. For more information, contact your wireless service provider.

Wireless network

The wireless network that your device is connected to might affect the availability of some features. Depending on your wireless service provider and available roaming options, different wireless networks are available. Some wireless networks do not support features such as call blocking, call forwarding, or cell broadcasting. For more information, contact your wireless service provider.

Related topics

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Find more information, 10

Wireless networks that your device connects to, 244

BlackBerry Device Software, 239

Find more information

To view the user guide for your BlackBerry® device, click Help in the application list or in an application menu.

To view the BlackBerry® 101 tutorial, user guide, safety and product information booklet, or software license agreement and warranty for your device, insert the BlackBerry® User Tools CD that came with your device into the CD drive on your computer.

To find information about your wireless network or your wireless service plan, visit your wireless service provider web site.

To find software, games, and accessories for your device, visit www.discoverblackberry.com.

To buy accessories for your device, contact your wireless service provider or visit www.shopblackberry.com.

Start using your device

Complete the setup wizard

The setup wizard is designed to help you learn about navigation and typing, change options to personalize your BlackBerry® device, set up wireless and Bluetooth® connections and set up one or more email addresses. The setup wizard should appear automatically the first time that you turn on your device.

1.If the Welcome screen does not appear automatically, on the Home screen or in a folder, click the Setup Wizard icon.

2.Complete the instructions on the screen.

Set up an email address

To perform this task, you must know the login information for your existing email addresses or your administrator must have provided you with an enterprise activation password.

1.On the Home screen or in a folder, click the Setup Wizard icon.

2.On the email setup screen, select one of the following options:

I want to create or add an email address: This email setup option is most common for individual users. Use this option to associate your BlackBerry® device with one or more (up to ten) existing email addresses (for example, a Google Mail™ or Windows Live™ Hotmail® email account) or to create a new email address for your device. To use a social networking application on your device, you must use this option to associate your device with the email address that you use to receive social networking notifications. If this option does not appear, contact your wireless service provider.

I want to use a work email account with a BlackBerry Enterprise Server: This email setup option is most common for corporate users. Use this option to associate your device with a work email account using the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server if your administrator has provided you with an enterprise activation password.

3.Click Next.

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4. Complete the instructions on the screen.

Note: When your email address is set up correctly, you receive a confirmation message. To view and manage your email messages, on the Home screen, click the Messages icon.

Navigation and typing

About the Menu key and Escape key

The Menu key and Escape key on your BlackBerry® device are designed to help you navigate screens and complete tasks quickly and easily.

Key

Menu key

Escape key

Actions

view more applications on the Home screen

open the menu in an application

select a highlighted menu item

move back a screen

close a menu

Move around the screen

To move the cursor in any direction and highlight items, roll the trackball.

To select an item or open a link, click (press) the trackball.

To change the value in a field, click a field. Click a value.

To return to the Home screen, when you are not on a call, press the End key.

BlackBerry basics

Make a call

1.From the Home screen or in the phone application, perform one of the following actions:

Type a phone number.

Type part of a contact name. Highlight a contact or phone number.

2.Press the Send key.

To end the call, press the End key.

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Related topics

Add a pause or a wait to a phone number, 151

Available voice commands, 46

Change your ring tone

1.On the Home screen, click the Sounds icon.

2.Click Set Ring Tones/Alerts.

3.Click the application or item that you want to change.

4.Perform one of the following actions:

To use a preloaded ring tone, in the Ring Tone field, click a ring tone.

To use a ring tone that you downloaded, in the Ring Tone field, click Select Music. Navigate to a folder that contains ring tones. Click a ring tone.

5.Press the Menu key.

6.Click Save.

Send an email message

1.On the Home screen, click the Messages icon.

2.Press the key.

3.Click Compose Email.

4.In the To field, perform one of the following actions:

Type an email address.

Type a contact name.

Type part of a contact name or email address. Click a contact.

5.Type a message.

6.Press the key.

7.Click Send.

Related topics

Search for contacts in your organization's address book, 151

Mailing lists, 153

Send an SMS text message

You can send an SMS text message to up to ten recipients.

1.On the Home screen, click the Messages icon.

2.Press the key.

3.Click Compose SMS.

4.In the To field, perform one of the following actions:

Type an SMS phone number (include the country code and area code).

Type a contact name.

Type part of a contact name. Click a contact.

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If your device is connected to a CDMA network, you can type an email address.

5.Type a message.

6.Press the key.

7.Click Send.

Related topics

Mailing lists, 153

Add a contact

1.In the contact list, click Add Contact.

2.Type the contact information.

3.Press the key.

4.Click Save.

Schedule an appointment

1.On the Home screen, click the Calendar icon.

2.Press the key.

3.Click New.

4.Type the appointment information.

5.If the appointment recurs, change the Recurrence field.

6.Press the key.

7.Click Save.

Related topics

Turn off your device, 258

Take a picture

1.On the Home screen, click the Camera icon.

2.Press the Right Convenience key all the way down.

Related topics

Record a video, 13

Record a video

To perform this task, you might need to have a media card inserted in your BlackBerry® device.

1.On the Home screen, click the Media icon.

2.Click the Video Camera icon.

3.To start recording, click the record icon.

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4. To pause recording, click the pause icon.

Note: The approximate amount of memory available for saving videos appears on the lower part of the screen when video recording is paused.

Related topics

Play a media file, 105

Take a picture, 13

Visit a web page

Depending on your wireless service provider, multiple browsers might appear on your BlackBerry® device. For more information about the charges associated with using each browser, contact your wireless service provider.

1.On the Home screen, click the Browser icon.

2.Perform one of the following actions:

If a web address field appears on the screen, type a web address.

If a web address field does not appear on the screen, press the key. Click Go To. Type a web address.

3.Press the Enter key.

Turn on the alarm

1.In the clock, press the Menu key.

2.Click Set Alarm.

3.Roll the trackball over the text beside the alarm time to highlight On or Weekdays.

4.Press the Escape key.

5.Click Save.

In the device status section of the Home screen, a clock indicator appears.

Related topics

Turn off your device, 258

Pair with a Bluetooth enabled device

Some Bluetooth® enabled devices have a passkey that you must type before you can pair with them.

1.In the Bluetooth setup application, click Search or Listen.

2.If necessary, click a Bluetooth enabled device.

3.If necessary, type the passkey for the Bluetooth enabled device on your BlackBerry® device.

4.If necessary, type the passkey for the Bluetooth enabled device on the Bluetooth enabled device.

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Troubleshooting basics

I cannot make or receive calls

Try performing the following actions:

Verify that your BlackBerry® device is connected to the wireless network.

Verify that your wireless service plan includes phone or voice services.

If you cannot make calls and fixed dialing is turned on, verify that the phone number for your contact appears in your fixed dialing list or turn off fixed dialing.

If you have traveled to another country and you have not changed your smart-dialing options, dial the full phone number, including the country code and area code, for your contact.

If you are not receiving calls, verify that call blocking and call forwarding are turned off.

Your device or your SIM card might support more than one phone number, even if you only have one phone number. Verify that your phone number is set as your active phone number.

If you have more than one phone number associated with your device, verify that the phone number that you want to make calls from and receive calls to is set as your active phone number.

Related topics

Fixed dialing, 37

Call blocking, 36

Call forwarding, 34

Switch the active phone number, 41

I cannot set up an email address

Try performing the following actions:

On the Home screen or in a folder, click the Setup Wizard icon. On the email setup screen, verify that you have typed all the email address information correctly. To view the password that you typed, select the Show Password check box.

Verify that the email address is associated with a supported email account (for example, a POP3 email account or an IMAP email account). For more information about supported email accounts, contact your wireless service provider.

If you are switching from another BlackBerry® device that is associated with one or more email addresses using the BlackBerry® Internet Service, verify that you have completed the process for switching devices automatically or manually using the email setup application. For more information about switching devices, see the Learn More booklet that came with your device.

For more information about setting up an email address, visit www.blackberry.com/go/docs and click BlackBerry Internet Service.

I am not receiving messages

Try performing the following actions:

Verify that your BlackBerry® device is connected to the wireless network. If you are not in a wireless coverage area, you should receive messages when you return to a wireless coverage area.

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Welcome to BlackBerry!

If you created an email address or added an existing email address to your device using the email setup screen in the setup wizard, verify that you have received an activation message on your device from the BlackBerry® Internet Service. If you have not received an activation message (the message might take a short period of time to arrive), in the setup wizard, open the email setup screen to send a service book to your device.

If you have not received a registration message from the wireless network, register your device.On the Home screen or in a folder, click the Options icon. Click Advanced Options. Click Host Routing Table. Press the Menu key. Click Register Now.

Verify that data service is turned on.

If you use email message filters, verify that the options for email message filters are set correctly.

Verify that email message forwarding is turned on and that you have selected all the email message folders, including your inbox folder, that you want to receive email messages from.

If you have a Wi-Fi® enabled device and if your device uses a software token to connect to a Wi-Fi® network or to log in to a VPN, reset your device and connect to the Wi-Fi network or log in to the VPN again.

Verify that your device is not blocking messages. For more information, contact your administrator.

Related topics

Turn off the connection to the wireless network, 243

About wireless coverage indicators, 246

Turn on or turn off data service or set roaming options, 243

Change an email message filter, 58

Forward messages from a specific email message folder to your device, 55

I cannot send SMS text messages

Depending on your wireless service plan, this feature might not be supported.

Try performing the following actions:

Verify that your BlackBerry® device is connected to the wireless network. If you are not in a wireless coverage area, your device should send the messages when you return to a wireless coverage area.

Verify that fixed dialing is turned off.

Related topics

Turn off the connection to the wireless network, 243

Fixed dialing, 37

I cannot save media files

Your BlackBerry® device memory or media card might not have enough available memory to store media files. Try performing the following actions:

If you are trying to save a media file to your device memory, delete old data or messages from your device.

If you are trying to save a media file on your media card, delete old media files.

In the camera options, verify that the Picture Quality field is not set to Superfine. Superfine pictures use more memory than fine or normal pictures.

If possible, increase the maximum amount of memory available for pictures.

Related topics

Delete a media file or folder, 117

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Delete a message, 54

I cannot play a media file on a web page

Your BlackBerry® device might not support the size or file format of the media file.

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Shortcuts

Shortcuts

Depending on the typing input language that you are using, some shortcuts might not be available.

BlackBerry basics shortcuts

Depending on the typing input language that you are using, some shortcuts might not be available.

To move the cursor, roll the trackball.

To move back a screen, press the Escape key.

To return to the Home screen, when you are not on a call, press the End key.

To view more applications on the Home screen, press the Menu key.

To open a menu in an application to access options and available actions, press the Menu key.

To move to a list item or menu item, type the first letter of the item.

To select a highlighted menu item, press the Menu key.

To select or clear a check box, press the Space key.

To view available values in a field, press the Alt key.

To switch applications, press and hold the Menu key. Click an application.

To switch between the active notification profile and the Vibrate notification profile, press and hold the Q key.

To delete a highlighted item, press the Backspace/Delete key.

Phone shortcuts

Depending on the typing input language that you are using, some shortcuts might not be available.

To change your ring tone, from the Home screen, press the Send key. Press the Menu key. Click Set Ring Tone.

To check your voice mail, press and hold 1.

To send an incoming call to voice mail when your BlackBerry® device is inserted in a holster, press and hold the Volume Down key on the right side of your device.

To set up speed dial for a contact, on the Home screen or in the phone application, press and hold the key that you would like to assign speed dial to.

To add an extension to a phone number, press the Alt key and the X key. Type the extension number.

To type a letter in a phone number field, press the Alt key and the letter key.

To insert a plus sign (+) when typing a phone number, press the O key.

To turn on the speakerphone during a call, press the Speakerphone key ( ) on the keyboard. To turn off the speakerphone during a call, press the Speakerphone key again.

If you are using a wireless headset, to stop listening to a call with the headset, press the Speakerphone key. To listen to a call using the wireless headset again, press the Speakerphone key again.

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Shortcuts

If you have multiple phone numbers associated with your device, to change the active phone number, from the Home screen, press the Send key. Click your phone number at the top of the screen. Click a phone number.

Message shortcuts

Depending on the typing input language that you are using, some shortcuts might not be available.

In a message

To reply to a message, press R.

To reply to all in an email message or a PIN message, press L.

To forward a message, press F.

To file a highlighted email message, press I.

To view the email address of a contact, highlight the contact in the To or From field. Press Q. To view the display name, press Q again.

To move to the last cursor position after you close and reopen a received email message or PIN message, press G.

In a message list

To open a highlighted message, press the Enter key.

To compose a message from a message list, press C.

To mark a message as opened or unopened, press the Alt key and U.

To add a flag to a highlighted message, press W.

To view all flagged messages, press the Alt key and F.

To view received messages and received call logs, press the Alt key and I.

To view sent messages, press the Alt key and O.

To view voice mail messages, press the Alt key and V.

To view SMS text messages, press the Alt key and S.

To view call logs, press the Alt key and P.

To view all your messages, press the Escape key.

Move around a message list

To move up a screen, press the Shift key and the Space key.

To move down a screen, press the Space key.

To move to the top of a message list, press T.

To move to the bottom of a message list, press B.

To move to the next date, press N.

To move to the previous date, press P.

To move to the next unopened item, press U.

To move to the next related message, press J.

To move to the previous related message, press K.

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Shortcuts

File and attachment shortcuts

Depending on the typing input language that you are using, some shortcuts might not be available.

To search for text in a file or an attachment, press F.

To move to the last cursor position after closing and reopening a file or an attachment, press G.

In a spreadsheet

To move to a specific cell, press G.

To view the content of a cell, press the Space key.

To switch worksheets, press V. Highlight a worksheet. Press the Enter key.

To view columns or rows that are hidden by default, press H. To hide these columns or rows again, press H again.

In a presentation

To switch presentation views, press M.

To move to the next slide when viewing a presentation in slide view, press N.

To move to the previous slide when viewing a presentation in slide view, press P.

To move to the last cursor position after closing and reopening a presentation that you were viewing in text view or in text and slide view, press G.

Media shortcuts

Depending on the typing input language that you are using, some shortcuts might not be available.

Audio and video files

To pause an audio or video file, press the Mute key on the top of your BlackBerry® device. To resume playing an audio or video file, press the Mute key again.

To play the next song, press and hold the Volume Up key on the right side of your device.

To play the previous song, press and hold the Volume Down key on the right side of your device.

If you are using a headset, to turn on the audio boost feature to amplify the volume for songs, ring tones, and videos, press the Volume Up key until you reach the highest volume setting, and then press the Volume Up key four times quickly.

Pictures

To pan a picture, you must first be zoomed in.

To zoom in to a picture, press 3. To zoom to the original picture size, press 7.

To zoom out from a picture, press 9. To zoom to the original picture size, press 7.

To pan up in a picture, press 2.

To pan down in a picture, press 8.

To pan right in a picture, press 6.

To pan left in a picture, press 4.

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To return to the center of a picture, press 5.

To rotate a picture, press L.

To fit a picture to the screen size, press 1.

Camera and video camera

To zoom in to a subject before taking a picture, press the Volume Up key.

To zoom out from a subject before taking a picture, press the Volume Down key.

To take a picture, press the Right Convenience key.

To change the flash mode for a picture, if available, or to turn on low-light mode for a video, press the Space key.

Browser shortcuts

Depending on the typing input language that you are using, some shortcuts might not be available.

To insert a period (.) in the web address field, press the Space key.

To insert a slash mark (/) in the web address field, press the Shift key and the Space key.

To stop loading a web page, press the Escape key.

To close the browser, press and hold the Escape key.

On a web page

To switch between Column view and Page view, press Z.

To zoom in to a web page, press I.

To zoom out from a web page, press O.

To move to a specific web page, press G.

To return to the home page, press H.

To turn on support for JavaScript, press J.

To open the bookmark list, press K.

To add a bookmark, press A.

To view a list of web pages that you have visited recently, press Y.

To refresh a web page, press R.

To view the web page address for a link, highlight a link. Press L.

To view the web page address for a web page, press P.

To follow a link, highlight or pause on the link. Press the Enter key.

To hide the banner, press U. To view the banner, press U.

To open the browser options, in the browser, press S.

Navigate a web page

To move up a screen, press the Shift key and the Space key.

To move down a screen, press the Space key.

To move to the top of a web page, press T.

To move to the bottom of a web page, press B.

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Shortcuts

Calendar shortcuts

Depending on the typing input language that you are using, some shortcuts might not be available.

For shortcuts to work in Day view, in the general calendar options, change the Enable Quick Entry field to No.

To schedule an appointment, press C.

To change to Agenda view, press A.

To change to Day view, press D.

To change to Week view, press W.

To change to Month view, press M.

To move to the next day, week, or month, press the Space key.

To move to the previous day, week, or month, press the Shift key and the Space key.

To move to the current date, press T.

To move to a specific date, press G.

Typing shortcuts

Depending on the typing input language that you are using, some shortcuts might not be available.

To insert a period, press the Space key twice. The next letter is capitalized.

To capitalize a letter, press and hold the letter key until the capitalized letter appears.

To type the alternate character on a key, press the Alt key and the character key.

To type an accented or special character, press and hold the letter key and roll the trackball to the left or right. For example, to type ü, press and hold U and roll the trackball to the left until ü appears. Release the letter key when the accented or special character appears.

To type a number in a number field, press a number key. You do not need to press the Alt key.

To type a number in a text field, press and hold the Alt key and press the number key.

To turn on NUM lock, press the Alt key and the Left Shift key. To turn off NUM lock, press the Shift key.

To turn on CAP lock, press the Alt key and the Right Shift key. To turn off CAP lock, press the Shift key.

Insert symbols

To insert an at sign (@) or a period (.) in an email address field, press the Space key.

To type a symbol, press the Symbol key. Type the letter that appears below the symbol.

Work with text

To highlight a line of text, press the Shift key and roll the trackball up or down.

To highlight text character by character, press and hold the Shift key and roll the trackball left or right.

To cancel a text selection, press the Escape key.

To cut highlighted text when typing, press the Shift key and the Backspace/Delete key.

To copy highlighted text when typing, press the Alt key and click the trackball.

To paste highlighted text when typing, press the Shift key and click the trackball.

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Shortcuts

Search shortcuts

Depending on the typing input language that you are using, some shortcuts might not be available.

To search for a contact in a list of contacts, type the contact name or initials separated by a space.

To search for text in a message, press S.

To search for text in a file or an attachment, press F.

To search for text on a web page, press F.

To search for text in a presentation, you must view the presentation in text view or in text and slide view. Press F.

Map shortcuts

Depending on the typing input language that you are using, some shortcuts might not be available.

To zoom in to a map, press I.

To zoom out from a map, press O.

To move to the next direction on a route, press N.

To move to the previous direction on a route, press P.

To view status information at the top of a map, press U. To hide status information at the top of a map, press U again.

To view tracking information at the bottom of a map while you are tracking your movement, press the Space key. To hide tracking information at the bottom of a map, press the Space key again.

Shortcuts troubleshooting

I cannot use a shortcut

Depending on the typing input language that you are using, some shortcuts might not be available.

Try changing the typing input language.

Related topics

Change the typing input language, 190

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Phone

Phone

Phone basics

Find your phone number

Perform one of the following actions:

To view your active phone number, from the Home screen, press the Send key. Your active phone number appears beside the My Number field at the top of the screen.

If you have multiple phone numbers associated with your BlackBerry® device, to view a list of your phone numbers, from the Home screen, press the Send key. Click the My Number field at the top of the screen. If your wireless service plan supports SMS text and MMS messaging, the first phone number in the list is the phone number that you use to send and receive SMS text and MMS messages.

Related topics

About multiple phone numbers, 40

Make a call

1.From the Home screen or in the phone application, perform one of the following actions:

Type a phone number.

Type part of a contact name. Highlight a contact or phone number.

2.Press the Send key.

To end the call, press the End key.

Related topics

Add a pause or a wait to a phone number, 151

Available voice commands, 46

Answer a call

Press the Send key.

To end a call, press the End key.

Related topics

Change your ring tone, 12

Answer a second call

Depending on your wireless service provider and wireless network, this feature might not be supported.

1.During a call, press the Menu key.

2.Perform one of the following actions:

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To answer the incoming call and place the current call on hold, click Answer - Hold Current.

To answer the incoming call and end the current call, click Answer - Drop Current.

To return to the first call, press the Menu key. Click Swap or Flash.

Change your ring tone

1.On the Home screen, click the Sounds icon.

2.Click Set Ring Tones/Alerts.

3.Click the application or item that you want to change.

4.Perform one of the following actions:

To use a preloaded ring tone, in the Ring Tone field, click a ring tone.

To use a ring tone that you downloaded, in the Ring Tone field, click Select Music. Navigate to a folder that contains ring tones. Click a ring tone.

5.Press the Menu key.

6.Click Save.

Mute a call

During a call, press the Mute key on the top of your device.

To turn off mute, press the Mute key again.

Place a call on hold

If your BlackBerry® device is connected to a CDMA network, you cannot place a call on hold.

1.During a call, press the Menu key.

2.Click Hold.

To resume a call, press the Menu key. Click Resume.

Turn on the speakerphone

During a call, press the Speakerphone key ( ) on the keyboard.

Do not hold the BlackBerry® device near your ear while you use the speakerphone. Hearing damage can occur. For more information, see the

Safety and Product Information booklet for your device.

To turn off the speakerphone, press the Speakerphone key again.

Related topics

Bluetooth technology, 210

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Phone

Dial an extension

1.Press the X key.

2.Type the extension number.

Dial using numbers or letters

When you type a letter in a phone number, your BlackBerry® device dials the number that is associated with the letter on a conventional phone keypad.

To type a number, press a number key.

To type a letter, press and hold the Alt key. Press the letter key.

Switch applications during a call

1.During a call, press the Menu key.

2.Click Home Screen.

Note: If you switch to a different application and you want to end the call, press the End key.

Make a call when your device is locked

To perform this task, you must turn on dialing from the Lock screen.

1.From the Lock screen, press the Menu key.

2.Click Place Call.

3.Perform one of the following actions:

Type a phone number.

Type part of a contact name. Click a contact or phone number.

4.Press the Send key.

To end the call, press the End key.

Related topics

Turn on dialing from the Lock screen, 41

About using a headset

You can purchase an optional headset to use with your BlackBerry® device.

If you use a headset, you can use a headset button to answer or end a call, or to turn on or turn off mute during a call. Depending on your device model, you might be able to use a headset button to make a call using a voice command.

Depending on your headset, you might also be able to use a headset button to pause, resume, skip, or adjust the volume of audio or video files.

For more information about using the headset, see the documentation that came with your headset.

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Emergency calls

About emergency calls

If you are outside of a wireless coverage area and the SOS wireless coverage indicator appears, you can only call emergency numbers. Your BlackBerry® device is designed to allow emergency calls even when your device is locked. Depending on your device model and the wireless network that your device is connected to, your device is also designed to allow emergency calls when the SIM card is not inserted. If the connection to the wireless network is turned off when you initiate an emergency call, your device is designed to connect to the wireless network automatically.

You can only make emergency calls by typing official emergency access numbers (for example, 911 or 112).

Note: You should not rely on any wireless device for essential communications, including medical emergencies. Emergency numbers may vary by location and emergency calls may be blocked or impeded by network, environmental, or interference issues.

Make an emergency call

Perform one of the following actions:

If your keyboard or BlackBerry® device is unlocked, from the Home screen, press the Send key. Type the emergency number. Press the Send key.

If your keyboard is locked, type the emergency number. Press the Send key.

If your device is locked, press the Menu key. Click Emergency Call. Click Yes.

About GPS technology

Depending on your wireless service provider, this feature might not be supported.

You can use GPS technology on your BlackBerry® device to get your GPS location and to use location-based applications and location-based services. Location-based applications can use your GPS location to provide you with information such as driving directions.

If your device does not have an internal GPS receiver or your wireless service provider does not support location-based services and you want to use GPS technology, you can pair your BlackBerry device with a Bluetooth® enabled GPS receiver. For more information, contact your wireless service provider.

If your device is connected to a CDMA network and you make an emergency call or your device is in Emergency Callback Mode, an emergency operator might be able to use GPS technology to estimate your location.

Note: In an emergency, always provide the emergency operator with as much information as possible. Emergency operators might not be able to estimate your location using only GPS technology.

Turn on GPS technology

Depending on your BlackBerry® device model and wireless network, this feature might not be supported.

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Phone

The GPS options that appear on your device might differ slightly from the options that appear in this task.

1.On the Home screen, click the Options icon.

2.Click Advanced Options.

3.Click GPS.

4.Change the GPS Services field to Location On.

5.Press the Menu key.

6.Click Save.

To turn off GPS technology, change the GPS Services field to Location Off.

Volume

Adjust the volume

To increase the volume, press the Volume Up key on the right side of your BlackBerry® device.

To decrease the volume, press the Volume Down key on the right side of your device.

To mute the volume, press the Mute key on the top of your device. To turn off mute, press the Mute key again.

Related topics

Amplify the volume using the audio boost feature, 107

Improve sound quality for media files, 107

Change the default volume for calls

You can increase or decrease the default volume for calls. The higher the volume percentage, the louder the volume.

1.From the Home screen, press the Send key.

2.Press the Menu key.

3.Click Options.

4.Click General Options.

5.Change the Default Call Volume field.

6.Press the Menu key.

7.Click Save.

Improve sound quality during a call

You cannot change sound quality when you are using a Bluetooth® enabled headset.

1.During a call, press the Menu key.

2.Click Enhance Call Audio.

3.Select a bass or treble option.

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