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Navigation Tips for BlackBerry Smartphones Running OS 6.0

February 24th, 2011

6.0 Here are a list of navigation tips from RIM for BlackBerry 6 that can make the user experience a little faster.

For touchscreen BlackBerry smartphones:

  • To Zoom In, double tap a block of text; the font size will increase, and the text will be intelligently wrapped in a column while maintaining the placement of a page’s key elements
  • To view your open browser tabs, tap the New Tab icon in the top right hand corner of the screen
  • To save a webpage to your home screen, go to the desired webpage, tap the Globe icon in the top right hand corner of the screen. Select Add To Home Screen from the menu that appears
  • To launch a Pop-up Menu of popular actions, press and hold from anywhere on the screen
  • View recent messages and updates from any of your contacts simply by opening their profile in Contacts
  • BlackBerry smartphones support full multitasking, so you can run multiple apps at the same time. To move quickly between apps, press and hold the Menu key to activate the Application Switcher
    For non-touchscreen BlackBerry smartphones:
  • To Zoom In, hold the alt key while scrolling upward on the trackpad
  • To view your open browser tabs, select the Tab icon in the top right hand corner of the screen
  • To save a webpage to your home screen, go to the desired webpage, select the Globe icon in the top right hand corner of the screen. Select Add To Home Screen from the menu that appears
  • To launch a Pop-up Menu of popular actions, press and hold the trackpad from anywhere on the screen
  • View recent messages and updates from any of your contacts simply by opening their profile in Contacts
  • BlackBerry smartphones support full multitasking, so you can run multiple apps at the same time. To move quickly between apps, press and hold the Menu key to activate the Application Switcher

Home Screen Tips for BlackBerry Smartphones Running OS 6.0

January 27th, 2011

6.0 Here are some BlackBerry 6 Home Screen Tips from RIM that help save your time:

  • To automatically launch Universal Search, start typing or select the magnifying glass in the top right corner of the home screen
  • To add an icon to the Favorites view, select the icon and press and hold the trackpad, then click on Mark as Favorite from the pop-up menu
  • For quick access to Manage Connections, Alarm and Options screens, select the top of the Home Screen
  • To easily view your most recent messages (such as email, text, BlackBerry® Messenger), phone calls, upcoming appointments, Facebook® and Twitter® notifications simply select the Notification Bar directly below the clock on the Home Screen
  • To easily access your contacts, you can add them to the Home Screen:
    • In the Contacts application, highlight the contact you want to add
    • Press the Menu key
    • Select Add to Home Screen, then Add

    BlackBerry 6, the new BlackBerry operating system, is available on the BlackBerry Torch, BlackBerry Style, BlackBerry Bold 9780 and now the BlackBerry Bold 9650 and BlackBerry Curve 3G from Verizon Wireless. For a free download of BlackBerry 6 for your BlackBerry Bold 9650 and BlackBerry Curve 3G for Verizon Wireless, visit www.blackberry.com/update.