Posts Tagged ‘Blackberry tips and tricks’

How to Turn on Speaker Phone on a Blackberry 7250

April 22nd, 2010

BlackBerry 7250 A speakerphone function enables you to chat with friends and family on a cellphone while also doing other tasks. Speakerphones can also let a group of people listen in on a phone call. Since many states have recently enacted bans on non-hands-free cell-phone use while driving, using the speakerphone can also help you comply with these new laws while in your car. Although the Blackberry 7250 does not come with a speakerphone, you can still set up this function by using a Bluetooth device.

Turn on Bluetooth

Step 1: Power on your Blackberry 7250 using the On/Off button in the lower right-hand corner of the device.

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How to Put Music on a Blackberry Storm

April 7th, 2010

put-music-blackberry-storm-200X200 Although the BlackBerry Storm is primarily used as a business-centric phone equipped with email handlers and a robust browser system, the BlackBerry Storm also has plenty of nonbusiness-related features including media player capabilities. Putting music on your BlackBerry Storm is very easy, and you’ll be able to listen to all your favorite tunes on your BlackBerry in no time.


Step 1: Connect your BlackBerry to your computer. Plug the small end of a standard mini-USB cord into your Storm, and then plug the large end into a standard USB port. After the BlackBerry is plugged in, a little message will pop up letting you know that the BlackBerry has been connected. If this is your first time connecting your phone to the computer, you may need to install some drivers by clicking on a few prompts.

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How to Fix it Jvm Error Codes for the Blackberry Pearl

March 30th, 2010

Blackberry devices run on the Java Virtual Machine, or JVM, software platform. Occasionally the software will run into a glitch and stop running. These glitches are coded with a three digit number so that testers can figure out what caused the glitch. For users, the error codes almost always mean that the operating system will have to be reinstalled.

    Reloading the software

Step 1: Download and install the latest version of Blackberry Desktop manager from either the Blackberry website or your carrier’s website.

Step 2: Download and install the latest software for the Pearl from your cellular carrier’s website.

Step 3: Connect your device to the computer using the cable that came with the Pearl. If your Pearl has a password you will be asked to enter it now.

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How to Maximize the Use of Your Blackberry

March 28th, 2010

Many die-hard BlackBerry smartphone fans cringe at the thought of someone buying a device and not using it to its full potential. It can seem overwhelming when first learning a new device and operating system, especially if using a smartphone for the first time. Fortunately, several online sources will guide you to getting the most out of your BlackBerry.

Step 1: Learn about your BlackBerry device. Download the user manual from, and visit the MyBlackBerry Community while there. Read the tutorials, blogs and forums on, or on the many other Web sites dedicated to BlackBerry smartphones. Before posting a thread, search the site to see if your question has been asked before.

Step 2: Add external memory. Most BlackBerry devices will hold microSD cards of 2 gigabytes and up. Because applications are stored to a BlackBerry’s internal memory, it’s wise to save media files, such as songs and photos, to external, removable memory.

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Blackberry Curve Vs. Blackberry Storm

March 25th, 2010

A BlackBerry is a wireless mobile device created by the company Research in Motion. BlackBerry devices come in various styles and models, including the BlackBerry Curve and the BlackBerry Storm. These devices vary in their size, features and design, and they are supported by select cell phone service providers.


    The most noticeable difference between the Curve and Storm lies in the keyboard feature and set up. The Curve offers the standard QWERTY keyboard, similar to those found on computers and typewriters. The Storm is a touchscreen phone with only four buttons on the device. The four buttons on the Storm, which can also be found on the Curve, are the "Call," "End Call," "Options" and "Return" keys. These keys are the most used on such devices.

Supported Carriers

Most phone carriers make various models exclusive to their network. As of spring 2010, the BlackBerry Storm series is only available through Verizon Wireless, a Code Division Multiple

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How to Watch TV for Free on a BlackBerry

March 24th, 2010
There are a several different ways of watching TV on your BlackBerry, but many of them require paying for software, tedious downloading, and are not completely reliable. Viuvision is a mobile phone website that provides free and easy access to various TV programs from your BlackBerry, with only a few steps.


Step 1: Click on the icon that looks like the earth; it’s located on your BlackBerry’s desktop.

Step 2: Type "," into the BlackBerry’s browser.

Step 3: Agree to the terms, then click on the TV Icon that you wish to watch and wait about 30 seconds for it to load. The low-bandwidth options include "Cartoons," "C-Span," "BroBible" "Classic Movies," and "Classic Martial Arts." The medium bandwidth option offers a few more channels: "Medical" and "NASA."

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Blackberry Curve Avoid Pocket Dialing

March 23rd, 2010

Stop calling people from your pants!  Pocket Dialing not only wastes energy and time, it also is just plain annoying!  Stupid phone user!

To avoid these embarrassing accidents, simply press the silver key on the very top of your phone until you get the “Entering Standby Mode”.

The next time you need to do something, the phone will remind you about it’s standby state, then will instruct you to again press the silver mute key on top of the phone to exit standby mode.

How to Use the BlackBerry 8830 GPS

March 21st, 2010

Global positioning software (GPS) allows you to pinpoint your location. Although there’s no GPS program on the BlackBerry, many BlackBerry applications use GPS to find your location and give you directions, determine what other locations are near you and give you the current weather conditions. The BlackBerry 8830 comes with GPS capabilities, but you may need to enable them before your BlackBerry’s applications can use them.

Step 1: Power up your BlackBerry 8830. Wait for it to finish its boot cycle and show the home screen.

Step 2: Press the menu key to open the list of available applications. Click "Options." Click "Advanced Options" from the list in the Options menu.

Step 3: Open the GPS menu. Change the GPS Services field to "Location ON." Press the menu key. Click "Save."

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How to Retrieve Voice Mails From Blackberry 8800

March 15th, 2010

If you miss a call on your BlackBerry 8800 phone, you need to view who the call was from and check if the person left you a voicemail. BlackBerry smartphones make recognizing you have a voicemail easy with an alert and an icon on the homescreen, and since the 8800 is part of Cingular (now AT&T), it has a fast retrieval system so you can quickly listen to your messages.

Step 1: View the homescreen of your phone. If there is a cassette tape icon at the top of the screen it means you have a new voicemail.

Step 2: Press and hold the "1" button on the phone.

Step 3: Enter the password you created when you initially set up your voicemail.

Step 4: Listen to your new voicemail messages.

How to Add a GPS to Blackberry Maps

March 11th, 2010

BlackBerry handsets come preloaded with the BlackBerry Maps application as the default mapping software for the device. BlackBerry Maps provides adequate functionality to navigate effectively, even though it is more basic than other offerings on the market. BlackBerry Maps used together with the BlackBerry device’s built-in GPS can provide real-time, turn-by-turn directions.

Things You’ll Need:
  • BlackBerry Smart Phone
  • BlackBerry Maps Application

Step 1: Navigate to the BlackBerry’s Options menu. Choose "Advanced Options" then "GPS". From the "GPS Services" field, select "Location On". Return to the main menu.

Step 2: Open the BlackBerry Maps application. From the main menu, scroll to and select "Maps".

Step 3: Enable GPS navigation. Open the BlackBerry Maps menu using the BlackBerry device’s menu key. Scroll to "Start GPS Navigation" option and click using the trackball.

Step 4: Wait for the BlackBerry to acquire GPS tracking satellites. Once the tracking satellites are acquired, BlackBerry Maps can be used to provide turn-by-turn directions.