Tag: BlackBerry-Help

BlackBerry Answers available internationally, still English-only

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BlackBerry Answers

BlackBerry Answers, a rather underwhelming mobile support service launched in July for North America, released internationally recently, although it’s still only in English. The results tend to cover the more basic stuff (good luck finding results on tethering or OS upgrades), but the answers that are there tend to be pretty well-documented. If you’re still learning your way around the BlackBerry environment, it might be worth your while to bookmark the help page on your mobile browser. Maybe we can see some more language support soon…?

(Support Community Forums via BerryReview)

BlackBerry Tips: BlackBerry Memory Management Video

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BlackBerry memory management tips

As you can tell from our Zumobi hands-on impressions post, the mobile widget application can be quite the memory hog by BlackBerry standards (highly understandable considering what it provides) and has been a little troublesome for members of the BlackBerry Nation rocking, ahem, less-than-new devices. However, our friends at Zumobi aren’t ones to rest in times of need, and have put together a video of handy memory management tips so your BlackBerry is running clean and your Zoomspace is quick.

Check out the video above (compiled partially from tips offered right here on BlackBerry Cool), but make sure to post your own memory management tip in the comments. Special thanks to the lovely Beth for compiling the video!

Watch the BlackBerry memory management video after the jump

BlackBerry Themes, Ringtones and Games 30% off until July 4th at Bplay

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iBerry 2.0 BlackBerry Theme

Hooah, that’s a sale, alright. Punch in the coupon code JULY30 at checkout and get 30% off deals at Bplay – that includes, themes, ringtones and games. Feeling patriotic? Why not grab the Stars and Stripes theme, or O Canada? Maybe looking for a more political angle? Democrat and Republican themes are still up. If games are more your bag, Call of Duty 3 and Whitehouse Rumble are both in the 4th. of July spirit. Looking for ringtones? Bplay has a whole category of patriotic ringtones for ya. If you’d rather save your coin, check out Astraware’s free Fireworks app, so you can get all warmed up for the real thing.

Of course, not everyone’s the flag-waving type – maybe you’d rather just get a good deal a slick iBerry theme. And hey, if you’ve got the Wallet application loaded, Bplay can now get all your payment info from there.

Want to buy or sell a used BlackBerry? Read this first!!

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Looking to sell your BlackBerry Bold?

Ever get the feeling that your used BlackBerry is… not so fresh? Want to make sure the BlackBerry you’re looking to sell finds a good home without giving away any of your personal information to its new owner? If so, make sure to read the new BlackBerry Technical Support Document detailing everything you need to know about buying or selling a used BlackBerry. If that BlackBerry happens to be one of the new Bolds, well, you know who to email next.

Download and view the .pdf here

BlackBerry newbies blog about ‘their first time’

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QuicklyBored LogoThe delirious post monkeys over at our sister site QuicklyBored recently received BlackBerrys to increase productivity (i.e., they wanted a raise, so we gave them some of our hand-me-downs instead). Since then, they’ve been blogging like crazy, describing both the joys and the frustrations involved in their new addiction. Our boy Simon also sat down with them for a podcast on the BlackBerry’s mobile entertainment capabilities and the most recent BlackBerry 9000 rumors. You can listen to it here, and check out some of their most recent posts below.

Installing software to your BlackBerry via OTA
Taking BlackBerry screenshots is a huge pain
Using TinyTube on your BlackBerry (Part 2)

Feel free to mock their blatant newbery, but make sure to also include some handy tips to help them along their way. The BlackBerry community takes care of its own, after all.

121 BlackBerry Tips

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Thumbs UpInsideCRM has just busted out a great list of resources spanning the whole BlackBerry community, and covering topics from simple keyboard shortcuts to highly recommended software. There are a lot of layers of functionality to a BlackBerry, and this list of links is a great tool to help you dig through ‘em. One new tidbit I found out was how to dial letter numbers like 1-800-GOOG-411 by holding down the ALT key. There was also a guide on there for installing BlackBerry apps through Mac OS X, which I’m sure some Mac users out there would appreciate. I’m a little sad not to see Viigo on that list, though… Thanks Amy!