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Changing the time zone on your Blackberry

Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

If you’re going to be staying somewhere foreign for an extended period of time it may be a good idea to change the time zone on your Blackberry.
To change your time zone do the following:
1. From the Home screen, click Options.
2. From the Options screen, click Date/Time.
3. With the Time Zone field already selected, click […]

Adding multiple email addresses

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

You can add additional emails per contact, the main reason for this is that some people have a work and personal email address. Although we have to admit, in our experience the majority of people don’t mind wasting their company’s time unless they work for Big Brother or something.
To add additional contacts per email:
1. […]

Insert Pause for Easier dialing

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

You can insert a wait or pause to separate additional digits (for example, a password or extension) from the main phone number. When you dial a phone number that contains a pause, the device pauses for two seconds before it dials the remaining numbers. When dialing a phone number that contains a wait, the device […]

Initiate a Conference Call

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

Making conference calls on the Blackberry is very simple. You can initiate a conference call on the BlackBerry device by doing the following:
1. On the Home screen, click Phone.
2. Click the trackwheel and select New Call.
3. Highlight a contact, click the trackwheel, and select Call.
4. While the first contact is highlighted, click the trackwheel and […]

‘Caps-Lock’ For Your Blackberry

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

The Blackberry may not have a ‘caps-lock’ button like your computer, but you can still type in all capital letters. All you need to do is hit Alt+Cap, you will then see a big up arrow which indicates you are in all capital mode. To get out of all capital mode just hit the Cap […]

Hiding Icons On Blackberry

Monday, January 16th, 2006

Is your home screen getting too cluttered or do you have programs that you’ve never used ever like the ‘Help’ program? Well you can clean your home screen by hiding the icons, a way to unclutter your screen without actually removing the program entirely from your device. To hide any icons, just hold down ALT+Wheel-click […]

Change the Calendar Initial View

Wednesday, January 11th, 2006

You can change the default day view of the Calender application if you find yourself constantly switching from week or month view.
To change the Initial View option for the Calendar application:
1. Open the Calendar application and click the trackwheel.
2. Click Options. The Calendar Options screen appears.
3. Click Initial View and scroll tochange the view.
4. […]

Custom Address Fields

Wednesday, January 4th, 2006

If you scroll down to the bottom of the screen in the address window you will see some fields numbered ‘User’ 1 to 5. These fields don’t mean usernames, they are user defined fields. They are meant to be used for specific information about a contact but can’t fit it anywhere else, for example birthdays.
To […]

Keeping Full Brightness on Blackberry 8700

Monday, December 19th, 2005

One of the new features of the 8700 is the new intelligent light sensor that automatically optimizes screen lighting levels for indoor and outdoor viewing. In most cases the auto sensor works fairly well but in situations where there is no light or not much light we found that the brightness is not enough. If […]

How To Pair Bluetooth Devices with Your Blackberry

Thursday, December 8th, 2005

In order to pair a BlackBerry device with a Bluetooth device, the Bluetooth device must be in pairing mode. Most Bluetooth devices are not set to pairing mode by default. Therefore, refer to your Bluetooth device manual for instructions on how to set the device to pairing mode.
1. On the BlackBerry device, in the device […]

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