Blackberrys are becoming more and more popular, and just like with computers; there are ways that you can tweak your electronics for ease of use. If you disable dialing from the homescreen, it opens up your phone to many possibilities. With all the apps that are now readily available for download, this helps a lot to quickly get to which app you want.

To do this, go into your Phone options by going to Send Key > Menu Key > Options > General Options > and set “dial from home screen” to “no”.

*On the Torch 9800, Bold 9780, or any BlackBerry OS 6 devices this can be found by going to your Home Screen > Options > Launch by Typing > Set to “Application Shortcuts”

Best BlackBerry Keypad Shortcuts; Bold, Torch, Curve Tips

Home Screen

 

  • A – Contacts
  • B – Browser
  • C – Compose message
  • D – Memo
  • F – Profiles
  • G – Google Talk
  • H – Help
  • K – Keypad lock
  • L – Calendar
  • M – Messages
  • N – BB Messenger
  • O – Options
  • P – Phone
  • S – Search
  • T – Todo list
  • U – Calculator
  • V – Saved messages
  • W – Carrier’s browser
  • X – Windows Live Messenger

While Viewing Messages

  • B – Bottom of the list
  • C – Compose
  • E – Delivery errors
  • F – Forward highlighted message
  • I – View the folder where highlighted message locates
  • J – Jump to next message with same subject. After it reaches most recent message, it will loop from oldest message.
  • K – Jump to previous message with same subject. After it reaches oldest message, it will loop from most recent message.
  • L – Reply All highlighted message
  • N – Jump to next day
  • P – Jump to previous day
  • R – Reply highlighted message
  • S – Search
  • T – Top of the list
  • U – Unread messages. It starts from oldest unread message. Press U again to reach next unread message.
  • V – Saved messages
  • Space – Page down
  • Shift + Space = Page up
  • Alt+i – To view incoming messages only (Press back to view all messages)
  • Alt+m – To view MMS messages only (Press back to view all messages)
  • Alt+o – To view incoming messages only (Press back to view all messages)
  • Alt+p – To view phone messages only (Press back to view all messages)
  • Alt+s – To view SMS messages only (Press back to view all messages)
  • Alt+u – Mark the message opened/unopened. It will toggle the status.
  • Alt+v – To view voicemail messages only (Press back to view all messages)

While Viewing Calendar

  • A – Agenda view
  • C – Create a new appointment
  • D – Day view
  • G – Go to date …
  • M – Month view
  • N – Next (day, month, week, etc. depending on current view). Only works in Agenda view, Week view and Month view.
  • P – Previous (day, month, week, etc. depending on current view). Only works in Agenda view, Week view and Month view.
  • T – Today
  • W – Week view
  • Space – Next (day, month, week, etc. depending on current view). Works in all views
  • Shift + Space – Previous (day, month, week, etc. depending on current view). Works in all views

While In Camera Mode

  • Up = Zoom in
  • Down = Zoom out
  • Space = Switch flash mode (On/Auto/Off)
  • Sym = Toggle full screen mode

While In Video Camera Mode

  • Up = Zoom in
  • Down = Zoom out
  • Space = Switch flash mode (On/Off)