How I Customized my Blackberry Curve

Saturday, January 12th, 2008 | Technology

Since my post on enabling Google Maps with GPS on the BlackBerry Curve 8310 is very popular I decided to share with you how I customized my Blackberry to make day to day usage efficient and fun.
As a first step I reviewed the different Themes (Options -> Themes). I decided to go with the “BB Dimension Today” Theme. Having the latest unread messages, upcoming appointments and missed call information all on the homescreen is a great feature and allows me to get the key information I need at a glance.
Another important decision is the assignment of the left and right buttons on the side of the Blackberry. They will allow you to access important apps without using the trackball. Got to Options -> Screen/Keyboard and scroll down to the “Convenience Key Opens” menu items. I decided to leave the right side key with the default which is the camera, so that I can start it quickly for a snapshot. I changed the assignment of the left side button to “Browser”. That allows me to open the integrated web browser easily, which I use to Twitter and to check my Google Reader.
While you are in the Screen/Keyboard options menu you might also want to adjust the Backlight Timeout (I use 30 seconds) and turn off the key tones and trackball sound (Set “Trackball – Audible Roll” to Mute).

Next I switched over to the applications screen (with the button left of the trackball, lets call it menu button). Wow what a mess! So many application icons, many of them I will never use. I checked out every application and decided to keep the following icons (to hide an application icon highlight it and press the menu button and select “Hide”):
First row:
Profiles – Since I need to switch often from Normal to Vibrate mode this is my most important icon
Messages – E-mail is obviously the heart of the Blackberry
Calendar – Also important, but often it is sufficient to me to check the upcoming meetings on the home screen
Browser – I actually have the browser as a shortcut on the left side button so I rarely use the icon to access it
Media – Just use it to browse the pictures which I took with the integrated camera
Second row:
Lock – That is another icon I need a lot, so it is just on scroll click away from the top
VoiceDialing – For me that was the big surprise feature. If you have not yet used it try it out now. It does not require to record the names, but applies voice recognition based on the spelling of the names in the directory. Works great for me (without any training), especially with a Bluetooth headset
Camera – I have the camera as a shortcut on the rigtht side button so I don’t use this icon that often
Tasks – Frankly I have not used tasks at all so far (don’t use them in Outlook either), but thought the app might come handy eventually
MemoPad – The MemoPad is a little useful application. I use it to keep track of my baby son’s weight and height, gift wishes from my wife and other random things
Alarm – I use the Alarm when I am traveling, since I do not trust hotel alarm clocks. Did you know you can turn the Blackberry off and the Alarm will still work? Just don’t take out the battery :-)
Third Row:
Gmail – For my private email I use the Google Gmail client for Blackberry
Google Maps – What a great app. Just got much better with version 2.0.1.
Options – Need to be able to continue to tweek the Blackberry
Manage Connections – This has significantly improved over older Blackberries. You can easily enable/disable Network as well as Bluetooth connections
Turn Power Off
You really want to make sure that the most important apps for you which are not accessible via buttons on the device can be accessed with no or minimum usage of the trackball. So the most important app is in the upper left corner, other important apps down or left of it and so on.

Now let’s talk about customizing the sounds your Blackberry makes. Adjusting the ringtone is actually not as straightforward as I thought. Keeping in mind that all sounds are associated with the profile which is active, select “Profiles”, scroll down to “Advanced…”, select the profile you want to modify (let’s say your active one) and hit the menu button (left to the trackball). Select “Edit”.
To change the ringtone, select phone and then you can change the Tune (second menu item). I am using the Ringer_ClassicPhone. Here you can also adjust the volume and other parameters.

That’s it for today. Hope you have fun with your Blackberry and let me know some of your customization tips in the comments.

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93 Comments to How I Customized my Blackberry Curve

dan mcweeney
January 13, 2008

Best trick I’ve found is using Alt then Enter to lock the keyboard from the home screen.

Miss Drea
January 24, 2008

This is great! I have had so many questions since I started using my curve…..YESTERDAY! LOLZ I love that you put this up you rock!

January 25, 2008

Great ideas for blackberry curve users, but I still need help. I’ve been trying to turn off the notification sound when I receive an e-mail. I don’t mind the sounds for SMS and MMS texts, but I get so many e-mails that it’s really distracting. I know that it has something to do with profiles and such, but I’ve just not figured it out yet. I set up a new exception and called it e-mail, but it didn’t work. Not sure what to do. Any ideas? Please advise if you can. It’s sort of driving me bonkers. I just recently had jaw surgery and have been sleeping on my sofa for 2 weeks (staying elevated) and apparently e-mails come at all hours of the night. I would be so grateful if you could let me know what to do in very specific steps to disable the notifcation sound from e-mail only.
Thank you kindly,

Matthias Zeller
January 25, 2008

as mentioned above you can change notifications sounds in profiles.
1) Select Profiles (the icon with the speaker symbol)
2) Scroll down and select “Advanced…”
3) Scroll to the “Active” Profile (probably “Normal”) and press the menu button (left of the trackball)
4) Select Edit
5) Select “Messenger – New Message”
6) Change to “None” for both “Out of Holster” and “In Holster”
7) Repeat the same for “Messenger – Alert”



Malcolm Harrison
February 16, 2008

Thanks! I followed your instructions. I set up my left convenience key to take me straight to yahoo email. I took out all the annoying icons. It’s all good now. Thanks for taking time to put this info on the net so that people like me can take advantage of it and get more out of our Blackberries.


Mary Walters
March 10, 2008

I’m still trying to figure out how to have a customized signature when I send an email or a text from my curve. Any hints??

Matthias Zeller
March 15, 2008

Hello Mary,
you can set a customized signature as follows:
1) Open the Blackberry email application
2) Press the “Menu” button (the button left to the trackball with the 7 dots on it)
3) Select “Options”
4) Select “Email Settings”
5) Change “Use Auto Signature” to “Yes” and enter the text you want to use for your signature, e.g. “Pardon my spelling but this was sent from Crackberry”



March 26, 2008

For some reason when i go to “Email Settings” the “use auto signature” option is not there… i have a blackberry curve (8300)
any ideas?

March 28, 2008

Yes, i am having the same problem. i have a curve 8310 and there is no option for auto signature under “Messages > Options > Email Settings”.

How strange???

March 30, 2008

Hey Matthias Zeller! Thanks for the awesome tips… A couple of questions…

1. I am using the “BB Dimension Today” Theme as well and I am just wondering if there is anyway to change the YELLOW writing on the home screen where it shows the daily info “messages” “calendar” “call log” and “applications” area??? Also the highlighted YELLOW when scrolling over them and the icons in the applications area? (Sorry for the loaded question)

2. Is there anymore customizing tips that you can think of just to make the BB8310 just a little better than my co-workers?

Just thought I’d ask :)

Thanks again for all your help!

April 7, 2008

Same here … At&t? is it a service thing?

April 12, 2008

Great tips! Easy to understand and have already helped. Hope you’ll keep updating as you find more.

April 25, 2008

how do I turn off the auto signature on the Blackberry curve? There is no auto signature option to turn off.

April 30, 2008

hi, i have 2 quick questions and im sure many more down the road.

1. how can you scroll up slowly (and not just quick jump to the top of the page via the (t) key?

2. how can i adjust the sound level of the alarm.

May 6, 2008

Anyone figure out how to turn off the Sent from Blackberry message on Blackberry 8300 yet? If so, please post the answer!!

Vincent Marziale
June 1, 2008

For those of you asking about the auto signature, go to your carriers website and check out your blackberry email settings. All carriers have an option on the website to setup filters as well as your signature if you can’t find it in your devices options.

June 10, 2008

it sounds like Maathias is a corporate user.. so he has different settings in his phone. If you use at&t personal internet email (not blackberry corporate server) you need to log into the webmail account that blackberry provides you with att and change your signature preferences there. That site is located at

Gal from Morgan Hill
June 24, 2008

I’m stuck on how to receive a notification of my Yahoo IM.

Yahoo! Messenger Alert – is not an option in Profiles.

Any idea?

July 1, 2008

is there a way to change what the scroll buttons on the top right side of the bb do? I see no use for them thus far.

September 4, 2008

Just wanted to say thank you – just spent a night of waking up every hour each time my phone vibrated that I had received an email. You truly saved my brand new phone from getting thrown out a three story window. Thanks again!

Tracey Kelleher
September 5, 2008

I’m wondering how to turn down the volume when someone calls. The “help” section says go to the menu > options > general options > but my phone does not have a general options choice. Thanks!

September 23, 2008

Hi there, I am thinking of getting a 8310 model with Rogers in Canada. To do so, I have to get a 30$/6gb data plan… so I was wondering about what can be done with such a plan. Can the 8310 go on sites such as youtube, like the 8330? If so, how nice is the browser overall with other pages?
To be honest if browsing isn’t fully functional I think I’ll have to get another phone :(

October 19, 2008

I moved from Cingular 8525. I am so hooked to that phone, but THANX a lot to your tips, i have started enjoying my blackberry too. The one about google maps was really cool, makes my phone more useful than just a sitting duck. I have the ATT blackberry personal package, i hope it will cover all the data transmission and i won’t be hit with a ginormous bill.Will be asking you more Q’s as i learn more about this phone. Thanks once again.

Chris Maestro
October 21, 2008

I haven’t figured out why my Curve rings/vibrates every hour at random times: on the :20 and sometimes :45. I have looked at all of the options/settings and can’t seem to figure out why it does this. Can someone help???

November 14, 2008

Thank you so much for this website. It has been so helpful to me, a Sprint BB Curve 8330 user. I love my new BB and love it more now that it is exactly like I want it. Thanks again!

December 4, 2008

here’s a stupid one for you… where’s the options menu??? (the one you go to to get to themes) i lost it :(

December 28, 2008

i just got the blackberry curve this morning and have spent ALL day trying to figure it out. i have it set so that it does check my email; however, can i surf the internet? or do i need to upgrade my verizon plan? and secondly, my screen goes back after about 20 seconds and once the phone is in that sleep mode or whatever it does not make any noise for the alerts… help!!

January 9, 2009

My master volume is set to low (by going to profiles, advanced, edit, phone), but the volume on ringtones is still way too loud. Any way to change this? Thanks!

January 10, 2009

I think I deleted my Alt O shortcut accidently (to view outbound msgs). Is there a way to get it back? Thanks!

February 2, 2009

I need help with spell check in my text messaging. I’ve went to options and have tried a dozen times, but it still isnt’ working. Please help.

February 4, 2009

Is there a way to put a MMS icon on the home screen? Currently my text messages are included in my personal email and my school email.

Robin Johnson
February 28, 2009

was going crazy with the message notification sounds that came on SMS. Searched Google for “how to turn off blackberry sms notification sounds”… and found you… and you fixed the problem – others had too!

so, thank you…. cool how we can share on the internet, and be a “community”….


April 4, 2009

Hi! I have the Blackberry 8310 too. Things are differnt if you have different themes. This might be long so pardon my spelling. I have the At&t theme, the default. For those of u who asked how to turn the volume down, go to the side of the phone and there should be a long button so just press up and down to change the volume. for those of u who want it silent u can press the button on top of the blackberry (acutally on the top of the phone)that looks like a sideways bell with a dash through it, that is the mute button. i use it a lot in class. when u go to profiles it gives u different options. each option come with a different sound for every different thing (sms, mms,email, call.) i have mine on normal which beeps when u recieve an sms. to change themes and other important things go to the folder with the 2 different color wheel looking things.inside should be 4 differnt options (5 including the up button) go to the screw driver to change themes. it is helpful if u type t to go to themes or o for owner. in owner u can put ur name and information….. now is where it gets complicated. the information that u put in is actaully a SIGNATURE….. sooo when u are in a sms text type sig and press the space bar. whatever u placed in the information section should pop up. this might just be my phone…. but it works…. if you are confused by now please start over.. to another question u can go on youtube on the 8310 but it is really weird and isnt very good. to someone who accidently deleted an icon, i am having the same problems. to someone who asked what the buttons on the right side of the “bb” do those are the volume buttons!!!!!now if you are really really confused please keep in mind this is if you have the theme set on At&t. also, the signature for sms texts is not an auto, u must type sig and then press the space bar…also if u need to delete something asap like a text, just scroll onto it and press the delete buttton and it asks u if u would like to delete it. also if you are on the home screen, press the space bar to go to ur call log and to make calls. i hope that those of you that asked questions that went unanswered come back here and check and see this message.

April 4, 2009

I put this into 2v separate messages to help. If you would like to change you ringtone go to the computer screen that has a music icon on it and says media when u scroll over on in then scroll sideways to the music icons that say ring tones, not click, u can view all ringtones and click on one to make it you ringtone…for those of you who dont like any of those ringtones, u can purchase one (i cant, so if u did purchase on ur on ur own) or u can record one. go to applications and then go to the picture of the recorder that says voice notes recorder. please keep in mind i have the At&t theme on. you can record something off youtube just hold ur phone up to the computer and click the track ball to start recording. for everyone, if you screen is black (its not turned off just timed out) u must click a button to reawaken it and then u can carrry on doing stuff. if anyone is have trouble with speed dials, click on a letter and hold it down (do not click 1 because it is the voice mail system!) it will ask you if u would like to assign a number to a letter and click yes. you can then proceed to make a speed dial. now, to use the speed dial, say ur mom is m, click and hold m and it will call her. when sms texting or emailing, if you want to make a letter capitalized u can hold that letter down and it will capitalize it for you. also if you are reading a sms text or mms and u want to reply, just click the track ball, there is no need to go to the menu. if you want to add a recipient u can click the button with 7 dots , also known as the , menu button. if you want to make a picture a backround for ur blackberry, go to the can take a picture , and you see that bar along the bottom with all the icons? click the one second from the left. if you want to make a picture you already took the backround go to pictures, click on a picture , then the button with 7 dots, and find the option that says set as backround.

April 4, 2009

I hope all of this helps!!! If you have anymore questions post them here and ill try to answer them too. (no offense Matthias). hey do you think you can add me as a worker so i can post answers and stuff?
-13 yr old with the red blackberry curve 8310

April 4, 2009

to “newmommy”
you can go to settings, then options, then spell check. click spell check and you can customize your spell checking. when in an sms or mms text click the button with 7 dots and find check spelling. or you could just have great spelling and nothing is wrong when you text. :)

April 4, 2009

I always lock my phone as not to make too many ‘bum calls’. You can do this by simply pressing the mute button on top of the phone, and will go into standby. Press for a couple of seconds. It works way better than the locking way..

April 4, 2009

yea, that works too. I found out how to restore icons… this is complicated and confusing but I will try to make it easy.
1. make sure you are on the home screen.
2. click the menu button (7 dots)
3. click show all
4. u should see shadowy icons
5. but ur cursor over the shadowy icon and click the menu button. there should be a check mark next to hide, just uncheck it.
6. when u are done restoring the ones that u want go to the menu and unclick show all, the icons u restored should still be there
ps. u can scroll over different icons to show all different things

April 20, 2009

How do you set a certain ringtone for SMS text for a certain person? like when i receice a text from jack i want one song to play and when i recieve a text form tom i want a different one to play

May 29, 2009

Kate – I loved the standby tip about holding the mute button down – thanks!

May 30, 2009

I have just bought the Blackberry 8330 from US Cellular. I know some of the features will be different with other carriers, however I’m wondering do I have to keep all the icons that I don’t need right now? If I do take them off what can I do to retrieve them at a later point?
Is there some way to use the ring tone that I have set for some of my contacts as their SMS tone as well? So far I love this phone, but this is my first smartphone and it sure makes me feel dumb!

May 30, 2009

When I put certain appointments in my Blackberry calender, I have to “invite attendee” to my three partners. Is there any way to make a group list so I’ll only have to do the “invite attendee” process one time – but all three of them will be notified? Thanks!

Ashley C
June 16, 2009

My boyfriend checks my blackberry curve when I leave it laying around. How can I lock it to keep him from accessing my messages, and how can I unlock it if I was to lock it?



Ashley C
June 16, 2009

I have a blackberry curve 8303.


June 16, 2009

Thank you! I spent forever trying to map the side “convenience” keys.

June 18, 2009

Sorry if i missed this above, but my question is the following:

How do you change which apps appear on the desktop of your theme? I get the feeling that you can’t unless you change the theme (its hard-coded?)

June 18, 2009

Oops, just moused around with the Hide option and discovered that the options displayed on your desktop are the first options displayed in the applications menu, and that you can move all of the applications (and/or create folders to aggregate like types in!).

So never mind, i answered my own questions :).

June 21, 2009

i need help, on my blackberry curve when i recieve a text message there is no noise, which is what i want – the profile is set to vibrate which is what is convient for me. But when i send a message and my balance appears a beep then starts. This happens each time i send a text message, i need to switch this off so that the whole phone is on silent. can anyone please tell me what i need to do to do this?

June 23, 2009

ok, so i’m trying to get an icon on my phone. just like the iphone im sure you can get applications right? ok well im trying to put a weight watchers icon on my blackberry curve and for some reason i don’t understand how this all works please get back to me as soon as possible. thank you.

Linda C
June 23, 2009

For all those people staring at a bazillion icons, you can group them into folders. Click on the Blackberry (Menu) button from your main screen. It will show all your icons. Hit Menu again and click on Add Folder. Name it, scroll to assign which icon you want (there is a game one with a little picture of a controller) and then push the Add button.

Next, find the icons you want to shove into that folder. You will have to add each one manually. Hit the menu button and select Move. Then using the trackball, move it over the new directory and it will tell you underneath which folder you are dropping it into. Hit the trackball to release and add it there.

You can rid your screen of a ton of icons that way. I have mine sorted into only 4 rows. At the bottom, I have 5 directories (only got my pink Curve yesterday!) Games, Emails (from my 8 different accounts. I leave my primary one on the top row), Utilities (all the setup, bluetooth, options, etc.), Productivity (Word to go, etc. For some reason Docs to Go won’t go into a folder) and Favorites.

I was trying to figure out how to get a list of my favorite phone numbers in there (like I used to have on the home page of my Treo) and ran across this page. Will keep searching.

The reason is, even though I can assign a letter, some contacts start with the same letter. For instance, if I want to call my son Shawn, but need to dial Steve from work and Sarah my best friend, then I have to get creative.

I just want to put my frequently dialed number all in one folder on the menu. I may have to do it from Contacts and leave the Favorites there.

And I keep wanting to push my selection on the screen, lol. But I do love my new BB. I signed up for MobiTV for it so I can watch tv on it, like I did on my Treo. On their website, it says it doesn’t support the Curve, but you can get it here:

Another question I had was how much memory could I get. I got an 8G micro SDHC and it works perfectly. Enabled mass storage in Options.

I also bought the iBerry Pink Zen theme for my pink phone here (very girly!)

I signed up for the Blackberry Owner’s Lounge and the Crackberry sites.

One of the best things was finding a cool way to make your own stand (Also have an iPod Touch 3G 32G) out of a paperclip. I had bought a car charger, etc. for my BB and was thinking about getting a stand. Watch this, it’s cool. Mine wasn’t very good, but I got it to work. Easy to bend using hemostats. Did not use the template as it printed out too long, even checked it was at 100%. Maybe if I reduced it.

And lastly, I am setting up free ringtones by genre at They seem to have the nicest interface to preview a bunch at once with easy free downloads.

Next will be games and a free contact manager that I found some good sites for.

Hope some of these tips helps someone! =0)

July 30, 2009

Blackberry 8300. How can I change my cursor so it is the traditional “arror” pointer?

Linda Leona
August 5, 2009

Hey thanks for this. This was a great help!
–Linda Leona

August 12, 2009

I have the BB8310 How do I change the default volume? I have gone to menu, opeions, then where? I don’t have a general options choice. Also I get my emails through the yahoo go but I also receive them as a text msg. How can I change it to where I only get them on YahooGo! only, not as a text msg as well?

August 31, 2009

I am loosing icons from my blackberry curve. what am i doing wrong? The icons i have lost is my address book icon and facebook icon. any ideas? please help!

August 31, 2009

someone had a blackberry curve 8830 world edition before me, and I guess they programed their number into the phone somehow, like when you call someone and it says your number at the top? and I put my sim card in the phone, and I cant figure out how to change the number to my number. because i cant recieve calls or make them, and i cant send or recieve texts. please help. I couldnt find the general options button. please help me!!!

September 16, 2009

I so need your help. I am new to all of this. When I was going through my blackberry curve I set a time for when I did not want messages to be sent. I have no idea how I did it and can’t figure out how to change the time I put. Does that make sense and if it does can you help me?

September 18, 2009

I am trying to set tasks, but am not getting any alerts. I’m sure I’ve set everything correctly in my profile, but still don’t get any audible alerts when the task due date/time arrives. Thanks.

Jeff T.
September 19, 2009

How do I receive browser alerts? I can’t seem to figure it out.

October 1, 2009

How do I make my trackball turn different colors??

October 18, 2009

hi,i got a new blackberry 8320 ,im using from a week ,im getting a problem its been switching off itself frequently and not switching on immediately can u gimme a suggestion about this

October 21, 2009

when my phone is shut off at night, i get calls, yet the only thing that shows up is voicemail. how can i retrieve the number of the person who called me when voicemail doesnt even tell you anymore?

December 12, 2009

Hi. i have set all the exceptions to have certain text tones for certain people but they are not working. can i get some advice plz?

December 29, 2009

I didn’t see where this was answered yet but wondered if anyone knows how I can put my phone in sleep mode so that it doesn’t drain the battery. It was automatically going into sleep mode for a while and it stopped doing it. How do I do it? I have a BB Curve 8330.

Teresa Grier
December 29, 2009

In Canada, I went thru Virgin Mobile and purchased a BB Curve. The deal was about two months ago: $50 per month: 500mb data and the choice of either of these options…1.voicemail and call display OR 2.unlimited text messaging not meaning BB Messenger and unlimited local calling. My husband took option 1 (he doesnt text much) and I took option 2. I also downloaded BB App world and downloaded the latest version of BB Messenger, works better. My friend is with Telus and got no internet with the exception of Facebook, whoo hoo. $30 bucks for that! You cant really use the BB for what its meant for. But I cant say enuf about Virgins service and no real interuptions for me in service. GO Virgin!!! Got my first bill and guess what, no freakin surprises…Thanks Xavier from Virgin…

December 31, 2009

I was having trouble making left convenience button work. Im on 8310 with the default AT&T theme. could set button to address book or dictionary or whatever, kept coming up to phone page (recent calls, etc) But not all the time. Been that way since I got it more than year ago.
Finally figured out that if I press LCB for more than 1/4 second, it goes to phone but if I poke it very briefly, it goes to page I have set in the Screen/Keyboard option page.
Exception, has not gone to Compose yet… always another mystery!-) thanks for listening

December 31, 2009

Another tip: I never need to silence my bb because when it is in the holster, it only vibrates. twice for email, more for phone calls. If I can talk, I pull it out and it answers (auto). If I can’t, I leave it there and it just keeps vibrating several more times.

In Profiles->Advanced->Vibrate my settings are:

for Messages,and each email account, tasks, calendar…:
out of Holster–Tone, Ring tone–Notifier_’various’, Volume–Low, Number of Beeps–2, repeat notification–LED, number of vibrations–2
in Holster–Vibrate, Ring tone–Notifier Crystal(na), Volume–Mute, Number of Beeps–2, Repeat Notification–Led, Number of Vibrations–2

for Phone:
out of Holster–tone, Ring tone–Notifier_Eager, Volume–Low, Repeat Notification–LED, Number of Vibrations–3
in Holster–Vibrate, Ring Tone–Notifier_Eater, Volume–Mute, Repeat Notification–LED, Number of Vibrations–3

Do Not Disturb–No

I don’t think it actually vibrates when phone or messages arrive while bb is out of holster, just the appropriate sound. I added a magnet to a quality canvas holster to facilitate in/out holster sensing. I either wear the bb in holster (on my belt) or lay it on desk where ‘low’ volume is sufficient. Works for me…

josh wright
January 4, 2010

i have a ? i recently lost the trackball in my blackberry curve. seeing that i dont have it, i cant scroll through all of the apps. my phone is stuck on vibrate, which isnt very good when i recieve texts at school. i was just wondering if their was a way that i could get that switched to quiet without having a trackball, because i no that their are a lot of other things to do u certain keys on the keyboard. if u could please help me out, i would greatly appreciate it.


January 7, 2010

Hi everybody,
Can someone help me please, I want to know how to change the start page of blackberry bold 9000 (not the background of the terminal)
thank you

January 20, 2010

My BB Curve from Tmobile still sounds my alarm in the quite profile. Is there anyways to silence it? There is not an option in my sound profiles for the alarm.

February 13, 2010

I am just wondering how to find the preloaded cartoony icon pictures in my Blackberry? They’re the cute little pictures that you can use to give as a profile picture to you contacts. They just up and vanished. The phone is no longer hooked up to a server so it’s not like it updated and they’re gone. They were there up until a few days ago so I don’t know what happened. I did let the phone’s battery die so I’m wondering if that’s the problem? I’m really hoping to get the images back I need to transfer them to my new phone. If I can’t revive them here is there another place I can get them?

February 23, 2010

My trackball is not working is there anyway to make the scroll buttons on the right do that

March 5, 2010

I have a ?, every button that i press makes a noise, if I answer a call, if I hang up, even scrolling around once I press a button it goes beep. Do you know how to stop this? It is driving me insane. thanks

April 15, 2010

smart dialing in phones i ve used previously includes nbr suggestion and completion when dialing. for instance if i m dialing a number that starts with 0154, the screen would suggest all nbrs previously dialed starting with 0154 and would suggest all nbrs stored in my phone book that start with 0154…
same thing used to apply to email addresses when writing an address in new email.
another thing is word completion/suggestion while writing a message or in calendar.
either frequently typed words, or pre-recognized words by phone would pup up in three or 4 different suggestions as one types.
this makes writing much faster and easier.
all above featured are not available in my curve 8900 or i cat seem to be able to find them.
used to have them in all previously used handhelds.
anybody can help? thanks

April 22, 2010

I have had a blackberry for a couple of years, it is the curve. For the last two days it has be vibrating and making a “ring noice” when an email comes in. It makes the same noice when a face book comment comes in, but just a day or two for emails? How do I stop it?

I would really appreciate any help.

Dumb old man

April 24, 2010

I have owned my bb8330 since Dec 2009, switched from a pearl 8130 and since then I have not been able to receive ANY of the ring tones that I have downloaded. Ive spoken to the carrier and to the sites regarding my pushed content to no avail. any suggestions?

May 8, 2010

i installed some themes from and now i can’t find them on my phone to use them, i only see the installed items in application permissions, no where else. please help

June 23, 2010

I have a Sprint Blackberry Curve and all of my sound settings for call and alarms are set to LOUD, but for some reason it doesn’t make any noise, it just flashes. It use to, so I know it works – is there a setting or option I need to reset?

July 6, 2010

My son has set to speed dials to my A and Q button the Q button now changes my volume and the A no longer locks my phone… But in the sped dial menu he has the Q speed dial lock how do I unlock it? And how do I reset the A button so it locks my phone again? Any help would be ggreat thanks!

July 18, 2010

I downloaded a ringtone but only wanted it for certain contact but it noe my default ringtone…How do I change the primary ringtone back to the original and not the downloaded one?

July 26, 2010

hey, just wondering… i just switched my email and text messages to be 2 seperate icons, but i don’t like the one for SMS Message (text msg)…. i was wondering if there was a way to change the icon?

September 15, 2010

I accidentally turned the cursor off on my mobile web browser. I have been sitting her for over an hour trying to figure it out. Do you have any idea how to get it back ? and it also won’t let me select anything on my internet? Please help !

November 23, 2010

Is it possible to turn off the sent tone on a Blackberry Curve when sending a sms message? Whilst still keeping your profile as normal.

November 24, 2010

Hello, in my BB Curve, I keep getting my oldest Yahoo mail as a notification, that I received a new message. If I delete that one, I get the next one. Every day I receive this message. Has anyone seen this error? Thanks so much!

February 23, 2011

Why do my voice messages appear with my emails on my blackberry curve 8350 if all I have selected to appear there is emails?

April 10, 2011

is there a way to make the mute key on top open the media folder? that would help alot.(:

April 11, 2011

i have a bb curve 8520 and i tried several times to download themes and it happened but when i wanted to apply them on my phone i don’t find them!so i start searching i find them on applications but yet i cant’t apply it!so plz i need ur help

April 21, 2011

Hi, can someone please tell me how to turn off the beep sounds when a number is typed in (for calling)? Thanks in advance

June 20, 2011

I have a Blackberry 8320. I have a background photo that makes it difficult to read the clock digits. Is it capible to change the color of the clock digits?

July 22, 2011

Hi I’m new to this phone and I want to know how do I add a Greeting on my screen saver

September 4, 2011

How Can I Put The Volume Up On My Music Without Using The Up Button On The Side, Because Mine Doesn’t Work Any More ? It Just Stopped Working And I Don’t Know How To Put The Volume Up While Listening To Music

November 27, 2011

Am using a blackberry so Izit possible to remove shortcuts menus on my home screen??

January 19, 2012

I have a bb curve 8520 I can’t make calls or send mms or sms it keep on saying supplementary service arror and general error. Help me solve this problem pleas people.

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