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Old 11-28-2007, 09:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Just got me an 8120 and trying to get used to it - I previously had a 7130g.

I like to set the left Side Convenience Key to Keyboard Lock.

However, on the 7130, once the Keyboard Lock was set, if you pressed a button you then scrolled through either Unlock, Emergency call, or Cancel. If you clicked on Unlock, it, er, Unlocked.

However, on the 8120 this just takes you to a second screen where you have to then press * & the green phone button to get it to unlock.

Feels like overkill to me. How can i get out of this second lock???

Many thanks.

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Old 11-28-2007, 01:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It is my understanding this is the unlocking method now.
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Old 11-28-2007, 02:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I dont think there is a way to disable that...

However you don't actually have to scroll to the unlock button, you can just pick up the phone and hit *+send and it will unlock.

Also, holding down the * key will lock the phone, in case you didn't want to set the convenience key to it.
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Old 11-29-2007, 07:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks.

Very disappointing. Are ther any 3rd party apps that have an alternative key lock?

Guess I'll get used to it but not a big fan of "*+send"...

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This has been driving me completely nuts.

I used to be able to pull the phone from my back pocket, and while I was moving it forward to look at it, I would roll the wheel up, and click in, unlocking it quickly with one hand.

Now, have to shift my grip on the phone, and press 2 buttons, even though the old way of selecting "unlock" is still there, but functionless.

I really don't understand the change. I NEVER had it accidentally unlock before.
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actually I too dislike this way of unlocking.. chances are higher for a accidentally emergency call than a unlock.. :/
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My 8100 is like this too, and yes it's a pain. I'm using the standby more and more because of this. Rather than locking the keyboard, I just press & hold the top Mute button and it goes to sleep. Then another press of the Mute button wakes it up.

Only problem with this standby method is that my 8100 goes completely dark. I've found no way to just light up to keyboard (to check the time or for missed calls) without waking up the device.

I've heard on the 8130 it does briefly light up if you press a main button. Not sure if this works on the 8120.

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Yeah you can, once it is in standby with the mute button you can press the call send/end buttons, the menu button or the escape button to briefly light it up to check your status/the time/etc.
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Awesome - thanks for verifying. I'm looking forward to the 8120's release (hopefully) for T-Mobile!
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I have a 8130. I tested this by placing the phone in standby using the mute button on the top. I then hit the send, options, escape, and end keys - none of them made the unit light up for a second.
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Having to press * + send instead of being able to scroll up to unlock is really ticking me off as well. In addition, I loved all of the app shortcut keys (a-address book, m-messages, l-calendar, d-memopad, etc) on my old qwerty model and absolutely despise the shortcut setup of the pearl. Between that and suretype, there's a huge productivity difference between the pearl and qwerty models.
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Using the mute button to put the device in standby is the way to go IMO... The key lock system is def overkill... Right now I'm not using either because i have the blackberry leather holster which i use at work and i use the pouch that came with my 8320 otherwise... both of them have magnets which put the phone in standby automatically (same as hitting the mute button)... just my $0.02
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