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Old 07-24-2008, 10:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Whats going on guys. My girlfriend threw me in the pool this weekend so my phone got ruined. I had a windows based phone and i decided to switch to a blackberry. I purchased the 8320 curve and im in love with it so far. Got a couple fo questions though

1. I been looking around the forum and i noticed that you guys have different homescreens. Where and how do i get a different one? Free would be nice.

2. Is there anyway to autolock the keypad? I would like it to go into lock mode with out hitting the k button.

3. Is there any cool tips or tricks the experts can teach me?

Thanks for all the help.

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Old 07-24-2008, 10:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forums.

The homescreens are often referred to as themes. You can find a bunch in the media center section of the forums Media Center - BlackBerryForums.com : Your Number One BlackBerry Community

You can set the device to lock automatically by going into Options > Security Options > General Settings and enabling the password, set the security timeout to how long you would like the device to wait before locking.

You can find a ton of useful info at BlackBerry FAQ - BlackBerryFAQ.
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awesome thanks for the quick reply
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Old 07-24-2008, 10:58 AM   #4 (permalink)
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You can also change the wallpaper if that's what you're referring to when you say "home screen".

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3. Is there any cool tips or tricks the experts can teach me?
There is a lot of this sort of info in these forums.

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Old 07-24-2008, 10:58 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Welcome to the wonderful world of BB! The only thing you may miss with WM is their today screen...but BB is getting better
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[quote=takeshi;1031144]You can also change the wallpaper if that's what you're referring to when you say "home screen".QUOTE]

I guess i was referring to "themes"
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If i just bought the phone is my OS 4.5
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No it is not. You can find what your current version is by going to Options > about.
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So if my OS is a 4.2 can i upgrade it to a 4.5 or is it pointless. Sorry for all the noob questions.
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You can upgrade to 4.5. Here is the link for the 8320.

http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...ilanguage.html

Follow those instructions to upgrade.

Don't apologize, it's all a part of the learning process, everyone is here to learn and help.
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awesome thanks for the help
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I have new 8310 Att. Read where some have had trouble after upgrade. Should a noob upgrade or are they getting in over their head? I want to get most out of my BB but don't want to fix that which is not broken without a reason.
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The latest round of releases are pretty stable. If you have a desire for HTML email, Docs To Go, improved media player, etc, then go for the upgrade. If you are content and what you have then there is no need to upgrade. Its just kind of personal prefference.
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The latest round of releases are pretty stable. If you have a desire for HTML email, Docs To Go, improved media player, etc, then go for the upgrade. If you are content and what you have then there is no need to upgrade. Its just kind of personal prefference.
Thanks for the advise. I think I will give it a try later today.
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