Thanks for the reply.
This is how it looks like. And the exact same thing is happening what happened to the user in the link given.
How DTM looks when grayed out: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hard..._26369223.html
Yes, the DTM is perfectly fine till I link up the device. As soon as both USB cable ends are connected, it grays out. I do get the device PIN number at the bottom, but I cannot click any where.
Regarding "locked status", I am able to use the BB hand held normally. Not set any password, just running it out-of-the-box.
Any other insights..?