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Default Can you look up contacts with the keyboard? Newbie question!

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I'm looking to buy a phone for my mother who is a regional manager for a company and she is in dire need of an upgrade from her old Nokia flip phone. I feel like this BlackBerry would be a great upgrade for her. She is big on having songs as ringtones so I've got a 2GB microSD stick for her to go with the phone if I do end up getting it.

Another one of her requests is to be able to search for contacts as quickly as possible. She clocks up a lot of talk time and she does alot of calling, so my question is;

With the Curve 9300 3G, can you easily look up contacts by typing their name or part of their name? If so, is it done from the home screen or from the contacts screen?

And my other question is; when making calls, do you need to press an Alt/Fn key to access the number keys or can you press the number keys directly to make a call?

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Default Re: Can you look up contacts with the keyboard? Newbie question!

MP3 files as ringtones are no problem. You might consider a larger media card though. New BlackBerrys can handle up to 32GB cards! I would recommend an 8GB card or larger.

Looking up contacts is a strong point for BlackBerrys. Open the Contacts app and start typing letters. The contacts matching what's typed will appear and update with each new letter typed. When you see the one you want, highlight it and hit the green Phone button to call that contact. Pushing the trackpad while the contact is highlighted will compose an email to that person.

When you have the Phone app open, the default action for the keypad is to type in numbers. No need for the Alt key as long as the Phone app is open. One thing I've always loved about BlackBerrys is the device knows when you're typing in the phone or area code field of a contact. It defaults to numbers, no need to use Alt with each key to access numbers. In that case pressing Alt will give you letters/symbols.

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