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Old 11-01-2008, 07:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Here are some of the instructions and shortcuts from the Storm User Manual:

Lock the device
To perform this task, you must have set a BlackBerry® device password.
Press the Lock key on the top of your device.
To unlock your device, press the Lock key again. Click Unlock. Type your device password. Press the Enter key.

Lock the screen
You can lock your screen to avoid clicking the screen accidentally.
Press the Lock key on the top of your device.
To unlock the screen, press the Lock key again. If necessary, type your BlackBerry® device password.


GPS: Nothing concrete, take from it what you will


View a list of points of interest near a location
You can search for points of interest such as businesses, airports, schools, parks, or landmarks.
1. On a map, press the Menu key.
2. Click Local Search.
3. Type the point of interest information.
4. Press the Enter key.

And you also have

Get directions
1. On a map, press the Menu key.
2. Click Get Directions.
3. Perform one of the following actions to specify a starting location:
• To specify your current location, click Where I Am.
• To specify a new location, click Enter Address. To type location information in specific address fields, select the Advanced check
box.
• To specify a saved location, click Favorites.
• To specify a location for a contact, click From Contacts.
• To specify a recently viewed location, click the location.
4. Select or clear the check box beside one or more route options.
5. Repeat step 3 to specify an ending location.
To get directions from the ending location to the starting location, press the Menu key. Click Reverse Directions.



Shortcuts
BlackBerry basics shortcuts
• To select an item, click (press) the item.
• To highlight an item or to place the cursor, touch the screen lightly.
• To move back a screen, press the Escape key.
• To return to the Home screen, press the End key.
• To move down a screen, slide your finger up quickly.
• To move up a screen, slide your finger down quickly.
• To move to the next item, slide your finger to the left quickly.
• To move to the previous item, slide your finger to the right quickly.
• To switch applications, hold the Menu key. Click an application.

Phone shortcuts
• To answer a call, press the Send key.
• To send an incoming call to voice mail when your BlackBerry® device is inserted in a holster, hold the Volume Down key.
• To view your contact list in the phone application, hold the Send key.
• To set up speed dial for a contact, in the phone application, hold a key.
• To insert a plus sign (+) when typing a phone number, hold the 0 key.
Camera shortcuts
• To zoom in to a subject before taking a picture, press the Volume Up key.
• To zoom out from a subject before taking a picture, press the Volume Down key.
• To take a picture, press the Right Convenience key.

Media shortcuts
• To pause a song or video, press the Mute key. To resume playing a video or song, press the Mute key again.
• To play the next song in a playlist, press and hold the Volume Up key.
• To play the previous song in a playlist, press and hold the Volume Down key.
• If you are using a headset, to amplify the volume for songs, ring tones, and videos, press the Volume Up key until you reach the highest
volume setting. Press the Volume Up key four times quickly.

Typing shortcuts
• To insert a period, press the Space key twice. The next letter is capitalized.
• To capitalize a letter, hold the letter key until the capitalized letter appears.
• To turn on NUM lock, hold the 123 key until the lock indicator appears on the 123 key. To turn off NUM lock, press the 123 key again.
• To turn on CAP lock, hold the Shift key until the lock indicator appears on the Shift key. To turn off CAP lock, press the Shift key
again.
• To insert an at sign (@) or a period (.) in an email address field, press the Space key.
• To type a symbol, press the Symbol key. To see more symbols, press the Symbol key again.
• To change the typing input language quickly when you are using your BlackBerry® device in landscape view, click the globe icon.
Click an input language.

Sorry, this is all I could get right now. Hopefully more later.
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Thank you
This is stuff I will definitely view more closely when I have the device.
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Thank you
This is stuff I will definitely view more closely when I have the device.

You're welcome. We at BlackBerry News are working on getting the manual, but that's proving a rather difficult task. Stay tuned for more.
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who is the local search through? (microsoft, blackberry, google, ???) and how has it been working so far? what type of stuff can you search for?
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who is the local search through? (microsoft, blackberry, google, ???) and how has it been working so far? what type of stuff can you search for?
It's through Google, and works great!
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Thank you
This is stuff I will definitely view more closely when I have the device.
Koz, you getting a storm?
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