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Old 06-22-2005, 09:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm a veteran Palm/PocketPC user but a new Blackberry guy (7290 on T-Mobile) Concerning the screen, does it blank off on its own or is there a way to turn off the screen without turning off the wireless device as a whole? On a typical PDA or PDA Phone, you press the power button to turn the screen off (but leave the phone on) - basically you are putting it in standby. But on the 7290, it appears the screen is always on. It will turn off the backlight and you can throw up a T-Mobile logo as a sort of screensaver based on the settings in Options/Screen-Keyboard. But thre doesn't appear to be a way to just turn off the screen without turning the device completely off - including wireless.

Am I missing something here or is this the way it works on Blackberries? I know they are "always on" devices, but I didn't think it meant the screen too Isn't screen burn a problem over time?

Sorry for such a basic question here, buit I searched here and in Google and I can't finds a word about screen blanking. Thanks...
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The screen turns itself off when the device is holstered.
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Additionally the 7100 series phones will autoblank the screen automatically even if not holstered.
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The screen turns itself off when the device is holstered.
Thanks all for answering...So, that's the only way to turn it off? I don't really use the holster. That's weird. Seems like an unnecessary waste of battery to power a screen that's not being looked at.
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I had had an O2 BB 7100X (same as any other 7100 but with O2 housing) and you can hit the top power button to turn the screen on or off; with or without the holster.

Mine was a prototype from O2; might not be the case in the production model, I can check tomorrow.
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