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Old 07-03-2009, 10:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What's the difference between holding down the mute key to enter in standby mode and holding down the "A" button to lock the keypad? It appears to me that they both do the same thing.
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Standby mode is supposed to save power by going into an low-power state. It's also easier to get out of than the lock function is.
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what's the benifit for standby mode?
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Standby mode's (mute key) main function is to save power, and it also locks the keypad.
I think the lock button alone is weak, because it unlocks easily in my pocket, and the phone has made calls at 3 a.m. I did not want to make myself.

So, I use doble lock hehe. First, lock button, then mute key (standby mode, which also blocks the keypad, hence the "double lock").
Sure, then you will have to exit standby mode and then unlock the phone in order to use the BB, but that way I'm almost sure the phone will not unblock by itself in my pocket, and, besides, it will save battery.
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I think the lock button alone is weak, because it unlocks easily in my pocket, and the phone has made calls at 3 a.m. I did not want to make myself.
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Wow! you must keep some interesting stuff in your pockets. Don't you have to press Asterisk, then Send to get out of Lock mode?
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Wow! you must keep some interesting stuff in your pockets. Don't you have to press Asterisk, then Send to get out of Lock mode?

hahaha no...
pressing asterisk and then send is one way to get out of lock mode; another way is just pressing the lock button, the one located at the top of the BB, and that's only 1 button. At least for me, that button tends to get pressed easily in my pockets. Not always, but it does.
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see the lock button, from what i can tell is the first of its kind on a BB. even the bold doesnt have a designated lock button, only a mute button for standy.
the regular *&call button only way to unlock.
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hahaha no...
pressing asterisk and then send is one way to get out of lock mode; another way is just pressing the lock button, the one located at the top of the BB, and that's only 1 button. At least for me, that button tends to get pressed easily in my pockets. Not always, but it does.
That's interesting. The Mute button (I assume that's what you're referring to by the lock on top of the BB) does not take my BB out of key lock mode--it only takes it our of standby mode. My only way out of lock is * + Send.
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On the 8900 there is a LOCK button AND a MUTE button.
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What's the difference between holding down the mute key to enter in standby mode and holding down the "A" button to lock the keypad? It appears to me that they both do the same thing.
Try pressing a key while just the keyboard is locked. Repeat the test with the BB in standby. There's one difference.
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Try pressing a key while just the keyboard is locked. Repeat the test with the BB in standby. There's one difference.
Came back after placing my 8330 on standby.
Pushing mute button does not come out of standby mode.
Tries * =+ send. still in standby. also removed battery and replaced.
Any thoughts?
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