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maxx626 08-30-2004 05:08 PM

blacklight? autoanswer?
 
is there a way to have the blackberry autoanswer only when i have the headset on?
if not, is there another way to answer an incoming phone call other then pushing the track wheel button, like pressing the space bar key?

and my last question, is there a setting on the blackberry which automatically turns on the backlight while in dark areas, i always have to press the light button on the bottom right when i cant see..

i have a BB 7750 with VZ service

thanks

Gothalyptic 08-30-2004 05:59 PM

To the first one: I don't believe so, I may be wrong though

For the auto-light: Unfortunatly not, not even 4.0 :(

gotta keep hitting the light button

arbos 09-01-2004 12:13 PM

Probaly one of the most annoying things about the Blackbery is the light. I wish they would just come up witha solution already, at least give us an alternative. (n)

rlindsay 09-02-2004 03:39 PM

If I need the light to stay on I roll the enter wheel every 15 or 20 seconds. Just one notch is enough to keep the light on.

How could RIM put their phone on the market without realizing that the light is necessary at times? It would seem to be an easy software setting to raise the number of seconds that the light stays on. But I guess it isn't so easy or some developer would have found it by now.

I wonder if RIM is a subsidiary of Microsoft? Trustworth computing. :o

kirson 09-02-2004 03:43 PM

In OS4.0 (soon to be released -- see numerous threads on the topic) there is an option to leave the light on for longer...the max amount is 60 seconds.

robyale 09-02-2004 04:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kirson
In OS4.0 (soon to be released -- see numerous threads on the topic) there is an option to leave the light on for longer...the max amount is 60 seconds.

it seems odd that RIM wouldn't have addressed this. It seems like such a no-brainer!

Rob

vberry 09-05-2004 08:04 PM

Newest version of 4.0 beta code can be set to 2 minutes of light.

robyale 09-05-2004 11:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vberry
Newest version of 4.0 beta code can be set to 2 minutes of light.

Even so, that's a bit lame. I don't really need the light to be on for 2 minutes - I just want it to come on as soon as I hit a key. And then, for battery economy, to turn off after 15 seconds.

Rob

kirson 09-06-2004 08:32 PM

Obviously, different strokes for different folks. The issue is that flexibility around this option would be nice. Auto-on could be a toggle, as could length before turning off, and perhaps even a different length if it's an auto-on vs. manual switch on. Just give us the ability to decide for ourselves. Should be pretty easy to implement.

ashoush 09-07-2004 10:13 AM

The real funny thing is that they can program the backlight to come on when the phone rings, but they can't get it to come on when you access the keyboard.

kirson 09-07-2004 10:24 AM

Yeah - they also have it turn on automatically when you press the PHONE button (top of the device) to switch to phone mode...

Skive 09-07-2004 11:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ashoush
The real funny thing is that they can program the backlight to come on when the phone rings, but they can't get it to come on when you access the keyboard.

You know, maybe they mistakenly thought that anyone who was actually wanting to type on their blackberry would be able to reach the backlight button that is also on that keyboard the personw as already using. :wink:

kirson 09-07-2004 11:03 AM

Ahh, but that is one of the three classic blunders of modern history! The light button is NOT easy to find in the dark...actually, on the 72xx form factor, it is one of the most difficult buttons to find in the dark. The idea of making it ANY button to activate the light is a very sound one...

Skive 09-07-2004 11:14 AM

Personally, I find it very easy to find that key due to it being right at the bottom of the keypad, but i agree that it wouldn't hurt to give people more options.

kirson 09-07-2004 11:16 AM

Skive -- what model BB do you use? On the 77xx form factor, the light button is a bit bigger, a bit better positioned, and slightly ELEVATED. On the 72xx form factor, the button is small, inset from the sides, and flush with the cover. I use my 72xx in the dark all the time, and yet continue to have a rather difficult time getting the light on. Maybe I'm just a klutz :)

otto 09-07-2004 01:06 PM

eh, the light button is definitely easy to find. i don't think the 72xx model varies too much from the 67xx model that i have. its small and flush with the casing, but that along with its location is what makes it easy to find - i simply put my finger where no button is located and push.

kirson 09-07-2004 02:09 PM

The 67xx has a similar form factor to the 77xx -- IMHO, both have improved placement of the light switch. On the 72xx I find it quite bothersome to have to locate the button...and I use the device A LOT.

otto 09-07-2004 03:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kirson
The 67xx has a similar form factor to the 77xx -- IMHO, both have improved placement of the light switch. On the 72xx I find it quite bothersome to have to locate the button...and I use the device A LOT.

different form factor, same location of the button. i mean, nothing against not being able to find the lower right button on a handset, but i know i personally can find mine after a fairly heavy night of drinking (altho i'm not able to really see anything on the screen either).

i will agree that an auto-sensor for light would be a nice feature to have (first post), but that'd likely be a little too much overkill to have when it comes to saving costs for manufacturering. plus i don't think it'd be too much in demand, imo. its not featured on the treo, i know... not really sure about other phones/handsets.


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