Originally Posted by Fireproof
The password security is intended to protect the DATA, not access to the phone. Therefore, 10 incorrect password attempts wipes the blackberry clean, preventing someone from gaining access to your data.
At that point, you can start from scratch, create a new password, etc.
This is true, i've done this trick loads of times especially when the blackberry has to be transferred onto another user. Have the same thing on my BB several times aswell and this DOES NOT lock the BB but defaults itself to the factory settings instead...
this is one thing you might want to do if your BB is playing up.... just make sure that you backup your BB regularly