Cheat Sheet

BlackBerry Curve For Dummies

From BlackBerry Curve For Dummies by Robert Kao, Dante Sarigumba

Your BlackBerry Curve can improve productivity and change your life while on the go. Knowing all sorts of shortcuts for the BlackBerry Curve boosts efficiency even further. Discover how to navigate the screens with simple and easy-to-use keyboard shortcuts so that you can locate your appointments and get to your contacts fast!

BlackBerry Curve: Home Screen Shortcuts

Using your Blackberry Curve is so much faster when you know the shortcuts. When you’re at the BlackBerry Curve Home screen, use these keyboard shortcuts to quickly pop open an application. (Make sure the Dial from Home Screen option is turned off in Phone Options.) Not at the BlackBerry Curve Home screen? Simply press Alt+Escape (the arrow key to the right of the trackball or trackpad) and then select the Home icon to switch back to the Home screen.

Curve Application Press
Alarm R
BlackBerry Messenger N
Browser B
Calendar L
Calculator U
Compose C
Contacts A or C
Help H
Keyboard Lock K
Keyboard Unlock * (asterisk)+ Send button
MemoPad D
Messages M
On/Off and Backlight Power key
Options O
Phone Send button or P
Profile F
Saved Messages V
Search S
Tasks T
WAP Browser W

BlackBerry Curve: Typing Shortcuts

Speed up your typing on the BlackBerry Curve with these handy shortcuts. The typing shortcuts on your BlackBerry Curve are especially helpful when viewing an e-mail or a Web page or replying to an e-mail. You can use these shortcuts with any BlackBerry application:

Action Shortcut
Turn on Num lock Alt + left Shift
Turn on Cap lock Alt + right Shift
Turn off Num or Cap lock Shift
Go to top of a page or list T
Go to bottom of a page or list B
Insert period Space twice
Capitalize letter Letter and keep it held down
Insert @ or period for e-mail address Space
Type accented or special character Press and hold letter while you scroll trackball/trackpad left or right
Switch between input language Alt + Enter

BlackBerry Curve: Browser Shortcuts

Make Web browsing on your BlackBerry Curve faster and easier with the following keyboard shortcuts. These shortcuts are available whenever you use the BlackBerry Browser application on your BlackBerry Curve. To get to the Browser application, simply select the Browser icon from Home screen.

Action Shortcut
Open Go To field G
Open bookmark list K
Hide or unhide banner U
Refresh current page R
Insert period in Go To field Space
Insert slash in Go To field Shift + Space
Stop loading Web page Escape (arrow key to the right of the trackball or trackpad)
Close browser Press and hold Escape (arrow key to the right of the trackball or trackpad)

BlackBerry Curve: Message Application Shortcuts

When your BlackBerry Curve is in the Message List, you can use the following Message application keyboard shortcuts. To get to the BlackBerry Curve Message application, select the Messages icon from the Home screen.

To List Press
Incoming e-mail only Alt+I
Outgoing e-mail only Alt+O
MMS only Alt+M
Phone calls only Alt+P
SMS messages only Alt+S
Voice mail only Alt+V
To Navigate to Press
Oldest e-mail B
Newest e-mail T
Previous day P
Next day N
Read next unread e-mail U
Next older message of the e-mail thread J
Next later message of the e-mail thread K
Oldest delivery error e-mail E
Next page Space
Previous page Shift+Space
Open e-mail Enter or press the trackball/trackpad
To Press
Compose e-mail C
Forward e-mail F
Reply to R
Reply to all L
Search S

BlackBerry Curve: Calendar Shortcuts

When using the BlackBerry Curve Calendar application, take advantage of the following keyboard shortcuts. Get to the BlackBerry Curve Calendar application by selecting the Calendar icon from the Home screen. Make sure the Enable Quick Entry option is turned off in Calendar Options.

To Press
Schedule an appointment C
Show the current day T
Show a specific day G
Display Day view D
Display Week view W
Display Month view M
Move to the next day, week, or month N or Space
Move to the previous day, week, or month P or Shift+Space
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