These are the shortcuts that are used for any application:
· Roll the trackball to move the cursor
· Press the Esc key to exit to move to the previous screen in the browser or to exit an application.
· Type the first letter of a menu item to move to the list or menu item
· Click the Space key to clear or select any check box.
· Hit the Alt key to view the available values of a field
· Hold the Alt key while pressing the Esc key briefly and selecting an application to switch between applications.
· Hit the End key to go back to the Home screen.
· Hit the Backspace/Delete key to delete a highlighted item.
· Select a profile (theme or notification) and then hit the Space key to turn on the corresponding profile.
These are the shortcuts that can be used for or during phone calls:
· Press the Send key to answer an incoming call.
· Press and hold the Send key to view the contact list.
· When a plus sign (+) is needed, hold the 0 key.
· Press the Alt key and the X key together and then the extension to add an extension number to a phone number.
· Follow this procedure for using a key as a speed dial number assignment. From the Home screen, hold the assignment key (whatever key you choose) then type on the number.
· Press the Speakerphone key during a phone call to turn on/off the speakerphone.
· Hold the 1 key to check your voice mail.
· Press the Alt key and a letter (whichever one you need) to type a letter inside of a phone number.
· Hit the Space key to navigate back to the top of the Phone screen.
· For the last number called, hit the Space key and the Enter key together. To dial the number, hit the Send key.
These shortcuts can be used while working in a message:
· Press R to reply to a message
· Press L to reply to all
· Press F to forward the message
· Press I to file the current highlighted email message
· Highlight a contact and press Q to view the email address of the contact
· Highlight a message and press the Enter key to open a message
· Press the C key to compose a new message from the message list
· Press the Alt + I keys to view all received messages
· Press the Alt + O keys to view all the sent messages
· Press the Alt + V keys to view all voice mail messages
· Press the Alt + S keys to view all SMS (text) messages
· Press the Alt + P keys to view the call logs
· Press the Escape key to view all of the messages
· Press the Shift + Space keys to move to the top of the messages
· Press the Space key to move to the bottom of the messages
· Press the N key to move to the next date
· Press the P key to move to the previous date
· Press the U key to move to the unopened item that is next
· Press the J key to move to the related message that is next
· Press the K key to move to the message that was previous
This post is part of the series: Three-Part Article Series Detailing Blackberry Keyboard Shortcuts for the Newbie
A new BlackBerry can be a little intimidating if you don’t understand how to best use it. In this three-part series, I will list all of the keyboard shortcuts that will help strengthen and maximize your BlackBerry skills. These shortcuts are very helpful for anyone whether a newbie or an expert.