Making life easier for the thumbs of power users, MensXP.com gives you shortcuts and tips you should know
Zip through Menus Using your Blackberry Keyboard
For Blackberries with physical keyboards(most of them!), access the menu options and cycle through them using the first letter of any your menu option - just tap the key!
For example, pressing the Menu key while using PIctures to 'Set as Contact Picture' a certain photo, you can either scroll the trackpad, use a touchscreen (for touchscreen Blackberries) or the easiest - tap ‘S’ on the BlackBerry smartphone keyboard.
Press S, and you'll scroll through the Menu options beginning with S. The second hit you get is the “Set As Contact Picture” option.
Take it Easy on 1800 Numbers
Don't worry about tapping out corresponding numbers for annoyingly complicated 1800 numbers. Instead. hold the ALT key right after dialing 1800 and spell out the alphabets of the 1800 code.
So if you have to write 1800-DIALUSINGLETTERS, just type out the name of the extension, and make the call.
Your onboard multitasking feature, the Application Switcher lets you temporarily leave one application, get to to your Home Screen and navigate open something else.
For this, hold your Menu Key open, and your current open apps will be listed. Hit the icon, and you're there!
To make room for another application on the screen, click on your House icon to return to the Home Screen, open the application.
For power-saving purposes, this feature is good for showing you all the apps you forgot to close.
You can also cycle through open apps by holding the Alt key and pressing the return-button.
BlackBerry Smartphone Information
Long-time Blackberry users may upgrade their phone depending on their requirements (or the awesome new one with the 5MP camera!) Instead of remembering all your essential details (BlackBerry PIN etc)
Hold ALT + SHIFT and then type ‘H’ on your keyboard. This feature also reveals
your current battery level, uptime and signal strength.
You can do it the unsophisticated working-class way - taking out your battery and putting it back in. Or Hold Alt+Shift and then hit 'Del'.