Even though RIM's market share plummets, while Android and iOS continue to skyrocket, BlackBerry smartphones remain the bread and butter of business customers
The nemesis of the whole lineup of Blackberry devices is the fact that most of them look alike, while software differences are minimal.
However, this might also be considered a blessing for those who wish to have the same features on a slightly different and newer device.
Obviously, the manufacturer added new features in line with the latest technologies, which extended the smartphones' functionality, but the general layout of the commands remained the same.
There's a huge amount of useful tips that could make your life easier when handling a Blackberry device, especially for those who don't have enough time to try and discover the full potential of their mobile devices.
For example, you can hold the Shift (CAP) key while rolling the trackball to select multiple items in a list that you want to delete something, including such as messages and webpages.
Furthermore, you can type the first letter of an item in an options list or menu to jump directly to that item or you can type the first letters of a name or the first few letters of the first name and last name separated by a space to find a contact in the address book.
To quickly go to the Messages screen simply press C and start composing a new message.
To save some of your battery's energy, simply make the Blackberry display adjust automatically to allow reading messages.
To do that go to Options icon, Screen, and then Keyboard. You can change the Backlight Brightness to value to lower values. It is recommended to set it to 40%, along with the Backlight Timeout, which must be set to 1 Minute.
In case you're traveling and you lost signal or data coverage, you can try to get it back by simply turning the radio off/on from the Manage Connections menu. However, this is not guaranteed that it will work.
To protect your Blackberry device with a password, you will need to go to the Options menu and click on Security Settings / General Settings and change the Password option to Enabled.
In addition, you can also select the desired Security Timeout value, then click the menu key and choose Save. You will be prompted to enter a new password and confirm the new password.
However, you should be aware that you will lose all data stored on the device if you enter the wrong password 10 times in a row.
If the wrong password is entered 10 times, the BlackBerry will perform a security wipe and delete all data stored on the device.