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Enable vibrate while ringing in Blackberry with BeBuzz Free

BlackBerry user should know their BlackBerry smartphone can only perform either ring only, vibrate only or vibrate then ring by default. For the feature “vibrate while ring” is still not available for all BlackBerry smartphones. By install third party apps, you can make this feature available on your lovely BlackBerry smartphone. Well, here is the free app to share BeBuzz Free.

BeBuzz Free is a slimmed down version of BerryBuzz. BeBuzz (the app had to be renamed since App World doesn't allow 'berry' in the title') It come with many features, especially it will enable the “vibrate while ring” feature on your smartphone. Other features I will not explain here, I rather let you explore for yourself.

BeBuzz Free is available from BlackBerry App World. To install BlackBerry App World, kindly refer to my previous post

Quick view for up coming BlackBerry Bold 9700

Key Features
Touchpad navigation
Bright, hi-resolution screen
Full QWERTY keyboard
3G technology
Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® enabled
3.2 MP digital camera with video camera
Built-in GPS

Size and Weight
Height: 109 mm
Width: 60 mm
Depth: 14.1 mm
Weight: 122 grams (including battery)

Battery Life
Battery: 1500 mAh rechargeable cryptographic Lithium cell
Talk Time: Up to 6 hours
Standby Time: Up to 21 days/504 hours (GSM)

High resolution 480x360 pixel color display
Transmissitive TFT LCD with 65,000 colors

For those considering upgrade from Bold 9000, you not only get improve on application memory, processor speed, and camera, but extra style like optical trackpad and slimmer dimensions. There is not much changes on the keyboard, and the leather back style is still remain.

Use shortcut key to reboot your BlackBerry

Most experienced BlackBerry user knows that BlackBerry need occasionally reboot to solve performance problems, refresh memory or fix other minor issues. One way to do it is remove the battery and insert back. There is another way is via third party BlackBerry apps call “Quickpull”. (Pls refer to my previous post)

Here to share the easiest way to reboot via BlackBerry keyboard shortcut. To reboot, simply hit ALT, RIGHT SHIFT and DEL.

After pressing these three keys together, your device powers down, your LED indicator turns red for a few seconds and the reboot process perform as normal.
Note: Applicable for Curve & Bold. (Storm is not supported)

How to make your BlackBerry battery last longer

How to make your BlackBerry battery last longer
  • Delete unwanted application to free up more memory
  • Go to option > screen/keyboard, change backlight brightness to “10”
  • Turn off Bluetooth if not using
  • Turn off WIFI if not using
  • Turn off GPS if not using
  • Turn off 3G services. For normal usage, EDGE is more than enough
  • Always perform memory cleaning – go to option > security options > memory cleaning, press menu button, clean now
  • Turn off event log – at home screen, hold alt button, then press “GLGLG”. Press menu button > options, highlight any event log, press menu button and select “hide all types”. Save setting and quit.

How to configure email into Blackberry smartphone

Most of people know Blackberry phone allows user to send and receive email with it’s “push email” feature. Basically, there are 2 type of services provided by service provider

Blackberry Enterprise Server
BES is mainly connect to Corporate / Organization email system such as Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino and Novell GroupWise that allow users always have access to their company email

Blackberry Internet Service
BIS is allows POP3 and IMAP email integration for the personal user. It allows up to 10 email accounts to be accessed, including many popular email clients such as Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo and AOL.

Email configuration in Blackberry phone is extremely simple. If you would like to access personal email such as Yahoo, Gmail… then you need BIS from service provider and just with below simple configuration steps.

How to setup email account on your Blackberry
Press Menu, go to Setup > E-mail setting

You need a Blackberry Account to configure email. If you don’t have, click on “Create New Account” to create one. If you already have, just login with your username and password. Once you already login, you will see below screen

Click “Add My Existing Email Account” to add new email account, below screen will appear

Assume that you would like to configure Yahoo mail into Blackberry phone, just insert your Yahoo email address then follow with the password that use to login to Yahoo mail.

That’s all for the configuration step. Now you are ready to send and receive Yahoo mail. And you can see a new icon added into Blackberry menu.

See also:
BlackBerry Email Account Type
Blackberry Swiss Army Knife Tool (BBSAK)

How to sync BlackBerry contact to Outlook
How to upgrade BlackBerry OS
Enable vibrate while ringing in Blackberry
with BeBuzz free

Check if your Blackberry unlocked

Go to: Options -> Advanced Options -> SIM CARD -> Then type: MEPD
Your phone will shows

Note: Each value should status “Disable”. If you see any “Active” value, probably this phone is locked by provider.

To unlock the phone, type: MEP alt + E
The phone will show up dialog screen for you to insert 13 digits unlock code. Once you insert correctly, phone will become unlocked permanently.
The 13 digits unlock code is vary from phone to phone; it’s depend on phone IMEI. To obtain the unlock code, you should contact your service provider.

See also:
BlackBerry Email Account Type
Blackberry Swiss Army Knife Tool (BBSAK)

How to sync BlackBerry contact to Outlook
How to upgrade BlackBerry OS
Enable vibrate while ringing in Blackberry
with BeBuzz free

How To Backup Blackberry 3rd Party Application

Celcom Blackberry Curve 8520 Prepaid Plans

Celcom has launch the Blackberry Curve 8520 with prepaid package only RM998. It is very attractive prepaid plan as low as RM1 per day. There are 2 awesome plans Blackberry Social (RM1 per day) & Blackberry Advance 2.5G (RM2.50 per day)

With simple calculation, assume that you choose Blackberry Advance 2.5G. Therefore, RM2.50 x 30days = RM75. By paying this amount monthly, you can enjoy unlimited BIS services. It is still a cheapest unlimited Blackberry plan in Malaysia.

Check out the detail at

shortcut key for Blackberry

shortcut key for Blackberry
  1. To switch to another application, press and hold menu button.
  2. To exit a screen or dialog box, press the Escape button.
  3. To select a check box, press the Space key. To clear the check box, press the Space key again.
  4. To select a line of text, press the Shift key and roll the trackball.
  5. To cut selected text, press the Shift key + the Backspace key. To copy selected text, press the Alt key and press the trackball. To paste text, press the Shift key and press the trackball.
  6. To capitalize a letter, hold the letter key until the capitalized letter appears.
  7. To insert a period, press the Space key twice. The next letter is capitalized.
  8. To insert the sign (@) in an Email field, press the Space key.
  9. To reply to a message, press R. To forward a message, press F. To reply to all, press L.
  10. To move to the top of a screen, press T. To move to the bottom of a screen, press B.
  11. To scroll down a screen, press the Space key. To scroll up a screen, press the Shift key + the Space key.
  12. To turn on CAP lock, press the Alt key + the Right Shift key. To turn off CAP lock, press the Right Shift key.
  13. In the messages list: To view sent messages, press the Alt key + O. To view received messages, press the Alt key + I. To view SMS messages, press the Alt key + S. To view phone call logs, press the Alt key + P. To view voice mail messages, press the Alt key + V.
  14. To move to the next item, press N. To move to the previous item, press P.

Top 20 Blackberry Apps OTA

Top 20 Blackberry Apps OTA

This is OTA link. Use your blackberry to click on the link.

  1. Accuweather - Push Weather
  2. AIM For Blackberry - Instant Messaging
  3. BB Light - Backlight Control
  4. Blackberry App World - Blackberry App World
  5. BlackBerry Maps - GPS/Mapping
  6. BuzzMe - Vibrate & Ring Together
  7. Capture It - Screen Capture (highly recommended)
  8. Facebook - Social Networking (highly recommended)
  9. Flickr - Social Networking
  10. Google Maps - GPS/Mapping (highly recommended)
  11. Google Talk - Instant Messaging
  12. MSN Messenger - Instant Messaging
  13. Myspace - Social Networking
  14. Opera Mini - Internet Browser (highly recommended)
  15. PacMan - Game
  16. QuickPull - Simulate Battery Pull (highly recommended)
  17. Speedtest - Test Network Speed (highly recommended)
  18. TwitterBerry - Twitter Client (highly recommended)
  19. Yahoo! Messenger - Instant Messaging
  20. Worldmate Live - Travel Manager (highly recommended)

Blackberry Curve 8520 review

BlackBerry Curve 8520 is a recent launch model in Curve family that with attractive price. For people who like to enjoy all blackberry features with affordable cost, Blackberry curve 8520 is the most suitable model. It provides easy mobile access to email, messaging (IM, SMS, MMS) and popular social networking sites (included Facebook) and features a highly tactile full-QWERTY keyboard for comfortable, accurate typing.

The BlackBerry Curve 8520 support EDGE, Bluetooth and WIFI with fast Web browsing. The only disadvantage it doesn’t support 3G. It is remain no change with other Curve models. The key improvement for Curve 8520 is come with innovative touch-sensitive optical trackpad, which makes scrolling and selection smooth and easy for a great navigation experience. It is also the first Blackberry to feature dedicated media keys, smoothly integrated along the top of the handset, giving customers an easy, convenient way to control their music and videos.

Key features of BlackBerry Curve 8520
- 512Mhz Processor and 256MB internal flash memory
- Quad-band world phone: EGDE/GPRS/GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) Bluetooth and WIFI (802.11 b/g)with fast Web browsing
- Full-QWERTY keyboard and touch-sensitive optical trackpad
- 2 MP digital camera and support video recording
- Advanced media player for music, pictures and videos, with dedicated media keys and a 3.5 mm stereo headset jack
- Expandable microSD/SDHC memory card slot, support up to 16 GB

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