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Posts: 54
Registered: ‎09-06-2008
My Device: Sprint BB 9650 Bold
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Can the LED be made to blink longer

Hello,

I recently converted to a BlackBerry Curve (Sprint Branded) from a Palm Treo 755p.

So far I really like the Curve.

I have one item I haven't been able to solve.

The red LED blinks when a new email arrives as I want but it stops

blinking after some period of time (10 minutes ?).

I would like it to continue to blink until I actually open the Email

application but haven't found anywhere this is controllable.

Is my BB acting normal? Should my LED blink forever until I

open the Email application?

Thanks,

Forums Advisor III
Posts: 1,267
Registered: ‎06-19-2008
My Device: AT&T BOLD OS 4.6.0.167

Re: Can the LED be made to blink longer

I have heard conflicting ideas on this, I have heard that ideally the light it supposed to blink red until the message is read, but my does not, like yours after awhile it will go back to green.

 

There is a third party app called bb alerts that will give you audible tone when you have a new message and it will continue to beep until you acknowledge the message.  However it costs 12 or so dollars, but there is a free trial.

~Lorrie~ Master of All Things Blackberry!
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Posts: 54
Registered: ‎09-06-2008
My Device: Sprint BB 9650 Bold

Re: Can the LED be made to blink longer

I don't think I want it to beep forever just blink the LED so I

know there is some email I haven't seen since the last time

I looked at the LED.

I usually lock my keyboard and I have to unlock it just to see if

any email has arrived. Sort if defeats the PUSH concept.

Thanks though. 

Guru I
Posts: 16,194
Registered: ‎07-23-2008
My Device: Torch 9850/ Playbook
My Carrier: VerizonWireless

Re: Can the LED be made to blink longer

[ Edited ]

Hi and welcome to the forums!

It sound like your device is acting normally,

You might wan't to check into a program called "bbaperts"

Which will allow you to extend led,s and alerts in general

Here is a link to a reliable site:

 

http://www.handango.com/PlatformProductDetail.jsp?siteId=1&osId=1039&jid=3B4BEC321AAXXC7961B3E81X876...

 

If you need further assistance please ask !If not, Please resolve the thread using the green check in the post that contained the solution.Thanks 

 

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Regular Contributor
Posts: 54
Registered: ‎09-06-2008
My Device: Sprint BB 9650 Bold

Re: Can the LED be made to blink longer

I downloaded and the BB Alerts demo.

To be honest it's not exactly intuitive.

Maybe it's my Palm "roots".

 

I have the phone pretty much the way I like it but just

want to make the LED blink longer that it currently does

but it looks like in BB Alerts

I have to go back to square one and configure stuff I

really don't know what it does.

 

Oh well. Thanks. 

 

Guru I
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Registered: ‎07-23-2008
My Device: Torch 9850/ Playbook
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Re: Can the LED be made to blink longer

Give it alittle time and play with some of the settings, it will help you with the functions you

want to change,

 

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Posts: 54
Registered: ‎09-06-2008
My Device: Sprint BB 9650 Bold

Re: Can the LED be made to blink longer

OK I think I have the basic concept.

Is this the correct forum to ask about the "BB Alerts" application

and its configuration?

 

eg. In the BB Alerts Options (not profile options) there is one called

"Program Controls LED" with options of Both, None, LED, Trackball.

 

I figured out I needed to specify at least LED for it to keep the LED

flashing but what does the "Trackball" option do?

 

Guru I
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Re: Can the LED be made to blink longer

Sorry, I do not use the program. If Get a minute I will try to Google it, and provide an answer,

why don't you do so as well, and we can match note?

OK?

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Registered: ‎09-06-2008
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Re: Can the LED be made to blink longer

Duhhhh, stupid me. I tell people all the time "Google is your friend".

 

According to Google:

 

The trackball options can assign custom colors to BB devices that support

it eg. the Pearl. Unfortunately the Curve does not.

 

Guru I
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Re: Can the LED be made to blink longer

[ Edited ]

Well, it's just like GI, Joe used to say "and now i know, and knowing is HALF THE BATTLE :smileyhappy: :smileyhappy:

Thanks for letting me know though, I didn't know that!

 

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that answered you questions,

Thanks,

Message Edited by Bifocals on 09-07-2008 04:27 PM
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