07-16-2008 02:20 PM
My new BlackBerry Pearl is a wonderful tool for my business -- I'm no longer chained to my desktop computer and can receive my email even when I'm at a client site! But I do have a gripe that has applied to every cell phone I've owned in the last 10 years or so, and that's about the external operating buttons.
I wish cell phone manufacturers would add some kind of locking option for these buttons. Whenever I put my BlackBerry in my pocket, either the voice activator chirps, "Say a command" repeatedly and uninvited, or the camera takes numerous pictures of the inside of my pocket, clogging my system memory to the point where I don't have enough bandwidth to receive emails (fortunately, I figured that one out quickly enough to receive a critical message in time). A lock/unlock toggle, either as a program setting or a simple hardware switch, would solve these problems and make me a very grateful and loyal customer. Heck, even a lightweight accessory that blocks the buttons (like the "bra" on a sports car bumper) would do the trick. I thought about sticking Band-Aids on my phone, but I really don't want it marred with nasty adhesive.
Anybody else out there as aggravated as I am?
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07-18-2008 01:00 AM
07-18-2008 03:38 PM - edited 07-18-2008 03:39 PM
07-18-2008 04:51 PM
07-18-2008 11:36 PM
I have a Pearl as well. There is a button on the top, somewhat hidden as it is less of a button and more of a left-hand edge of the top bar. This is the Standby button. Pressing it for about 1 second leaves the unit on, turns off the screen, and locks the keys for you. Then, push it again to come out of standby and you are good to go.
I think this is what you are looking for.