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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-15-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Smiley face icon: what is it?

a smiley face icon has appeared on my screen above my application icons (right where you get the email notification icon or the icon that shows you've received/missed a call). i've never seen one of these before and can't figure out what it's trying to tell me, though there is a little number '1' showing right next to it. if anyone can tell me what this is, i'd appreciate the help!

 

thanks!!

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Posts: 1,054
Registered: ‎05-23-2008
My Device: 8110, 8300, 8800, 8700, 9000

Re: Smiley face icon: what is it?

Go to the 'blackberry Messenger Icon'

 

Someone has sent you an invite to be added to their blackberry instant messenger.

 

 

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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎08-18-2008
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Re: Smiley face icon: what is it?

A dumber question.  I don't know where the blackberry messenger icon is.  I have the same problem.  None of my icons say blackberry messenger.  Please help.
Forums Advisor III
Posts: 1,267
Registered: ‎06-19-2008
My Device: AT&T BOLD OS 4.6.0.167

Re: Smiley face icon: what is it?

Please tell me what theme you are using so I can locate the icon for you.
~Lorrie~ Master of All Things Blackberry!
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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎08-18-2008
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Re: Smiley face icon: what is it?

Actually I found it in applications.  Now another problem.  When I open the blackberry messenger, I can see it goes to the Contact list page.  But there is a message covering it that says "Please enter your name as you would like others to see it"  with an ok or cancel.  If I hit okay, the message "Your name cannot be empty" comes up.  and if I hit okay there it just goes back to the previous message. So how do I continue please?

 

Phil

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

Re: Smiley face icon: what is it?

The name can be whatever you want. If I want my friends to see my name as Lorrie that's what I put in or I can put in thepinkprincess if that's how I want my contacts to see me. Basically you just make something up.
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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎08-18-2008
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Re: Smiley face icon: what is it?

Lorrie:

 

The problem is, is that I don't know how to enter the name.  It won't let me enter it.  Do I have to go somewhere else?

It says "Please enter your name as you would like others to see it." and then there is OK or Cancel.

If I press OK a message comes up and says "Your name cannot be empty"  When I hit OK, it takes me back to "Please enter your name as you would like others to see it."  And keeps going in this loop.

 

Phil 

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

Re: Smiley face icon: what is it?

I don't mean for this too sound stupid but when you see the screen that says to enter your name is the ok button or the cancel button already highlighted?
~Lorrie~ Master of All Things Blackberry!
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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎08-18-2008
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Re: Smiley face icon: what is it?

I am completely computer illiterate, just so you know. So I will tell you exactly what I see.

 

 

When I go to applications and select blackberry messenger the screen comes up;

 

Contact List

Current Conversations

 -none-

 

then there are some other lines, but they are covered by a box that says "Please enter your name......."

 

There are OK and Cancel buttons but they are not highlighted.  I can highlight them by scrolling to them.

 

If I select OK, I get "Your name cannot be empty".  If I select cancel, it sends me back to the Applications menu with Blackberry Messenger, the calculator, Memopad, etc.

 

Sorry that I'm just not good at this stuff.

 

Phil

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

Re: Smiley face icon: what is it?

Please don't apologize. We are here to help. When you have the OK button highlighted roll your trackball up ever so slightly. A cursor should appear in the blank space allowing you to type a name in. If this doesn't work let me know what theme you are using. And I will see if I can duplicate the problem.
~Lorrie~ Master of All Things Blackberry!