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Registered: ‎06-15-2012
My Device: 9900
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disable the touchscreen on my Blackberry Bold 9900

I need to disable the touchscreen on my Blackberry Bold 9900 its rediculus all this product development and nobody at blackberry, muted call, put on hold and redilaled with there ear touching the touch screen? i dont like my new 9900 for that reason.

 

Blackberry please help, make a simple patch

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My Device: Passport • Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
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Re: disable the touchscreen on my Blackberry Bold 9900

You can't disable the touchscreen, sorry.

 

 

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Registered: ‎01-05-2009
My Device: BlackBerry Z30
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Re: disable the touchscreen on my Blackberry Bold 9900

You can't disable it natively, as stated by JSanders, but if you don't mind spending a couple of dollars, there's an app that will disable your touchscreen during a phone call:

 

http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/822/?lang=en  

 

 

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Posts: 6
Registered: ‎10-21-2012
My Device: Blackberry Bold 9900
My Carrier: MTS

Re: disable the touchscreen on my Blackberry Bold 9900

 

 

I still can't get over how I can't disable the touchscreen on my Blackberry Bold 9900.

 

I don't use the touch screen. I will never use the touch screen.

If I'd wanted a touch screen, I would have bought an iPhone.

So far it's caused my phone to do all sorts of unwanted things - it's a royal pain.

 

I'd wager that the touch screen on all the time also contibutes to abysmally bad battery life on this model.

 

If extra software can disable the touchscreen during calls, there should be an option to disable the thing permanently.

 

 

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Re: disable the touchscreen on my Blackberry Bold 9900

Maybe purchasing a touchscreen wasn't the best idea for you?


I'm just sayin', that's all. Smiley Happy

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Re: disable the touchscreen on my Blackberry Bold 9900


Peggy99 wrote:

I don't use the touch screen. I will never use the touch screen.

If I'd wanted a touch screen, I would have bought an iPhone.


But, you bought a device with a touchscreen. Knowing it had a touchscreen.

 

Try the suggestions offered above, please.

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Registered: ‎11-15-2012
My Device: Bold 9900
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Re: disable the touchscreen on my Blackberry Bold 9900

J Sanders - that was an arrogant post.

 

The previous Blackberry products have become better with every generation, and there was no way of knowing that this was going to be the worst touch screen ever put on a mobile device before we bought them.

 

As you know, now that we own them, we are stuck with them.  We can only dump our RIM stock and buy a competitors product at full price. 

 

And yes- I would love to turn off the touch screen permanently.  If this can't be fixed, it will be the last of my RIM products.

 

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Re: disable the touchscreen on my Blackberry Bold 9900


joningall wrote:

J Sanders - that was an arrogant post.

 

The previous Blackberry products have become better with every generation, and there was no way of knowing that this was going to be the worst touch screen ever put on a mobile device before we bought them.

 

As you know, now that we own them, we are stuck with them.  We can only dump our RIM stock and buy a competitors product at full price. 

 

And yes- I would love to turn off the touch screen permanently.  If this can't be fixed, it will be the last of my RIM products.

 


lol, arrogant? It was a matter-of-fact, correct answer. Do you think I should have said, "Oh sorry, did you not even test the device before purchase to know it was touchscreen nor read any of the box or documentation?"

 

Would you purposefully purchase an All Wheel Drive vehicle and then want to turn off the AWD?  ...knowing what you had bought?

All touch screen devices are not iPhones.

RIM does make non-touchscreen devices. You just chose the wrong product.

 

SImple, not arrogant.

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Registered: ‎11-15-2012
My Device: Bold 9900
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Re: disable the touchscreen on my Blackberry Bold 9900

I'm not tring to start an online battle with you, but posted on this because it seems by the volume of your posts and title that you work for the company. 

 

If not, I apologize.

 

If so, I feel that this is not an issue that can be "blame the consumer" 'd away.  

 

Several people are asking for this in the forums, and I have been periodically looking for a solution here. 

 

There are less than 3 months between now and either the greatest solution to this - Blackberry 10 , or the best reason to buy an iPhone or HTC device.

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Re: disable the touchscreen on my Blackberry Bold 9900


joningall wrote:

I'm not tring to start an online battle with you, but posted on this because it seems by the volume of your posts and title that you work for the company. 

 

If not, I apologize.


Sure, apology accepted. This is a user-to-user community support forum. We are not RIM employees, but volunteers who enjoy assisting other users. RIM personnel rarely comment on queries posted here. You would have noticed this in the message upon registration.

 

But I am serious, may I ask, did you actually not know, not read, not touch one of these devices before putting down hard earned cash?

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