Two months ago I replaced my old 8700g with this Curve. In certain themes on the 8700g (Dimension icon, in particular) some of the keys were shortcuts to various apps. I.E.: k-keyboard lock, m-messages, u-calculator, l-calender, t-tasks, etc. For the life of me, I can't find this on my new Curve. Has RIM discontinued this feature? If so, why on earth would they eliminate one of the best features on the device? I use my BB all the time and actually wore out the trackwheel on my 8700g-which is one reason why I got my new Curve. Not only did the shortcut keys save time, they meant less wear and tear on trackwheel/trackball. I love my new Curve, but would like it even more if it had shortcut keys.