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Alert.startBuzzer() does not work

by Retired on ‎02-16-2010 10:19 AM (1,972 Views)


This article applies to the following:

  • BlackBerry Wireless Handheld™ based on Java™
  • BlackBerry® 7100 Series and later


Alert.startBuzzer() and Alert.setBuzzerVolume() are not supported by the BlackBerry 7100 Series device and later devices.

The BlackBerry 7100 Series device and later devices contain a hardware upgrade that changes the way audio is produced.


As an alternative to Alert.startBuzzer(), we recommend Alert.startMIDI(). To determine the method to use, the following tests are performed:

if( Alert.isBuzzerSupported() )
} else if( Alert.isMIDISupported() )


Note: If you use a polyphonic tone, use the above test to check the availability of Alert.startADPCM(). You can do so via Alert.isADPCMSupported().

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