In This Chapter
BlackBerry Anatomy 101
Using touch-screen navigation
Understanding general navigation guidelines
Using common shortcut keys
Progress being what it is, each new model of BlackBerry seems better equipped than the last. Generally speaking, the most significant feature changes take place under the hood.
Your BlackBerry smartphone comes in one of three forms:
A large screen with a QWERTY keyboard and trackpad
A slightly smaller screen with a SureType keyboard and trackpad (Pearl)
A very large screen with touch-screen navigation (Storm)
What is a trackpad? What can you do with it? When did BlackBerry go touch screen? How can you navigate your BlackBerry better with these methods? Those are some of the questions that we answer in this chapter. Bear with us, and you will be master of your BlackBerry device in no time.
In this and the following sections, we show you all the keys and features on a BlackBerry Bold, Pearl Flip, Curve 8900, and BlackBerry Storm. The four models are shown in Figures 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, and 2-4 respectively.
Figure 2.1. Main features on a BlackBerry Bold 9700.
Figure 2.2. Main features on a Black Berry Pearl 9100.
Figure 2.3. BlackBerry Curve 8500 series, similar to a BlackBerry ...