QWERTY keyboard

The QWERTY keyboard provides users with a keyboard that is similar to the keyboard on a computer. Users type as they would on a computer keyboard except that numbers and symbols are located in different places.

To type common symbols on BlackBerry® devices without a touch screen, users press the Alt key and the appropriate character key. To type other symbols, users press the Symbol key. To type common symbols on BlackBerry devices with a touch screen, users press the Symbol key. When users press a modifier key, a typing mode indicator appears in the upper-right corner of the screen.

Figure 1. QWERTY keyboard on a BlackBerry device without a touch screen
This illustration shows the QWERTY keyboard.

Figure 2. QWERTY keyboard on a BlackBerry device with a touch screen
This illustration shows the QWERTY keyboard on a touch screen device.

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