Full keyboard

The full 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.

Users can perform the following actions to type numbers and symbols:

Action

BlackBerry devices with a physical keyboard

BlackBerry devices with a touch screen

Type a number in a number field.

Press the number key.

Press the number key.

Type a number in a text field.

Press the Alt key and the number key.

Press the 123 key.

Type a common symbol.

Press the Alt key and the character key.

Press the Symbol key.

Type other symbols.

Press the Symbol key.

Press the Symbol key.

Users can touch and hold some letter keys to access symbols. For example, users can touch and hold the letter C to display © or the letter R to display ®.

Type a capital letter.

Press and hold the letter key.

Touch and hold the letter key.

Type an accented character.

Press and hold the letter key and move a finger to the left or right on the trackpad.

Touch and hold the letter key.

Figure 1. Full, physical keyboard
This illustration shows the full, physical keyboard.
Figure 2. Full, virtual keyboard
This illustration shows the full, virtual keyboard.
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