Camera To Go Helps Silence BlackBerry Camera Shutter Noise and Adds Picture Timer

By Bla1ze on 19 Jul 2009 11:35 am EDT

CameraToGo is a neat little application that adds great function to your BlackBerry. A lot of people always ask if it's possible to mute your shutter noise on your camera. Well yes, there are many applications out there that allow you to do so, none of which add a timer that allows you to set up a timed interval for your device to takes pics though like CameraToGo does.

So maybe you want to get a group photo of the crazy pub crawl you went on or maybe you are just on a family outting and just need a quick picture to upload to Twitter or Flickr and are not really feeling like asking a passerby to snap a pic. CamaraToGo could come in handy in these cases where you can set up your shot, set the timer and step back and be in the photo yourself. A free trial is available in the CrackBerry App Store and CameraToGo sells for only $4.99. Check it out, you may just need it sometime. Please note though-- CDMA devices do not have the ability to suppress shutter noise.

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Camera To Go Helps Silence BlackBerry Camera Shutter Noise and Adds Picture Timer


Why the heck would CDMA devices not be able to turn off a system sound? That makes absolutely no sense, and is frankly kind of stupid.

there is a long thread in the forums about this issue. it boils down to Conservative retardation, though.

the dev only bothered with gsm.. couldnt figure out cdma as easily.. then passes it off like its impossible.

thx for nothing.

Not so sure about that. EVERY app that is supposed to be able to mute the camera sound listed in the app store has the same disclaimer, that it only works on GSM phones.

works like a charm. Also, how are you supposed to set up your berry for a pic? I personally don't bring a cradle everywhere I go.

Regarding the last note on at the end of this post...CDMA devices CAN have there camera shutter sounds disabled. I have the Blackberry Tour from Telus and installed BerryAnnoying and it works perfect! (Aswell as my STORM). No more annoying camera sound when I take pics.

You can download BerryAnnoying from AppGarage ( for only $1.99!!

captureit does this for free.Its a screen image saver but if you have your camera on and capture the screen,youve taken a picture and not paid 4.99

Nope. I had this bright idea a month or 2 back and tried it. Doesn't work, you'll just have a picture of a black screen.

This is a nice app but it is WAaaayyy too expensive for what it does. $0.99 would be more in line with it's functionality.

If Blackberrys are to rival the horrid little iPod that makes phone calls, then we HAVE to have cheaper apps or people will just not buy them.

How about trying Peek A Boo from
Its FREE, No SOUND, and shoot 4 pics at a time...

Nothing beat FREE....

Mmm... Interesting. Muting the shutter on any phone is actually illegal. All camera phones have to have a sound played whenever you take a picture. But as long one doesn't get caught it's fine. Just like torrenting. =D

Why do none of these muting apps support CDMA? What does the phone's network hardware have to do with muting the annoying shutter sound?