Dear Berry

Here we are again CrackBerry Nation, it's another issue of Dear Berry. So, let's crack open the mailbag and see what BlackBerry woes you have been having this week. The question this week goes like this:

Dear Berry,

Is there any way to "mark all as read" on the PlayBook messages? I have 300+ messages to open.

- Tim and Kim

Dear Tim and Kim,

I see you took advantage of the Native Email feature of BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0. The unfortunate, simple, answer to your question is no, there is no way to Mark All As Read on the PlayBook. I too added an email account that had hundreds of unread emails and really wanted this option to be available. However, instead of leaving you out to dry, there is a long-winded way to mark emails unread and requires you to select the emails a bulk at a time. Continue throught the break to find out how.

If it just one email account that you want to clear then it would be best to select to view that email account only to make things easier. Once you are there, swipe down from the top bezel to bring down the options from there you will see the option to 'Select'.

Select Email option for PlayBook

Tap that and you will then be able to select the emails you want to mark unread. If there is a bunch of emails together, you can select those in bulk using two fingers. Once you have selected all the emails you wish to mark, go ahead and tap the Mark As Read icon to the right.

Mark Read on the PlayBook

I hope that this will at least help you in your woes somewhat. I understand it is not the best solution but let this be my call to RIM on behalf of the CrackBerry readers to please bring us the "Mark All As Read" option on our PlayBooks. I probably would not recommend this option if you head more than 500 emails to mark unread, probably even 300 is pushing it but the option is there right now if you wanted to use it.

- Berry

There you have it folks, another edition of Dear Berry. If you have any BlackBerry woes be it small or large, or maybe you need some advice with your BlackBerry addiction, Dear Berry is here to help. You can email me at or you can tweet me @DearBerryCB.

See you next week!