Our pal Al Sacco posted a handy article today outlining some BlackBerry Tips and Keyboard Shortcuts.
While most of the tips should be well-known to users (like dialing #'s that contain text or putting your Berry into standby by holding down the Mute key for two seconds), especially to those of you who have checked out our BlackBerry 101 Lecture series, there are a few lesser known shortcut goodies in there that should definitely be checked out.
My favorite of the day? Al's tip on navigating message threads:
Heavy BlackBerry users know the pain of trying to catch up on an e-mail thread with multiple responses. You may have received the first response an hour ago, the second and third 15 minutes later and a fourth and fifth could have landed in your inbox just as you get to the first. Without a shortcut, you have to sift through the tons of messages that arrived in between the thread's various components. A much simpler way is to open the first message and then hit the J key to jump to the next response, and so on. You can also return to an earlier message in the thread by hitting the K key. (Note: If the subject line of the thread has been modified, you may not be able to find all responses using this shortcut.)
You can read Al's full article here, and find many more helpful tutorials in our BB Tips, How To & FAQ forum and BlackBerry 101 Lecture Series. And if you're looking for an easy to follow all-in-one BlackBerry education, be sure to check out the solutions offered by BlackBerry Made Simple.