Hi! Did you know that your blackberry has a built in flashlight that’s free! Yep…tis true!

NOTE: for this tip to work, you need a media card in your blackberry. It’s a little memory chip that lets you store photos, music, and docs-to-go files on it rather than in the blackberry’s device memory. Having the card also allows you to record video with your blackberry. You can get a media card for your blackberry online and in Radio Shack, for example.

Ok… so if you have a media card, you’ll love this tip!

Here’s what you do:

  1. turn on the blackberry camera
  2. press the menu key (the blackberry logo to the left of the trackball)
  3. select the video camera
  4. when the round dot appears on the screen, indicating the video camera is on, press the space bar.

The flash over the camera lens will be on and will stay on until you press the space bar to turn it off or the video camera times out. This is a very bright light and is really useful for reading menus in restaurants, guiding you in the dark, and finding things when you’re in dimly lit rooms.

I know some people who use the backlight from the screen to shed some light. After you see the video camera light, you’ll agree that it’s the best light to use.

So give it a try!

1 Comment

  1. Anonymous on November 19, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Fabulous tip! I just sent the link to my husband.

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