BlackBerry® Pearl™ 3G 9100: Hotkeys for Twitter and BBM


Back in May, as part of the Twitter for BlackBerry® Beta Update, Sean included the handy shortcuts (hotkeys) to help users speed through the app; however, many of the hotkeys apply only to a full QWERTY keyboard. Luckily, there are shortcuts for us condensed QWERTY keyboard users with BlackBerry® Pearl™ 3G 9100 smartphones (please note that these are shortcuts for the 20-key variant of the condensed keyboard)! Check ‘em out:

Twitter for BlackBerry QWERTY Shortcuts

  • ! (reply)
  • ? (reply all)
  • space (page down)
  • . (forward)
  • , (compose)
  • 5 (refresh)

And the Alt-functions work just the same:

  • Alt+0 (home)
  • Alt+1 (mentions)
  • Alt+2 (lists)
  • Alt+3 (profile)
  • Alt+4 (inbox)
  • Alt+5 (find people)
  • Alt+6 (search)
  • Alt+7 (popular topics)

Craving more fast-typing tips? Check out Mark’s blog post on shortcuts for condensed QWERTY keyboards.

Since I’m also a huge fan of BlackBerry® Messenger (BBM™) – perhaps an understatement! – I wanted to share the must-know shortcuts for BBM as well:

BBM Shortcuts for QWERTY Keyboards

In a chat:

  • ER (go to top)
  • CV (go to bottom)
  • QW (reply)

In the Group Picture Carousel:

  • BN (next picture)
  • OP (previous picture)
  • DF (mark as favorite)


  • Space (jump from recent updates to chats to contacts etc)

For even more shortcuts for your BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100 smartphone, check out this article: Keyboard shortcuts for the BlackBerry Pearl 9100 smartphone

Also, stay tuned for shortcuts for the BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9105 smartphone!

Do you have any other shortcuts for the condensed QWERTY keyboards? Let us know in the comments!

About Becky Y.

As RIM's social media strategist, Becky spends much of her day following great online conversations about the BlackBerry® brand (and does some work here and there too). You will hear from her occasionally on Inside BlackBerry, but for the most part she will be behind the scenes, supporting our roster of experts in their blogging activities. Becky anticipates that she will have a lot of "Who Knew?!" moments, and hopes that our readers do too.

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