blackberry curve problems?

Question by Mackenzie P: blackberry curve problems?
i have a blackberry curve that i accidentally got a little wet. i removed the battery for a little while, then put the battery back in and tried to turn the phone on. it turned on, but it appeared that none of the keys were working. the scroller mouse thing was scrolling, but i couldnt click on anything. i tried this several more times with the same results. right now i have removed the battery and the SIM card to see if maybe it just need to dry out. anyone who's had the same issues??? anyone who knows how to fix it without having to spend any money??? any suggestions would be amazing!
thanks... 0.o

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Answer by megan
try this ASAP!

although your phone was able to turn on, the water might have damaged the circuit board and trackball. try this rice trick

- quickly remove the battery and remove as much water as possible
- fill a tupperware with dry uncooked rice (doesn't matter what kind as long as it's dry and uncooked)
- bury your phone in the rice and place a lid on the tupperware
- let the phone sit in the rice for 48 hours
- see if there's much moisture in the phone, if it still looks a bit wet, place the phone back in the rice and wait another 24 hours
- replace the battery in the phone and see if it works properly

^ there's not 100% guarantee that this trick will work, but i've known some cases where this has helped significantly. good luck!

if this doesn't work, you can try calling your service provider and see if you can get a replacement phone under warranty (if you have it).

good luck!

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  1. . I have a Z10 and always been a BlackBerry user. With the BlackBerry Z10 (Q10) you get what’s called BlackBerry Balance which allows you to do business and play without having them interfere with eachother. If your phone was to ever be stolen or lost there’s an app called BlackBerry Protect which allows you to track your phone and keep it secure and if hacked the phone would do a full security wipe without your permission, just be sure you have all apps backed up in BlackBerry Link(security is the top priority. Even Obama has a BlackBerry). The UI is smooth to the touch (BlackBerry Flow) and allows for easy software navigation. It’s OS system, worked on by TAT (The Astonishing Tribe owned by BlackBerry), uses the QNX Neutrino microkernel RTOS (Unix-like OS) that enables the use of Flash and HTML5 capabilities and is prone to crashes (’s-implementation-blackberry-10), also known to be embedded in systems around us such as social networks, cars, hospitals and space shuttles to name a few( uses the C/C++ computing programing language (QNX is used in systems where the cost of failure is very high”- QNX CEO Dan Dodge) and is also an OS compiler running Android 2.3 Gingerbread (Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on update) Dalvik APIS, Adobe Air/Flash, and Java with QNX C/C++ native. It allows the option of Internet thetering so you could use it as a modem. The features of the hardware are limited. When you look at it you will realize there’s no home button. This phone allows for you to only use touch with multiple swiping gestures that takes time to get used to. This is the main feature that makes this standout among other phones such as the iPhone. Typing is much easier where with it you don’t even have to use type. All you need to do is start with the first letter and the phone will do the rest on it’s own (predictive text), just flick up the word of your choice.The camera has a timeshift feature that allows for you to choose the perfect shot and has a cool story maker app that allows you to make PowerPoint like videos combining videos and photos alike with background music added. Internet (4G LTE) is much faster than other phones. If you’re not familiar with BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) well here’s your chance. This is the main reason why teens buy or have BlackBerry’s. This allows you to exchange your pin number to friends (those with BBM) and communicate with them but also has video chat (similar to FaceTime on iPhone but for BlackBerry) and screen sharing and BBM is also security encrypted. Unlike the iPhone the BlackBerry is also NFC compatible.The only thing this phones lacks is apps which it started with 70,000 and now has 120,000+ apps with more being added but allows for you to sideload Android apps.The phone can also be used as a gaming console.There are so many things this phone has that many others don’t and is considered the best phone in the market. Don’t get tricked into buying something that you might not like and end up being stuck with your choice. Do the research on the specs of each phone.

    Explaining the Difference:

    The difference between iPhone and BlackBerry

    To operate an iPhone you have a home button to push. You push it to turn it on and to get in and out of apps as with the BlackBerry Z10 you have no home button which means you have to use your fingers. To operate it you swipe up, left and right and to get out of an app you simply swipe up from the bottom.

    iOS 7 Copied Features from BB10 OS: swiping gestures, notifications center (complete copy of BlackBerry Hub), voice chat only option, multitasking (copied from BlackBerry PlayBook and Android WebOS), slide to unlock, and car integration (idea of the BlackBerry and QNX partnership).

    … few developers who’ve fought to maintain a familiar look want to throw in a new learning curve that could potentially steer users toward a competitor. – Excerpt taken from USA today (

    Fun Fact:

    Out of 600,000 phones the DoD uses, 470,000 are BlackBerry’s, 41000 are iPhone’s and 87,00 are Androids so BlackBerry wins in best security. (watch this ad:

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