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I have a 400SD4

When using the keyboard some of the keys type numbers rather than the appropriate letters.

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Please follow this link for step by step process to correct this problem. Thanks ! //D
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321498

Posted on Apr 28, 2008

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To key a phone number that contains letters, press the right Shift key or the Alt key and type. The letters appear on your screen, but the BlackBerry smartphone translates them into the appropriate numbers when the phone call is made.
For example, to call 1-877-BLK-BERR (1-877-255-2377) from your BlackBerry smartphone,
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You will probably have to press something like shift+numlock or ctrl+numlock or FN+numlock to release it. There should also be a light at the top of the laptop to indicate it's in numlock mode.

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