Back when I had the Storm 9530, I remember one thing that really annoyed me was the lack of standby mode. Now it seems with some of the newer BlackBerry operating systems (like .545 for the Bold 9700) that this feature is missing again. According to RIM’s Knowledge Base its not an issue at all. They have discontinued the use of the mute key for Standby Mode. Why you might ask? We aren’t too sure, and honestly I’m a little mad about it. Here’s the quote from the BlackBerry Knowledge Base:
In earlier BlackBerry Device Software versions the mute key was used to turn standby mode on. Due to changes in the lock key functionality on the BlackBerry smartphone starting in BlackBerry Device software 5.0, the mute key no longer places the BlackBerry smartphone into Standby mode. The mute key will still function to mute calls in the phone application.
So what are your thoughts? Do you use the mute key for standby mode? Would you like to see a 3rd party app to bring back the feature? Myself I never use the BlackBerry holster, and I always found standby mode was a great way to ensure I don’t accidentally called 911 when its in my pocket. Post a comment below with your thoughts…