BlackBerry phone application

On the version 4.3 and above (and maybe less), I noticed that if you type in a string of alpha characters in the native phone input and press the SEND key, the action seems to be ignored (nothing happens). However, when you create an instance of PhoneArguments, if I pass in a string of alphabetic characters such as the dialStringArg, then, these characters are converted to numbers somehow and this number is dialled. I was just wondering why there is an inconsistency between running through the API action and who executes the action in the user interface.

Thanks in advance,


The PhoneArguments convert the text until the correct number entries.  You can do the same thing in the application phone by holding down the ALT key when you type a letter (letter is converted to the correct number).

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