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BlackBerry Device Software applications

Using the camera

Make sure your webcam is connected and functioning properly. If the BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator does not detect a connected webcam, a prompt appears and you can select a picture file from your hard drive.

View a picture

When an application switches to camera viewfinder mode, the viewfinder of BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator displays an image. If you have a webcam connected to your computer, the image is the one that your webcam sends. If you do not have a webcam connected, the viewfinder of the BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator displays the picture that you select by using the Camera Image menu item.

If a picture has not been previously selected and there is no webcam, the viewfinder displays the file selector. You can select an image of equal or greater resolution than the camera’s maximum resolution. If you select a picture with a higher resolution or different aspect ratio than the camera, the Camera application displays only the center of the picture.

If the picture is larger than the device screen, the image is resized. If you choose Camera Pan mode from the Simulate menu, it is not resized but the touch screen is used to navigate the picture until you leave the Camera application or turn off Camera Pan mode.

The last picture that you select becomes the default picture that is displayed the next time you start the BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator.

Take a picture

  1. Click the Camera icon.
  2. When prompted, you can choose a picture source to simulate using the BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator camera.
  3. To take a picture, click the trackball.
  4. To take another picture, click Take Another Picture.

Delete a picture

To delete a picture just taken:
  1. Click Delete Picture.
  2. Click Delete to confirm. You can also delete a picture saved on the BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator.
    1. On the Home page, click Pictures.
    2. Click Camera Pictures.
    3. Highlight the picture you want to delete.
    4. Press the BlackBerry Key and click Delete.

Picture resolutions

The maximum resolution of the camera differs on BlackBerry device models. Each version of the BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator supports the highest resolution that the associated version of the BlackBerry Device Software supports.

BlackBerry Device Software version

Resolution in pixels

4.2

1280 x 1024 (1.3 megapixels)

5.0

2048 x 1536 (3.2 megapixels)

6.0

2560 x 1920 (5.0 megapixels)

7.0

2560 x 1920 (5.0 megapixels)

7.1

2560 x 1920 (5.0 megapixels)

Recording video

Before you begin, ensure that your webcam is connected and functioning properly. If the BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator does not detect a connected webcam, a prompt appears and you can select a jpeg file from your hard drive. You can then click on the LCD and drag the image around to record the movements as a video.

Set video recording options

  1. Click the Video Camera icon.
  2. Click the Menu key.
  3. Click Options.
  4. Perform any of the following actions:

    Task

    Steps

    Set the video light.

    Specify the Video Light option.

    Set the color effect

    Specify the Color Effect option.

    Set the video resolution.

    Specify the Video Format action.

Using the phone application

Simulate an incoming call

This procedure can simulate either a failed call or a successful one.

  1. On the Simulate menu, click Incoming Voice Call.
  2. In the New Incoming Call dialog box, for the originating phone number, type a new phone number or the phone number of an existing contact.
  3. Set one of the following Caller ID options:

    Option

    Description

    Allowed

    The BlackBerry smartphone can display the phone number of the originating phone.

    Private

    The phone number of the originating phone is blocked and not available for display on the BlackBerry smartphone.

    Unknown

    The BlackBerry smartphone cannot determine the phone number of the originating phone.

  4. To place the phone call to the BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator, click Create Call.
  5. Click Answer or Ignore.
  6. End the call by performing one of the following actions:

    Task

    Steps

    Simulate the termination of the call by the originating phone.

    1. Click Disconnect.

    Simulate a network failure.

    1. Set a reason for failure.
    2. Click Fail.

Simulate an outgoing call

There are multiple ways to simulate an incoming call. You can choose any of the following options:

  1. On the Home screen, open the Phone.
  2. Type the number of the phone you wish to call.
  3. In the Call to dialog box, perform one of the following actions:
    • Click Answer.
    • To simulate a failed connection, set a reason for failure. Click Fail.
  1. Open the Phone.
  2. In the Phone menu, click the Contacts icon.
  3. In the Call field, type a new phone number or set a contact.
  4. Press the Enter key.
  5. In the Call to dialog box, perform one of the following actions:
    • Click Answer.
    • To simulate a failed connection, set a reason for failure. Click Fail.
  1. Open the Phone.
  2. In the Phone menu, click the Call Log icon.
  3. In the Call field, type a new phone number or set a contact.
  4. In the Call to dialog box, perform one of the following actions:
    • Click Answer.
    • To simulate a failed connection, set a reason for failure. Click Fail.

Use voice dialing

To use the voice dialing feature of the BlackBerry device in the BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator, your computer must have a microphone.

After the microphone is connected to your computer, the voice dialing feature on the BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator works in the same way as the feature on the BlackBerry device.

  1. On the Home screen, click Applications.
  2. Click Voice Dialing.
  3. Say the command you want to be completed.