DALLAS (April 19, 2010) - - BEIKS LLC, the world leader in language, reference
and utility applications for mobile devices, is pleased to announce the all-new
version of its popular keyboard lock utility application for BlackBerry smart
Like many other BEIKS applications, the original Keyboard Locker was developed
out of a pure necessity: any BlackBerry carried in a pocket or purse would start
placing calls as a result to its keyboard buttons being involuntarily pressed.
The application was released as a freeware as
it was barely a minor extension to the built-in keyboard locking functionality
that the BlackBerry operating system offered. Being simple and free, it quickly
gained positive reviews on AppWorld, the premiere venue for BlackBerry
A recent update to the BlackBerry OS - specifically version
18.104.22.168xx (and possibly others) - has changed the game.
an annoying - to many - requirement to set up a password in order for the
keyboard locking functionality to kick-in.
Being barely an extension to that built-in functionality, the
BEIKS keyboard locker could not work around this requirement and appeared
The new version addresses this very problem
thus enabling all users of the latest BlackBerry OS to lock their devices in the
simple and convenient fashion they were used to.
It also adds some desired features that could
not have been added to the previous version, partially because of the way it was
implemented and partially because it was not practical to keep evolving a freely
available application. Those include custom icon for manual keyboard lock
activation, easier access to configuration screen, disabling of the lock
functionality in phone application (to be soon extended with others) and more.
The new Keyboard Locker is commercially
available at http://blackberry.beiks.com
The original version is still available at no
cost to everyone who can benefit it.