BlackBerry QR Code Reader CodeUnit 27 APR 2011

QR Codes are useful ways to visually encode data like URLs or Contact Details or just about any string you want to in a nice black and white square diagram. To read them, you basically just need to take a picture of them and then let a QR Code Reader handle the rest. So what is the easiest way to read QR codes on your BlackBerry?

Well the easiest way turns out to be the standard BlackBerry IM workhorse of choice for most people, BlackBerry Messenger or BBM if you prefer the acronym.

Simply open BBM and then select “Scan a Group Barcode”. The camera will open and once you have the desired QR code in focus, the system will prompt you that it has picked up a QR code and will want to know what to do next – like browse to the URL for example!

Simple and nifty.

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About Craig Lotter

Software developer, husband and dad to two little girls. Writer behind An Exploring South African. I don't have time for myself any more.

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  • I have Verizon and am confused on how blackberry’s work versus regular cell phones. If you turn off internet access on a blackberry, you cannot make phone calls or text messages. Why is this? Does their internet function on a different frequency? Can anyone explain how a blackberry works?

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