First of all you need to setup your Blackberry Bold or any QWERTY Blackberry model to disable Dial from Home.
To quickly access the fun features your BlackBerry boasts, you simply start at the Home screen and use the keyboard shortcuts in this table to pop open an application.
Application Shortcut Key
Messages > M
Saved Messages V
Keyboard Lock K or *
Switch between Vibrate profile and current profile #
On/Off and Backlight Power key
Phone Send button
The keyboard lock (*) and switch between profile (#) shortcuts work for both QWERTY and SureType BlackBerrys.