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BlackBerry For Dummies, 5th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-10035-6
408 pages
September 2011
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Just what you need to know to take full advantage of your new BlackBerry smartphone

The popular BlackBerry is used by millions of office workers and executives and has become an essential business tool. Now with an even faster and more efficient 6.0 operating system, the newest BlackBerry devices have the potential to become pocket-sized replacements for the laptop. This fifth edition of the most popular BlackBerry guide explores all the features of the new BlackBerry and its upgraded OS.

It covers setting up the device, organizing and managing your appointments and to-do list, accessing the Internet, handling e-mail, working with multimedia, synching your BlackBerry with your desktop, adding apps, and much more.

  • The BlackBerry is the most popular handheld device for business users; an updated 6.0 operating system is being introduced for new models with an upgrade available for certain older models
  • This edition of the popular BlackBerry guide covers the new OS, setting up your BlackBerry, organizing and managing your calendar, handling e-mail, and accessing the Internet
  • Explores working with multimedia and taking great photos with your BlackBerry
  • Offers tips and shortcuts plus information about managing power usage, synching your BlackBerry to your desktop, and taking advantage of the expandable memory, as well as great apps you can add

Wise advice from BlackBerry experts makes this the guide you need to get the most juice from your BlackBerry.

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Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with BlackBerry 7

Chapter 1: Your BlackBerry Isn’t an Edible Fruit 9

Chapter 2: Navigating the BlackBerry 19

Chapter 3: Tweaking Your BlackBerry 33

Part II: Organizing with BlackBerry 51

Chapter 4: Remembering and Locating Your Acquaintances 53

Chapter 5: Never Miss Another Appointment 87

Chapter 6: Setting Alarms and Keeping Your Passwords 101

Chapter 7: Calling Your Favorite Person 117

Part III: Getting Online with Your BlackBerry 135

Chapter 8: You’ve Got (Lots of) E-Mail 137

Chapter 9: Too Cool for E-Mail 157

Chapter 10: Instant Messaging on BlackBerry Messenger 175

Chapter 11: Networking Like a Social Butterfl y 191

Chapter 12: Surfi ng the Internet Wave 211

Part IV: Applications and Media on Your BlackBerry 235

Chapter 13: Getting Around with Your BlackBerry GPS 237

Chapter 14: Taking Great Pictures and Capturing Videos 245

Chapter 15: Satisfying All Your Senses with the Media Player 263

Chapter 16: Managing Media Files 283

Part V: Working with BlackBerry Desktop Software 293

Chapter 17: Installing BlackBerry Desktop Software 295

Chapter 18: Synchronizing Organizer Data 309

Chapter 19: Protecting Your Information 333

Chapter 20: Finding and Installing Applications 343

Part VI: The Part of Tens 353

Chapter 21: Ten Great BlackBerry Accessories 355

Chapter 22: Ten (or So) Must-Have BlackBerry Applications 359

Index 365

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Robert Kao develops applications for the BlackBerry and writes extensively on using the device.

Dante Sarigumba is a gizmo enthusiast and software developer with vast experience programming for the BlackBerry platform. They are coauthors of several For Dummies books on the BlackBerry.

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