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Droid 3 For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-19856-8
368 pages
October 2011
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This practical, full-color guide explains your Droid 3, inside and out

This guide to the hot new Droid 3 is just what you need to get the very most out of the next-generation smartphone from Google. Bestselling For Dummies author Dan Gookin keeps you ahead of the curve by thoroughly and clearly covering all the bases--from setup and configuration to using all the phone's features, texting, email, accessing the Internet, synching with a PC, using the camera, and much more.

  • Helps you get the most out of your Droid 3 smartphone, which runs on the 4G LTE network
  • Walks you through all features and functions of this Internet- and multimedia-enabled new model
  • Covers setup and configuration, texting, email, accessing the Internet, synching with a PC, using the camera, and extending the battery
  • Provides a host of useful tips, tricks, and techniques
  • Touches on the over 200,000 available apps, which can be purchased from the Android Market or through the Verizon Droid-specific AppSphere

Now that you've got the new Droid 3, make the most of it with Droid 3 For Dummies!

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Droid, Droid, Droid 7

Chapter 1: Thrice the Droid, Thrice the Fun 9

Chapter 2: Setup and Configuration 21

Chapter 3: The Droid 3 Tour 33

Chapter 4: The Keyboard-and-Text Chapter 49

Part II: Basic Phone 65

Chapter 5: Yes, It Can Make Phone Calls 67

Chapter 6: Advanced Phone Duties 81

Chapter 7: At the Sound of the Tone . . . 91

Chapter 8: Your Address Book 99

Part III: Nonverbal Communications 115

Chapter 9: Don’t Say It — Text It 117

Chapter 10: Mail of the Electronic Kind 127

Chapter 11: Fun on the Web 143

Chapter 12: Friends and Followers 155

Part IV: Magical and Nontraditional Activities 165

Chapter 13: There's a Map for That 167

Chapter 14: Picture This, Video That 181

Chapter 15: Your Digital Photo Album 193

Chapter 16: Music, Music, Music 205

Chapter 17: Even More Apps 217

Chapter 18: Behold the Android Market 233

Part V: Nuts and Bolts 245

Chapter 19: No Wires Ever!  247

Chapter 20: Connect, Store, Share 259

Chapter 21: On the Road Again 271

Chapter 22: Personalize Your Droid 3 281

Chapter 23: Maintenance and Troubleshooting 295

Part VI: The Part of Tens 309

Chapter 24: Ten Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts 311

Chapter 25: Ten Things to Remember 319

Chapter 26: Ten Worthy Apps 325

Index 331

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Author Information

Dan Gookin is the bestselling author who wrote the original For Dummies book in 1991. With more than 12 million copies in print, his books have been translated into 32 languages and explain hardware, software, smartphones, and other technology topics in plain English. Visit Dan's website at www.wambooli.com.
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