BlackBerry For Dummies 2006

About the Authors
Robert Kao is one well-rounded professional. His ability to translate his technical
knowledge and communicate in many languages with users of all types
inevitably led him to develop BlackBerry applications for various financial
firms in New York City — that truly global city. A graduate of Columbia
University — with a Computer Engineering degree, of course — he currently
lives in Somerset, NJ.

Dante Sarigumba has been working with computers for over 13 years.
Currently, he’s writing BlackBerry applications for a major investment bank
in New York. With his engineering background, he’s been a longtime gizmo
enthusiast, which probably explains his interest in BlackBerries. He writes
applications for the BlackBerry platform in his spare time (believe it or not)
and writes the occasional article for the BlackBerry Developer Journal.

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BlackBerry for Dummies

Is your BlackBerry (or the one you’re thinking about getting) a full-fledged PDA (Personal Data Assistant), a hand-held mini-computer, a high-tech organizer, or a cell phone? The answer is yes. It’s all of those and more. Whether you’re considering getting a BlackBerry and want to know what it can do for you or whether you own one and want to learn how it can do more, this is the BlackBerry book to pick. It provides explanations of core BlackBerry features plus real-world tips and tricks to help you get more out of e-mail, Web browsing, phone functions, business applications, utilities, and even games. In proven For Dummies style with lots of screen shots and step-by-step explanations, it includes:
Info on personalizing your BlackBerry, using AutoText, customizing your screen, choosing what it alerts you to (and how), and more
Basic key commands for navigating with the trackwheel and the QWERTY keyboard (or the SureType keyboard on some models), complete with a table of 15 Home Screen shortcuts
Info on using your Address Book, Calendar (for appointments and meetings), and the Tasks application
Tips for making notes with MemoPad and taking advantage of the built-in calculator
From those basics, BlackBerry For Dummies guides you through getting online with your BlackBerry and using it for:

E-mail, with info on sending, opening, and filtering it, viewing attachments (including JPEGS, Word docs, PowerPoint slides, Excel spreadsheets, and more), customizing your e-mail, and more
Sending and receiving PIN-to-PIN messages, viewing text messages, and using Instant Messaging, complete with list of more that 50 commonly used abbreviations so text messaging doesn’t take 4E (forever) and a table with more than 40 emoticons or smileys so you can catch on (and communicate) fast and clearly
Surfing the Web, with info on browser shortcuts and navigation tips, using bookmarks, customizing and optimizing your browser, downloading and installing applications from the Web, and more
Using the phone, including call waiting, call forwarding, voice mail, speed dial, conferencing, and multitasking
There’s a section on working with Desktop Manager, including using Intellisync, accessing and using the Application Loader, controlling your e-mail with Redirector settings, and protecting all your information. There’s even a companion Web site with up-to-date coverage of all BlackBerry models and the latest accessories, plus links and news.

BlackBerry For Dummies helps you use your BlackBerry efficiently (and impressively), and that makes you more productive. No matter where you are, you can be in control, in touch, and in vogue with your BlackBerry.

BlackBerry for Dummies 2nd Edition

What’s part PDA, part smartphone, and part media player? Your BlackBerry, naturally! Whether it’s the popular Pearl, the sleek Curve, or the hardworking 8800, your BlackBerry handheld device is loaded with features to make your life easier – if you can figure out how to use them. “BlackBerry For Dummies, 2nd Edition” comes to the rescue with just what you need to know to get the most from this amazing device. It covers the newest BlackBerry models and all the latest developments, like SureType vs. QWERTY keyboards and the new trackball navigation method. You’ll discover how to set up your BlackBerry as a full-fledged PDA, but also how to use the camera, play music and videos, make phone calls, and know where you are with GPS.”BlackBerry For Dummies, 2nd Edition” shows you how to: surf the Web and send and receive e-mail; keep your calendar, contacts, and to-do list; make your BlackBerry a mobile mini-office; sync data with your desktop; install a MicroSD card for extra memory; watch movies and listen to music; let your BlackBerry double as a laptop modem; protect your personal information; and, use your BlackBerry almost anywhere in the world.

Because the BlackBerry world changes so quickly, “BlackBerry For Dummies, 2nd Edition” features a companion Web site that maintains the latest news and updates, so you’ll always be up to date. It’s a pretty sweet deal!

BlackBerry Pearl For Dummies Feb 2007

The excitement of purchasing a Blackberry Pearl can only be outdone by the confusion of how to use it. How do you check your e-mail? How do you play music and video? What are PIN-to-PIN messages? Where do you find cool stuff to customize your Pearl? With Blackberry Pearl for Dummies, you’ll discover all the answers to these questions and see how to use your new PDA to its maximum potential. This down-to-earth guide explores all of Pearl’s features and shows you cool ways to make your Pearl your Pearl. Clear, step-by-step instructions explain all the parts of the Pearl and give you the know-how to:

Get organized with the Address Book, Calendar, and MemoPad Manage e-mail and send instant messages Surf the Internet Dial and receive calls Set up your voicemail service Take photos and create slideshows Access the multimedia player Use Desktop Manager Protect and secure your Pearl But don’t think that this book is a plain, boring, just-the-facts type of guide. It will cue you in on how to personalize your Pearl with fun games, wallpaper, ringtones, and more. If you like news and entertainment, it also suggests some nifty programs that are a must-have. This is not just any ordinary PDA, and Blackberry Pearl for Dummies shows you why!

Blackberry for Dummies 3rd Edition

The BlackBerry is such a valuable tool, even the President is using one! Whether you’ve just bought your first BlackBerry or you want to get up to speed on the new models, BlackBerry For Dummies, 3rd Edition shows you how to use every fantastic feature.
Packed with information to help you make the most of this amazing device, BlackBerry For Dummies explains how to send and receive e-mail and instant messages, surf the Web, take photos, make phone calls, play music, and organize your life, right from the palm of your hand. Find out how to:

Get up to speed on the latest features of your BlackBerry, including Storm, Curve, Bold, Pearl Flip, and Javelin models
Navigate the display screen and use the trackball, your BlackBerry’s keyboard, and shortcuts
Manage your appointments, keep your calendar, and handle your to-do list
Use e-mail, SMS text messaging, and instant messaging, and even receive faxes
Take photos, record video, and sync your BlackBerry with iTunes
Back up your BlackBerry, arrange automated backups, maintain your battery, and protect your information with secure passwords
Use your BlackBerry GPS
Learn about the BlackBerry browser and bookmark and organize your favorite Web sites
Add cool lifestyle applications and enjoy games on your BlackBerry

The more you know about your BlackBerry, the more you’ll decide it’s indispensable. BlackBerry For Dummies, 3rd Edition tells you everything you need to know, the fun and easy way!

BlackBerry Curve for Dummies

Get the most from your BlackBerry Curve with this easy-to-understand reference
The BlackBerry Curve smartphone is the most popular BlackBerry model sold by Research in Motion. It boasts an optical trackpad, dedicated media keys, easy media sharing, Mac compatibility, iTunes synchronization, a camera, Wi-Fi calling, and extended battery life—to name just a few features. This fun, friendly, and easy-to-understand book is a practical guide to the BlackBerry Curve and covers an array of how-to topics to help you get the most out of this exciting handheld device.

You’ll learn the parts of the Curve, how to navigate the QWERTY keyboard, set up contacts and make appointments, download the latest applications, take great pictures, take advantage of the expandable memory, and much more.

Serves as a practical, hands-on guide to the BlackBerry Curve smartphoneCovers all current and newly introduced models of the BlackBerry Curve
Shows how to get online and surf the Web, manage e-mail, and create a to-do list
Demonstrates navigation tips and shortcuts
Guides you through upgrades to the newest Curve models
Explains how to take advantage of the expandable memory, get multimedia, and download apps from BlackBerry App World
Walks you through syncing your BlackBerry with your desktop

Avoid the learning curve with this helpful guide to the BlackBerry Curve!