BlackBerry Bold Made Simple

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You’ve chosen well—with elegant design, a high-res display, and a speedy processor, the Bold is a top-notch device. Now learn how to take advantage of all the features with this easy-to-read guide from two of the best BlackBerry trainers in the business.

BlackBerry Bold Made Simple teaches you how to get the most out of your BlackBerry Bold. You’ll explore all the features and uncover time-saving techniques—from emailing and scheduling to video recording and expanding memory—all...

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BlackBerry Bold Made Simple: For the BlackBerry Bold 9700 Series

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Overview

You’ve chosen well—with elegant design, a high-res display, and a speedy processor, the Bold is a top-notch device. Now learn how to take advantage of all the features with this easy-to-read guide from two of the best BlackBerry trainers in the business.

BlackBerry Bold Made Simple teaches you how to get the most out of your BlackBerry Bold. You’ll explore all the features and uncover time-saving techniques—from emailing and scheduling to video recording and expanding memory—all through easy-to-read instructions and detailed visuals. Written by two successful BlackBerry trainers and authors, this is simply the most comprehensive and clear guidebook to the BlackBerry Bold available.

What you’ll learn

  • Sync your Bold with a PC or Mac
  • Master the keyboard and trackpad navigation
  • Everything email: setup, basics, and pro techniques
  • Text messaging: SMS, PIN, and more
  • Set up a three-way conference call
  • Get work done: Manage your calendar, contact list, and memopad
  • Understand connectivity: Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Have fun with music, photos, and videos
  • Explore the BlackBerry App World and utilize apps
  • Use GPS and mapping to get around

Who this book is for

This book is for those who want to get the most out of the BlackBerry Bold 9700. It is perfect for beginners but will also show advanced users new techniques and shortcuts.

Table of Contents

  1. E-mail Set Up
  2. Windows PC Setup
  3. Windows PC Media and File Transfer
  4. Apple Mac Setup
  5. Apple Mac Media and File Transfer
  6. Typing, Spelling, and Help
  7. Speed Your Typing with AutoText
  8. Personalize Your BlackBerry
  9. Sounds: Ring and Vibrate
  10. Phone and Voice Dialing
  11. Advanced Phone
  12. E-mail Like a Pro
  13. Advanced Email Topics
  14. Your Contact List
  15. Managing Your Calendar
  16. Get Tasks Done
  17. MemoPad: Sticky Notes
  18. SMS Text and MMS Messaging
  19. Even More Messaging
  20. Adding Memory with a Media Card
  21. Your Music Player
  22. Snapping Pictures
  23. Fun with Videos
  24. Social Networking
  25. Connecting with Wi-Fi
  26. BlackBerry App World
  27. Connecting with Bluetooth
  28. Connect as a Tethered Modem
  29. Surfing the Web
  30. Add or Remove Apps
  31. Traveling: Maps and More
  32. Other Applications
  33. Searching for Lost Stuff
  34. Securing Your Data
  35. Fixing Problems
  36. More Resources
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781430231172
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 9/29/2010
  • Series: Apress Made Simple Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 436
  • Sales rank: 1,067,368
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Gary Mazo is vice president of Made Simple Learning and is a writer, a college professor, a gadget nut and an ordained rabbi. Gary joined Made Simple Learning in 2007 and has co-authored the last 13 books in the Made Simple series. Along with Martin and Kevin Michaluk from CrackBerry.com, Gary co-wrote CrackBerry: True Tales of BlackBerry Use and Abuse a book about BlackBerry addiction and how to get a grip on one's BlackBerry use. Gary also teaches writing, philosophy, technical writing and more at the University of Phoenix. Gary is a regular contributor to CrackBerry.com, writing product reviews and adding editorial content. He holds a bachelor's degree in anthropology from Brandeis University. Gary earned his master's in Hebrew letters as well as ordination as rabbi from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has served congregations in Dayton, Ohio, Cherry Hill, New Jersey and Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Gary is married to Gloria Schwartz Mazo and between them, they have six children. Gary can be reached at: gary@madesimplelearning.com.

Martin Trautschold is the founder and chief executive officer of Made Simple Learning, a leading provider of Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, BlackBerry and Palm webOS books and video tutorials. He has been a successful entrepreneur in the mobile device training and software business since 2001. With Made Simple Learning, he has been helping to train thousands of BlackBerry users with short, to-the-point video tutorials. He has now co-authored 15 Made Simple guide books. Martin also co-founded, ran for three years, then sold a mobile device software company. Prior to this, Martin spent 15 years in technology and business consulting in the U.S. and Japan. He holds an engineering degree from Princeton University and a master's in business administration from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University. Martin and his wife, Julia, have three daughters. Martin enjoys rowing and cycling. He can be reached at martin@madesimplelearning.com.

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