BlackBerry For Dummies

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"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 ...
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Overview

"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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118100356
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/6/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 955,737
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Meet and Greet Your BlackBerry.

Chapter 1: Your BlackBerry Is NOT an Edible Fruit?

Chapter 2: Turning On Your BlackBerry (And Keeping It Happy).

Part II: Getting Organized with Your BlackBerry.

Chapter 3: Remembering Your Acquaintances.

Chapter 4: Never Miss Another Appointment — Ever!

Chapter 5: Being Your Own Taskmaster.

Chapter 6: Making Notes and Calculations.

Part III: Getting Online with Your BlackBerry.

Chapter 7: You’ve Got (Lots of) E-Mail.

Chapter 8: Too Cool for E-Mail.

Chapter 9: Surfing the Internet Wave.

Chapter 10: Calling Your Favorite Person.

Part IV: Working with Desktop Manager.

Chapter 11: Synching the Intellisync Way.

Chapter 12: Installing Applications.

Chapter 13: Running Redirector.

Chapter 14: Protecting Your Information.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 15: Ten (Or So) New Features on the New Generation BlackBerry.

Chapter 16: Ten Great BlackBerry Accessories.

Chapter 17: Ten Productive BlackBerry Applications.

Chapter 18: Ten Fun Games on Your BlackBerry.

Chapter 19: Ten Must-Have BlackBerry Programs.

Chapter 20: Ten (More or Less) Web Site Categories for BlackBerrry Browsing.

Index.

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  • Posted October 26, 2009

    Works for the new Tour as well!

    Although the Tour isn't included in this book, it still works for this model. I upgraded to my BB Tour after having a Palm Treo 800w & needed a resource to guide me thru the MANY apps & functions--and not being Windows-based like the Treo, things weren't as "normal" as I was used to. This book proved very helpful. Many of the teeny-tiny icons of indiv keys throughout the book are difficult to see/read, but that didn't make for a negative experience. I'm a very visual person, so I would liked to have seen more pictures, but it wasn't a big deal really. Overall I'm very happy with this book & wouldn't be as adept with using my new favorite gadget as I am without it! Kudos to the authors. Worth the $18 member price paid.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 13, 2009

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    Blackberry for Dummies 3rd Edition Review

    Blackberry for Dummies by Robert Kao and Dante Sarigumba gives you a very basic introduction to the Blackberry, but it left me still wanting more.

    The book covers the built in Smartphone functions, such as contacts, calendar, to dos, phone and browser. It also covers multimedia features such as the camera, music, video and GPS.

    The part of tens, a feature of the "For Dummies" series, reviews Blackberry accessories, applications, games and websites optimized for viewing on a mobile phone.

    In conclusion, Blackberry for Dummies is a great starter manual for Blackberry users who need basic information on where to begin and what to do. If this is your first Blackberry, then this is the book for you. I had to go onto the web to find more technical and advanced help for the Blackberry such as www.blackberry.com forums, www.cranberry.com and RIM's site.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2009

    Excellent resource

    Truly written for "dummies" but not in a bad way! Easily understandable and well organized.

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