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BlackBerry For Dummies
     

BlackBerry For Dummies

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by Robert Kao
 

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Here's what you should know to squeeze all the functionality you can from your BlackBerry

Millions of people in thousands of offices rely on their BlackBerry devices to make them more productive. Whether this is your first BlackBerry or you're upgrading to a newer model, this book can help you learn all you need to know to handle your calendar, e-mail and

Overview

Here's what you should know to squeeze all the functionality you can from your BlackBerry

Millions of people in thousands of offices rely on their BlackBerry devices to make them more productive. Whether this is your first BlackBerry or you're upgrading to a newer model, this book can help you learn all you need to know to handle your calendar, e-mail and messaging, make conference calls, and even have a little fun!

  • Build a relationship — discover what your BlackBerry can do, how to customize it for the way you work, and ways to manage power and memory
  • The organizer — add contacts, calendar entries, alarms, passwords, and more so your BlackBerry can keep you on schedule
  • There's a phone, too — make and receive calls, set up voicemail, and arrange conference calls
  • Many ways to message — get online and manage e-mail, send PIN-to-PIN messages, and use SMS/MMS and BlackBerry Messenger
  • An office in your pocket — sync your BlackBerry with your desktop so you have exactly what you need anywhere you go
  • It knows how to play — find cool BlackBerry apps, shoot photos and video, and play music and movies
  • That secure feeling — learn to back up and restore your BlackBerry, lock it, set a password, and block spam

Open the book and find:

  • Ways to keep your contacts organized
  • How to centralize passwords
  • Tips for combining multiple e-mail accounts
  • Easy ways to update Facebook and Twitter
  • All about BlackBerry Browser
  • GPS application tips
  • Steps for syncing your BlackBerry to your PC or Mac
  • How to use your BlackBerry like a flash drive

Learn to:

  • Get organized, explore the web, and sync up your BlackBerry
  • Manage meetings, appointments, and tasks on the go
  • Explore business tools, utilities, and apps to boost your efficiency
  • Fill your BlackBerry with your favorite music, photos, videos, and more

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
The BlackBerry will never be as easy to use as a desktop computer, but a number of tricks can ease the difficulties its size imposes on users. The following were tested on a BlackBerry Curve, but many will work on other models, too. For help with some of these, we used "BlackBerry for Dummies" and frequently pinged Robert Kao, its co-author, for ideas. (Lee Gomes, On the Road, Wall Street Journal, March 31, 2008)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118100356
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/06/2011
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
408
Sales rank:
1,387,505
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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BlackBerry for Dummies 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
NYC_at_Heart More than 1 year ago
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.
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MarkBailey More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Truly written for "dummies" but not in a bad way! Easily understandable and well organized.