BlackBerry For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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 — ...

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BlackBerry For Dummies

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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118153062
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/15/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 384
  • File size: 21 MB
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Meet the Author

Robert Kao develops applications for the BlackBerry and writes extensively on using the device.

Dante Sarigumba is a gizmo enthusiast and software developer with vast experience programming for the BlackBerry platform. They are coauthors of several For Dummies books on the BlackBerry.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with BlackBerry 7

Chapter 1: Your BlackBerry Isn’t an Edible Fruit 9

Chapter 2: Navigating the BlackBerry 19

Chapter 3: Tweaking Your BlackBerry 33

Part II: Organizing with BlackBerry 51

Chapter 4: Remembering and Locating Your Acquaintances 53

Chapter 5: Never Miss Another Appointment 87

Chapter 6: Setting Alarms and Keeping Your Passwords 101

Chapter 7: Calling Your Favorite Person 117

Part III: Getting Online with Your BlackBerry 135

Chapter 8: You’ve Got (Lots of) E-Mail 137

Chapter 9: Too Cool for E-Mail 157

Chapter 10: Instant Messaging on BlackBerry Messenger 175

Chapter 11: Networking Like a Social Butterfl y 191

Chapter 12: Surfi ng the Internet Wave 211

Part IV: Applications and Media on Your BlackBerry 235

Chapter 13: Getting Around with Your BlackBerry GPS 237

Chapter 14: Taking Great Pictures and Capturing Videos 245

Chapter 15: Satisfying All Your Senses with the Media Player 263

Chapter 16: Managing Media Files 283

Part V: Working with BlackBerry Desktop Software 293

Chapter 17: Installing BlackBerry Desktop Software 295

Chapter 18: Synchronizing Organizer Data 309

Chapter 19: Protecting Your Information 333

Chapter 20: Finding and Installing Applications 343

Part VI: The Part of Tens 353

Chapter 21: Ten Great BlackBerry Accessories 355

Chapter 22: Ten (or So) Must-Have BlackBerry Applications 359

Index 365

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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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