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From Barnes & NobleThe Barnes & Noble Review
Slim, sexy, and a BlackBerry through and through, the new BlackBerry Pearl is making both business professionals and digital media hounds salivate. Whether you're an experienced BlackBerry user or a newcomer to the cult, BlackBerry Pearl for Dummies will make you a true Pearl power user in no time.
Written by the experienced authors of BlackBerry for Dummies, this book tours every corner of your new Pearl, from email to camera to multimedia player.
In three chapters max, you'll know your way around BlackBerry's interface, learn how to personalize it, set up alerts, manage power, and even master some very helpful shortcuts. (Example: Using AutoText and macros to cut down on the typing you'll need to do on Pearl's scaled-down keypad.)
Then, it's on to getting organized. There's a full chapter on BlackBerry's address book -- including its elegant integration with other BlackBerry applications. (Display your customer's name and address, then view a map displaying that address, and get turn-by-turn directions.)
Speaking of integration, the authors show how BlackBerry Pearl's phone integrates with its other productivity tools. (Suddenly, your to-do list is linked directly to your phone; suddenly, you can place a call directly from an email message.)
Of course, this BlackBerry isn't just about work, and neither is this book. You'll learn how to take the best possible pictures with Pearl's 1.3-megapixel, flash-equipped camera. There's a full chapter on Pearl's media player and another on web access.
All the day-to-day maintenance stuff is here, from syncing to security. You'll find tips on the best accessories and add-on programs. There's even a chapter on using your Pearl as a portable flash drive (yet another device you won't have to carry around anymore)! Bill Camarda, from the February 2007 Read Only