BlackBerry Pearl for Dummies

BlackBerry Pearl for Dummies

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by Robert Kao, Dante Sarigumba, Marie-Claude Kao, Yosma Sarigumba
     
 
The excitement of purchasing a Blackberry Pearl can only be outdone by the confusion of how to use it. How do you check your e-mail? How do you play music and video? What are PIN-to-PIN messages? Where do you find cool stuff to customize your Pearl?

With Blackberry Pearl for Dummies, you’ll discover all the answers to these questions and see how to use

Overview

The excitement of purchasing a Blackberry Pearl can only be outdone by the confusion of how to use it. How do you check your e-mail? How do you play music and video? What are PIN-to-PIN messages? Where do you find cool stuff to customize your Pearl?

With Blackberry Pearl for Dummies, you’ll discover all the answers to these questions and see how to use your new PDA to its maximum potential. This down-to-earth guide explores all of Pearl’s features and shows you cool ways to make your Pearl your Pearl. Clear, step-by-step instructions explain all the parts of the Pearl and give you the know-how to:

  • Get organized with the Address Book, Calendar, and MemoPad
  • Manage e-mail and send instant messages
  • Surf the Internet
  • Dial and receive calls
  • Set up your voicemail service
  • Take photos and create slideshows
  • Access the multimedia player
  • Use Desktop Manager
  • Protect and secure your Pearl

But don’t think that this book is a plain, boring, just-the-facts type of guide. It will cue you in on how to personalize your Pearl with fun games, wallpaper, ringtones, and more. If you like news and entertainment, it also suggests some nifty programs that are a must-have. This is not just any ordinary PDA, and Blackberry Pearl for Dummies shows you why!

Editorial Reviews

The 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470128930
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/05/2007
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(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, New Jersey.

Dante Sarigumba is a long time user of BlackBerry, a gizmo enthusiast, and the coauthor of BlackBerry For Dummies. He is a co-host of the Mobile Computing Authority biweekly podcast. As a Software Developer, he works for a major investment bank in New York and lives in South Brunswick, New Jersey with his wife Rosemarie and two sons, Dean and Drew.

Marie-Claude Kao graduated with a degree in French to English translation from the University of Ottawa. She and her husband, Robert, have been long-time BlackBerry enthusiasts. In the past, Marie-Claude has worked for the Canadian government as a technical translator and currently works in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Yosma Sarigumba is a full-time consultant specializing in distributed applications and Web application development. She also loves to play with the latest tech gadgets. She utilizes her BlackBerry Pearl extensively to keep life with her two active sons as smooth sailing as possible.

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Blackberry Pearl for Dummies 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book would be great for T-Mobile owners but the Verizon Pearl is different and it doesn't address the differences.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago