BlackBerry Storm 2 Made Simple

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The sleek BlackBerry Storm is more than good looks—it also boasts a number of powerful features, including advanced SurePress typing technology, WiFi access, and video recording capabilities. With BlackBerry Storm 2 Made Simple, you’ll explore all the features and uncover valuable techniques—from emailing and scheduling to GPS mapping and using apps—through easy-to-read instructions and detailed visuals. Written by two successful BlackBerry trainers and authors, this is simply the most comprehensive and clear ...

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BlackBerry Storm2 Made Simple: Written for the Storm 9500 and 9530; and the Storm2 9520, 9530, and 9550

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Overview

The sleek BlackBerry Storm is more than good looks—it also boasts a number of powerful features, including advanced SurePress typing technology, WiFi access, and video recording capabilities. With BlackBerry Storm 2 Made Simple, you’ll explore all the features and uncover valuable techniques—from emailing and scheduling to GPS mapping and using apps—through easy-to-read instructions and detailed visuals. Written by two successful BlackBerry trainers and authors, this is simply the most comprehensive and clear guidebook to the BlackBerry Storm and Storm 2 smartphones available.

What you’ll learn

  • Sync your Storm with a PC or Mac
  • Master the keyboard and trackpad navigation
  • Everything email: setup, basics, and pro techniques
  • Text messaging: SMS, PIN, and more
  • Set up a three-way conference call
  • Get work done: Manage your calendar, contact list, and memopad
  • Understand connectivity: Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Use Google Sync for true “Wireless Sync” without an Enterprise Server
  • Support for both BlackBerry Internet Service and Corporate BlackBerry Enterprise Server
  • Have fun with music, photos, and videos
  • Explore the BlackBerry App World and utilize apps
  • Use GPS and mapping to get around
  • Update your Facebook and Myspace pages right from your Storm

Who this book is for

This book is for those who want to get the most out of the BlackBerry Storm and Storm 2 devices. It is perfect for beginners but will also teach advanced users new techniques and shortcuts.

Table of Contents

  1. E-mail Setup
  2. Windows PC Setup
  3. Windows PC Media and File Transfer
  4. Apple Mac Setup
  5. Apple Mac Media and File Transfer
  6. Typing, Spelling, and Help
  7. Save Time with AutoText
  8. Personalize Your Storm
  9. Sounds: Ring and Vibrate
  10. Phone and Voice Dialing
  11. Advanced Phone
  12. Social Networking
  13. E-mail Like a Pro
  14. Your Contact List
  15. Manage Your Calendar
  16. Get Tasks Done
  17. MemoPad: Sticky Notes
  18. SMS Text and MMS
  19. Even More Messaging
  20. Add Memory and Media
  21. Your Music Playe
  22. Snapping Pictures
  23. Fun with Videos
  24. Connect with Wi-Fi
  25. BlackBerry App World
  26. Connecting As a Tethered Modem
  27. Connecting with Bluetooth
  28. Web Browser
  29. Adding or Removing Apps
  30. Traveling: Maps & More
  31. Other Applications
  32. Searching for Lost Stuff
  33. Securing Your Data
  34. Fixing Connection Problems
  35. Boost Your Battery
  36. More Resources
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781430231202
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Series: Apress Made Simple Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 7.86 (w) x 11.28 (h) x 1.32 (d)

Meet the Author

Gary Mazo is vice president of Made Simple Learning and is a writer, a college professor, a gadget nut and an ordained rabbi. Gary joined Made Simple Learning in 2007 and has co-authored the last 13 books in the Made Simple series. Along with Martin and Kevin Michaluk from CrackBerry.com, Gary co-wrote CrackBerry: True Tales of BlackBerry Use and Abuse a book about BlackBerry addiction and how to get a grip on one's BlackBerry use. Gary also teaches writing, philosophy, technical writing and more at the University of Phoenix. Gary is a regular contributor to CrackBerry.com, writing product reviews and adding editorial content. He holds a bachelor's degree in anthropology from Brandeis University. Gary earned his master's in Hebrew letters as well as ordination as rabbi from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has served congregations in Dayton, Ohio, Cherry Hill, New Jersey and Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Gary is married to Gloria Schwartz Mazo and between them, they have six children. Gary can be reached at: gary@madesimplelearning.com.

Martin Trautschold is the founder and chief executive officer of Made Simple Learning, a leading provider of Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, BlackBerry and Palm webOS books and video tutorials. He has been a successful entrepreneur in the mobile device training and software business since 2001. With Made Simple Learning, he has been helping to train thousands of BlackBerry users with short, to-the-point video tutorials. He has now co-authored 15 Made Simple guide books. Martin also co-founded, ran for three years, then sold a mobile device software company. Prior to this, Martin spent 15 years in technology and business consulting in the U.S. and Japan. He holds an engineering degree from Princeton University and a master's in business administration from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University. Martin and his wife, Julia, have three daughters. Martin enjoys rowing and cycling. He can be reached at martin@madesimplelearning.com.

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