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My Blackberry Curveby Craig James Johnston
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Step-by-step instructions with callouts to BlackBerry Curve photos that show you exactly what to do.
Help when you run into BlackBerry Curve problems or limitations.
Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your BlackBerry Curve.
Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your BlackBerry Curve working just the way you want. The tasks include:
• How to get started fast with any BlackBerry Curve: 8300 Series, 8500 Series, or 8900 Series
• How to make, receive, and manage calls and emails efficiently
• How to use the BlackBerry Curve’s powerful contact management and calendar software
• How to listen to audio and watch video
• How to connect to the Internet, Bluetooth devices, and your company’s VPN
• How to browse the Web from your BlackBerry Curve
• How to use the BlackBerry Curve’s messaging tools, including text, multimedia, PIN, and IM
• How to find, choose, and install new BlackBerry Curve applications
• How to connect with social networking sites and tools
• How to use Airplane Mode to watch videos, read emails, and listen to music during flights
• How to keep your BlackBerry Curve up-to-date, reliable, and running at top performance
A longtime BlackBerry expert helps new users get comfortable with their BlackBerrys, then covers every task they'll need to use their BlackBerry Curve as an organizational tool, entertainment device, and business collaboration system.
Lightweight, friendly, thorough, and completely up-to-date, My BlackBerry Curve is the must-have companion for every BlackBerry Curve user. Long-time BlackBerry expert and top Crackberry.com contributor Craig James Johnston helps new users get comfortable with their BlackBerrys, then covers every task they'll need to use their BlackBerry Curve as an organizational tool, entertainment device, and business collaboration system. This is the only visual guide to the BlackBerry written from the ground up for today's enormously popular BlackBerry Curve models: the bestselling 8300, as well as the newer 8900 and brand-new 8520 (code-name Gemini). Drawing on a full decade of professional BlackBerry support experience, Johnston covers everything from web browsing to third-party applications, offers dozens of time-saving tips, and presents a complete primer on using BlackBerry Curve in enterprise environments. Every task is presented step-by-step, using carefully annotated, full-color screenshots and illustrations, all carefully numbered. You can find what you need to do fast, and get it done fast - without ever getting lost or confused.
About the Author
Craig James Johnston is the author of many articles for PDA Essentials magazine and for the enormously popular BlackBerry site CrackBerry.com, which reaches 675,000 registered members and has 36,000,000+ page views per month. He also co-hosts CrackBerry.com's increasingly popular podcast. Johnston is author of Professional BlackBerry, a leading technical guide for BlackBerry administrators, and was the Technical Editor for Hacking BlackBerry. He is a BlackBerry Architect with more than nine years of experience in enterprise mobile computing and twenty years of experience with networking and messaging.
Table of Contents
1. Getting Started with the BlackBerry Curve
2. Making, Receiving, and Managing Calls
3. Managing Contacts
4. Listening to Audio and Watching Video
5. Connecting to the Internet, Bluetooth Devices, and VPN
7. Surfing the Web
8. Text Messaging and Multimedia Messaging
9. Working with Date and Time and the Calendar
10. Taking, Storing, and Viewing Photos
11. Working with BlackBerry Applications
12. Customizing the BlackBerry Curve
13. Maintaining BlackBerry and Solving Problems
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