My BlackBerry Curve

My BlackBerry Curve

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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
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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 589.67g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • Indianapolis, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0789742853
  • 9780789742858
  • 1,042,019

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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
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Table of contents

P Prologue: Getting to Know the BlackBerry Curve Models . . . 3BlackBerry Curve 8300 Series . . . 3BlackBerry Curve 8310 . . . 4BlackBerry Curve 8320 . . . 5BlackBerry Curve 8330 . . . 6BlackBerry Curve 8350i . . . 6BlackBerry Curve 8900 . . . 8BlackBerry Curve 8520 . . . 9The BlackBerry Curve's External Features . . . 10BlackBerry Curve 8300 Series (8300, 8310, 8320, 8330, 8350i) . . . 10BlackBerry Curve 8900 . . . 13BlackBerry Curve 8520 . . . 16Navigation and Typing . . . 19Navigating . . . 19Typing . . . 22Installing the BlackBerry Desktop Software on Your Computer . . . 24Installing BlackBerry Desktop Manager on Microsoft Windows . . . 26Installing PocketMac for BlackBerry and Missing Sync for BlackBerry on the Apple Macintosh OS X . . . 28Using This Book . . . 311 Making, Receiving, and Managing Calls . . . 35Configuring Phone Settings . . . 35Creating Your Own Ring Tones . . . 36Creating Ring Tones with Mobicious . . . 36Setting Phone Sounds . . . 38Specifying a Ring Tone by Creating an Exception . . . 42Specifying a Ring Tone Without Creating an Exception . . . 43Setting Phone Sounds . . . 45Making Calls . . . 54Dialing with the Keypad . . . 54Other Ways of Dialing with the Phone Application . . . 56Managing In-Progress Calls . . . 60Receiving Calls . . . 63Answering Calls . . . 63Answering Call Waiting Calls . . . 64Managing Calls . . . 65Working with Missed Calls . . . 65Making Free Calls with Your BlackBerry Curve . . . 67How UMA Works . . . 67Benefits of UMA . . . 68Which BlackBerry Curves Support UMA . . . 69Setting Up UMA . . . 692 Managing Contacts . . . 73Getting Contacts onto Your BlackBerry Curve . . . 73Synchronizing with a Windows Computer . . . 74Customizing How the Contacts Are Synchronized . . . 76Synchronizing with an Apple Mac . . . 79Creating Contacts on the Go . . . 84Manually Entering Contact Information . . . 84Adding a Contact from an Email . . . 86Importing a vCard . . . 86Working with Contacts . . . 87Deleting a Contact . . . 88Editing a Contact . . . 88Adding a Picture for One of Your Contacts . . . 89Adding a Custom Ring Tone for One of Your Contacts . . . 91Configuring the Contacts Application . . . 92Changing How the Contacts Application Works . . . 92Synchronizing Contacts with Online Services . . . 94Synchronizing with Google . . . 943 Listening to Audio and Watching Video. . . 99Using Roxio Media Manager (Windows) . . . 99Working with Roxio Media Manager . . . 100Configuring Roxio Media Manager . . . 101Using Roxio Media Manager . . . 107Using BlackBerry Media Sync (Windows) . . . 110Setting Up Media Sync . . . 110Using PocketMac and Missing Sync for BlackBerry (Mac OS X) . . . 114PocketMac for BlackBerry . . . 115Missing Sync for BlackBerry . . . 117Synchronizing Photos with Missing Sync . . . 118Synchronizing Videos with Missing Sync . . . 121Enjoying Multimedia on Your BlackBerry Curve . . . 122The BlackBerry Curve Camera . . . 122The BlackBerry Curve Media Player . . . 124Working with Videos . . . 127Working with Ring Tones . . . 128Working with Pictures . . . 129Working with Voice Notes . . . 132Configuring the Media Player . . . 1334 Connecting: Internet, Bluetooth, and VPNs . . . 137Connecting to the Internet . . . 138Connecting to the Internet Via Wi-Fi . . . 138Connecting to an Invisible Wi-Fi Network . . . 141Diagnosing Wi-Fi Network Issues . . . 143Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) . . . 146Creating a VPN . . . 146Connecting Via Bluetooth . . . 149Pairing Your BlackBerry . . . 149Bluetooth Options . . . 1525 Email. . . 155Configuring Email Accounts . . . 156Setting Up Personal Email Accounts . . . 156Setting Up a Corporate Email Account . . . 160Working with Email . . . 162Composing Email . . . 162AutoText and Other Typing Tips . . . 167Symbols and Accented Characters . . . 171Copy and Paste . . . 172Spell Checking Email . . . 174Receiving and Reading Email . . . 174Change the Type of Messages Listed . . . 176Email Cleanup, Searching, and Management . . . 177Message Options . . . 179Corporate BlackBerry Email Settings . . . 183Personal BlackBerry Email Settings . . . 184Email Filters . . . 186Email Reconciliation . . . 188Spell Check . . . 190Synchronizing BlackBerry Email Via a Mac . . . 191PocketMac for BlackBerry Email Synchronization . . . 1916 Surfing the Web. . . 195The Different BlackBerry Browsers . . . 196BlackBerry Browser . . .196Internet Browser . . . 197WAP Browser . . . 197Hotspot Browser . . . 198Configuring the Browser . . . 198Browser General Properties . . . 202Browser Cache Properties . . . 205Using the Web Browser . . . 206Browser Start Page . . . 206Browsing the Web . . . 208Bookmarking Websites . . . 213Subscribe to RSS Feeds . . . 215Searching Using the Web Browser . . . 217Browsing with Only Wi-Fi Coverage . . . 2187 Text Messaging,Multimedia Messaging, and BlackBerry PIN Messaging . . . 221Configuring the New Text Message Sound . . . 222Sending SMS Text Messages . . . 225SMS Delivery Reports . . . 226Receiving and Replying to SMS Text Messages . . . 227Configuring the New Multimedia Message Sound . . . 228Sending Multimedia Messages from the Messages Application . . . 230Sending Multimedia Messages Directly . . . 233Receiving and Replying to Multimedia Messages . . . 234BlackBerry PIN Messages . . . 236Sending a PIN Message . . . 2378 Working with Date and Time and the Calendar . . . 241Configuring Time,Date, and Calendar . . . 242Configuring Time and Date . . . 242Configuring the Calendar . . . 244Conference Call Options . . . 247Navigating the Calendar . . . 249Changing Calendar Views . . . 250Selecting the Calendar . . . 250Using the Calendar . . . 251Creating and Sending an Appointment . . . 251Receiving and Responding to Appointments . . . 255Configuring Alarms . . . 257Synchronizing the Calendar with a PC and Mac . . . 258Synchronize with Windows . . . 258Synchronize with a Mac . . . 263Missing Sync for BlackBerry . . . 266The Clock Application . . . 267Configuring the Clock Application . . . 268Using the Clock . . . 2729 Working with BlackBerry Applications . . . 277BlackBerry App World . . . 278Installing BlackBerry App World . . . 278Creating a PayPal Account . . . 281My World . . . 282Categories . . . 283Top Free and Top Paid . . . 286Search . . . 287BlackBerry Applications Not in BlackBerry App World . . . 288Installing Applications Over the Air (OTA) . . . 288Installing Applications Using a Computer . . . 289Deleting BlackBerry Applications . . . 293Deleting Applications on the Device . . . 293Deleting Applications Using Your Desktop . . . 294Deleting Applications Using PocketMac for BlackBerry . . . 296Using BlackBerry Maps . . . 297Loading BlackBerry Maps . . . 297Find A Location . . . 299Send Someone Your Location or Any Location . . . 300Finding Places of Interest Around You . . . 30110 Social Networking and Instant Messaging on Your BlackBerry Curve . . . 307Instant Messaging . . . 308IM Applications . . . 308Using IM to Chat . . . 310BlackBerry Messenger . . . 311Social Networking . . . 315Facebook . . . 315Twitter . . . 322QIK . . . 32411 Customizing Your BlackBerry Curve . . . 327BlackBerry Themes . . . 327Changing Your Theme . . . 329Changing Your Font . . . 330Changing the Home Screen Image (Wallpaper) . . . 334Rearranging Your Applications . . . 334Securing Your BlackBerry Curve . . . 337Setting Airplane Mode . . . 33912 Maintaining Your BlackBerry Curve and Solving Problems . . . 341Extending Battery Life . . . 341Turn Your Radio Off in Low Signal Areas . . . 344Turn Off Bluetooth . . . 344Keeping Your BlackBerry Curve Clean and Safe . . . 345Keeping Your BlackBerry Curve Up to Date . . . 346Updating Over the Air (OTA) . . . 346Updating with BlackBerry Desktop Manager . . . 347Solving BlackBerry Curve Problems . . . 350Soft-Reset Your BlackBerry . . . 350Hard-Reset Your BlackBerry . . . 350Cycle the Radios . . . 351Wipe Your BlackBerry . . . 351Performing a Wipe . . . 352Don't Run Out of Memory . . . 354Getting Help with Your BlackBerry Curve . . . 355Index . . . 356
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About Craig James Johnston

Craig James Johnston has been involved in designing and supporting large-scale enterprise networks with integrated email and directory services since 1989. Although he has owned many PDAs, Craig was drawn in by the BlackBerry in 2000 and started down the path of supporting it almost exclusively by 2005. He has held many different IT-related positions in his career, ranging from sales support engineer to mobile-engineering an infrastructure with 35,000 BlackBerrys at a large bank. In addition to designing and supporting mobile computing environments, Craig writes about these topics for Smartphone and PDA Essentials magazine and CrackBerry.com, a leading BlackBerry blog. He also cohosts the CrackBerry.com podcast and his own Mobile Computing Authority podcast. He also wrote the book Professional BlackBerry.
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