Introduction.Part I: Meet and Greet Your BlackBerry.Chapter 1: Your BlackBerry Is Not an Edible Fruit.Chapter 2: Navigating the BlackBerry.Chapter 3: Turning On Your BlackBerry - and Keeping It Happy.Part II: Getting Organized with Your BlackBerry.Chapter 4: Remembering Your Acquaintances.Chapter 5: Don't Miss Your Appointments.Chapter 6: Your To-Do List and Keeping Your Password.Chapter 7: Making Notes and Calculations.Part III: Getting Online and Multimedia with Your BlackBerry.Chapter 8: You've Got (Lots of) E-Mail.Chapter 9: Too Cool for E-Mail.Chapter 10: Surfing the Internet Wave.Chapter 11: Calling Your Favorite Person.Chapter 12: Photos on Your BlackBerry.Chapter 13: Getting Entertained with BlackBerry Media Center.Chapter 14: Getting around with BlackBerry GPS.Chapter 15: Wi-Fi and Using BlackBerry as a Laptop Modem.Part IV: Working with Desktop Manager.Chapter 16: Synching the Synchronize Way.Chapter 17: Installing Applications.Chapter 18: Switching Devices.Chapter 19: Protecting Your Information.Part V: The Part of Tens.Chapter 20: Ten Great BlackBerry Accessories.Chapter 21: Ten Productive BlackBerry Applications.Chapter 22: Ten Fun Games on Your BlackBerry.Chapter 23: More than Ten Must-Have BlackBerry Programs.Chapter 24: Ten Web Site Categories for BlackBerry Browsing.Index.
Robert Kao is one well-rounded professional. His ability to translate his technical knowledge and communicate with users of all types led him to co-write BlackBerry For Dummies and BlackBerry Pearl For Dummies. He started out as a BlackBerry developer for various financial firms in New York City, that truly global city. A graduate of Columbia University, with a Computer Engineering degree, he currently lives in South Brunswick, New Jersey. Dante Sarigumba is a long-time user of BlackBerry and a gizmo enthusiast. He is a co-host of the Mobile Computing Authority biweekly podcast. He works for a major investment bank in New York as a software developer and lives in South Brunswick, New Jersey, with his wife, Rosemarie, and two sons, Dean and Drew.
The BlackBerry will never be as easy to use as a desktop computer, but a number of tricks can ease the difficulties its size imposes on users. The following were tested on a BlackBerry Curve, but many will work on other models, too. For help with some of these, we used "BlackBerry for Dummies" and frequently pinged Robert Kao, its co-author, for ideas. (Lee Gomes, On the Road, Wall Street Journal, March 31, 2008)