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BlackBerry® All-in-One For Dummies®

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Go beyond BlackBerry basics and get everything your BlackBerry can deliver

BlackBerry is the leading smartphone for business users, and its popularity continues to explode. When you discover the amazing array of BlackBerry possibilities in this fun and friendly guide, you'll be even happier with your choice of smartphones.

BlackBerry All-in-One For Dummies explores every feature and application common to all BlackBerry devices. It explains the topics in depth, with tips, tricks, workarounds, and includes detailed information about cool new third-party applications, accessories, and downloads that can't be missed.

  • With several models available, the BlackBerry is the most popular smartphone for business users and that market continues to grow

  • This guide covers the basics common to all models and explores individual features in depth

  • Examines social networking applications, navigation, organizing contacts and the calendar, and synchronization issues

  • Delves into multimedia, including e-mail, photos, and the media player

  • Explores GPS, the internet and connectivity, great downloads, how to maximize third-party applications, and application development

  • Uses graphs, tables, and images to fully explain the features of each model

  • Author team is directly involved with BlackBerry application development

BlackBerry All-in-One For Dummies helps you take full advantage of everything your BlackBerry device can do for you.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. About the Authors
  3. Publisher's Acknowledgments
  4. Introduction
    1. About This Book
    2. Who Are You?
    3. Conventions in This Book
    4. What's in This Book
      1. Book I: Smartphone Basics
      2. Book II: Organization and Productivity
      3. Book III: Collaborating, Communicating, and Getting Online
      4. Book IV: Desktop Operations
      5. Book V: Music, Photos, Videos, and TV
      6. Book VI: BlackBerry Applications
      7. Book VII: Roadmap to Application Development
      8. Book VIII: Enterprise Communications
    5. Icons Used in This Book
    6. Where to Go from Here
  5. I. Smartphone Basics
    1. 1. The BlackBerry Platform in a Nutshell
      1. 1.1. How It All Works: The Schematic Approach
        1. 1.1.1. The role of the network service provider
        2. 1.1.2. Connecting to your computer
        3. 1.1.3. BlackBerrying the world with your BlackBerry
      2. 1.2. Oh, the Things You Can Do!
        1. 1.2.1. Social networking
        2. 1.2.2. All-in-one multimedia center
        3. 1.2.3. Internet at your fingertips
        4. 1.2.4. Me and my great personal assistant
        5. 1.2.5. A computer in the palm of your hand
        6. 1.2.6. Look Dad, no hands!
      3. 1.3. Putting a Sentry on Duty
    2. 2. Navigating Your BlackBerry
      1. 2.1. Anatomy 101: The Body and Features of Your BlackBerry
        1. 2.1.1. Display screen
        2. 2.1.2. Menu key
        3. 2.1.3. QWERTY keyboard
        4. 2.1.4. SureType keyboard and the multitap option
          1. 2.1.4.1. SureType versus multitap
          2. 2.1.4.2. SureType Custom Wordlist
        5. 2.1.5. Escape key
        6. 2.1.6. Trackpad
        7. 2.1.7. The microSD slot
      2. 2.2. General Navigation Guidelines
        1. 2.2.1. Switching applications
        2. 2.2.2. Selecting options
      3. 2.3. General Keyboard Shortcuts
        1. 2.3.1. Using Home screen shortcuts
        2. 2.3.2. Other (non-Home screen) shortcuts
    3. 3. Configuring and Using Your BlackBerry
      1. 3.1. Making Your BlackBerry Yours
        1. 3.1.1. Branding your BlackBerry
        2. 3.1.2. Choose a language, any language
        3. 3.1.3. Typing with ease using AutoText
        4. 3.1.4. Getting your dates and times lined up
        5. 3.1.5. Customizing your screen's look and feel
        6. 3.1.6. Choosing themes for your BlackBerry
        7. 3.1.7. Wallpaper for your BlackBerry
        8. 3.1.8. Letting freedom ring
          1. 3.1.8.1. Using and tweaking the preset profile settings
          2. 3.1.8.2. Creating your own profile
      2. 3.2. Setting Bedside Mode
      3. 3.3. Keeping Your Battery at Optimal Use
        1. 3.3.1. Using Auto On/Off
        2. 3.3.2. Turning off unused BlackBerry connections
        3. 3.3.3. Optimizing your Backlight settings
        4. 3.3.4. Closing unused BlackBerry applications
      4. 3.4. Keeping Your BlackBerry Safe
      5. 3.5. Blocking That Spam
    4. 4. Connectivity Options
      1. 4.1. Choosing a Wireless Carrier Connection Mode
        1. 4.1.1. Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
          1. 4.1.1.1. General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
          2. 4.1.1.2. Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
          3. 4.1.1.3. High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA), also known as 3G
        2. 4.1.2. Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA, 1x)
          1. 4.1.2.1. Connection mode 1X (uppercase X)
          2. 4.1.2.2. Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO)
      2. 4.2. Exploring Wi-Fi Connectivity Options
        1. 4.2.1. Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA)
        2. 4.2.2. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
      3. 4.3. Using Your BlackBerry as a Modem
        1. 4.3.1. BlackBerry as a USB modem
        2. 4.3.2. BlackBerry as a Bluetooth modem
    5. 5. Checking Out the Latest BlackBerry Models
      1. 5.1. Choosing Your Favorite BlackBerry Flavor
        1. 5.1.1. Being sure with SureType
        2. 5.1.2. Getting in touch with a touch-screen phone
        3. 5.1.3. Getting QWERTY
      2. 5.2. Summarizing BlackBerry Bonus Features
      3. 5.3. Getting the Down and Dirty about Your Favorite BlackBerry Models
        1. 5.3.1. SureType BlackBerry smartphones
        2. 5.3.2. Touch-screen BlackBerry smartphones
        3. 5.3.3. QWERTY BlackBerry smartphones
          1. 5.3.3.1. GSM BlackBerry smartphones with QWERTY keyboards
          2. 5.3.3.2. CDMA BlackBerry smartphones with QWERTY keyboards
    6. 6. Checking Out the Device Software 5.0 Features
      1. 6.1. New Features in Device Software 5.0
      2. 6.2. Reviewing Device Software 5.0 Enhancements
        1. 6.2.1. Making BlackBerry e-mail even better
        2. 6.2.2. Improving the BlackBerry Calendar
        3. 6.2.3. Noticing improvements to BlackBerry Browser
        4. 6.2.4. Improving BlackBerry Maps
        5. 6.2.5. Using the new, improved BlackBerry Messenger
  6. II. Organization and Productivity
    1. 1. Managing and Locating Your Contacts
      1. 1.1. Accessing Your Contacts
      2. 1.2. Working with Contacts
        1. 1.2.1. Creating a contact
          1. 1.2.1.1. Taking notes
          2. 1.2.1.2. Adding your own fields
          3. 1.2.1.3. Adding a picture to a contact
          4. 1.2.1.4. Assigning a tone
        2. 1.2.2. Adding contacts from other BlackBerry applications
        3. 1.2.3. Viewing a contact
        4. 1.2.4. Editing a contact
        5. 1.2.5. Deleting a contact
      3. 1.3. Transferring Contacts from Cellphones
        1. 1.3.1. Copying contacts from a cellphone SIM card
        2. 1.3.2. Copying a contact to a SIM card
      4. 1.4. Copying Contacts from Desktop Applications
      5. 1.5. Looking for Someone?
      6. 1.6. Organizing Your Contacts
        1. 1.6.1. Creating a group
        2. 1.6.2. Using the Filter feature on your contacts
          1. 1.6.2.1. Categorize your contacts
          2. 1.6.2.2. Adding a category
        3. 1.6.3. Setting preferences
      7. 1.7. Sharing a Contact
        1. 1.7.1. Sending a vCard
        2. 1.7.2. Receiving a vCard
      8. 1.8. Searching for Somebody Outside Your Contacts
      9. 1.9. Synchronizing Facebook Contacts
        1. 1.9.1. Adding a Facebook friend's info to Contacts
        2. 1.9.2. Automatic syncing between Facebook profiles and Contacts
    2. 2. Managing Your Appointments
      1. 2.1. Accessing BlackBerry Calendar
      2. 2.2. Choosing Your Calendar View
      3. 2.3. Moving between Time Frames
      4. 2.4. Customizing Your Calendar
      5. 2.5. All Things Appointments: Adding, Opening, and Deleting
        1. 2.5.1. Creating an appointment
          1. 2.5.1.1. Creating a one-time appointment
          2. 2.5.1.2. Creating an all-day appointment
          3. 2.5.1.3. Setting your appointment reminder time
          4. 2.5.1.4. Creating a recurring appointment
        2. 2.5.2. Opening an appointment
        3. 2.5.3. Deleting an appointment
      6. 2.6. Appointments versus Meetings
        1. 2.6.1. Sending a meeting request
        2. 2.6.2. Responding to a meeting request
        3. 2.6.3. Setting your meeting dial-in number
    3. 3. Creating To-Do's and Safely Storing Your Passwords
      1. 3.1. Accessing Tasks
      2. 3.2. Recording a New Task
      3. 3.3. Navigating the Tasks Fields
        1. 3.3.1. Task field
        2. 3.3.2. Status field
        3. 3.3.3. Priority field
        4. 3.3.4. Due field
        5. 3.3.5. Time Zone field
        6. 3.3.6. Reminder field
        7. 3.3.7. Categories field
        8. 3.3.8. Notes field
      4. 3.4. Updating Your Tasks
      5. 3.5. Deleting a Task
      6. 3.6. Organizing Your Tasks List
        1. 3.6.1. Customizing tasks
        2. 3.6.2. Creating a category
        3. 3.6.3. Assigning categories to your tasks
        4. 3.6.4. Filtering the list
      7. 3.7. Creating Recurring Tasks
      8. 3.8. Using Password Keeper
        1. 3.8.1. Accessing Password Keeper
        2. 3.8.2. Setting a password for Password Keeper
        3. 3.8.3. Creating credentials
        4. 3.8.4. Random password generation
        5. 3.8.5. Using your password
        6. 3.8.6. Password Keeper options
        7. 3.8.7. Changing your Password Keeper password
        8. 3.8.8. Changing info within Password Keeper
    4. 4. Taking Control of the Phone
      1. 4.1. Using the BlackBerry Phone Application
      2. 4.2. Making and Receiving Calls
        1. 4.2.1. Making a call
          1. 4.2.1.1. Calling from Contacts
          2. 4.2.1.2. Dialing letters
        2. 4.2.2. Receiving a call
        3. 4.2.3. Missed calls notification
      3. 4.3. Muting, Holding, and Turning It Up
        1. 4.3.1. Muting your call
        2. 4.3.2. Placing your call on hold
        3. 4.3.3. Adjusting the call volume
      4. 4.4. Customizing the BlackBerry Phone
        1. 4.4.1. Setting up your voice mail access number
        2. 4.4.2. Using call forwarding
        3. 4.4.3. Configuring speed dial
          1. 4.4.3.1. Viewing your speed dial list
          2. 4.4.3.2. Adding a number to speed dial
          3. 4.4.3.3. Using speed dial
      5. 4.5. Arranging Conference Calls
        1. 4.5.1. Talking privately to a conference participant
        2. 4.5.2. Alternating between phone conversations
        3. 4.5.3. Dropping that meeting hugger
      6. 4.6. Communicating Hands-Free
        1. 4.6.1. Using the speaker phone
        2. 4.6.2. Pairing your BlackBerry with a Bluetooth headset
        3. 4.6.3. Using voice dialing
      7. 4.7. Multitasking while on the Phone
        1. 4.7.1. Accessing applications while on the phone
        2. 4.7.2. Taking notes while on the phone
          1. 4.7.2.1. Accessing phone notes
          2. 4.7.2.2. Forwarding phone notes
    5. 5. Using Your Voice to Do More
      1. 5.1. Using Voice Dialing
        1. 5.1.1. Calling a contact with Voice Dialing
        2. 5.1.2. Calling a number with Voice Dialing
      2. 5.2. Delivering Other Verbal Commands
        1. 5.2.1. Checking your device information
      3. 5.3. Using Voice Notes Application
        1. 5.3.1. Recording a voice note
        2. 5.3.2. Playing a voice note
        3. 5.3.3. Sending a voice note
  7. III. Collaborating, Communicating, and Getting Online
    1. 1. Surfing the Web with a BlackBerry
      1. 1.1. Getting Started with BlackBerry Browser
        1. 1.1.1. Accessing Browser
        2. 1.1.2. Hitting the (air) waves
        3. 1.1.3. Navigating Web pages
        4. 1.1.4. Saving or sending a Web page address
        5. 1.1.5. Saving Web images
      2. 1.2. Bookmarking Your Favorite Sites
        1. 1.2.1. Adding and using a bookmark
        2. 1.2.2. Accessing Web pages offline
        3. 1.2.3. Modifying a bookmark
        4. 1.2.4. Organizing your bookmarks
          1. 1.2.4.1. Adding a bookmark subfolder
          2. 1.2.4.2. Renaming a bookmark folder
          3. 1.2.4.3. Moving your bookmarks
          4. 1.2.4.4. Cleaning up your bookmarks
      3. 1.3. Exercising Options and Optimization Techniques
        1. 1.3.1. Configuring Browser
        2. 1.3.2. General Browser properties
        3. 1.3.3. Cache operations
      4. 1.4. Installing and Uninstalling Applications from the Web
      5. 1.5. Browser's Behavior in an Enterprise Environment
        1. 1.5.1. Using Browser on your company's BES
        2. 1.5.2. Using your network provider's browser
        3. 1.5.3. Setting the default browser
    2. 2. Using E-Mail
      1. 2.1. Getting Up and Running with E-Mail
        1. 2.1.1. Using the BlackBerry Internet Service client
        2. 2.1.2. Combining your e-mail accounts into one
        3. 2.1.3. Adding an e-mail account
        4. 2.1.4. Setting up e-mail in an enterprise environment
        5. 2.1.5. Getting e-mail in an enterprise environment using Desktop Redirector
      2. 2.2. Configuring Your E-Mail Signature
      3. 2.3. Enabling Wireless Reconciliation
        1. 2.3.1. Enabling wireless e-mail synchronization
        2. 2.3.2. Permanently deleting e-mail from your BlackBerry
      4. 2.4. Working with E-Mail
        1. 2.4.1. Receiving e-mails
          1. 2.4.1.1. Retrieving e-mail
          2. 2.4.1.2. Sorting the message list
          3. 2.4.1.3. Saving a message to the saved folder
          4. 2.4.1.4. Viewing attachments
          5. 2.4.1.5. Editing attachments
        2. 2.4.2. Sending e-mail
          1. 2.4.2.1. Forwarding e-mail
          2. 2.4.2.2. Sending e-mail to more than one person
          3. 2.4.2.3. Attaching a file to your e-mail
        3. 2.4.3. Spell-checking your outgoing messages
        4. 2.4.4. Deleting e-mail
        5. 2.4.5. Filtering your e-mail
      5. 2.5. Searching through Messages Like a Pro
        1. 2.5.1. Searching by sender or recipient
        2. 2.5.2. Searching by subject
        3. 2.5.3. Running a general search
        4. 2.5.4. Saving search results
        5. 2.5.5. Reusing saved searches
      6. 2.6. Follow Up Your E-Mail
      7. 2.7. Long Live E-Mail
    3. 3. Messaging from Your BlackBerry
      1. 3.1. Sending and Receiving PIN-to-PIN Messages
        1. 3.1.1. Getting a BlackBerry PIN
        2. 3.1.2. Assigning PINs to names
        3. 3.1.3. Sending a PIN-to-PIN message
        4. 3.1.4. Receiving a PIN-to-PIN message
      2. 3.2. Keeping in Touch, the SMS/MMS Way
        1. 3.2.1. Using shorthand for speedy replies
        2. 3.2.2. Awhfy?
        3. 3.2.3. Showing some emotion
        4. 3.2.4. Sending a text message
        5. 3.2.5. Viewing a message you receive
      3. 3.3. Always Online Using Instant Messaging
        1. 3.3.1. Chatting using IM rules
        2. 3.3.2. Instant messaging on your BlackBerry
          1. 3.3.2.1. IM basics: What you need
          2. 3.3.2.2. Going online with IM
          3. 3.3.2.3. Adding a contact/buddy
          4. 3.3.2.4. Doing the chat thing
          5. 3.3.2.5. Sending your smile
        3. 3.3.3. Taking control of your IM app
          1. 3.3.3.1. Limiting the number of people you instant message
          2. 3.3.3.2. Giving your hands a break
          3. 3.3.3.3. Avoiding costly mistakes
    4. 4. Using BlackBerry Messenger
      1. 4.1. Accessing BlackBerry Messenger
      2. 4.2. Adding a Contact
      3. 4.3. Having Conversations
        1. 4.3.1. Starting a conversation
        2. 4.3.2. Starting a group conversation
        3. 4.3.3. Sending a file
        4. 4.3.4. Saving the conversation history
      4. 4.4. Broadcasting a Message
  8. IV. Desktop Operations
    1. 1. Introducing BlackBerry Desktop Manager
      1. 1.1. Downloading BlackBerry Desktop Manager
      2. 1.2. Installing BlackBerry Desktop Manager and Desktop Redirector
      3. 1.3. Connecting BlackBerry Desktop Manager to Your BlackBerry
    2. 2. Synchronizing Data through Desktop Manager
      1. 2.1. Setting Up Synchronize
        1. 2.1.1. Configuring PIM synchronization
        2. 2.1.2. Mapping fields for synchronization
        3. 2.1.3. Confirming record changes
        4. 2.1.4. Resolving update conflicts
      2. 2.2. Ready, Set, Synchronize!
        1. 2.2.1. Using on-demand synchronization
        2. 2.2.2. Automatic synchronization
    3. 3. Synchronizing Data through the Mac
      1. 3.1. Installing BlackBerry Desktop Manager
      2. 3.2. Opening BlackBerry Desktop Manager
      3. 3.3. Setting Synchronization Options
        1. 3.3.1. Device Options
        2. 3.3.2. Calendar
        3. 3.3.3. Contacts
        4. 3.3.4. Notes
        5. 3.3.5. Tasks
        6. 3.3.6. Music
      4. 3.4. Deleting All Music Files on Your BlackBerry
      5. 3.5. Doing a Manual Sync
      6. 3.6. Configuring an Automatic Sync
    4. 4. Protecting Your Information
      1. 4.1. Accessing Backup and Restore
      2. 4.2. Backing Up, BlackBerry Style
        1. 4.2.1. Backing up your BlackBerry manually
        2. 4.2.2. Setting up automatic backups
      3. 4.3. Restoring Your Data from Backup Information
      4. 4.4. Protecting Your Data, Your Way
        1. 4.4.1. Backing up specific information
        2. 4.4.2. Restoring certain information
        3. 4.4.3. Selectively clearing BlackBerry information
      5. 4.5. Backing Up and Restoring Wirelessly
    5. 5. Transferring Data to a New BlackBerry
      1. 5.1. Switching to a New BlackBerry
      2. 5.2. Switching from a Non-BlackBerry Device
        1. 5.2.1. Palm device requirements
        2. 5.2.2. Windows Mobile device requirements
        3. 5.2.3. Running the wizard
    6. 6. Using Application Loader for Downloading Success
      1. 6.1. Accessing Application Loader
      2. 6.2. Installing an Application
      3. 6.3. Uninstalling an Application
      4. 6.4. Upgrading Your BlackBerry OS
  9. V. Music, Photos, Videos, and TV
    1. 1. Managing Media Files through Your Computer
      1. 1.1. Greeting Roxio Media Manager for BlackBerry Smartphones
        1. 1.1.1. Accessing Media Manager
        2. 1.1.2. Importing media files to Media Manager
        3. 1.1.3. Adding a media file to your BlackBerry
      2. 1.2. Synchronizing with iTunes Using BlackBerry Media Sync
        1. 1.2.1. Installing BlackBerry Media Sync
        2. 1.2.2. Synchronizing your BlackBerry to iTunes
      3. 1.3. Transferring Media Files Using Windows Explorer
    2. 2. Acquiring and Listening to Music
      1. 2.1. Getting Great Music with iTunes
        1. 2.1.1. Creating an iTunes account
        2. 2.1.2. Finding music to purchase on iTunes
      2. 2.2. Using LimeWire to Find Music
      3. 2.3. Streaming and Caching Music
        1. 2.3.1. Listening to streamed music with Pandora
        2. 2.3.2. Streaming and caching with Slacker
      4. 2.4. Using BlackBerry Media Player
        1. 2.4.1. Accessing Media Player
        2. 2.4.2. Playing a song with Media Player
        3. 2.4.3. Navigating between songs using Media Player
      5. 2.5. Transferring Music Files between Two BlackBerry Smartphones
        1. 2.5.1. Sending a music file from your BlackBerry to another BlackBerry
    3. 3. Taking, Viewing, and Managing Photos
      1. 3.1. Say Cheese: Taking Pictures
        1. 3.1.1. Reading the screen indicators
        2. 3.1.2. Choosing the picture quality
        3. 3.1.3. Zooming and focusing
        4. 3.1.4. Setting the flash
        5. 3.1.5. Setting the white balance
        6. 3.1.6. Setting the picture size
        7. 3.1.7. Geotagging
        8. 3.1.8. Setting the Pictures folder
      2. 3.2. Working with Pictures
        1. 3.2.1. Viewing
        2. 3.2.2. Creating a slide show
        3. 3.2.3. Trashing
        4. 3.2.4. Listing filenames versus thumbnails
        5. 3.2.5. Checking picture properties
        6. 3.2.6. Organizing your pictures
          1. 3.2.6.1. Renaming a picture file
          2. 3.2.6.2. Creating a new folder
          3. 3.2.6.3. Moving pictures
        7. 3.2.7. Sharing your pictures
        8. 3.2.8. Setting a picture as caller ID
        9. 3.2.9. Setting a Home screen image
      3. 3.3. Setting Camera Memory Options
    4. 4. Recording, Viewing, and Managing Video
      1. 4.1. Say Action: Capturing Video
      2. 4.2. Customizing the Video Camera
      3. 4.3. Watching Your Recorded Videos
      4. 4.4. Working with Videos
        1. 4.4.1. Deleting videos
        2. 4.4.2. Checking video properties
        3. 4.4.3. Organizing your videos
          1. 4.4.3.1. Renaming a video file
          2. 4.4.3.2. Creating a new folder
          3. 4.4.3.3. Moving videos
        4. 4.4.4. Sharing your videos
      5. 4.5. Watching Streaming Video
  10. VI. BlackBerry Applications
    1. 1. Finding Applications
      1. 1.1. Figuring Out What You Want to Do
      2. 1.2. Finding and Installing Apps
        1. 1.2.1. Visiting BlackBerry App World
        2. 1.2.2. Installing BlackBerry App World
        3. 1.2.3. Finding an app with BlackBerry App World
        4. 1.2.4. Reviewing an app before you buy it
        5. 1.2.5. Downloading and installing an app
        6. 1.2.6. Setting up shop so you can purchase apps
        7. 1.2.7. Purchasing an app from BlackBerry App World
      3. 1.3. Uninstalling an App
      4. 1.4. More Ways to Find What You're Looking For
        1. 1.4.1. Knowing more about your BlackBerry applications
        2. 1.4.2. Tips and tricks
    2. 2. Networking Like a Social Butterfly
      1. 2.1. Hooking Up Your BlackBerry with Social Networking Apps
      2. 2.2. Deciding Which Social Networking Apps You Want to Retrieve
        1. 2.2.1. MySpace
        2. 2.2.2. Facebook
        3. 2.2.3. LinkedIn
        4. 2.2.4. Twitter
        5. 2.2.5. Twitter-related apps
          1. 2.2.5.1. AberTwitter
          2. 2.2.5.2. OpenBeak
      3. 2.3. Engaging Your Social Networks from Your BlackBerry
        1. 2.3.1. Following your favorite band on MySpace
        2. 2.3.2. Sharing your pictures with your Facebook friends
        3. 2.3.3. Inviting your new client to connect on LinkedIn
        4. 2.3.4. Posting a picture on Twitter with AberTwitter
        5. 2.3.5. Reading the tweets of others with OpenBeak
    3. 3. All Work and No Play Makes for a Boring BlackBerry
      1. 3.1. Getting Started as a BlackBerry Gamer
        1. 3.1.1. BlackBerry App World
        2. 3.1.2. Third-party sites
        3. 3.1.3. Finding games using BPlay.com
      2. 3.2. Finding Our Favorite Games That Cost a Little Something
        1. 3.2.1. Guitar Hero
        2. 3.2.2. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
        3. 3.2.3. Street Fighter II Champion Edition
        4. 3.2.4. Texas Hold'em King
        5. 3.2.5. Sudoku
      3. 3.3. Getting Free Games That Are Worth Playing
        1. 3.3.1. Ka-Glom
        2. 3.3.2. PacMan
        3. 3.3.3. Bubble Defense (free demo)
        4. 3.3.4. Golden Thumb's Warship
        5. 3.3.5. Blackjack Spin3
    4. 4. Managing Time and Resources
      1. 4.1. Finding the Apps
      2. 4.2. Getting Productive
        1. 4.2.1. FileScout
        2. 4.2.2. Forward Reply and Edit
        3. 4.2.3. SmrtAlerts
        4. 4.2.4. gwabbit for BlackBerry
        5. 4.2.5. LaterDude Pro
      3. 4.3. Managing Your Money
        1. 4.3.1. Ascendo Money
        2. 4.3.2. Personal Assistant
    5. 5. Using Apps to Stay in Touch and in the Know
      1. 5.1. Getting the Application That Will Keep You Informed
      2. 5.2. Getting News and Information
        1. 5.2.1. Viigo for BlackBerry
          1. 5.2.1.1. Setting up Viigo alerts
          2. 5.2.1.2. Setting a profile for Viigo alerts
        2. 5.2.2. AP Mobile
        3. 5.2.3. Forbes.com
      3. 5.3. Getting Instant Gratification with IM
        1. 5.3.1. IM+ All-in-One Mobile Messenger
        2. 5.3.2. Nimbuzz
        3. 5.3.3. AIM for BlackBerry smartphones
        4. 5.3.4. Palringo
      4. 5.4. Broadcasting Straight to Your BlackBerry
        1. 5.4.1. Slacker Radio
          1. 5.4.1.1. Setting up Slacker to cache music
          2. 5.4.1.2. Setting up Slacker to synchronize your cache while you sleep
        2. 5.4.2. Pandora Radio
        3. 5.4.3. iheartradio
        4. 5.4.4. Shazam
        5. 5.4.5. SlingPlayer Mobile
    6. 6. Knowing What's Around You and Where You Are
      1. 6.1. Locating the Apps That Will Locate You
      2. 6.2. Getting Maps, GPS, and Local Info
        1. 6.2.1. WHERE on the BlackBerry
        2. 6.2.2. Poynt
        3. 6.2.3. Google Maps for mobile
        4. 6.2.4. TeleNav GPS Navigator
      3. 6.3. To Boldly Go Where No BlackBerry Has Gone Before (Travel)
        1. 6.3.1. The Weather Channel for BlackBerry
        2. 6.3.2. WeatherBug Elite
        3. 6.3.3. WorldMate
        4. 6.3.4. BBTran (also known as FancyTran)
  11. VII. Roadmap to Application Development
    1. 1. Getting a Start in BlackBerry Application Development
      1. 1.1. Finding an Application Development Platform
      2. 1.2. Introducing BlackBerry Browser Development
      3. 1.3. Getting to Know the BlackBerry Widget
      4. 1.4. Introducing Java Application Development
      5. 1.5. Comparing Platforms
      6. 1.6. Getting Inspired by Application Development Options
        1. 1.6.1. BlackBerry Browser development
          1. 1.6.1.1. Developing Web page content
          2. 1.6.1.2. Pushing content with message push
          3. 1.6.1.3. Pushing content with browser channel push
          4. 1.6.1.4. Pushing content with browser cache push
        2. 1.6.2. Developing BlackBerry apps using BlackBerry Widget SDK
          1. 1.6.2.1. Understanding the advantages of using BlackBerry Widget
          2. 1.6.2.2. Knowing the disadvantages of using BlackBerry Widget
        3. 1.6.3. Java application development
      7. 1.7. Getting the Right Tools
        1. 1.7.1. An app developer is an artist
        2. 1.7.2. Getting the right simulator for the job
        3. 1.7.3. Getting tools for BlackBerry Widget
        4. 1.7.4. Getting tools for Java
      8. 1.8. Creating Your Own BlackBerry Theme
    2. 2. Brainstorming Your Application
      1. 2.1. Defining the Application Requirements
      2. 2.2. Writing a Background Application
      3. 2.3. Understanding Development Best Practices
        1. 2.3.1. Keeping one code base
          1. 2.3.1.1. Assuming nothing about your user
          2. 2.3.1.2. Using preprocessing directives
          3. 2.3.1.3. Picking a minimum-supported OS
        2. 2.3.2. Keeping user data
      4. 2.4. Dressing Up Your Application
        1. 2.4.1. Maximizing space
        2. 2.4.2. Giving users what they're used to
      5. 2.5. Providing Timely Updates
      6. 2.6. Getting Help
    3. 3. Getting Your Applications Out There
      1. 3.1. Getting an Application Installed on Users' Devices
        1. 3.1.1. Understanding your installation options
        2. 3.1.2. Getting to know installation files
          1. 3.1.2.1. OTA installation files
          2. 3.1.2.2. Tethered installation files
      2. 3.2. Getting Your Application from Point A to Point B
        1. 3.2.1. Publishing an application to a Web site
        2. 3.2.2. Publishing an application using Application Loader
          1. 3.2.2.1. Creating installation files
          2. 3.2.2.2. Creating installation instructions of your app
          3. 3.2.2.3. Making your app's installation available on the Web
        3. 3.2.3. Publishing an application using BlackBerry Application Web Loader
          1. 3.2.3.1. Creating app installation files
          2. 3.2.3.2. Downloading BlackBerry Application Web Loader
          3. 3.2.3.3. Creating a download page
          4. 3.2.3.4. Making your download page available on the Web
        4. 3.2.4. Publishing an application with BES push
      3. 3.3. Submitting Your App to BlackBerry App Stores
        1. 3.3.1. Uploading applications to BlackBerry App World
        2. 3.3.2. Publishing your app in MobiHand
        3. 3.3.3. Handing your app to Handango
        4. 3.3.4. Getting your app on CrackBerry Superstore
        5. 3.3.5. Going directly to mobile carriers
      4. 3.4. Promoting Your Application
        1. 3.4.1. Writing awesome text
        2. 3.4.2. Including awesome screen shots
        3. 3.4.3. Creating demos, tutorials, and installation info
        4. 3.4.4. Luring users in with free trials
  12. VIII. Enterprise Communications
    1. 1. BlackBerry Enterprise Server
      1. 1.1. Understanding What BES Does
      2. 1.2. Understanding How BES Does What It Does
      3. 1.3. Convincing Your IT Guy to Get BES
        1. 1.3.1. Introducing BES flavors
        2. 1.3.2. Understanding the features and benefits of BES
      4. 1.4. Getting the Low-Down on System Requirements
        1. 1.4.1. Knowing your software and hardware requirements
        2. 1.4.2. Additional software requirements
      5. 1.5. Working with BES on Your BlackBerry
        1. 1.5.1. BES-only e-mail features
          1. 1.5.1.1. Using BlackBerry Lookup
          2. 1.5.1.2. Adding a BlackBerry e-mail auto signature
          3. 1.5.1.3. Setting an Out of Office response from your BlackBerry
        2. 1.5.2. BES-only calendar features
          1. 1.5.2.1. Checking your coworkers' calendar availability
          2. 1.5.2.2. Resetting and resynchronizing your BlackBerry Calendar
      6. 1.6. Using BlackBerry Manager
        1. 1.6.1. For IT professionals only: Accessing BlackBerry Manager
    2. 2. Security and Compliance
      1. 2.1. Protecting Yourself and Your Company
        1. 2.1.1. Using external identification
        2. 2.1.2. Providing password protection
        3. 2.1.3. Conducting regular backups
        4. 2.1.4. Getting periodic software updates
        5. 2.1.5. Handling Bluetooth the right way
        6. 2.1.6. Being wary of third-party apps
      2. 2.2. Introducing Common IT Policy Settings
        1. 2.2.1. Understanding default IT policy settings
        2. 2.2.2. Knowing what else your IT policies might restrict
        3. 2.2.3. Getting the straight scoop on password settings
      3. 2.3. Getting Some Serious Security (and Maybe a Little Bit of Control)
      4. 2.4. Synchronizing Your BlackBerry
      5. 2.5. Auditing and Compliance
        1. 2.5.1. E-mail archiving
        2. 2.5.2. SMS and PIN logging
    3. 3. Understanding How BlackBerry Applications Are Deployed across the Enterprise
      1. 3.1. Understanding Is Half the Battle
      2. 3.2. How Shall I Deploy Thee? Let Me Count the Ways
        1. 3.2.1. BlackBerry Browser Push
          1. 3.2.1.1. Pros
          2. 3.2.1.2. Cons
        2. 3.2.2. BlackBerry Application Web Loader
          1. 3.2.2.1. Pros
          2. 3.2.2.2. Cons
        3. 3.2.3. OTA installation
          1. 3.2.3.1. Pros
          2. 3.2.3.2. Cons
          3. 3.2.3.3. Installing an app OTA
        4. 3.2.4. BES software configuration
          1. 3.2.4.1. Pros
          2. 3.2.4.2. Cons
    4. 4. Using Mobile Voice System
      1. 4.1. Understanding MVS Basics
        1. 4.1.1. TDM (Time Division Multiplexing)
        2. 4.1.2. VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol)
        3. 4.1.3. Knowing what MVS does
      2. 4.2. Understanding MVS Advantages
      3. 4.3. Knowing What to Expect with MVS
        1. 4.3.1. Getting the view from far away: Making a call
        2. 4.3.2. Getting the view from far away: Receiving a call
      4. 4.4. Using the BlackBerry MVS Client
        1. 4.4.1. Enabling and disabling MVS
        2. 4.4.2. Transferring MVS calls from your BlackBerry to your desktop phone
        3. 4.4.3. Transferring an MVS call to another person
        4. 4.4.4. Creating a conference call.
    5. 5. Tools for Maintaining a Healthy Enterprise Environment
      1. 5.1. Getting Your Environment in Line
        1. 5.1.1. Testing and reducing issues
        2. 5.1.2. Standardizing help desk support
        3. 5.1.3. Improving the application development process
        4. 5.1.4. Improving corporate communications
        5. 5.1.5. Getting your inventory and carriers in shape
      2. 5.2. Fine-Tuning Devices Before They Go onto the Network
      3. 5.3. Getting Your Hands on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Resource Kit
        1. 5.3.1. Grasping the power of the BlackBerry BRK
          1. 5.3.1.1. Getting to know some of BRK's configuration tools
          2. 5.3.1.2. Getting to know some of BRK's log analysis tools
      4. 5.4. Finding BRK Inspiration: Example Applications
        1. 5.4.1. Customizing installation and configuration
        2. 5.4.2. Personalizing support
        3. 5.4.3. Improving end users' experience
      5. 5.5. Buying Versus Building Tools
        1. 5.5.1. Monitoring, managing, and reporting
        2. 5.5.2. Auditing and compliance
    6. 6. Looking at Features in BES 5.0
      1. 6.1. Finding Out What's So New and Improved
        1. 6.1.1. Getting anywhere, anytime access to the BAS
        2. 6.1.2. Getting ahead of the game on wireless software updates
        3. 6.1.3. Reclaiming your nights and weekends back with advanced scheduling of IT tasks
        4. 6.1.4. Getting high availability
          1. 6.1.4.1. BlackBerry Enterprise Server
          2. 6.1.4.2. BlackBerry Administration Service
          3. 6.1.4.3. BlackBerry Attachment Service
          4. 6.1.4.4. BlackBerry Configuration Database
        5. 6.1.5. Getting blink-and-you-miss-it migration tools
        6. 6.1.6. Getting a sense of your network thresholds before it's too late
        7. 6.1.7. Giving your users the Windows network access they need
        8. 6.1.8. Getting more customized features for BlackBerry Mail
      2. 6.2. Introducing Old Features That Have Learned New Tricks
        1. 6.2.1. Getting improved enterprise application management
        2. 6.2.2. Getting fully customizable roles and permissions
        3. 6.2.3. Getting improved wireless contact synchronization