Hi there, and welcome to BlackBerry All-in-One For Dummies. If you already have a BlackBerry, this is a great book to have around when you want to discover new features or need something to use as a reference. If you don’t have a BlackBerry yet and have some basic questions (such as “What is a BlackBerry?” or “How can a BlackBerry help me be more productive?”), you can benefit by reading this book cover to cover. No matter what your current BlackBerry user status (BUS, for short), this book helps you get the most out of your BlackBerry.
Right off the bat, BlackBerry isn’t a fruit you find at the supermarket but rather an always-connected smartphone that has e-mail capabilities and a built-in Internet browser. With your BlackBerry, you’re in the privileged position of always being able to receive e-mail and browse the Web. On top of that, a BlackBerry has all the features you expect from a personal organizer, including a calendar, to-do lists, and memos. Oh, and did we mention that a BlackBerry also has a built-in mobile phone? Talk about multitasking! Imagine being stuck on a commuter train: With your BlackBerry by your side, you can compose e-mail while conducting a conference call, all from the comfort of your seat.
That’s not all. BlackBerry goes a step further to make it more fun for you to own this device. You can snap a picture with its camera, record a funny video, listen to your music collection, and enjoy watching that video on YouTube.
In this book, you find all the basics, but we also go the extra mile and highlight some of the lesser-known (but still handy) features of the BlackBerry. Your BlackBerry can work hard for you when you need it to and can play hard when you want it to.