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January 26, 2011

Droid X and Droid 2 Covered in Two New Missing Manuals from O'Reilly Media

Greetings,

The Droid X and the Droid 2 are two of the most popular smartphones on the planet, but in order to take advantage of every feature in these hot new devices, you'll need assistance. Luckily, expert author Preston Gralla (@pgralla) steps in with these two definitive guides: Droid X: The Missing Manual and Droid 2: The Missing Manual.

Gralla says, "I wanted to make sure that everyone would be able to put these phones to their full use for things such as reading and syncing mail and calendar, turn-by-turn GPS navigation, taking and playing HD videos (including playing them on TVs), taking high-resolution photographs, keeping up with Facebook, speech recognition, and much more."

Contact me with the books you're interested in reviewing, as well as details on where you'll post your review.

—Sara Peyton, peyton@oreilly.com


New Titles from O'Reilly

Droid X: The Missing Manual
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Packed with full-color illustrations, this engaging book covers everything from getting started to advanced features and troubleshooting. Unleash the power of Motorola's hot new device with Droid X: The Missing Manual.

  • Get organized. Import your contacts and sync with Google Calendar and Microsoft Exchange.
  • Go online. Get your phone to act as a portable hotspot or as a modem to get your laptop online.
  • Play music. Purchase music from Amazon and sync your Droid X with Windows Media Player and iTunes.
  • Shoot photos and video. Edit and share your photos, and use them as desktop or icon images. Record video and share it with your friends.
  • Connect to Google Maps. Use geotagging and get turn-by-turn directions.


Droid 2: The Missing Manual
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Ready to unleash the Droid 2? This entertaining guide helps you take full command of Motorola's sleek new device to get online, shop, find locations, keep in touch, and much more. Every page is packed with useful information you can put to work right away, from setup to troubleshooting, with lots of valuable tips and tricks along the way.

  • Get organized. Sync your contacts, calendar, and email with your Google Calendar and Outlook accounts.
  • Go online. Make your phone a portable hotspot or a modem to get your laptop online.
  • Be productive. Use Google docs to create and edit documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.
  • Play music. Purchase music from Amazon and sync your Droid 2 with Windows Media Player.
  • Capture photos and video. Edit your photos and share everything you shoot—instantly.

For a review copy or more information please email peyton@oreilly.com. Please include your delivery address and contact information.

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