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Advanced BlackBerry 6 Development by Chris King

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Introduction

Carrying a BlackBerry used to speak volumes about a person. When you saw someone tapping at that wide keyboard with both thumbs, you could safely assume that the owner was a businessperson, and that the person's time was so valuable that he or she couldn't afford to be out of touch from the office for even a moment. Today, you can no longer make that assumption. BlackBerry 6 and other recent releases have played up the devices' power, connectivity, and media capabilities. Now these devices are carried by teenagers, surfers, knitters—seemingly everyone. Anyone who has experienced that large screen, that expansive keyboard, and that powerful processor will not contentedly return to a crammed phone with a multi-tap dial pad.

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