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BlackBerry® All-in-One For Dummies® by Dante Sarigumba, Tim Calabro, Robert Kao, William Petz

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Chapter 3. Configuring and Using Your BlackBerry

In This Chapter

  • Putting your stamp on your BlackBerry device

  • Saving battery power

  • Watching your BlackBerry's back

  • Blocking spam e-mail and unwanted SMS messages

Regardless of how long you've had your BlackBerry — one week, one month, one year, or five years — you'll want to have it around for as long as you possibly can. (Or, at least until you have the bucks for that way-cool new model that's surely coming down the pipe.) And, for the duration that you do have your device, you'll want to trick it out so that your BlackBerry doesn't feel and sound exactly like the millions of other BlackBerry devices out there. (C'mon, admit it — your BlackBerry is definitely a fashion statement, so you better feel comfortable with what that statement is saying.)

In addition to customizing your BlackBerry so that it expresses the inner you, you want to make sure that you keep your BlackBerry in tip-top shape by watching out for things such as your BlackBerry battery life and information security. Luckily for you, this chapter puts any and all such worries to rest by filling you in on all you need to know to keep your BlackBerry a finely tuned (and yet quirkily personal) little PDA.

Making Your BlackBerry Yours

BlackBerry devices are increasingly popular, so much so that over 28 million BlackBerry smartphones are out there serving the needs of people like you. Because of this fact, we're certain that finding ways to distinguish your BlackBerry from your colleagues' ...

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