Chapter 1. Managing and Locating Your Contacts

In This Chapter

  • Exploring BlackBerry Contacts

  • Adding, viewing, editing, and deleting contacts

  • Transferring contacts from cellphones to your BlackBerry

  • Finding a contact in Contacts

  • Organizing Contacts

  • Sharing BlackBerry contacts

  • Synchronizing Facebook contacts

The idea of storing contacts was around long before the BlackBerry was conceived. The Contacts feature (formerly called Address Book) on the BlackBerry serves the same function as any list of contacts: It is an organizational tool that gives you a place to record information about people. This tool gives you a central place from which you can retrieve information so that you can reach your contacts by phone, cellphone, e-mail, snail-mail, or the speedy messaging of PIN, SMS, MMS, or BlackBerry Messenger. Depending on the type of work you do, Contacts is likely an essential tool, and your BlackBerry is there at the ready.

You can benefit from using BlackBerry Contacts if you answer yes to any of the following questions:

  • Do you travel?

  • Do you meet clients frequently?

  • Do you spend a lot of time on the phone?

  • Do you ask people for their phone numbers or e-mail addresses more than once?

  • Do you carry around the old-fashioned paper day planner with a section allocated for recording contacts? Or do you write phone numbers of acquaintances on the back of business cards?

  • Is your wallet or purse full of these important business cards, but you can never seem to find the ones you need when you need them? ...

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