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

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Chapter 1. Surfing the Web with a BlackBerry

In This Chapter

  • Using BlackBerry Browser to surf the Web

  • Mastering browser shortcuts and navigation tips

  • Using bookmarks

  • Customizing and optimizing Browser

  • Downloading and installing applications from the Web

  • Using Browser in an enterprise environment

It's hard to believe that just over 13 years ago, more folks did not have access to the Internet than did. Today, you can surf the Web anytime, anywhere, and you can do it by using a traditional desktop or laptop computer, or even a tiny mobile device such as a PDA or a smartphone. Having said that, it should be no surprise that your BlackBerry has a Web browser of its own.

In this chapter, we explore ways to use BlackBerry Browser effectively. We offer shortcuts that improve your Web-browsing experience. We also throw in timesaving tips, including the coolest ways to customize BlackBerry Browser to make pages load faster, and a complete neat-freak's guide to managing your bookmarks.

Your network service provider might also have its own custom browser for you to use. We compare these proprietary browsers with the default BlackBerry Browser so that you can decide which best suits your needs.

Getting Started with BlackBerry Browser

BlackBerry Browser comes loaded on your smartphone and accesses the Web using a cellular data connection or, in the case of the Wi-Fi browser, a Wi-Fi data connection. When you run your BlackBerry on a BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES), the application is called BlackBerry ...

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