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

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Chapter 6. Using Application Loader for Downloading Success

In This Chapter

  • Getting started with Application Loader

  • Installing a BlackBerry application with BlackBerry Desktop Manager

  • Uninstalling an application with BlackBerry Desktop Manager

  • Upgrading your operating system

Think of your BlackBerry as a mini-laptop where you can run preinstalled applications as well as install new applications. You can even upgrade your BlackBerry's operating system. (Yup, that's right; your BlackBerry has an operating system.)

We start this chapter by introducing Application Loader, which allows you to load applications (who'd have guessed?) onto your BlackBerry. Then we show you how to install and uninstall an application from your BlackBerry. Finally, we show you how to use Application Loader to upgrade your operating system.

Tip

You don't have to use Application Loader to get the goods onto your BlackBerry. You can install applications other ways as well:

  • Wirelessly through an over-the-air (OTA) download: See Book VI, Chapter 1 for more on wireless application installation.

  • Through a BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) install (if your BlackBerry is employer provided): In this case, you have no control over the installation process. Your company's BlackBerry system administrator controls which applications are on your BlackBerry. See Book VIII, Chapter 3 for more information on wireless application installation through a BES.

  • Through your PC via Microsoft Installer: Some application installations automate ...

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