Chapter 3. Turning On Your BlackBerry — and Keeping It Happy

In This Chapter

  • Putting your stamp on your BlackBerry

  • 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 more — you'll want to have it around for as long as you possibly can. (At least until you have the bucks for that way-cool new model that's surely coming down the pike.) For the duration that you do have your device, you'll want to trick it out so that it 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'd 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 such things as its battery life and information security. Luckily for you, this chapter puts 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 smartphone.

Making Your BlackBerry Yours

BlackBerry smartphones are increasingly popular, so much so that 30 million BlackBerry smartphones are serving the needs of people like you. Because of this fact, we're certain that finding ways to distinguish your BlackBerry from your colleagues' is high on your list of priorities.

Branding your BlackBerry ...

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