In This Chapter
Exploring BlackBerry Contacts
Adding, viewing, editing, and deleting contacts
Finding a contact
Sharing BlackBerry contacts
Transferring contacts from cellphones
Finding someone outside your contacts
Synchronizing Facebook contacts
Address books were around long before the BlackBerry was conceived. And BlackBerry Contacts serves the same function as any address book: a place where you record and organize information about people. However, Contacts also affords you a central place to reach your contacts in myriad ways: by landline phone; cellphone; e-mail; or the speedy messaging of PIN, SMS, MMS, or BlackBerry Messenger.
Most likely, in your busy lifestyle, you can benefit from using your BlackBerry Contacts if any of the following fits:
You meet clients frequently.
You spend a lot of time on the phone.
You ask people for their phone number or e-mail address more than once.
You carry around a paper day planner.
Your wallet is full of important business cards, with phone numbers written on the backs, that you can never find.
If you're one of those stubborn folks who insist they don't need an address book — "I'm doing just fine without one, thank you very much!" — think of it this way: You've probably been using a virtual address book all the time, the one buried in your cellphone. That address book probably isn't even a very good one! Read this chapter to see how to transfer all that good contact ...