Chapter 4. Pearl and the Internet

No matter how you use it, the Pearl is a fancy Internet appliance that allows you to do most of the things on the Internet that you could do with a home computer—only on a handheld device. When it comes to the Internet, the Pearl excels in three main aspects: email (Chapter 3), Web browsing, and instant messaging (text messaging).

This chapter takes a look at accessing the Internet via the Pearl’s Web browser and using its messaging services to transfer information through the cyber-world with ease.

Getting Connected

Although getting connected to the Internet is a concern on an ordinary computer, by definition the BlackBerry Pearl is always connected to the Internet via the complex mobile-phone networks (in this ...

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