We also show you how to use your smartphone when you’re overseas!
Travel—even vacation travel—can be stressful. Long lines at airport security, reduced airline schedules, and ever-increasing traffic on the highway can make you feel like you need a vacation from your vacation, but with the right apps installed on your BlackBerry® smartphone, you can stay on top of changing travel plans. We’ll also show you some apps that will make you feel like a local once you arrive. And if you travel overseas, we’ll explain how to use your BlackBerry smartphone on your trip—and save some money in the process.
Connecting & Sharing
Your BlackBerry® smartphone lets you stay connected—and the apps we’re featuring in this issue of BlackBerry Connection® newsletter make it even easier. Highlights this month include a major Facebook® update, an app that simplifies media sharing, and an app that lets you keep track of how your elected officials are voting.
We know that you—like us—want to get the most out of your BlackBerry smartphone. On Inside BlackBerry, the official BlackBerry smartphone blog, you can hear from BlackBerry experts at RIM on topics that are important to you, as well as learn about new hardware and software releases.
Some of the contributors to Inside BlackBerry are Sean, a social applications expert; Sanjay, an IM ace; Mark, an email specialist, and many others.
Inside BlackBerry is a way for RIM to engage in conversations with other BlackBerry smartphone fans. But we want the conversation to go both ways, so please visit and comment on the stories that are posted.
Check it out here! »
With the BlackBerry® Visor Mount Speakerphone VM-605, you can keep your hands on the wheel—but still make calls and listen to music from your BlackBerry smartphone while driving. Calls and music are directed from your BlackBerry® smartphone through your car’s FM stereo system and car speakers for a great audio experience.* To use it, you just clip it to your car’s visor, turn it on and start making or taking hands-free calls.
Because the BlackBerry® Visor Mount Speakerphone VM-605 speakerphone supports the voice-activated features on your BlackBerry smartphone, you can say a name and have the call dialed for you. Additional voice functions supported include end call, mute, transfer and last-call redial. There’s an audible notification for incoming calls, and if you have an RDS system, the caller’s ID number will be displayed on your car audio system LCD. This speakerphone can also provide turn-by-turn navigation commands and instructions as your music plays in the background.**
It’s available now at the BlackBerry Accessory Store at shopblackberry.com »
*Compatible with other Bluetooth enabled devices with A2DP stereo Bluetooth profile.
**Compatible with select third party GPS mapping applications.
Memory Management on Your BlackBerry Smartphone
Your emails, applications, music, and photos are what make your BlackBerry smartphone yours. How you can best make use of storage options for these files? In this edition of the BlackBerry Connection® newsletter, we provide an overview of the settings, storage and file compression options to maximize space available on your smartphone.