Last issue, we presented a collection of calling, customization, and messaging tips that would help you get even more from your BlackBerry® smartphone. Missed the article? You can read it here. This month, we cover taking pictures and videos, using your browser, and much more.
Add contacts with new bar codes feature, create Groups for connecting instantly with friends or family, share your videos, calendar, to-do lists and more!
The new bar-code feature makes sharing your PIN a snap. Simply scan your friends' bar codes and they’ll be added to your contact list. Plus, with new features like a display picture and the ability to see what music your friends are listening to, BlackBerry® Messenger makes it even easier to express yourself and stay in touch—your way.
Mac users rejoice! A Research In Motion (RIM)—developed, full-featured desktop sync application for Macs is now available. And it has a look and feel that’s similar to what you see on your Mac right now. Highlights include:
- Two-way sync of contacts, calendar, tasks, iTunes® playlists and notes
- Compatibility with iTunes® for music sync
- Back up and restore functionality, including automatically scheduled backups and optional encryption
- The ability to add and remove applications
BlackBerry® Desktop Manager is the first app that gives you the ability to sync your BlackBerry smartphone with a variety of features on your Apple® computer. The app will run on Mac OS X 10.5.5 (Leopard) or higher and is available at www.blackberry.com/mac.
Two Great Sites for Tips, Answers, and How-Tos
Have a specific BlackBerry-related question you want answered? Join other users at the BlackBerry Community Support Forums. There, you can pose questions to other users as well as learn new tips, tricks, and shortcuts. Are you a BlackBerry power user? Join the conversation and provide your insight. Be sure to also read all the latest news at the BlackBerry Community Post, the official forum blog.
At the official BlackBerry channel on YouTube, you can browse videos on a variety subjects, including how to change your ring tone and set up personal email. Like what you see or want to suggest a new video topic? Be sure to leave a comment.
Watch your favorite shows on your BlackBerry smartphone
You can now watch hundreds of network shows—as well as live sports programming—on your BlackBerry smartphone. We share some of our favorite apps and show you how to carry your favorite shows with you.
Contest ends October 27! Enter now!
Tell the world how much you love your BlackBerry® Storm™ smartphone—enter the Touch It. Love It. Share It. Win It. Contest and you could win big! Upload an original video, captioned photo or story that shows why you can’t live without your BlackBerry Storm smartphone. Your creation will be seen by BlackBerry Storm smartphone fans all over the world, and if it's one of the most creative and original entries, you’ll have a chance to win your choice of:
- a CES VIP Experience in Vegas
- the Ultimate New York City Experience
- $7100 U.S. Cash
The contest is open to residents of Canada, the U.S. and the U.K.
Contest ends October 27, 2009.
For complete contest terms and conditions please visit the website »