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Best BlackBerry Shortcuts: Aflac's Mobile Guru Shares Tips

Aflac's BlackBerry guru shares power tips and tricks for your RIM smartphone. Here's how to improve your typing, messaging, browsing, attachment handling and more.

Five Essential RIM BlackBerry Keyboard Tips and Tricks

Add another notch to your Research In Motion BlackBerry black belt with these great smartphone keyboard tips and tricks.

More Keyboard Shortcuts for Power Users

Always looking for new ways to do more with your RIM BlackBerry? Learn the following tips and tricks, including two from the co-CEO of RIM himself, and take your smartphone prowess to a whole new level.

Five Tips: Get More Battery Life from Your RIM BlackBerry

Nothing lasts forever--especially your BlackBerry's battery. But you can prolong the life of your power supply. Follow these five tips to extend your RIM smartphone's run time.

BlackBerry How To: Free Up Device Memory

Power users of BlackBerry smartphones need all the device memory they can get. These seven tips can help free up memory and keep your handheld running as smoothly as possible.

BlackBerry How To: Determine Memory Use, Avoid Performance Degradation

Load up too many apps without proactively managing your BlackBerry's memory and you could end up with an underperforming--or even worse, frozen--smartphone. Here's how to determine memory use, as well as total application space, and avoid trouble.

How To Use Your BlackBerry As a Tethered Modem for Your PC

Use your BlackBerry as a tethered modem to connect your computer to the Web and save yourself countless headaches--and a wad of cash. Follow these four steps and you may never have to tinker with public Wi-Fi hotspots in coffee shops, airports or hotels again.

BlackBerry How To: Transfer Files Between Devices Using Bluetooth

Ever wondered how to use your (RIM) BlackBerry's Bluetooth to wirelessly transfer an image or other media file to a coworker or friend's mobile device? Here's a set of simple, step-by instructions.

The Best Ways to Carry Your BlackBerry In Style

Whether you prefer to tote your BlackBerry smartphone in a holster or case on your belt, or within a skin or sleeve in a jacket or pants pocket, here's a list of your best options for practical, stylish cases.

Software Downloads

Six Free BlackBerry Downloads You Don't Want to Miss

Get the most out of your RIM BlackBerry smartphone without ever opening your wallet. Check out the following six free downloads.

Six (More) Free BlackBerry Apps You Need to See

Some things in life really are free. Check out these six fantastic BlackBerry applications.

RIM Execs' Favorite BlackBerry Apps: Eight Downloads

Research in Motion executives, including a VP of global alliances, a product management director and the co-CEO, share their favorite BlackBerry downloads.

Free BlackBerry Downloads: Five Open Source Mobile Apps

Can't get enough free BlackBerry downloads? Don't worry, we're here to help. We've gathered a handful of open source apps to help customize--and optimize--your RIM smartphone.

How-To Video: Install and Use Six Free Killer BlackBerry Apps

Quickly learn to install and use a half-dozen free downloads. This video shows you how.

Reviews

The Business-Savvy Smartphone Review: Nokia E62, BlackBerry Pearl, T-Mobile Dash, Palm Treo 750

CIO compares four of the hottest smartphones available, from the perspective of four experienced IT executives.

BlackBerry Desktop Charging Pod Review: Power Up Your RIM Smartphone in Style

Your BlackBerry device deserves better than the standard charging cables with which it ships. Research In Motion's chic desktop Charging Pod is the perfect power-up partner--though it's only available for Pearl and Curve devices.

Review: RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8120 Smartphone

BlackBerry Pearl 8120 is RIM's first Pearl with Wi-Fi. Here's PCWorld.com's take on the device.

Review: Keep Tabs on Your Mobile Workforce via BlackBerry With TeleNav Track

TeleNav Track is a cell phone-based GPS tracking service that can help manage your mobile workers. Read on for a list of reasons why you might love it--and why you might not.

Analysis and Insider Commentary

RIM co-CEO Lazaridis on the iPhone, Mobile Device Management, and the Best BlackBerry Product You've Never Heard Of

Mike Lazaridis, Research In Motion (RIM) co-CEO, sat down with CIO at WES: Here's the BlackBerry chief's take on the biggest challenges for CIOs tackling enterprise mobility, the arch-rival Apple iPhone and RIM's little-known Bluetooth smart card reader.

BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) 4.1 SP5 Hits the Web: What's in It for You

Research In Motion (RIM) has released the latest version of its BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) software, version 4.1 service pack 5 (SP5), and it includes some new features for smartphone users and IT staffers--but many won't be available until an upgraded handheld operating system becomes available.

RIM BlackBerry "9000" Sneak Peek: Front-Facing Camera, Videoconferencing?

Rumors surrounding Research In Motion's (RIM) next BlackBerry smartphone have been circulating throughout the Web and the blogosphere for months now. First, we heard the device could include a touch screen and 3G capability. Then a newly-uncovered RIM patent got bloggers speculating about a device with a slider keyboard. The list goes on.

Memo to BlackBerry-Maker RIM: How to Steal Back the Apple iPhone Spotlight

Apple deserves a big ol' pat on the back for making the iPhone seem like the greatest thing to happen to mobile users--consumers and businesspeople alike--since the notebook computer itself. But it's time for RIM to start throwing its weight around...before it's too late.

Why Your BlackBerry Makes Speakers Buzz

Ever wondered why your BlackBerry or other GSM phone makes nearby speakers buzz like disgruntled honey bees? We did, so we asked RIM. Here's what the company had to say, as well as a few ways to muffle the buzz.

RIM Touch Screen BlackBerry 9000 Coming in '08?

Will RIM release a touch screen based BlackBerry in an attempt to ride Apple's success with the iPhone's touch screen interface in 2008? Here's what we think.

Apple iPhone a True RIM BlackBerry Rival in the Enterprise? Not So Fast...

The iPhone took some significant steps towards becoming a viable business device yesterday with Apple's release of the iPhone SDK as well as some related enterprise improvements. But hold the phone: Apple still has a lot of work to do before the iPhone becomes a true BlackBerry rival.

BlackBerrys Taking Up More IT Support Time, Effort Than Any Other Mobile Devices??

A recent poll of more than 800 people suggests that IT departments are spending more time and resources supporting BlackBerrys than any other mobile devices. In fact, the poll suggests that IT's spending nearly six times as much effort on BlackBerry support than on other mobile gadgets--though there are a number of reasons to question the finding.

BlackBerry Addiction and You: The Detox Challenge

For many of us, "quitting" our BlackBerrys or smartphones, or simply leaving them at work once in a while, isn't even a consideration. And that's really not good. Here's why.

The BlackBerry Addiction Poll: How Much Do You Love Your Smartphone?

Cast your vote in our BlackBerry addiction poll and let us know how you categorize your smartphone use.

BlackBerry, Corporate Smartphone Digital Cameras: Problems and Solutions

The digital cameras built into smartphones like BlackBerrys, Treos or iPhones can be both friend and foe to IT departments and to corporate users. Whether the potential value of such devices justifies their associated risk has much to do with the settings in which the phones--and cameras--are deployed.

Virtualization for Your BlackBerry: The Bayalink Liberty USB Key

Sick and tired of responding to mountains of e-mail with that tiny BlackBerry keyboard? Frustrated with the small size of Word, Excel or PDF attachments on your mobile device's screen? Well thanks to a new BlackBerry virtualization product you can now use a Bluetooth-enabled USB key to view RIM smartphone applications and documents on a PC screen and type with a full-size keyboard.

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