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Installing 3rd Party Software on Blackberry

Monday, November 28th, 2005

The easiest way to install programs on your Blackberry is “Over-The-Air”, however not all handhelds support it so your other option is to use Application Loader. Application Loader is one of the programs that comprise the Desktop Manager, it is used to load .alx files on to your handheld.
The following will show you how to […]

Registering Your Blackberry Handheld for BIS Users

Saturday, November 12th, 2005

When you first get your Blackberry handheld you will need to register it on the Blackberry network. For Blackberry Enterprise Server users it’s pretty easy because you usually have a Blackberry administrator to do it for you, but for BIS users it’s a different process. After charging your Blackberry for the first time you need […]

How To Determine if You’re Using a BES

Thursday, November 10th, 2005

When you install a 3rd-party application that requires an outside connection to the internet you are usually always asked whether or not you’re using a Blackberry Enterprise Server. When this happens it is important to determine whether or not you’re using a BES or if you’re a regular Blackberry Internet Service user. In most cases […]

How to Change Signatures for T-Mobile BIS Users

Tuesday, November 8th, 2005

If you’re getting tired of the ‘Sent wireless from my Blackberry handheld’ or want to put contact information as your signature instead in all emails, do the following:
1. Log in to your BlackBerry Internet Service for T-Mobile account.
2. Under the Settings menu, click E-mail Accounts (as shown below).
3. Click the Edit icon beside the email […]

Customize Notification Profiles

Thursday, October 6th, 2005

Notification profiles enables you to select unique notifications for applications such as Alarm, Calendar, Level 1 Messages, Tasks etc. Standard profile settings are Vibrate, Phone only, Loud, Quiet and Default. You can also edit existing profiles and create new ones.
To create a notification profile
1. On the handheld Home screen, click the Profiles […]

Syncing Outlook with your Blackberry

Wednesday, October 5th, 2005

This tip is mainly for non-BES users that use Intellisync to sync Outlook with their Blackberry. With Intellisync you have the ability to synchronize your Address Book, Calendar, Memopad, and Tasks. To make sure they are synchronized do the following:
1. Double-click Intellisync. Click Configure PIM.
2. Tick off which aspects you want to Sync.
3. Configure sync […]

Removing Email Accounts From Blackberry Web Client

Thursday, August 11th, 2005

Your BlackBerry Internet Service or Web Client account can be integrated with up to ten email accounts. The accounts that are supported are POP3, IMAP, Hotmail, Yahoo, and Gmail. If for any reason you wanted to remove an email account do the following:
To remove an integrated email account:
1. Connect to the BlackBerry […]

How To Manually Sync PIM Information

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005

To transfer personal information management (PIM) data from your personal digital assistant (PDA) to a BlackBerry handheld, you must first transfer your data to the application used on your personal computer (Outlook, Lotus Notes or Groupwise mail client).
To transfer information to your handheld:
1. Connect your handheld to your personal computer, using the […]

How To Synchronize Your Calender

Friday, July 22nd, 2005

When we think of Blackberry, we think of full push and synchronize email. For many that’s fine, they only care for and want email on their Blackberry. For others though, they want to have full PIM (Personal Information Management) synchronization. Here’s how to enable wireless calendar synchronization with OS 4.0.
1. From the […]

Creating Meeting Requests From Your Handheld

Tuesday, July 19th, 2005

Many of us that use Outlook would be familiar with the feature that when creating a meeting it allows you to automatically send each participant a reminder email. Less familiar is that you can actually do it wirelessly through your Blackberry if you’re on a BES.
Here’s how:
1. From the Home screen of […]

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