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Apress Won’t Publish BlackBerry Books Other Than for PlayBook


The guys at Made Simple Learning let us know about their latest book: BlackBerry Torch Made Simple. What’s interesting about this latest book, is that their usual publisher, Apress, has taken a pass on all BlackBerry books - except for the Playbook. According to the authors, Apress doesn’t feel the BlackBerry market is strong enough to merit future books on BlackBerrys. This seems like a strange reason to not publish the books considering the BlackBerry market continues to grow along with the greater smartphone industry. A more obvious reason is that print seems to be on the decline, and much of the information in the Made Simple Learning books for BlackBerry can be found online.
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Reminder: Made Simple Learning Spring Sale Expires April 30th


Made Simple Learning provide reference books for BlackBerry and they cover a wide range of devices. They’re currently running a spring sale where all e-books and video are 25% off. This deal expires April 30th, 2010, so if you’re in the market for a reference book for your BlackBerry, you should take advantage soon.

To take advantage of the deal, use the coupon code “AE86090889” at the bottom of the product purchase page.

Made Simple Learning Release Resources for Bold 9700 and Curve 8500


The guys at Made Simple Learning have released the complete Training Center for the Bold 9700 and the Curve 8500 series. The Training Center includes both an online book and videos. There are 134 short video tutorials and 110 videos formatted for your BlackBerry so you can watch them on the go. If you’re looking to pick up some extra tips, or you’re new to BlackBerry, these guides will get you up to speed quickly.

The Complete Training Center is available for only $29.95. Until February 28th, you can save 30% by using the coupon code 639A3FC42A.

BlackBerry Slow? Basic Tips to Make Your BlackBerry Run Faster



You may find your BlackBerry running slowly and often times this can be resolved with a few simple steps. I’ve taken the time to write out these tips that should get your BlackBerry back up to speed. Remember, your BlackBerry is more like a computer than a phone, and it needs similar best practices for memory management and performance.
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BlackBerry Help: How to Install Apps on your BlackBerry


Every day a new BlackBerry user is born and they may be coming from the feature phone world and have never before downloaded an app. If you’re a regular reader of BlackBerry Cool, you’re very familiar with the app downloading process, so feel free to skip the post or offer more helpful tips.
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