BlackBerry Curve 8300 - v4.5 Getting Started Manual

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BlackBerry Curve 8300 - v4.5 Getting Started Manual

Getting Started Guide

BlackBerry Curve 8300 Smartphone

MAT-18392-001 | PRINTSPEC-016 SWD-355241-0312020638-001 | RBP41GW

Contents

 

Welcome to BlackBerry!...............................................................................................................................

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Set up your device.........................................................................................................................................

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Insert the SIM card and battery .........................................................................................................................

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Charge the battery................................................................................................................................................

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Complete the setup wizard.................................................................................................................................

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Learn the basics...........................................................................................................................................

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Move around the screen ....................................................................................................................................

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Open a menu........................................................................................................................................................

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Typing basics........................................................................................................................................................

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Applications..........................................................................................................................................................

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Home screen status indicators..........................................................................................................................

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Message list status indicators...........................................................................................................................

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Phone status indicators......................................................................................................................................

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Calendar status indicators................................................................................................................................

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Camera status indicators...................................................................................................................................

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Wireless coverage indicators............................................................................................................................

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Start using your device..............................................................................................................................

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Make a call...........................................................................................................................................................

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Send an email message.....................................................................................................................................

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Send an SMS text message...............................................................................................................................

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Add a contact......................................................................................................................................................

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Take a picture .....................................................................................................................................................

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Record a video.....................................................................................................................................................

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Visit a web page..................................................................................................................................................

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Schedule an appointment.................................................................................................................................

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Pair with a Bluetooth enabled device..............................................................................................................

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About using your device with a computer.......................................................................................................

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About switching devices....................................................................................................................................

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Transfer a file between your device and your computer using the Roxio Media Manager......................

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Synchronize data between your device and your computer ........................................................................

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Insert a media card.............................................................................................................................................

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Find more information.......................................................................................................................................

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Troubleshooting..........................................................................................................................................

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I cannot connect to a wireless network...........................................................................................................

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I cannot associate my device with an email address ...................................................................................

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I cannot send or receive messages..................................................................................................................

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I cannot make or receive calls...........................................................................................................................

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Legal notice..................................................................................................................................................

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Welcome to BlackBerry!

Get ready to experience the freedom and connectivity of your all-in-one mobile solution. Setting up your BlackBerry® device is easy. Simply verify that your SIM card and battery are inserted in your device, charge the battery, and complete the setup wizard. After you complete the setup wizard, take some time to explore the features on your device. This guide provides tips and instructions to help you learn the basics quickly.

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Set up your device

Insert the SIM card and battery

Your SIM card is a small rectangular plastic card that stores important information about your wireless service. Your SIM card might already be inserted in your BlackBerry® device.

1.Press the release button for the battery cover.

2.Slide off the battery cover.

3.If the battery is inserted, remove the battery.

4.If your SIM card is already inserted, proceed to step 11.

5.Slide the SIM card holder door toward its hinges to unlock it.

6.Open the SIM card holder door.

7.Remove the SIM card from any packaging.

8.Place the SIM card into the holder so that the metal contacts on the SIM card face down and the cutoff corner of the SIM card points toward the top of your device.

9.Close the SIM card holder door so that it holds the SIM card flat.

10.Slide the SIM card holder door away from its hinges to lock it.

11.Insert the battery so that the metal contacts on the battery align with the metal contacts on your device.

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12. Slide the battery cover back onto the device so that it clicks into place.

If the battery is charged, the device turns on. If the device does not turn on, charge the battery.

Figure 1. Remove the battery cover

Figure 2. Insert the SIM card

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Figure 3. Insert the battery

Charge the battery

1.Connect the small end of the travel charger cable to the USB port on the side of your BlackBerry® device.

2.If necessary, perform one of the following actions:

Insert the plug blade attachment into the power adapter.

Fold down the plug blades on the power adaptor.

3.Plug the power adapter into a power outlet.

4.Charge the battery to full power.

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Figure 4. Connect the travel charger cable to your device

Figure 5. Insert the plug blade attachment or fold down the plug blades (if necessary)

If you have installed the BlackBerry® Desktop Software, you can use the USB cable that came with your device to connect your device to your computer for charging. For more information, see the "About using your device with a computer" topic.

Battery power level indicators

full battery power

battery charging

 

 

low battery power

 

 

 

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Complete the setup wizard

The setup wizard is designed to help you learn about typing, change options to personalize your BlackBerry® device, and set up one or more email addresses.

1.In the setup wizard dialog box, roll the trackball to highlight Run Setup Wizard.

2.Click (press) the trackball.

3.Read the setup wizard introduction.

4.Roll the trackball to highlight Next.

5.Click the trackball.

6.Complete the instructions on the screen.

Note: If the setup wizard dialog box does not appear automatically, on the Home screen, press the key. Click Setup Wizard.

Figure 6. Setup wizard screen

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About email setup options

If you have not already set up an email address, you can use one of following options to set up email. Depending on your wireless service provider, the available options might vary.

BlackBerry Internet Service option: Use this email setup option to create a new email address for your device or to associate your device with one or more (up to ten) existing email addresses. This option is most common for individual users. You can set up email using this option by selecting the I want to create or add an email address option in the setup wizard on your device

BlackBerry Enterprise Server option: Use this email setup option to associate your device with a Microsoft® Outlook® work email account, IBM® Lotus Notes® work email account, or Novell® GroupWise® work email account and to take advantage of advanced capabilities for wireless data synchronization. If your administrator has provided you with an activation password, you can set up email using this option by selecting the I want to use a work email account with a BlackBerry Enterprise Server option in the setup wizard on your device. If you do not have an activation password, contact your administrator.

BlackBerry Desktop Redirector option: Use this email setup option to associate your device with a Microsoft Outlook (Workgroup Installation) email account. You can set up email using this option by installing the BlackBerry® Desktop Software and selecting the BlackBerry Desktop Redirector option. If you use this email setup option, you must keep your computer turned on to receive email messages.

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Add or create an email address using the setup wizard

1.In the setup wizard, on the email setup screen, select the I want to create or add an email address option. Click Next.

2.Click Next.

3.If necessary, click Update Now.

4.If necessary, click Create New Account.

5.To accept the terms of the license agreement, select the Yes option. Click I Agree.

6.If necessary, type a login user name and password of your choice. Click Next. Record your user name and password in a safe place.

7.Complete the instructions on the screen.

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