In the spirit of a recent post by my colleague (“we all love BlackBerry and
playing working with new devices”), and for those of you who recently obtained (or plan to obtain) a new BlackBerry® smartphone, here is a quick list of the first five things I do when I get a new device:
1. I check if the device runs the latest software and update it if it doesn’t. Most of the time my new devices come straight from the factory, and there’s always a newer version of software available. In your case, sometimes it may just be that while your brand-spanking new BlackBerry smartphone has been in transit, a newer version of the software became available before it could hit the shelves. Check out the post I recently wrote on how easy it is to update your device software, or simply visit www.blackberry.com/updates for an easy way to get your BlackBerry updated.
2. I run the setup wizard. It’s a great way to remove unnecessary languages (which can save a ton of space) and set up my email.
3. Get my personal information (contacts, calendars, settings) on the new device. This can be done in one of three ways:
• Switch device wizard (this can also take care of #1 above) and activation on my corporate network
• Restore from a backup file
• Serial sync with Outlook (or any other of our supported organizers) using Desktop Software.
The method I choose depends solely on whether the new BlackBerry will be my primary one, and how adventurous I am feeling at the moment.
4. Sync my music! With new handhelds like BlackBerry® Storm™ and BlackBerry® Bold™ having 1GB of embedded memory, I’d be the last one to let it go to waste. Since its launch back in the summer of 2008, BlackBerry® Media Sync has been a hit, and it has done a great job of getting my new BlackBerry and tunes in sync.
5. Play the first game of…
Can you guess?