When I was asked whether I'd be interested in writing a book about the new BlackBerry Pearl, I jumped at the chance. Although I wasn't an active user, I knew a lot about BlackBerries (having used them in the past), and I'd heard that the Pearl was going to be a special device.
I have to admit that although I expected the Pearl to be great, it absolutely blew me away as I became familiar with the raw power and ease of use of this fantastic device. I, for one, am a converted Pearl customer, and I've just placed the order for mine (a Canadian Pearl rather than the U.S. model I used to write this book). Now I see why they call these devices "CrackBerries" in some circles.
Research In Motion has really outdone itself with this product. The only way to describe the power of the BlackBerry Pearl accurately is to call it a home computer in your hand. Indeed, the Pearl is essentially just that, but its interface and software are so simple and intuitive to use that mastering the basic controls takes only a few moments, and with the help of this book, you can squeeze every last bit of functionality out of this awesome product
About the Author
Bart G. Farkas is the author of more than 90 books, most of which are strategy guides for computer and video games, but he has produced a reasonable catalog of technology books as well.
A former registered nurse, pilot, musician, and petroleum transfer technician, he spends his time writing fiction and nonfiction books in the idyllic climes of Cochrane, Alberta, in the company of his wife, three children, and two cats.