If you already have a BlackBerry® ID (BBID), you know it is a convenient way to access BlackBerry products and services. Simply put, a BlackBerry ID allows to you download and manage your apps from the BlackBerry App World™ storefront and log into any BlackBerry services that support BlackBerry ID.
For those who already have a BlackBerry® 7 OS smartphone or are accessing BlackBerry App World from a BlackBerry smartphone, then you already have an existing BBID. If you don’t – and if you are about to set up a BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet – then keep reading as I will be discussing the process for you.
The first time you turn on your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, the setup process will help you get your tablet configured and requires you to enter a BlackBerry ID. If you don’t have a BlackBerry ID, you will need to create one.
To create a BlackBerry ID, all you need is a valid email address that you can access from a web browser on your desktop, laptop or tablet. An important thing to keep in mind is that this email address does not need to be associated with your BlackBerry smartphone or BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.
Creating a BlackBerry ID during setup of a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet
1. When you reach the point in the setup process where a BlackBerry ID is required, click on “Create a BlackBerry ID”.
2. Review and accept the license agreement if you are in agreement with the terms.
3. Fill in the required fields marked with an asterisk (*). There are three fields in particular you should be aware of when signing up for a BlackBerry ID:
User Name – A user name is a valid email address that can be accessed from a web browser on a desktop, laptop or tablet.
Screen Name – Although not required, setting a screen name is recommended as this is the name that will appear on BlackBerry websites; for example, when you review an application in BlackBerry App World.
Password – When creating a password, it is highly recommended that you choose a secure password only you would know since any BlackBerry App World purchasing information you add will be linked to your BlackBerry ID.
4. Click Sign up at the bottom right of the screen after entering the required information.
5. The setup of your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will continue using your new BlackBerry ID.
After completing the tablet setup process, make sure you confirm your BlackBerry ID email address – click the link in the BlackBerry ID sign up confirmation message that was sent to the email address you specified.
Now that your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet setup is complete, I recommend tapping on the BlackBerry App World icon and exploring the store. Enjoy!
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