I'm going to try the "Help one Newbie, Save A Bunch Of Newbies" method rather than the "RTFM" method
That's how I function anyway, cross-link and cross-reference the forum like crazy with clickable hyperlinks.
Check out my Instant Messaging FAQ at: http://www.blackberryforums.com/viewtopic.php?p=25166
(And other newbies who happen to read this thread, will no longer have to ask the question for another day or two ;) )
Model 7100 questions should be posted here in the Charm Forum: http://www.blackberryforums.com/viewforum.php?f=20
If you plan to do more emails and IM than phone, consider the 7290 instead of 7100t. It's MUCH better than the 7100t for heavy usage, and you can thumbtype much faster on a 7290.
For videogames, look for them in the Aftermarket Forum at: http://www.blackberryforums.com/viewforum.php?f=5
And our wonderful sponsor, http://www.magmic.com
It is best to avoid posting unrelated questions in the same thread -- Post your questions in their respective forums.
(There. I know, this thread won't prevent other new users from posting redundant questions, but it will have a temporary effect on the Signal-To-Noise ratio. ;) )