Dialing a number using the keypad. Press the Home key (if you are not currently on the home screen), then simply dial a phone number on the keypad. Press the Action key on the joystick to connect, or use the Send button on the left side of the keypad. Note how easy this is to do with one hand.
Searching for a contact name: As an alternative to scrolling through the Contacts list, enter the first few letters of a name to locate the record of the person you want to call. You need not press a button multiple times to enter a “b” or “c,” for example. Simply press the “2” button once for “a,” “b” or “c.”
Dialing from Contacts. From the home page, press the right soft key to go into Contacts. Use the joystick to scroll up and down the list, and press the Action key to go into a selected contact. Scroll down to the phone number of your contact, and press the Action key again to dial the number.
Smartdial. After you have stored contacts into your phone, you will notice when dialing a new phone number from the home screen that contact names appear below the number as you enter it. This Smartdial feature makes it even faster to call someone in your Contacts list.
Numerical Smartdial. From the home screen, slowly dial a few numbers, such as 1-4-2-5. The contact names shift with each new number you enter, as the possible number of matching contacts gets smaller. Scroll down to one of the listed contacts and press the Action key. This dials the number automatically.
Alphabetical Smartdial. Now try the same thing with a name. From the home screen, start spelling out the last name of a contact.
In call features: While in a call, a user can conference friends or colleagues into a call, place a call on hold or even mute the call.
Flexibility for mobile operators: Wireless operators can adjust Windows Mobile software for Smartphones menus to accommodate specific service offerings. Slight interface differences can occur, depending on the operator.
Most recent call list. From the home screen, press the Send button to bring up a list of your most recent calls. Select a contact and press Send again, or Action, to dial the person’s number.
Receiving a call
Incoming calls bring up this screen, displaying the name of the caller in your contacts or the phone number if not.
Making Windows Mobile- based Smartphone
your own: Users can personalize their Windows Mobile-based Smartphone with sounds, ring tones and volumes, color schemes, images, Web favorites and mobile services.
Windows Mobile-based Smartphones can be customized by mobile operators and users to meet their business needs, work preferences and personal tastes. Operators can offer different screens, features and content. Individual users can customize their phone in the following ways:
Phone. These options let users take advantage of telephone services including call barring, call forwarding, call waiting, caller ID and other related features.
Sounds. In addition to setting ring tones, users can select different sounds for reminders, new-message notifications and alarms.
Custom ring tones: In addition to nearly 30 built-in sounds, users can personalize Windows Mobile-based Smartphone with their own .WMA and .WAV files.
Profiles. Windows Mobile software supports eight profiles — customizable Windows Mobile software settings appropriate for specific situations, such as being in a meeting, in a car or outdoors. Users can easily toggle between several profiles, including the following, as their environment changes:
Automatic — Based on information in your calendar, Windows Mobile software will automatically mute your phone during meetings and then turn the sounds back on when you’re available.
Speaker phone — higher volume activated for use in conference calls or in the car
Home screen. Users can adjust the appearance and contents of their home screen using several preloaded color and image options. A free Theme Generator also is available for download from www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile
About. This provides information about device and software specifications.
Accessibility. Users can modify font size, volume and timeout delays for ease of use.
Beam. This allows users to receive data beamed from other devices to their phone.
Bluetooth. The Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition software provides support for Bluetooth wireless connectivity technology, enabling devices to locate and bond with users’ phones when activated.
Easy one-handed navigation: To toggle through the Inbox, you can use the left and right arrows on the joystick