In addition to its flexibility and convenience as a mobile phone, Windows Mobile software for Smartphones incorporates applications that help people stay on top of their electronic communications and personal data. All applications are tightly integrated with the phone to fully leverage the wireless data capabilities and to ensure an easy user experience.
To bring up the Start menu, select Start from the home screen using the left soft key.
Inbox for E-Mail and SMS Messages
Message folders: Folders can be accessed from the Inbox screen by going to Menu > Show Folders.
W indows Mobile software for Smartphones has one Inbox for all text messages received on the device — e mail, SMS messages and MMS messages.
Accessing and composing e mail
From the Start menu, select Inbox, or simply press the corresponding menu number to the left on the dial pad. The Inbox screen appears with a list of messages. As you press right or left on the joystick you will notice that you are toggling between Email, SMS and MMS.
S SMS: Sending an SMS requires using a phone number while sending an
e-mail requires an e-mail address. However, when receiving an SMS, a name will appear rather than just a number.
croll through the message. Any blue underlined elements in the message can be acted upon by highlighting the element and pressing the Action key. Attachments can be accessed, embedded phone numbers can be dialed, and Web pages can be viewed directly from a text message in the Inbox.
Go to the next message by pressing right on the joystick. This enables the user to quickly browse through a large number of e-mail messages without having to open and shut each one.
Windows Mobile 2003 can now support up to eight separate inbox message accounts for ActiveSync, SMS and each POP3 or IMAP account.
ow you’re going to use the voice recorder to send an audio response. Press the right soft key to access the message menu. Select Insert Recording. Press the left soft key once to begin recording and a second time to stop recording. Select Done, and you’ll see that the voice message has been attached to your response.
Typing a message on a Windows Mobile-based Smartphone is made easy with several built-in responses including common salutations. Windows Mobile software also supports T9, a predictive text-input software that completes partially entered words with the most statistically probable word. The more this text-entry mode is used, the larger and more successful the T9 dictionary becomes, saving considerable text-entry time. To activate this feature, simply push the star (*) key while in a message screen.
Position the cursor in the message body. Press the right soft key to access the menu, and select Insert Text. Select one of the nine preprogrammed phrases. Select Insert.
Now finish the message by entering “Take care” manually.
Press # to add a space.
Press * to make the first letter uppercase.
Press 8, and a capital T will appear.
Press 2 for “a”, 5 for “k”, 3 for “e” and # for a space. Note that Windows Mobile software anticipated the word, and each letter came up on screen as intended.
Press 2273 for “care.” Note that “case” appears on screen, and it is underlined. That means there are alternative words that Windows Mobile software recognizes for the same number sequence. Press the + key (or zero) to scroll through the alternatives. The first option should be “care.”
Press 1 for a period, and add a space to accept the word.
Press the left soft keyto send the message, or select Menu > Cancel Compose to delete the message.
Alert. The phone will prompt you with the message verifying your decision to delete the message. Select Yes or No with the soft keys.
Switching between Inbox, SMS and MMS
While in Inbox, userscan send e-mail, SMS and MMS messages to their contacts with minimal navigation. To switch to SMS or MMS from the Inbox screen, simply use the directional pad, tapping either right or left. This will cycle you through Inbox, SMS, MMS and the other e-mail accounts you have set up. To send an SMS or MMS message, cycle to the appropriate screen, select New, then choose SMS or MMS by highlighting it and using the Action key.
Adding contacts: Contacts can be entered into a Windows Mobile based Smartphone in several ways: by keying information into the phone itself, by beaming infrared data from another device, by receiving the data as an e mail attachment, and most important, by synchronizing the Windows Mobile software with the user’s desktop Outlook using ActiveSync.
The Contacts application was built to enable convenient, efficient communication. Within a Contacts record, every phone number, e-mail address, SMS address and URL is live, allowing users to dial a call or compose a message in one click. To make its use even easier, each contact can be assigned a default communication method, such as dialing the contact’s office phone number. This allows users to initiate communication directly from the Contacts list without having to open the record and select one of the communication options.
Communicate with contacts: Users can communicate with contacts without opening a contact card: If you are in contact view, like the ‘Hector, Clair’ shown at right, move the hardware joystick right or left and the letter to the right of the name will change from M (mobile number) to W (work number, or H (home number), allowing the user to press Send and call that number.
From the home screen, go into Contacts using the right soft key. Note that you can highlight any contact, and press the Send key to initiate the contact’s default communication method.
Using the joystick, select a contact, and press the Action key to open the record.
Highlight Keypad Assignment, and press the Action key to see the list of speed-dial numbers and which contacts they’ve been assigned to. Select an available speed-dial number. Press Done, and then press Done again to return to the contact’s record.
T New Feature
Several new usability improvements for personal information management (PIM) include these:
Weekends highlighted in color
Easier time-zone handling
“Free” appointments do not show as conflicting with other meetings