• Additional Configuration Notes
  • Hardware Overview
  • Connection Manager
  • A Full-Featured Telephone
  • Evaluation Requirements and Recommendations

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    Evaluation Requirements and Recommendations

    Refer to the following guidelines as you set up your testing environment.

    Desktop Platform System Requirements

    Windows® XP, Windows 98, Windows Millennium (Windows Me), Windows 2000 or Windows NT® 4.0 (Service Pack 6) operating system

    CD-ROM drive

    Super VGA or better video card

    One available USB port

    TCP/IP protocols

    A dial-up or direct connection to the Internet

    Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 or later browser software

    Microsoft Outlook 98 or later

    Microsoft ActiveSync 3.7.1.

    Additional Configuration Notes

    If you are not a current Outlook user, it’s a good idea to load Outlook on your desktop PC and enter a few contacts, calendar events and e mail items before you set up the Windows Mobile-based Smartphone to provide some information to transfer to the device.* Outlook is provided on the CD that comes with the handset.
    Currently, the Windows Mobile software for Smartphones platform is available for GSM/GPRS and CDMA/1X-RTT voice and data standards. To test Windows Mobile software, users will need to be within a GSM/GPRS or CDMA/1X-RTT service area. Configuration may differ according to type of device and mobile operator.

    Hardware Overview

    Before assembling and turning on your handset, take a moment to become familiar with the keypad. Windows Mobile software for Smartphones does not have a touch-screen interface. All of its commands and functions are accessible by hardware controls.

    One-handed operation: Smartphone software is designed for one-handed operation, whereas touch-screen devices require the use of both hands. The joystick, soft keys and numbered menus allow for quick and simple access to all features.
    Left and right soft keys. These context-sensitive keys are used for different purposes, depending on the active application. Their function is shown above them on the Windows Mobile-based Smartphone screen.

    Joystick and Action key. In the center of the navigation pad, the joystick, also referred to as the Action key, allows you to scroll around the screen. Pressing down on the joystick takes action on the selected item.

    Home. A dedicated button takes you back to the home screen.

    Back. This key does the following, depending on the context:

    • Takes you back through previous application windows

    • Closes the displayed menu

    • Clears the text if an edit window is open

    Send and End keys. These keys are on either side of the navigation pad. Send is used to dial a selected number and answer incoming calls. End is used to disconnect.

    Connection Manager

    Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition software for Smartphones supports multiple connection types and modes while keeping the technology in the background. Connection Manager is the umbrella name for the smart connectivity available through Windows Mobile software for Smartphones, where all connection settings and configurations are stored. It can configure RAS (PPP), VPN (PPTP), GPRS, CDMA and NDIS connections and proxy settings in the device’s applications. Connection Manager manages connection requests from various applications, prioritizes the requests, and manages all active connections. Connection Manager uses presupplied information from the mobile operator or corporate IT department to make the best connection available. Consequently, it is unlikely that a user would have to manually go into Connection Manager and configure the options. For details on manual configuration, please go to the appendix.

    There are a number of ways to configure your Windows Mobile software for Smartphones for network and e-mail connectivity. Some users may choose to configure multiple connectivity options to meet the different scenarios that can occur when accessing the Internet, WAP networks and corporate networks via multiple data transports. Depending on the user needs, you can do the following:

    • Over-the-air (OTA) provisioning/device management. This allows the user to download information, including games, ring tones, software updates, e-mail and calendar updates. The OTA services are determined by the operator; specific offerings may vary.

    • Manual configuration. The user also has the ability to set up or edit all connection and e-mail settings manually. Special symbols are accessed by holding down the pound (#) key.

    • Using a memory card. Using secure digital (SD) cards or multimedia cards (MM) allows for fast configuration of devices when restoring or configuring multiple devices with an identical configuration.

    Synchronization of e mail and personal data
    Windows Mobile s 2003 Second Edition software for Smartphones supports several ways to sync data to the device including ActiveSync, POP3/IMAP and Exchange 2003, as well as third party email redirector solutions. For a complete mobile communication solution, Microsoft Exchange 2003 offers over-the-air synchronization or customers can use Exchange 2000 with Mobile Information Server
    If you are interested in testing the complete mobile communication solution with Exchange, please contact your local Microsoft contact. For more details on synchronization of e-mail and personal data please go to the appendix.

    A Full-Featured Telephone

    First and foremost, Windows Mobile-based Smartphones are flexible, intuitive and feature-rich mobile phones.
    When you first turn on Windows Mobile-based Smartphones, the home screen appears. This is the central access point to all Windows Mobile software features and applications, and it is within two clicks of any application or personal data you need. The home screen contains a taskbar across the top (and other at-a-glance information, including network and device status, call progress, new messages and appointments). (You’ll see how to customize the home screen later in the tour.)
    As highlighted earlier, Windows Mobile-based Smartphones also includes several intuitive hard and soft keys to facilitate simple navigation regardless of the application.

    • Home key. This key takes you back to the home screen at any time, from any application.

    • Back key. Similar to the Back button in a Web browser, this hard key lets you move back one screen at a time until you reach the home screen. When inputting text, the Back key is used for deleting characters.

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      Suspend/Resume for GSM and Dormant mode for CDMA allows devices to maintain a data connection when the user is on the phone or the phone is off.

      This hardware feature allows you to quickly navigate the screen and scroll through different menus.

    • Send/End keys. These keys are used to initiate or end a phone call, and also serve as multifunction soft keys, depending on the menu or application you are currently viewing.

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