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  • Page 1 Manual for Acer n50 Handheld...
  • Page 2 Record the serial number, purchase date, and place of purchase information in the space provided below. The serial number is recorded on the label affixed to your Acer n50. All correspondence concerning your unit should include the serial number, and purchase information.
  • Page 3: About This Manual

    About this Manual Welcome to the Acer n50 Handheld Manual. This Manual is designed to help you get up and running quickly with your new Acer n50—a Windows 2004 handheld. It describes all you need to know about how to use your handheld as well as the application programs that come with it.
  • Page 4 A b o u t t h i s M a n u a l...
  • Page 5: Your Guides

    We hope you enjoy using your Acer n50 as much as we enjoyed creating it for you. Use your Acer n50 to effectively manage information related to both business and personal tasks.
  • Page 6: Package Contents

    Service Enquiries Package contents Your Acer n50 comes packed in a cardboard box. Carefully unpack the box and remove the contents. If any of the following items are missing or damaged, contact your dealer immediately: • Acer n50 handheld •...
  • Page 7: Performing A Soft Reset

    Use a soft, damp cloth to clean your handheld. If the surface of the screen becomes soiled, clean it with a soft cloth moistened with diluted window-cleaning solution. Resetting your Acer n50 You may have to perform a reset if your handheld no longer responds to the buttons on the screen.
  • Page 8: Locking Your Acer N50

    First things first Locking your Acer n50 2. While holding the Today and Messaging buttons, Using the tip of your stylus, lightly press the reset button inside the hole (b) on the left side of your handheld. NOTE: When you perform a hard reset, formats, preferences, and other settings including date and time are restored to their factory default settings.
  • Page 9: Installing Software On Your Acer N50

    NOTE: Most applications will work with Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition when using portrait mode. NOTE: The Acer n50 has the Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition operating system installed. Most PDA software packages currently available were designed for previous versions of the Windows Mobile operating system. If you need technical assistance with the software you are trying to install, contact the software manufacturer.
  • Page 10 First things first Installing Software on Your Acer n50...
  • Page 11: Table Of Contents

    Resetting your Acer n50 ......vii Locking your Acer n50 ......viii Installing Software on Your Acer n50 .
  • Page 12 To write on the screen ......22 Drawing on the screen ......24 To create a drawing .
  • Page 13 Using the Guidebook ......54 Getting books on your Acer n50 ....54 Using the Library .
  • Page 14 11 Customising your handheld Adjusting handheld settings ..... . . 81 Adding and removing programs ..... 81 Adding programs .
  • Page 15: Getting Started

    • Basic concepts in using your handheld System requirements In order to install the Microsoft® ActiveSync® software and use your new Acer n50 with a computer at work or at home, be sure the system(s) meet the following minimum system and program requirements.
  • Page 16: Audio

    1 Getting started Features summary Audio • Embedded AC '97 CODEC with CD-quality stereo output • Built-in industry standard 2.5 mm stereo earphone jack , 4 ring type • Built-in mono primary speaker • Built-in mono auxiliary speaker Proprietary 26-pin I/O connector •...
  • Page 17 1 Getting started Features summary – 5-way directional pad for one-hand operation – Quick buttons for easy launch of commonly-used applications – Start button for one-tap access to all available applications...
  • Page 18: Acer N50 Tour

    1 Getting started Acer n50 tour Acer n50 tour Front view Component Description ® Power / Bluetooth Power LED indicator. 802.11b WLAN LED - status description: indicator • Flashing green - Charging • Steady green - Charging complete • Flashing red - Alarm indicator, email receiving Bluetooth / 802.11b WLAN LED indicator.
  • Page 19: Left View

    Release the button when the backlight turns off. 1 Getting started Description Activates the Contacts program. For more information on this program, refer to page 37. Activates the Messaging program. For more information on this program, refer to page 42. Acer n50 tour...
  • Page 20: Top View

    1 Getting started Acer n50 tour Top view Label Description IR port Uses infrared techbology to transmit and receive data from other IR-enabled devices. Stylus holder Secures the stylus to your handheld. To use the stylus, remove from its holder and hold it as you would hold a pen or pencil.
  • Page 21: Bottom View

    Bottom view Preparing to use your Acer n50 Perform the following easy installation tasks to begin using your handheld: • Install the Microsoft • Connecting the computer • Charge your handheld • Set up your handheld • Perform the first ActiveSync operation...
  • Page 22: Installing The Microsoft Activesync Software

    ActiveSync. • Do not copy the ActiveSync files to your computer’s hard disk. You must use the Acer n50 Handheld Companion CD to place the files in their proper locations and to decompress the files. To install the Microsoft Exit any open programs, including those that run at startup, and disable any virus- scanning software.
  • Page 23: Connecting The Computer

    Plug the USB client connector into an available USB port on your computer. Connecting the Cradle Connect the AC adapter cord to the power socket at the back of the cradle. 1 Getting started Preparing to use your Acer n50...
  • Page 24: Charging Your Acer N50

    1 Getting started Preparing to use your Acer n50 Plug the AC adapter into any AC current outlet. Plug the USB client connector into an available USB port on your computer. Charging your Acer n50 For initial use, you need to charge your handheld for three hours. After that, you can charge it for a few minutes each day to recharge the battery to full capacity.
  • Page 25 Plug the AC adapter into any AC current outlet and charge the device for at least 4 hours. Power LED status during charging: • Charging - LED indicator flashes green • Charging complete - LED indicator steady green 1 Getting started Preparing to use your Acer n50...
  • Page 26: Setting Up Your Acer N50

    1 Getting started Preparing to use your Acer n50 If the battery level becomes low in the course of normal use, a status icon appears on the handheld screen indicating low or very low battery status. Perform an ActiveSync operation to back up your data; then recharge the battery.
  • Page 27: Performing The First Synchronisation Process

    • Set up a partnership so you can synchronise information between your handheld and your computer • Customise your synchronisation settings To perform the first synchronisation process Connect the sync cable to your handheld. 1 Getting started Preparing to use your Acer n50...
  • Page 28 1 Getting started Preparing to use your Acer n50 Plug the USB client connector into a USB port on your computer. The 'New Partnership' setup wizard will automatically start on your computer screen. NOTE: If the wizard does not automatically appear, launch ActiveSync on your computer by clicking on its icon from Start>Programs.
  • Page 29: Command Interface

    Command interface Handheld buttons and the stylus Your handheld has hardware buttons that control actions and scroll functions, and a stylus for selecting items and entering information. On your handheld, the stylus replaces the mouse. • Tap. Touch the screen once with the stylus to open items and select options. •...
  • Page 30: Start Menu

    1 Getting started Command interface Start menu From the Start menu, you can select programs, settings and Help topics. To display the Start menu, from the top of any screen tap Command bar At the bottom of the screen is the command bar. You can use its menus and buttons to perform tasks in programs.
  • Page 31: Pop-up Menus

    1 Getting started Command interface • To see the name of a button, tap and hold the stylus on the button. Drag the stylus off the button so that the command is not carried out. Pop-up menus You can use pop-up menus to quickly select an action for an item.
  • Page 32 1 Getting started Command interface...
  • Page 33: Entering Data In Your Acer N50

    Letter Recognizer, Block Recognizer, or Transcriber. In either case, the characters appear as typed text on the screen. NOTE: Transcriber is available only for the English and European Acer n50 models. To show or hide the input panel Tap the Input Panel button.
  • Page 34: To Type With The Soft Keyboard

    2 Entering data in your Acer n50 Using the input panel inserted into your text at the insertion point. The more you use your handheld, the more words it learns to anticipate. To change word suggestion options • To set word suggestion options such as the number of words suggested at one time, tap Completion tab.
  • Page 35: To Use Block Recognizer

    With Transcriber you can write anywhere on the screen using the stylus just as you would on paper. NOTE: Transcriber is available only for the English and European Acer n50 models. Unlike Letter Recognizer and Block Recognizer, you can write a sentence or more of information.
  • Page 36: To Write On The Screen

    2 Entering data in your Acer n50 Writing on the screen To write on the screen • Tap the Pen button to switch to writing mode. This action displays lines on the screen to help you write. NOTE: Some programs that accept writing may not have the Pen button. See the documentation for that program to find out how to switch to writing mode.
  • Page 37: To Convert Writing To Text

    If you add writing to a word to change it (such as changing a attempt to recognise the word, the writing you add will not be included if you attempt to recognise the writing again. 2 Entering data in your Acer n50 Writing on the screen "...
  • Page 38: Drawing On The Screen

    2 Entering data in your Acer n50 Drawing on the screen Tips for getting good recognition • Write neatly. • Write on the lines. Write the cross of the "t" and apostrophes below the top line so that they are not confused with the word above. Write periods and commas above the line.
  • Page 39: To Select A Drawing

    – Tap an editing command on the pop-up menu, or tap a command on the Edit menu. • To resize a drawing: – Make sure the Pen button is not selected. – Drag a selection handle until required size is attained. 2 Entering data in your Acer n50 Drawing on the screen...
  • Page 40: Recording A Message

    2 Entering data in your Acer n50 Recording a message Recording a message In any program where you can write or draw on the screen, you can also quickly capture thoughts, reminders, and phone numbers by recording a message. • In Calendar, Tasks, and Contacts, you can include a recording in the Notes tab.
  • Page 41: Using My Text

    NOTE: You can add text after inserting a My Text message before sending it. To edit a My Text message In the Tools menu, tap Edit and then tap My Text Messages. Select the message you wish to edit and make desired changes. 2 Entering data in your Acer n50 Using My Text...
  • Page 42 2 Entering data in your Acer n50 Using My Text...
  • Page 43: Managing Applications And Information

    applications and information This chapter will discuss the following topics: • Opening and switching between applications in your handheld • Using File Explorer to manage files • Using the Find function to look for a specific file Opening an application You can open applications by doing either of the following: •...
  • Page 44 3 Managing applications and information Switching between applications Icon Program Usage ActiveSync Synchronise information between your handheld and computer. Calendar Keep track of your appointments and create meeting requests. Contacts Keep track of your friends and colleagues. Messaging Send and receive email messages. Pocket Internet Browse Web and WAP sites, and download new Explorer...
  • Page 45: Finding And Organising Information

    Finding and organising information Using the Find function and the File Explorer window will allow you to find and manage your files easily. To use Find The Find function on your handheld helps you quickly locate information. On the Enter the text you want to find, then select a data type. TIP: To quickly find information that is taking up storage space on your handheld, select Larger than 64 KB in Type.
  • Page 46: To Use File Explorer

    3 Managing applications and information Finding and organising information To use File Explorer Use File Explorer to locate files on your handheld and to organise these files into folders. • On the menu, tap Programs, and then File Explorer.
  • Page 47: Managing Microsoft Pocket Outlook Applications

    4 Managing Microsoft® Po cket Outlook applications Pocket Outlook applications This chapter will discuss the basic applications included in the Microsoft Outlook program installed in your handheld. This discussion will include: • Calendar - schedule meetings and remind yourself of set appointments •...
  • Page 48 4 Managing Microsoft® Pocket Outlook applications Calendar To open Calendar • Press the Calendar Quick button on the front panel of your handheld. Calendar will open to today’s schedule. NOTE: You can customise the Calendar display, such as changing the first day of the week, by tapping Options on the Tools menu.
  • Page 49: Scheduling An Appointment

    4 Managing Microsoft® Po cket Outlook applications Scheduling an appointment You can use Calendar to create or review appointments. To create an appointment If you are in Day or Week view, tap the desired date and time for the appointment. Tap New.
  • Page 50: Creating A Meeting Request

    4 Managing Microsoft® Pocket Outlook applications Calendar Creating a meeting request You can use Calendar to set up meetings with users of Outlook or Pocket Outlook. The meeting request will be created automatically and sent either when you synchronise Inbox or when you connect to your email server. Indicate how you want meeting requests sent by tapping Tools and then Options.
  • Page 51: Contacts

    4 Managing Microsoft® Po cket Outlook applications Contacts Contacts maintains a list of your friends’ and colleagues’ contact information. Using your handheld’s infrared (IR) port or Bluetooth®, you can quickly share some or all of this information with other device users. To open Contacts •...
  • Page 52: Finding A Contact

    4 Managing Microsoft® Pocket Outlook applications Contacts After entering the desired information, tap OK to return to the Contact list. Finding a contact There are four ways to find a contact: • In the Contact list, enter a contact name in the box under the navigation bar. To show all contacts again, clear text from the box or tap the button to the right of the box.
  • Page 53: Tasks

    4 Managing Microsoft® Po cket Outlook applications Tasks Use Tasks to keep track of what you have to do and prioritise them based on their importance and urgency. To open Tasks • Tap Tasks will open to the Tasks list. NOTE: To change the way information is displayed in the list, tap Tools and then Options.
  • Page 54: Using The Summary Screen

    4 Managing Microsoft® Pocket Outlook applications Tasks After entering the desired information, tap OK to return to the task list. TIP: To quickly create a task with only a subject, tap Entry Bar on the Tools menu. Then, tap Tap Here to add a new task and enter your task information. Using the summary screen When you tap a task in the task list, a summary screen is displayed.
  • Page 55: Notes

    Create a note by writing, drawing, typing, or recording. NOTE: For more information about using the input panel, writing and drawing on the screen, and creating recordings, see "2 Entering data in your Acer n50" on page 19. then, Notes.
  • Page 56: Messaging

    4 Managing Microsoft® Pocket Outlook applications Messaging Messaging Use Messaging to send and receive e-mail messages by doing either of the following: • Synchronise e-mail messages with Microsoft Exchange or Microsoft Outlook on your computer. • Send and receive e-mail messages by connecting directly to an e-mail server through an Internet service provider (ISP) or a network.
  • Page 57: Using The Message List

    4 Managing Microsoft® Po cket Outlook applications You can work online or offline. When working online, you read and respond to messages while connected to the email server. Messages are sent as soon as you tap Send, which saves space on your handheld. When working offline, once you've downloaded new message headers or partial messages, you can disconnect from the email server and then decide which messages to download completely.
  • Page 58: Managing Email Messages And Folders

    4 Managing Microsoft® Pocket Outlook applications Messaging Managing email messages and folders By default, messages are displayed in one of five folders for each service you have created: Inbox, Deleted Items, Drafts, Outbox, and Sent Items. • The behavior of the Deleted and Sent Items folders depends on the options you have chosen.
  • Page 59: Managing Microsoft Pocket Pc 2003 Companion Programs

    Messenger ® Windows Media™ Player for Pocket PC ® Reader for Pocket PC ® Reader is available only for the English and European Acer n50 models. , Programs, Pocket Word, and then New. Pocket Word ® ® Pocket PC 2003...
  • Page 60: To Use The Pocket Word File List

    5 Managing Microsoft® Pocket PC 2003 companion programs Pocket Word • Plain Text (.txt) NOTE: When you choose to create a new document, you will be prompted to save any already open document. To use the Pocket Word file list Pocket Word contains a list of the files stored on your handheld.
  • Page 61: Typing Mode

    5 Managing Microsoft® Pocket PC 2003 companion programs TIP: You can change the zoom magnification by tapping View and then Zoom. Then select the percentage you want. Select a higher percentage to enter text and a lower one to see more of your document.
  • Page 62: Drawing Mode

    5 Managing Microsoft® Pocket PC 2003 companion programs Pocket Word If you cross three ruled lines in a single stylus stroke, the writing becomes a drawing, and can be edited and manipulated as described in the following section. NOTE: Written words are converted to graphics (metafiles) when a Pocket Word document is converted to a Word document on your computer.
  • Page 63: Pocket Excel

    5 Managing Microsoft® Pocket PC 2003 companion programs For more information on using Pocket Word, tap tap Help from the Pocket Excel Pocket Excel works with Microsoft Excel on your computer to give you easy access to copies of your workbooks. You can: •...
  • Page 64: Protecting Your Workbooks

    5 Managing Microsoft® Pocket PC 2003 companion programs Pocket Excel • Tap View and then Toolbar. Protecting your workbooks If your workbook contains sensitive information, you can protect it with a password. • Open the workbook, tap Edit, and then Password. Every time you open the workbook, you will need to enter the password, so choose one that is easy for you to remember but hard for others to guess.
  • Page 65: Msn ® Messenger

    5 Managing Microsoft® Pocket PC 2003 companion programs – To show a hidden row or column: For more information on using Pocket Excel, tap tap Help from the Messenger ® ® • See who is online • Send and receive instant messages •...
  • Page 66: Chatting With Contacts

    5 Managing Microsoft® Pocket PC 2003 companion programs MSN® Messenger send a email, block the contact from chatting with you, or delete contacts from your list using the pop-up menu. • To see others online without being seen, in the Tools menu, tap My Status and select Appear Offline.
  • Page 67: Microsoft Windows Media Player For Pocket Pc

    5 Managing Microsoft® Pocket PC 2003 companion programs Tap Send. Tips when chatting with contacts • To invite another contact to a multi-user chat, in the Tools menu, tap Invite and tap the contact you want to invite. • To switch back to the main window without closing a chat, tap the Contacts button.
  • Page 68: Microsoft ® Reader For Pocket Pc

    • On a book page, tap the book title, and then tap Library on the pop-up menu. Opening a book • Tap a book title in the Library list. ® Reader for Pocket PC to read eBooks on your handheld. ® Reader is available only for the English and European Acer n50 models.
  • Page 69: Reading A Book

    5 Managing Microsoft® Pocket PC 2003 companion programs Tap to select a sort order. Tap to specify the books you want to display in the list. Tap here to navigate to other parts of the Reader. Reading a book Each book consists of a cover page, an optional table of contents, and the pages of the book.
  • Page 70: Using Reader Features

    5 Managing Microsoft® Pocket PC 2003 companion programs Microsoft® Reader for Pocket PC Tap to select a navigation Using Reader features Reading a book electronically gives you several options not available with paper books. These options are available from any book page. Select text by dragging across the text on the page.
  • Page 71: Removing A Book

    5 Managing Microsoft® Pocket PC 2003 companion programs Book annotations To see a list of a book's annotations, including bookmarks, highlights, text notes, and drawings: Tap Annotations Index on the book's cover page. Tap an entry in the list to go to the annotated page. To use bookmarks •...
  • Page 72 5 Managing Microsoft® Pocket PC 2003 companion programs Microsoft® Reader for Pocket PC...
  • Page 73: Backup And Restore Data

    Backup and restore data Backup/Restore enables you to back up data files and applications from your handheld to a storage device and to restore data to your handheld. Advanced security features offer password protection of sensitive documents/applications during Backup and/or Restore operations. The expansion features of your handheld allow you to use any of the following storage devices: •...
  • Page 74: Backup Function

    6 Backup and restore data Backup function To perform data backup Close all running programs except for Backup/Restore. In the Backup tab, choose whether to accept the default filename (MyBackup) or type a new one by tapping on the keyboard icon on the bottom of the screen. Select a storage device from the 'Backup to' pull-down menu.
  • Page 75: Autobackup Function

    NOTE: 'MyAutoBackup' is the default file name of the backup file generated by the AutoBackup operation. Restore function You can only restore backup files that are generated by Backup/Restore; file format is *.abk (Acer backup). To perform data restoration Close all running programs except for Backup/Restore.
  • Page 76 6 Backup and restore data Select a source storage device from the 'Restore from' pulldown menu. The lower half of the screen will display a list of files contained in the selected storage device. Filename, file size and date when the backup file was created are indicated in the list.
  • Page 77 6 Backup and restore data Tap Delete to remove the file.
  • Page 78 6 Backup and restore data...
  • Page 79: Using Expansion Features

    The slim and lightweight design of your Acer n50 belies its impressive expansion features . These expansion features include: • Integrated dual use SD/CF slot • USB host port via sync cable These expansion features allow you to: • Install additional applications •...
  • Page 80: Removing An Sd/cf Card

    Gently remove the card from the slot (b). Using an USB thumb drive Your Acer n50 supports USB host expansion. Via cradle or sync cable, you can access a USB thumb drive directly on your n50. Inserting an USB thumb drive - Connecting the Cradle Connect the AC adapter cord to the power socket at the back of the cradle.
  • Page 81: Inserting An Usb Thumb Drive - Connecting The Sync Cable

    Inserting an USB thumb drive - Connecting the Sync cable Plug the sync cable into the 26-pin I/O connector on the bottom of your handheld. Plug the AC adapter into any AC current outlet. Plug the USB client connector into an available USB port on your computer. Insert the USB thumb drive into USB host port of sync cable.
  • Page 82 7 Using expansion features Using an USB thumb drive...
  • Page 83: Exchanging And Updating Data Using Activesync

    Using ActiveSync Before you begin synchronisation, install ActiveSync on your computer from the Acer n50 Handheld Companion CD. NOTE: ActiveSync is already installed on your handheld. For more information on installing ActiveSync, see "Installing the Microsoft® ActiveSync® software".
  • Page 84 8 Exchanging and updati ng data using ActiveSync®. Using ActiveSync®. For information about using ActiveSync on your computer, start ActiveSync on your computer, and then see ActiveSync Help.
  • Page 85: Getting Connected

    Using infrared (IR) or Bluetooth contacts and appointments to/from other IR-enabled or Bluetooth-enabled devices. Your n50 will receive all incoming InfraRed (IR) or Bluetooth beams and asks you after the transmission has been established whether you wish to accept those beams.
  • Page 86: Connecting To The Internet

    9 Getting connected Connecting to the Internet To receive information via infrared Align the IR port of your handheld with that of the sending IR-enabled device so that they are unobstructed and within a close range. Have the owner of the sending device transmit the information to you. Your handheld will automatically receive it.
  • Page 87: To Create A Connection To An Isp Over Bluetooth

    Check your cellular phone's instruction manual to determine screen inputs for the forthcoming Bluetooth bonding screens. On your n50, you will be asked to enter the PIN selected on your cellular phone. Both PINs must match or bonding will fail.
  • Page 88: To Create A Wireless Ethernet Connection To An Isp

    9 Getting connected Connecting to the Internet To connect using your new Bluetooth connection, tap the Connections icon in the notification area and then click the link showing the dialing string you entered for the Bluetooth connection. Your handheld will attempt to connect to your cellular phone . Confirm that you are wanting to connect with the cellular phone, and momentarily you will see the To create a wireless Ethernet connection to an ISP...
  • Page 89: Connecting To A Network

    If this is the method you want to use, see "To create an wireless Ethernet connection to a network" on page 75. Your n50 handheld supports a SD wireless Ethernet card or a SD Modem card. • Create a Bluetooth connection to a cellular phone as a modem with Bluetooth support.
  • Page 90 9 Getting connected Connecting to a network • For troubleshooting information, see the Pocket PC Web site at (http://www.microsoft.com/mobile/pocketpc/).
  • Page 91: Using Microsoft Pocket Internet Explorer

    Pocket Internet Explorer Use Microsoft ways: • During synchronisation with your computer, download your favorite links and mobile favorites that are stored in the Mobile Favorites subfolder of Internet Explorer on your computer. • Connect to an Internet service provider (ISP) or network and browse the Web. To do this, you'll need to create the connection first, as described in "9 Getting connected"...
  • Page 92: Using Pocket Internet Explorer

    10 Using Microsoft® Pocket Internet Explorer Using Pocket Internet Explorer To create a mobile favorite In Internet Explorer on your computer, click Tools and then Create Mobile Favorite. To change the link name, enter a new name in the Name box. Optionally, in Update, select a desired update schedule.
  • Page 93: To View Mobile Favorites And Channels

    10 Using Microsoft® Pocket Internet Explorer To view mobile favorites and channels Tap the Favorites button to display your list of favorites. Tap the page you want to view. You'll see the page that was downloaded the last time you synchronised with your computer.
  • Page 94 10 Using Microsoft® Pocket Internet Explorer Using Pocket Internet Explorer...
  • Page 95: Customising Your Handheld

    handheld You can customise your handheld based on your personal requirements and preferences as well as depending on your usual work modes. Customise your handheld by doing either of the following: • Adjust the handheld settings • Add or remove programs Adjusting handheld settings You can adjust the settings of your handheld to suit the way you work.
  • Page 96: To Add Programs Using Activesync

    11 Customising your handheld Adding and removing programs To add programs using ActiveSync You'll need to install the appropriate software for your handheld on your computer before installing it on your handheld. Determine your handheld and processor type so that you know which version of the software to install.
  • Page 97: Removing Programs

    NOTE: Read any installation instructions, Read Me files, or documentation that comes with the program. Many programs provide special installation instructions. Tap the file, such as a *.xip or *.exe file. The installation wizard will begin. Follow the directions on the screen. To add a program to the Start menu •...
  • Page 98 11 Customising your handheld Adding and removing programs...
  • Page 99: Appendix A: Exchanging And Updating Data Using Bluetooth® Utility (optional)

    Appendix A: Exchanging and updating data using Bluetooth® Utility (optional) Appendix A: Exchanging and updating data using Bluetooth Utility This chapter provides overview description for using services provided by Bluetooth Utility which includes Bluetooth Setting and Bluetooth Manager. Bluetooth Utility ®...
  • Page 100: Bluetooth Settings

    Appendix A: Exchanging and updating data usi ng Bluetooth® Utility (optional) Bluetooth® Settings Apply Power To The Bluetooth The first screen Bluetooth Settings has ON/OFF buttons to apply/remove power to the hardware. Bluetooth Settings ® The Bluetooth Settings screen's tabs are : •...
  • Page 101: Bluetooth® Browser

    Appendix A: Exchanging and updating data using Bluetooth® Utility (optional) • Two tabs: – My Shortcuts-displays a list of pre-configured connections and establishes – Active Connections-displays active incoming and outgoing connections. • Three menus: – New – Tools – View-controls the on-screen display (icons or list). Bluetooth Browser ®...
  • Page 102: Send Via Bluetooth

    Appendix A: Exchanging and updating data usi ng Bluetooth® Utility (optional) Remote Device Services Dial-up Networking: Connect To A Remote Computer Dial-up Networking allows you to connect to a remote computer via a phone line. Once connected, you can browse the Internet, check your email, etc. The remote Bluetooth device that will provide the Dial-up Networking service must have access to a telephone system (either a hard-wired or cellular connection).
  • Page 103 Appendix A: Exchanging and updating data using Bluetooth® Utility (optional) Dial via Bluetooth lets you select a contact from the Pocket Outlook Contact list and have your paired cell phone dial the contact's phone number. If a contact has more than one phone number, you can select the number to be dialed.
  • Page 104 Appendix A: Exchanging and updating data usi ng Bluetooth® Utility (optional) Remote Device Services...
  • Page 105: Appendix B: Regulation & Safety Notices

    Regulation & safety notices This appendix lists the general notices of your computer. Energy Star Guidelines Compliance As an Energy Star Partner, Acer Inc. has determined that this product meets the Energy Star guidelines for energy efficiency. FCC notice This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
  • Page 106: Notice: Peripheral Devices

    Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme a la norme NMB-003 du Canada. Declaration of Conformity for EU countries Hereby, Acer, declares that this Acer PDA is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. (Please visit www.acer.com/about/certificates/nb for complete documents.)
  • Page 107: Important Safety Instructions

    11 Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions: 12 The Acer PDA uses the lithium battery. Replace the battery with the same type as the product's battery we recommend in Appendix B: Regulati o n &...
  • Page 108: Lcd Pixel Statement

    Appendix B: Regulation & safety notices LCD pixel statement the product specification list. Use of another battery may present a risk of fire or explosion. 13 Warning! Batteries may explode if not handled properly. Do not disassemble or dispose of them in fire. Keep them away from children and dispose of used batteries promptly.
  • Page 109: European Union (eu)

    The radiated output power of Wireless LAN Mini-PCI Card and Bluetooth® card is far below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the Acer PDA shall be used in such a manner that the potential for human contact during normal operation is minimized as follows •...
  • Page 110: Exposure Of Humans To Rf Fields (rss-102)

    Exposure of humans to RF fields (RSS-102) Exposure of humans to RF fields (RSS-102) The Acer Acer PDA employs low gain integral antennas that do not emit RF field in excess of Health Canada limits for the general population; consult Safety Code 6, obtainable from Health Canada’s Web site at www.hc-sc.gc.ca/rpb.
  • Page 111: Appendix C: Wireless Communication

    Appendix C: Wireless communication Applicable only to the Acer Handheld device, this feature uses a built-in IEEE 802.11b WLAN adapter to connect to an existing IEEE 802.11b wireless network. This feature provides you with an Internet experience that is completely mobile to meet your fast paced lifestyle, and with a high-speed transmission rate of up to 11 Mbps you're sure to be always wired to the information highway.
  • Page 112: Tray Icon

    Appendix C: Wireless communication Tray Icon Tray Icon Icon Wireless LAN Card Status Excellent signal strength. (RSSI > -57dBm ) Good signal strength. (RSSI : -70~-57 dBm) Bad signal strength. (RSSI < -70dBm ) Disconnect. No operation.
  • Page 113: Activating The Wireless Feature

    Activating the wireless feature Tap the SWLUCE icon to activate the utility in the lower right corner of the Today screen. Tap the option Turn WLAN On. The system automatically scans for all the available wireless networks. From the list of detected wireless networks, select a wireless network to which you wish to connect your device.
  • Page 114: Configuring The Wireless Settings

    Appendix C: Wireless communication Configuring the wireless settings Configuring the wireless settings To view and modify the IP address and server-related settings: Tap the Connections tab, then the Networks Adapter icon. Select your desired changes to the available adapter from the list, then tap the , Settings.
  • Page 115: Main Configuration Of Utility

    Main configuration of utility Status Tab Display current connection information in one sight (default screen). • Link Status : displays the current link status. • SSID : displays the connected SSID. • Encryption Status : displays the encryption mode when successfully connected.
  • Page 116: When Use Click A 'more' Button (dhcp Ip Case)

    Appendix C: Wireless communication Main configuration of utility When use click a 'More' button (DHCP IP case) More : Detailed information about signal strength and network information Before clicking 'IP Renew' button • IP Address (Internet Protocol address) : • Subnet Mask : •...
  • Page 117: When Use Click A 'more' Button (static Ip Case)

    Appendix C: Wireless communication When use click a 'More' button (Static IP case) SiteSurvey Tab Search the available networks and shows the network information. (Network Mode, WEP Information, SSID, Signal, Channel) • SSID (Service Set Identifier) This is a unique case-sensitive name of up to 32 characters shared among all devices sharing a common wireless network.
  • Page 118: Advanced Tab

    Appendix C: Wireless communication Main configuration of utility • Channel Advanced Tab When user click a 'default' button Advanced wireless setting Roaming Trigger : Select Roaming trigger condition. No Signal : The station starts to search for another AP only when it is disconnected from the currently associated AP.
  • Page 119: Version Tab

    Utility Information : The version of the driver, configuration utility, library(Semlib.dll) Wireless LAN Information : The version of the driver, firmware, EEPROM. The MAC Address of wireless adapter. For updated product information, technical support, and downloads, visit the web site at http://www.acer.com.
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