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  • Page 2: Safety Instructions

    Safety Instructions Please read before proceeding. Avoid applying excessive pressure to the touch screen, especially when using the stylus or your fingers. The battery is not charged when shipped from the factory. Before using this product the first time, you should install the battery as illustrated and charge it for about 8 hours.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Safety Instructions ................2 Getting Started / ..............1-1 Package Contents ................1-1 External Views ................. 1-2 Hardware Hotkey Functions ............1-3 Using the Pocket PC for the First Time..........1-4 Installing and Removing the SIM Card..........1-4 Charging Power and Power Supply..........1-6 Re-installing or Replacing the Battery.........
  • Page 4 Using the Phone / ..............3-1 Using the Headset ................3-2 Using the Phone for the First Time ..........3-3 Adjusting the Phone Volume............3-4 Toolbar ..................... 3-6 SMS Sender ..................3-8 Connections / ................. 4-1 Using Bluetooth ................4-1 Setup the Bluetooth Connection ...........
  • Page 5: Getting Started

    Package Contents Pocket PC Stylus Battery Getting Started CD User Guide Headset AC adapter USB cable Pocket PC Stylus Battery Getting Started CD User Guide USB cable AC adapter Getting Started 1-1...
  • Page 6: External Views

    External Views 1. Mini USB connector/headset 2. Power key connector 3. BT/WLAN/GPS LED indicator 4. Light sensor 5. Phone receiver 6. Power/phone LED indicator 7. Display, touch screen 8. Send/Talk key 9. End key 10. Start hot key 11. Back key 12.
  • Page 7: Hardware Hotkey Functions

    Hardware Hotkey Functions Hardware Press Press and hold button Power key = Turn the Pocket PC on/off Turn the screen on/off Start hot key Back key Launch Phone / dial / redial / Put current call on hold answer End a call Turn off phone if it is on Disconnect GPRS Turn on phone if it is off...
  • Page 8: Using The Pocket Pc For The First Time

    Using the Pocket PC for the First Time If you are opening this product for the first time, the main battery and the Pocket PC are packed separately inside the product packaging. Installing and Removing the SIM Card 1. Before installing the SIM card, launch Communication Manager, then tap the button.
  • Page 9 5. To Install the battery Place the battery in the back of Pocket PC. Make sure that the golden contacts are aligned to the battery box; gently insert the battery until it clicks. Then replace the back cover. Getting Started 1-5...
  • Page 10: Charging Power And Power Supply

    Charging Power and Power Supply Connect the AC adapter plug to any household power outlet. Connect the other plug from the AC adapter to the USB port. The Pocket PC will start charging automatically. If you need to connect your Pocket PC to a computer, connect the USB cable to the USB port.
  • Page 11 1. It will take about eight hours to fully charge the battery the first time. Subsequent charging will only take about three hours. After charging, you can disconnect the AC adapter to take your Pocket PC with you. To ensure smooth operation, charge the battery regularly.
  • Page 12: Re-installing Or Replacing The Battery

    Re-installing or Replacing the Battery If the phone, GPRS or wireless LAN connection are already activated, deactivate them first and then replace the battery. Turn over your Pocket PC and remove the back cover. Place the battery in the back of Pocket PC. Make sure that the golden contacts are aligned to the battery box;...
  • Page 13: Power On And Off

    Power On and Off Power key Power Off Mode 1. Press and hold the Power key on the Pocket PC and then tap Yes to turn off the Pocket PC. All functions will be disabled; this is not the same as Sleep mode. 2.
  • Page 14: Sleep Mode

    Sleep Mode 1. Press the Power key of the Pocket PC to enter the Sleep mode. At this time, the screen is turned off and all peripheral devices enter the power-saving mode. But if the phone is turned on, it is still in the call waiting mode. 2.
  • Page 15: Turn On The Screen

    Turn on the Screen This product is designed with a power-saving feature. If the screen is turned off, press the Power key of the Pocket PC to turn it on. If the screen is too dark and you cannot see clearly, set the proper brightness level for the backlight.
  • Page 16: Restarting The Pocket Pc

    Restarting the Pocket PC You should restart your Pocket PC if it is unable to maintain normal operation, does not response or if the screen is frozen. You have four choices: 1. Reset Resets the Pocket PC and retains all your data and custom settings.
  • Page 17: Reset

    Reset To reset your Pocket PC: Press the Reset key using the stylus tip. Appropriate situation: You should restart your Pocket PC if it is unable to maintain normal operation, does not response or if the screen is frozen. Result: The Pocket PC will boot to the Today screen. This will retain Microsoft Windows Mobile, factory-installed applications, your data, other installed programs and custom settings.
  • Page 18: Default Settings

    Default Settings To restore the default settings: , Programs, Utilities, and then Default Settings. 1. If this application is inadvertently accessed, please select the exit, the system will not be affected. 2. If you are certain that you wish to perform this action, please select the text box on the right, and enter the authorization code in the block...
  • Page 19: Cold Boot

    Cold Boot To cold boot your Pocket PC: Hold the Power key with one hand while using stylus tip to push in the Reset key with the other. Simultaneously release both the Power key and Reset key. Appropriate situation: Only do this if you have already tried to reset using another method, and your Pocket PC is still not operating normally, is not responding or the screen is frozen.
  • Page 20: Clean Boot

    Clean Boot To clean boot your Pocket PC: Press and hold Power key, Reset key and Volume + key for a while, then release them simultaneously. Appropriate situation: If you have tried the previous methods, and they have not solved the problem, then you may clean boot your Pocket PC. Result: This will reinstall Microsoft Windows Mobile and factory-installed applications.
  • Page 21: Voice Command Satellite Navigation

    Navigation Device Installation Pocket PC Car Charger (* optional): when Pocket PC is low on power, recharge by connecting one end to the car cigarette lighter/12 volt power outlet and the other end to the socket on base of Pocket PC. Attention: The GPS signal receiver is built into the Pocket PC.
  • Page 22: Gps Navigation Software Installation

    GPS Navigation Software Installation Please follow your car navigation system operating manual’s instructions on software installation in order to use the navigation function. Conditions for Using GPS Car Navigation By using this system you are agreeing to the following conditions: 1.
  • Page 23 2. Please set navigation destination before driving. Do not operate this system while driving. 3. Please use this system with care. If any harm results from careless use of this system, the responsibility for safe driving resides with the driver. 4.
  • Page 24: Satellite Data Update (not Supported In Usa)

    Satellite Data Update (Not supported in USA) , Programs, GPS, and then Satellite Data Update. Login to the provider’s server to download instant satellite data and enable the GPS function. Note: either of the following connections allows your Pocket PC to download the latest GPS data. If there is more than one connection available, the system will automatically select the best connection, in the following order: 1.
  • Page 25 Tap the Download Button to update the GPS data manually. The figure on the left shows how to download using the synchronization connection. Tap the Setting Button in the Satellite Data Update main screen to open the dialog in the left figure.
  • Page 26 After setting your Pocket PC to the following connection mode and activating the automatic update and Internet connection functions, the system will automatically download the latest GPS information periodically. 1. Synchronization connection. Make sure that your Pocket PC is connected to the PC, and that the PC is online. 2.
  • Page 27: Location Sms

    Location SMS , Programs, GPS, and then Location SMS. You can utilize the GPS function offered by your Pocket PC, to send the matching location automatically found by this program and the necessary message to your contacts. This could be helpful in preventing kidnapping, reporting disastrous situations, calling for help in emergencies or locating an individual.
  • Page 28 2. Select in the main screen, once in the screen shown on the left, tap on any message and tap OK to select. Further, by pressing and holding anywhere on the screen, together with the pop-up menu, you can add, edit or delete your most used messages.
  • Page 29: Gps Viewer

    GPS Viewer , Programs, GPS, and then GPS Viewer. You may use this Pocket PC to automatically search the GPS coordinates of your location and check if the GPS functions work properly. 1. Run this program in a location with good signal reception.
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  • Page 31: Using The Phone

    The Phone feature on the Pocket PC allows you to perform the following tasks: Make and receive calls. Quickly make calls or listen to voice mail without entering phone numbers using Contacts, Speed Dial, or your Call Log. Check the Call Log to see who has called, whom you have called, add a new number to Contacts, and access notes taken while you were on a call.
  • Page 32: Using The Headset

    Using the Headset Microphone Earphone Phone receiver Microphone (Bottom of Pocket PC) Combination Answer or Adjust Earphone Operation Method End a Call Volume Hold the Hold the Pocket Press While answering a Pocket PC PC and position the lower part of the call, push the manually the receiver...
  • Page 33: Using The Phone For The First Time

    Using the Phone for the First Time 1. Turn on the phone On the Today screen, tap launch Communication Manager. Or tap the icon. When the message window appears, tap “Comm. Manager.” to enable GSM. Input the PIN and wait for the phone to turn on.
  • Page 34: Adjusting The Phone Volume

    Adjusting the Phone Volume on the top and adjust all programs’ sound functions under . Adjust the phone sound volume under 1. When there is no call, you can push the volume control key on the side of the Pocket PC or use the stylus to tap the speaker icon and then to adjust the...
  • Page 35 Here is how to adjust the proper volume: 1. If earphones are used with the Pocket PC to make calls, set the volume according to actual personal needs. 2. If earphones are not used with the Pocket PC and not held close to the ear for calls but similar to hands-free operation, it is recommended to set the sound volume for the top two levels.
  • Page 36: Toolbar

    Toolbar Smart Dialing: Enter the portion you remember and the system will use the fuzzy comparison method to list the matching contacts at area on the figure. Please refer to the keyboard shown on the screen to enter information including the phone number and letters.
  • Page 37 The following table shows the icons that you may see on the Navigation Bar on the top of the screen. Signal Indicator Description SIM card unavailable. The phone is turned off. To turn it on, tap this icon. Network is searching or unavailable. Phone connection unavailable or network error.
  • Page 38: Sms Sender

    SMS Sender , Messaging, Messages, Menu, New, and then Text Message. Press to bring up the Phone screen. Tap Menu and then Send Text Message. Enter the composing SMS screen in Messaging. “Text Messages” means you are editing SMS. Input the mobile phone number. Input the messages you want to send.
  • Page 39: Connections

    Using Bluetooth Bluetooth is a short-distance wireless communication technology with an effective range under 10 meters (30 feet). When you enable Bluetooth function, the blue LED blinks once every 4 seconds. Bluetooth LED indicator (Blue) 1.Tap to launch Communication Manager. 2.Tap to enable Bluetooth.
  • Page 40: Setup The Bluetooth Connection

    Setup the Bluetooth Connection On the Communication Manager screen, tap and hold the button, then release to enter the Bluetooth manager. , Settings, the Connections tab, and then Bluetooth. Tap Bluetooth and then Devices tab. 1. Select “Add new device” and the system will begin to search for nearby Bluetooth devices.
  • Page 41 Pair for Bluetooth headset: When the system asks for the password, please refer to the instructions provided with your purchased Bluetooth headset. Pair for PC or Pocket PC: When the system asks for the password, please make sure that the identical password is entered to both devices. 3.
  • Page 42 Tap Bluetooth and then Mode tab. 5. Configure the Bluetooth related options for your Pocket PC. , Settings, the Personal tab, and then Owner Information. Enter the name that you wish to show in the Name field. At the same time, other Bluetooth capable devices can recognize your Pocket PC by this name.
  • Page 43: Using Wireless Lan

    This section teaches you how to use the Pocket PC’s built-in wireless LAN function to connect to the Internet. It is convenient for you to browse websites and send/receive E-mails through wireless networks at certain locations where wireless networking services are provided. When you purchase credits for connecting to the Internet through a wireless LAN, you will be given the following information: an IP address, DNS name server address, Proxy server, port, and network key, etc.
  • Page 44: Connecting To Wireless Lan

    Connecting to Wireless LAN On the Today screen, tap to launch Communication Manager. , Programs and then Communication Manager. This icon will show up on your screen whenever your Pocket PC has detected a usable wireless network and has connected to that network, indicating that your Pocket PC has successfully connected to the network hotspot...
  • Page 45: Configure Your Wireless Network

    Configure Your Wireless Network WLAN Setup Scenarios Network key or Location Select Networks Proxy Connection Access Point 1. Close Proxy 1. Authentication: Home , Settings, the Connections tab, connection Select Open 2. Not required to 2. Data Connections, the Advanced tab, Select set Proxy Encryption: Networks Button, and...
  • Page 46: Configure Your Wireless Network

    Configure Your Wireless Network (Reference for a normal network setup) You will need a correct IP address, DNS name server address, Proxy server, and connection port number to setup your connection. If you have purchased a wireless Internet service account, then the service desk at the location where you will be connecting will provide you with this information, or, you should obtain this information from the network administrator of your company.
  • Page 47 4. As shown on the left, make sure that My Work Network is selected for both items, and finally tap to save and exit. My Work Network is the WLAN connection method. As this option is from a choice of two, the next time you need to use the GPRS connection, you will have to refer to the above listed steps, select My...
  • Page 48 7. Set accordingly to the rules and information provided by the hotspot location. Authentication: Select Open Data Encryption: Select WEP to enable the entry bar about Network Network key Network index 8. Tap and hold on the name of the network connection that you can currently use, and then select Connect.
  • Page 49: Configure Your Wireless Network

    Configure Your Wireless Network (Reference for Proxy setup) To successfully configure your network, you will need the following information: a correct IP address, DNS name server address, Proxy server, and connection port number, etc. Please obtain the above listed information from your company’s network administrator.
  • Page 50: Proxy Setup

    The above is applicable to an office environment that requires a Proxy setup. For others that close the proxy connection, please do not check the box named “This network connects to the Internet” and skip the following procedures. 3. Enter the name into the “Proxy server” field. 4.
  • Page 51: Specifications

    Item Description Operating System Windows Mobile™ 6.1 for Pocket PC Phone Edition Processor Samsung SC3 6410, 533/677 with one DRAM Memory 256 MB ROM, 128 MB RAM Display 3.8" WVGA, 65,536 colors TFT-LCD touch panel/touch window (Resolution: 480 x 800) Dimensions 117.5 (L) x 63 (W) x 12.8 (H) mm Weight...
  • Page 52 Item Description Power supply Battery: 1530 mAh Li-Ion Polymer, rechargeable, replaceable AC Adapter: 100~240 VAC/50~60 Hz, 5V/1A DC Environmental Daily operation: 0°c ~ 40°c; storage: -10°c ~ 50°c temperature...
  • Page 53: Appendix

    To minimize pollution and ensure utmost protection of the global environment, please recycle. For more information on the Waste from Electrical and Electronics Equipment (WEEE) regulations, visit http://www.acer-group.com/public/Sustainability/ sustainability01.htm Mercury advisory For projectors or electronic products containing an LCD/CRT monitor...
  • Page 54: Safety Regulations

    Safety regulations Declaration of Conformity for EU countries Hereby, Acer, declares that this Smartphone series is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. Compliant with Russian regulatory certification: LCD pixel statement The LCD unit is produced with high-precision manufacturing techniques.
  • Page 55: General

    General This product complies with the radio frequency and safety standards of any country or region in which it has been approved for wireless use. Depending on configuration, this product may or may not contain wireless radio devices (such as wireless LAN and/or Bluetooth modules). Information below is for products with such devices.
  • Page 56: Federal Communications Commission Interference

    use, the actual SAR level is usually much lower than the maximum value, because the mobile telephone works in different output levels. It only transmits with as much output as is required to reach the network. In general the following applies: The closer you are to a base station, the lower the transmission output of your mobile telephone.
  • Page 57 --Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. --Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. RF exposure warning: The equipment complies with FCC RF exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment.
  • Page 60 First Version: March 2009 Current Version: March 2009, Version 1 Number: 20090330...

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