Welcome This user’s guide introduces you to the many features in your A920 multimedia communicator. Camera Status Light Game Key A Earpiece Speakerphone Game Key B Touchscreen Volume Up/Down Navigation Key Press arrows to Voice Key move through items. Press center to...
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Use of accessories not approved by Motorola may exceed RF energy exposure guidelines. If you do not use one of the Motorola- supplied or approved body-worn accessories, and are not using the phone held in the normal use position, ensure...
(2.5 cm) from the body. Approved Accessories For a list of approved Motorola accessories visit our website at www.mot.com. Electromagnetic Interference/Compatibility Note: Nearly every electronic device is susceptible to...
Medical Devices Pacemakers The Advanced Medical Technology Association recommends that a minimum separation of 6 inches (15 centimeters) be maintained between a handheld wireless phone and a pacemaker. These recommendations are consistent with the independent research by, and recommendations of, the United States Food and Drug Administration.
shielded from RF energy. Your physician may be able to assist you in obtaining this information. Safety and General Use While Driving Check the laws and regulations on the use of phone in the area where you drive. Always obey them. When using your phone while driving, please: •...
Note: The areas with potentially explosive atmospheres referred to above include fueling areas such as below decks on boats, fuel or chemical transfer or storage facilities, areas where the air contains chemicals or particles, such as grain, dust or metal powders, and any other area where you would normally be advised to turn off your vehicle engine.
• Vehicle power adapter (may not be available in all countries) Note: The communicator may not come with a removable memory card in all countries. If it is not included in the box, contact Motorola for how to buy a memory card.
You can customize your communicator for maximum performance and portability. To buy Motorola Original™ accessories, contact the Motorola Customer Call Center at 1-800-331-6456 in the United States or 1- 800-461-4575 in Canada. For more information, visit: www.motorola.com (United States) www.motorola.ca (Canada) About this Guide This user’s guide describes the most popular features in...
Optional Accessories Features marked with this label require an optional Motorola Original™ accessory. Installing the USIM Card Your USIM (Universal Subscriber Identity Module) card contains your phone number, service details, and memory for storing phone numbers and messages. Caution: Do not bend or scratch your USIM card, and avoid exposing it to static electricity, water, or dirt.
Do This 2 Slide USIM card door to the left and lift open. 3 Insert USIM card into tray (notch in upper right corner, gold plate down). 4 Close USIM card door and slide to right to lock.
If you need to remove the memory card, push it into the slot until it unlocks. Then slide it out. Installing the Battery You must install and charge the battery to use your communicator. Use only Motorola Original batteries and accessories. Store batteries in their protective cases when not in use.
Do This 1 Remove the battery from its protective clear plastic case. 2 If back cover is on, remove it as described in “Installing the USIM Card” on page 17. 3 Insert the battery under the tab and push down. 4 Replace back cover and slide into place.
batteries perform best after several charge/discharge cycles. Do This 1 Plug the charger in with the release tab up. 2 Plug the other end of the charger into an electrical outlet. While the battery is charging, Charging Battery and the battery’s current charge level (Very Low to High) displays on the screen.
• Always use Motorola Original™ batteries and battery chargers. The warranty does not cover damage caused by using non-Motorola batteries and/or battery chargers. • New batteries or batteries stored for a long time may require a longer charge time. • Charge the battery at or near room temperature.
Turning Your Communicator On Press and hold to turn on and off After you turn the communicator on, your personal home page displays after the startup sequence. See “Home Screen” on page 36 to learn more about this screen. Setting up Your Communicator When you turn on the communicator for the first time, it prompts you to: •...
• have a network connection with adequate signal strength Making a Call Do This 1 Press B . A list of the most recently dialed phone numbers displays. 2 To dial one of the displayed phone numbers, press C (up and down arrows) to highlight the number and press C (center key) to dial.
Using Your Communicator See page 1 for a description of your communicator’s components. Communicator Display Application Selector Bar Menu Bar Application Space Button Bar Status Bar Application Shows six icons that allow easy Selector Bar access to commonly used applications. Menu Bar Shows menus for the open application.
Button Bar Shows buttons you can select in the open application. Status Bar Shows communicator status information. Using Touchscreen Control You can use all of the features by tapping on icons, text, and on-screen buttons with the provided stylus. One tap selects an item. The stylus fits in a storage compartment on the back of the communicator.
Note: This guide describes how to use touchscreen control to use the features. In most cases, it does not include the equivalent Navigation key for using the feature. Using 3 Key The 3 key ( E ) provides access to unique features from 3. See the 3 welcome package for more about these features.
Opening Applications Your communicator has many built-in applications for communications, personal organization, and entertainment. Every application has an associated icon. You can open an application in the following ways: • Select one of the icons in the Application Selector bar at the top of the screen.
Contacts To Do (see page 54) (see page 67) Control Panel Voice (see page 60) (see page 69) Jotter (see page 71) (see page 76) Music Player Picture Viewer (see page 78) (see page 90) Video Player Camera (see page 87) (see page 83) Home Screen VirusScan...
You can use folders to organize your entries. For example, you can create separate folders for business and personal entries. Switching Folders Tap the current folder name and select the desired folder from the list. If you want to view every entry in every folder, select All.
Do This 2 To add a new folder, tap Add. To rename a folder, tap Edit. To remove a folder, tap Delete. Status Indicators The status bar at the bottom of the display shows the following status indicators: Battery Alert Phone Network Strength...
standby), or busy (requesting location information). The color indicates the Location mode: Off: Gray Idle: White Busy: Green To turn the Location service on or off, tap this indicator and select the setting you want. The Location service allows you to track your current location on the communicator screen.
Connected to UMTS home network: (three green segments) Roaming to non-home type network: Indicator segments are amber Airplane mode (phone disabled): To turn Airplane mode on or off, tap this indicator and select the setting you want. (See “Switching to Airplane Mode”...
Writing spaces Tap to write letters Tap to write numbers Tap to write special characters To write, tap the letters, numbers, or characters button on the left side of the handwriting pad. Then use the stylus to write in one of the two writing spaces. For best performance, alternate between the writing spaces so that recognition can occur in one while you are writing in the other.
again, and then tap Roman Keyboard in the popup menu. To type, tap the keyboard keys with the stylus. Note: You can activate the keyboard only when the screen cursor is in a field that allows you to enter text.
Home Screen The Home screen is your personal home page on the communicator. It shows you the latest news, entertainment, and sports information, as well as personal information to help you organize your day. Displaying Home Screen The Home screen displays after the startup sequence when you turn on the communicator.
Information Snacks – Shows the three most recently received information snacks (headlines). Tap a snack to go to a Web page with more information. Note: See the 3 welcome package for information about information snacks. Personal Information – Shows the number of new emails, voicemails, MMS messages, SMS messages, upcoming appointments, and active tasks.
Calling Features Opening Phone Application Use the Phone application to make voice and video phone calls. You can open this application in the following ways: • Press B . When the Phone application opens, a list of the most recently dialed calls displays. •...
Making a Voice Call Dialing with Keypad Do This 1 Tap 2 Use stylus to tap phone number on keypad. If you make a mistake while dialing, tap CLR to delete last digit. Tap and hold CLR to delete all displayed digits.
To place a call by voice dialing: Do This Press and release the Voice key, and say the voice tag assigned to the contact you want to call. The communicator plays the recorded voice tag and automatically dials the phone number. Voice Key Redialing Failed Voice Calls If a voice call fails (busy or not answered), a Call Failed...
Dialing Video Call with Keypad Do This 1 Position camera lens so that it faces the image you want to send. (See “Positioning the Camera Lens” on page 84.) Note: The speakerphone automatically turns on during a video call, so you do not have to hold the communicator to your ear.
Do This 4 Press B . When the call connects, the screen shows the remote camera image on top and the local image on the bottom. Remote image Local image 5 To swap the images so that the local image is on top, tap the bottom image.
call service area). Press one of the following buttons on the bottom of the screen to continue: • Send MMS – Press to send an MMS message to the same phone number. • Voice – Press to place a voice call to the same phone number.
Answering Calls When you receive an incoming voice or video call, the communicator rings or vibrates (unless set to Silent mode). Do This Press B or tap Answer to answer the call. If you do not want to accept the call, press A or tap Ignore to reject it.
Using Speakerphone Your communicator has a built-in speakerphone that allows hands-free use. Press the Speakerphone key on the side of the communicator to turn the speakerphone on and off. If you want to answer an incoming call using the speakerphone, press the Speakerphone key while the communicator is ringing or vibrating.
To return to normal operation, tap , and select Phone Turning off Call Ringing You can turn off ringing for incoming calls by setting the communicator’s alert mode to vibrate or silent. See Alert Mode on page 31.
Messages and Email You can create, send, and receive the following types of messages: email, MMS (Multimedia Message Service), and SMS (Short Message Service). You can send stored audio, video, and picture files with your email and MMS messages. See the “News and Entertainment”...
3 Enter information about your account on the Basic, Inbox, Outbox, and Advanced tabs. 4 Tap Done. Note: See the A920 Reference Guide on the provided CD- ROM for more information about setting up Internet and email accounts. MMS and SMS Your service provider should already have set up MMS and SMS accounts on your communicator.
Opening Messaging Application Use the Messaging application to create, send, and receive messages. To open this application: Do This in the Application Selector bar or Application Launcher. When the Messaging application opens, it shows a list of your established accounts: Creating and Sending Messages...
Do This 3 In the To field, enter the recipient’s address (email) or phone number (SMS) with the stylus or virtual keyboard. To enter a stored address or phone number from Contacts, tap To. To enter several addresses or phone numbers, enter a comma between each.
Do This 2 Tap Message > New. The first slide of the message displays: Duration label Image area Text area 3 In the To field, enter the recipient’s phone number or email address. (The recipient must also subscribe to MMS messaging.) To enter a stored number from Contacts, tap To.
Do This 5 Tap to add an image. You can then select a stored image file. You can add the following types of stored image files to an MMS message: BMP, WBMP, GIF, PNG, JPEG, and TIFF. 6 Tap the text area to place a cursor in the text area.
Receiving and Reading Messages When the communicator receives a new message, a message indicator displays in the status bar. See “Status Indicators” on page 31. Do This 1 Tap message indicator in Status bar. The Messaging application opens, showing a list of established accounts.
Contact List Use the Contacts application to store details such as names, phone numbers, and email addresses in an alphabetical list of entries. You can quickly call or send a message to any stored contact from this list. Opening Contacts Application in the Application Selector bar or Application Launcher.
To see each contact’s preferred phone number next to their name, tap Edit > Preferences and select the Show preferred phone number box. Adding Contacts Do This 1 Open the folder in which you want to save the contact. To store the contact on your USIM card, open the SIM folder.
Do This 3 Enter contact name, phone numbers, email address, and other information. Note: If you enter more than one phone number for a contact (for example, a work and home number), you can select which number displays in the contact list as the preferred phone number.
Do This 8 To add a note to a contact, tap and enter the note. You can mark a note as Private. Private notes are not included when you send or synchronize contact details. 9 To assign a photo or other image to the contact, Then tap and select one of the stored images.
Communicating with Contacts You can easily phone, email, or send messages to your stored contacts. Do This 1 In the list of contact entries, tap the contact name. The contact’s defined phone numbers and email addresses display: A phone number or email address might have additional icons next to it, depending on its defined communication method.
Do This 2 To place a voice call, tap the phone number. To place a video call, tap next to the phone number. To send an email, tap the email address. To send an MMS message, tap next to the phone number or email address.
Customizing Communicator Settings You can adjust communicator settings to suit your needs. Setting Wallpaper Image You can select an image to display in the background of the Application Launcher. Do This 1 Open Application Launcher ( 2 Tap View > Wallpaper. 3 Tap Change.
Setting System Sounds To set volume levels for the sounds of screen taps, button presses, system alerts (for example, incoming call alert), and system notices (for example, low battery notice): Do This 1 Open Control Panel application ( 2 Tap Sounds. 3 Select desired sound settings: Off, Quiet, or Loud.
Choosing Ring Tones When you set the alert mode to audio, the communicator rings to indicate an incoming call or message. You can select from the different ring tones provided. Notes: See Alert Mode on page 31 for how to view and set the alert mode.
Do This 3 Select the ring tones you want for each messaging account. To hear the selected ring tone, tap 4 Tap Done. Choosing Vibrate Pattern When you set the alert mode to vibrate, the communicator vibrates to indicate an incoming call or message.
Personal Organizer Features Agenda Use Agenda to schedule and organize events such as appointments and meetings. You can review your schedule of events for the day, week, or month, and have the communicator play a reminder alarm for specific events. Note: Ensure that the correct time and date are set before using Agenda.
Do This 2 Tap Agenda > New. The Agenda Entry form displays: 3 Use stylus or virtual keyboard to enter a description. 4 Select the type of entry. 5 Enter the date, time, and location of the event. 6 Tap the Alarm box if you want the communicator to sound a reminder alarm for this entry.
Do This 9 To add a note to the entry, tap and enter the note. 10 Tap to save the entry. Switching Agenda Views You can see your Agenda entries in several views: Day, Week, or Month. When you first open Agenda, the Day view displays.
this information. If you copy an entry back to Agenda, the communicator does not restore this information. If you move an entry with an alarm, it will sound in To Do. To Do Use the To Do application to list and track tasks you need to complete.
Do This 3 Use stylus or virtual keyboard to enter a description. 4 Select a priority (1-9, with 1 highest) for the task. 5 Tap the Due date box if you want this task to have a due date. The current date displays next to the Due date box.
Deleting Entries When you no longer need a record of your completed entries, delete them. To delete an individual entry, tap the entry in the list and tap Delete. To delete all completed entries, in your list of entries, tap To do >...
Recording Voice Notes To record a voice note using the Voice key: Do This 1 Press and hold the Voice key. 2 Start recording after the beep. 3 When finished, release the Voice key. To record a voice note using the on-screen buttons in the Voice application: Do This 1 Open the Voice application (...
Jotter Use Jotter to write notes and sketch graphics. Adding Notes Do This 1 Open Jotter ( 2 Tap Jotter > New. 3 Enter the note using the stylus or virtual keyboard ( 4 To add a graphic to the note, tap 5 Use the stylus to sketch your graphic.
Setting Time and Date If you have not already set the current time and date: Do This 1 Open Time ( ). The Time screen displays: Current city Current time and date Other city time and date Alarm slots 2 Tap Time > Set Time & Date. 3 Enter the current time and date.
• Current – The place where you are at the moment. Time shows the time and date of your current location in the top half of the screen. • Other – A city of your choice. Time shows the time of this city below the time and date of your current location.
Do This 2 Set the following alarm details: Time – Select the time of day you want the alarm to sound. When – Select how often you want the alarm to sound: only once, in the next 24 hours, daily, on workdays only, or weekly.
News and Entertainment Web Browser The Web browser lets you open Web pages and use Web-based applications (such as on- line banking, shopping, and games) on your communicator. Setting Up Internet Account Before you can use the Web browser, you must set up an Internet account.
Adding Bookmarks To add a bookmark for a Web page so you can return to the page without having to enter its address: Do This 1 Open the Web page. 2 Tap Web > Add bookmark. 3 Select a folder for the bookmark. 4 Tap Add.
Music Player Use the Music Player to listen to the following types of audio files: AU, AMR, MIDI, MP3, and WAV. You can listen to audio files that you downloaded from the Web, received as an email attachment, or stored on the removable memory card.
Media Files\Audio\Classical Media Files\Audio\Rock Media Files\Audio\Unfiled Playing an Audio Track Do This 1 In the list of tracks, tap the track you want to play. Information about the track displays (artist, album, etc.) and the track begins to play. 2 While the track plays, you can tap the following buttons at the bottom of the screen: Tap and hold down to rewind the track.
Managing Music Playlists The Music Player can play all of the tracks in a folder in a sequence that you specify. To specify the sequence, you must edit the folder’s playlist: Do This 1 Open the folder containing the tracks you want to play.
Do This 4 While the playlist plays, you can tap the following buttons at the bottom of the screen: Tap and release to start playing from the beginning of the current track or to jump to the beginning of the previous track in the playlist (if already at the start of the current track).
Do This 2 Select the location to which you want to save the file. 3 Tap Save. Note: To ensure optimum use of communicator memory, save audio clips to the memory card when possible. Camera You can use the built-in camera to take still pictures and record video clips.
Opening Camera Application in the Application Launcher. When the Camera application opens, a camera viewfinder displays. The viewfinder displays the image viewed by the camera lens. Viewfinder Memory available Camera Mode buttons (Still and Video) Positioning the Camera Lens You can position the camera lens so that it faces toward the front or back of the communicator.
Note: To protect the lens when not using the camera, position it so that it faces the top of the communicator. Taking Still Pictures Do This 1 Tap to place camera in Still mode. 2 Point the camera lens at the subject. 3 Press (center key) to take the picture.
Do This 5 To stop the picture sequence before taking the five pictures, press (center key) again. The picture sequence is saved to the currently selected folder. Recording Video Clips You can use the camera to record a video clip up to 60 seconds long.
Switching to Picture Viewer When the Camera is in Still mode, you can quickly switch to the Picture Viewer to view, edit, and send the pictures you have taken. See “Picture Viewer” on page 90. To switch to Picture Viewer, tap Switching to Video Player When the Camera is in Video mode, you can quickly switch to the Video Player to watch and send the video...
a computer, ensure that the files are stored in a third-level directory under: Media Files\Video\ For example, you can store video files in any of the following directories: Media Files\Video\Movie Trailers Media Files\Video\Home Media Files\Video\Unfiled Playing a Video Clip Do This 1 In the list of video clips, tap the clip you want to play.
Do This 2 While the video plays, you can tap the following buttons at the bottom of the screen: Tap to switch between play and pause mode. Tap to stop the video and return to the beginning. Tap to open the Camera application. Tap to return to the list of video tracks.
Video Player. You can save the clip to a folder in the communicator or to the memory card. Do This 1 Tap Video > Save. 2 Select the location to which you want to save the file. 3 Tap Save. Note: To ensure optimum use of communicator memory, save video clips to the memory card when possible.
Opening Picture Viewer in the Application Launcher. When the Picture Viewer opens, it shows small thumbnail pictures of all saved picture files or a list of picture files (depending on the view you selected when the Picture Viewer was last open).
Viewing Pictures Do This 1 Tap the thumbnail picture or file name you want to view. The picture displays. If the original picture is larger than the display area, it reduces to fit. To see the picture in its original size, tap Pictures > Actual size view. Use the C key to scroll to see the entire picture.
• Add a stamp to the image • Add a frame to the image To edit a picture, select the desired editing function from the Edit menu. See the A920 Reference Guide on the provided CD-ROM for more information about editing pictures.
Sending Pictures You can send pictures by email or MMS message. Do This 1 Tap the thumbnail picture or file name you want to send. 2 Tap Pictures > Send as. 3 Select the method by which you want to send the picture.
Getting More Out of Your Communicator Connecting to a Computer A computer synchronization program called A920 Desktop Suite is provided with your communicator. You can use this program to: • Share emails and Agenda, Contacts, and To Do entries between your communicator and a computer.
Installing A920 Desktop Suite After you set up the link, you must install and run the A920 Desktop Suite software on the computer. To install this software, use the CD-ROM supplied with your communicator. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete installation.
Security Locking and Unlocking Communicator You can lock the communicator so that the touchscreen and keys do not work. When you lock the communicator, you can still use the keys to answer and hang up incoming phone calls. To lock the communicator: •...
Do This 4 If you want the password entry screen to display owner information: a Check the Put owner information in password screen box. b In the Owner Information box, write the text that you want to appear. 5 Tap Set password. 6 Enter password and tap Done.
Specific Absorption Rate The A920 meets the government’s requirements for exposure to radio waves. Your wireless phone is a radio transmitter and receiver. It is designed and manufactured not to exceed limits for exposure to radio frequency (RF) energy set by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of the U.S.
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