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Dell™ Axim™ X51/X51v
Owner's Manual
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  • Page 1 Dell™ Axim™ X51/X51v Owner’s Manual w w w . d e l l . c o m | s u p p o r t . d e l l . c o m...
  • Page 2 Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Dell Inc. disclaims any proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Before You Begin Contacting Dell Getting Started Unpacking Your Device Front, Side, and Back Views Using the Battery Using Your Axim Operating the Axim Using the Power Button Using the Stylus ..... .
  • Page 4 Connecting to a Computer Using the Cradle Using the Sync Cable Connecting to a Projector Using Cards CompactFlash Cards Secure Digital Memory Cards Resetting the Axim Soft Reset Hard Reset Using Microsoft Version 5.0 Software for Pocket PC Premium Edition Mobile 5.0 Status Icons Programs Program Buttons...
  • Page 5 Entering Information Entering Text Using the Input Panel Typing With the Soft Keyboard Letter Recognizer Block Recognizer ..... Transcriber Writing on the Screen Editing Written Text Drawing on the Screen Creating a Drawing...
  • Page 6 Contacts Finding a Contact Using the Summary Screen Tasks ............Notes Messaging Synchronizing E-Mail Messages...
  • Page 7 Using Odyssey Client to Get a Certificate of Authority Using Infrared ..... ® Using Bluetooth Wireless Technology Creating a Modem Connection Creating an Ethernet Connection Creating a VPN Connection Ending a Connection...
  • Page 8 PowerPoint Mobile MSN Messenger Setting Up Working With Contacts Chatting With Contacts Microsoft Windows Media Using Internet Explorer Mobile Mobile Favorites Conserving Memory Mobile Favorites Folder Favorite Links Browsing Mobile Favorites and the Web Maintenance and Troubleshooting Maintaining the Axim Installing the Diagnostic Utility Troubleshooting File Download Security Warning...
  • Page 9: Before You Begin

    To view Help, launch MS ActiveSync, → click Help Microsoft ActiveSync Help. NOTE: For more ActiveSync help: http://www.microsoft.com/windows mobile/help/activesync/default.mspx The readme files, located in the ActiveSync folder on the computer and on the Dell Getting Started CD. www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile support.dell.com Before You Begin ®...
  • Page 10: Contacting Dell

    If you do not see a telephone number listed that is specific for XPS portable computers, you may contact Dell through the support number listed and your call will be routed appropriately.
  • Page 11 Department Name or Service Area, International Access Code Country Code City Code Anguilla General Support Antigua and Barbuda General Support Argentina (Buenos Website: www.dell.com.ar Aires) E-mail: International Access us_latin_services@dell.com Code: 00 E-mail for desktop and portable Country Code: 54 computers: la-techsupport@dell.com...
  • Page 12 General Support Belgium (Brussels) Website: support.euro.dell.com International Access Tech Support for XPS portable Code: 00 computers only Country Code: 32 Tech Support for all other Dell computers City Code: 2 Tech Support Fax Customer Care Corporate Sales Switchboard Before You Begin...
  • Page 13 Department Name or Service Area, International Access Code Country Code City Code Bermuda General Support Bolivia General Support Brazil Website: www.dell.com/br International Access Customer Support, Tech Code: 00 Support Country Code: 55 Technical Support Fax City Code: 51 Customer Care Fax...
  • Page 14 Country (City) Department Name or Service Area, International Access Code Country Code City Code Canada (North York, Online Order Status: Ontario) www.dell.ca/ostatus International Access AutoTech (automated Hardware Code: 011 and Warranty Support) Customer Service (Home Sales/Small Business) Customer Service (med./large...
  • Page 15 Customer Care E-mail: customer_cn@dell.com Technical Support Fax Technical Support (Dell™ Dimension™ and Inspiron) Technical Support (OptiPlex™, Latitude™, and Dell Precision™) Technical Support (servers and storage) Technical Support (projectors, PDAs, switches, routers, and so on) Technical Support (printers) Customer Care...
  • Page 16 Large Corporate Accounts South Large Corporate Accounts West Large Corporate Accounts Spare Parts Colombia General Support Costa Rica General Support Czech Republic Website: support.euro.dell.com (Prague) E-mail: czech_dell@dell.com International Access Technical Support Code: 00 Customer Care Country Code: 420 Technical Fax...
  • Page 17 Country (City) Department Name or Service Area, International Access Code Country Code City Code Denmark Website: support.euro.dell.com (Copenhagen) Technical Support for XPS International Access portable computers only Code: 00 Technical Support for all other Country Code: 45 Dell computers Customer Care (Relational)
  • Page 18 Country (City) Department Name or Service Area, International Access Code Country Code City Code France (Paris) Website: support.euro.dell.com (Montpellier) Home and Small Business International Access Technical Support for XPS Code: 00 portable computers only Country Code: 33 Technical Support for all other...
  • Page 19 Country (City) Department Name or Service Area, International Access Code Country Code City Code Germany (Langen) Website: support.euro.dell.com International Access E-mail: Code: 00 tech_support_central_europe@dell. Country Code: 49 Technical Support for XPS City Code: 6103 portable computers only Technical Support for all other...
  • Page 20 International Access Technical Support E-mail: Code: 001 HK_support@Dell.com Country Code: 852 Technical Support (Dimension and Inspiron) Technical Support (OptiPlex, Latitude, and Dell Precision) Technical Support (PowerApp™, PowerEdge™, PowerConnect™, and PowerVault™) Customer Care Large Corporate Accounts Global Customer Programs Medium Business Division...
  • Page 21 Country (City) Department Name or Service Area, International Access Code Country Code City Code Ireland Website: support.euro.dell.com (Cherrywood) E-mail: International Access dell_direct_support@dell.com Code: 00 Technical Support for XPS Country Code: 353 portable computers only City Code: 1 Technical Support for all other Dell computers U.K.
  • Page 22 Country (City) Department Name or Service Area, International Access Code Country Code City Code Italy (Milan) Website: support.euro.dell.com International Access Home and Small Business Code: 00 Technical Support Country Code: 39 Customer Care City Code: 02 Switchboard Corporate Technical Support...
  • Page 23 Technical Support outside of Japan (Dimension and Inspiron) Technical Support (Dell Precision, OptiPlex, and Latitude) Technical Support outside of Japan (Dell Precision, OptiPlex, and Latitude) Technical Support (PDAs, projectors, printers, routers) Technical Support outside of Japan (PDAs, projectors, printers, routers)
  • Page 24 Code: 001 institutions) Country Code: 81 Global Segment Japan City Code: 44 Individual User (continued) Switchboard Korea (Seoul) E-mail: krsupport@dell.com International Access Support Code: 001 Support (Dimension, PDA, Country Code: 82 Electronics and Accessories) City Code: 2 Sales Switchboard...
  • Page 25 Country Code: 853 Customer Service (Xiamen, China) Transaction Sales (Xiamen, China) Malaysia (Penang) Website: support.ap.dell.com International Access Technical Support (Dell Code: 00 Precision, OptiPlex, and Latitude) Country Code: 60 Technical Support (Dimension, City Code: 4 Inspiron, and Electronics and Accessories)
  • Page 26 Country (City) Department Name or Service Area, International Access Code Country Code City Code Netherlands Website: support.euro.dell.com (Amsterdam) Technical Support for XPS International Access portable computers only Code: 00 Technical Support for all other Country Code: 31 Dell computers City Code: 20...
  • Page 27 Country (City) Department Name or Service Area, International Access Code Country Code City Code New Zealand Website: support.ap.dell.com International Access E-mail: Code: 00 support.ap.dell.com/contactus Country Code: 64 General Support Nicaragua General Support Norway (Lysaker) Website: support.euro.dell.com International Access Technical Support for XPS...
  • Page 28 (Singapore) Technical Support (Dimension, International Access Inspiron, and Electronics and Code: 005 Accessories) Country Code: 65 Technical Support (OptiPlex, Latitude, and Dell Precision) Technical Support (PowerApp, PowerEdge, PowerConnect, and PowerVault) Customer Care Transaction Sales Corporate Sales Before You Begin Website and E-Mail Address...
  • Page 29 Country (City) Department Name or Service Area, International Access Code Country Code City Code Slovakia (Prague) Website: support.euro.dell.com International Access E-mail: czech_dell@dell.com Code: 00 Technical Support Country Code: 421 Customer Care Tech Fax Switchboard (Sales) South Africa Website: support.euro.dell.com (Johannesburg)
  • Page 30 Country (City) Department Name or Service Area, International Access Code Country Code City Code Spain (Madrid) Website: support.euro.dell.com International Access Home and Small Business Code: 00 Technical Support Country Code: 34 Customer Care City Code: 91 Sales Switchboard Corporate Technical Support...
  • Page 31 Code: 00 dell.com Country Code: 41 Technical Support for XPS portable computers only City Code: 22 Technical Support (Home and Small Business) for all other Dell products Technical Support (Corporate) Customer Care (Home and Small Business) Customer Care (Corporate) Switchboard Taiwan Website: support.ap.dell.com...
  • Page 32 Department Name or Service Area, International Access Code Country Code City Code Thailand Website: support.ap.dell.com International Access Technical Support (OptiPlex, Code: 001 Latitude, and Dell Precision) Country Code: 66 Technical Support (PowerApp, PowerEdge, PowerConnect, and PowerVault) Customer Care Corporate Sales Transaction Sales Trinidad/Tobago...
  • Page 33 Country (City) Department Name or Service Area, International Access Code Country Code City Code U.K. (Bracknell) Website: support.euro.dell.com International Access Customer Care website: Code: 00 support.euro.dell.com/uk/en/ECare/Form/Home.asp Country Code: 44 E-mail: dell_direct_support@dell.com City Code: 1344 Technical Support (Corporate/Preferred Accounts/PAD [1000+ employees])
  • Page 34 Dell products Customer Service Employee Purchase Program (EPP) Customers Financial Services website: www.dellfinancialservices.com Financial Services (lease/loans) Financial Services (Dell Preferred Accounts [DPA]) Business Customer Service and Support Employee Purchase Program (EPP) Customers Support for printers, projectors, PDAs, and MP3 players...
  • Page 35 (continued) Dell Outlet Store (Dell refurbished computers) Software and Peripherals Sales Spare Parts Sales Extended Service and Warranty Sales Dell Services for the Deaf, Hard- of-Hearing, or Speech-Impaired U.S. Virgin Islands General Support Venezuela General Support Website and E-Mail Address...
  • Page 36 Before You Begin...
  • Page 37: Getting Started

    Getting Started Dell Axim X51 and Dell Axim X51v are Dell's newest PDAs (Personal Digital Assistant). Axim X51 refers to the low and mid configurations while Axim X51v refers to the high configuration which has VGA support. See the table for "Accessories"...
  • Page 38 Contents Dell Getting Started CD AC adapter & power cable standard battery (1100 mAH) Standard High capacity battery (2200 mAH) Screen Protector Optional: Needs to be ordered separately. See the following illustration for the standard and optional accessories. touch screen...
  • Page 39: Front, Side, And Back Views

    Front, Side, and Back Views CAUTION: Before performing any of the procedures in this section, read and follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. Front and Side Views infrared sensor (top) audio connector (top) microphone lanyard hook lock button on/off button for WLAN/Bluetooth wireless...
  • Page 40 — Press the power button to turn the device on or off. Press and hold the power button to dim the display. Press and hold again to light the display. Use Power Button tab to configure power button to turn off power completely. This saves your battery power.
  • Page 41: Back View

    Back View stylus (extended) battery (inside) battery lock in locked position cradle/sync cable connector (bottom) — Use this switch to release and remove the main battery. See "Installing and Removing the Battery" on page 42. — See "Using the Battery" on page 42 for information on the main battery.
  • Page 42: Using The Battery

    Using the Battery Your device ships with a standard 1100 mAH (milli-Ampere-Hour) battery with an expected minimum of 5-8 hours of battery life. A higher capacity 2200 mAH can also be purchased. The 2200 mAH battery has an expected minimum battery life of 10-16 hours. NOTICE: Do not use your device until you have charged the main battery for at least 8 hours for the first charge.
  • Page 43 4 Close the battery cover. 5 Lock the battery cover by sliding the battery lock to the right. battery cover battery lock in lock position To remove the battery: 1 Slide the battery lock to the left to unlock the battery cover. 2 Lift the battery cover.
  • Page 44: Charging The Battery

    Your Service Tag is located underneath the battery in the battery slot. You need your Service Tag to access Dell Support at support.dell.com or to call Dell for customer service or technical support. The Dell Express Service Code is also located here.
  • Page 45: Using Your Axim

    To recover from a critically low battery: 1 Plug in the AC adapter or replace the main battery with a charged battery. 2 Press the power button to turn on the device. By default, the device turns off if the device is left unused for a period of time.
  • Page 46: Changing The Display Mode On Your Device

    Changing the Display Mode on Your Device The Axim X51/X51v with Microsoft software for Pocket PC Premium Edition can display the screen in both landscape and portrait views. To change the display mode from landscape to portrait: →...
  • Page 47: Operating The Axim

    Operating the Axim Using the Power Button Press the power button to turn the device on or off. Press and hold the power button to dim the display. This is the power saver mode. Press and hold again to light the display. Use Power Button tab to configure power button to turn off power completely.
  • Page 48: Connecting To A Computer

    NOTE: Before connecting your device to a computer for the first time, install ActiveSync on the computer using the Dell™ Getting Started CD. To connect your device to the cradle: 1 Connect the AC adapter to the cradle and to an electrical outlet.
  • Page 49 power cord AC adapter cradle cable cradle cradle USB connector on the computer spare battery status light Operating the Axim...
  • Page 50: Using The Sync Cable

    The sync cable is optional depending on the configuration of your device. To connect the sync cable: 1 Connect the sync cable connector to your device. Ensure that the Dell logo is facing upwards. 2 Connect the USB connector of the cable to the USB connector on your computer.
  • Page 51: Connecting To A Projector

    VGA cable will not ship with your device unless you order it. NOTE: You need to install the Viewer program from the Dell Getting Started CD for the device to detect the projector. To configure the program, see the Help section in the program.
  • Page 52: Using Cards

    Using Cards Your device has two slots located on the top of the unit. The larger slot supports CompactFlash Type II cards. The smaller slot supports Secure Digital (SD) memory cards, Secure Digital I/O (SDIO) cards, and the MultiMediaCard (MMC). All three memory card types are available in sizes from 64 MB to 1 GB or 2 GB.
  • Page 53: Secure Digital Memory Cards

    Secure Digital Memory Cards Use Secure Digital memory cards to save or back up data. To install a Secure Digital memory card: 1 If a card or plastic blank is already installed, press in to release it, and then remove it. 2 Ensure that the card is oriented correctly, and slide it into the slot until you feel a click.
  • Page 54: Hard Reset

    To do a soft reset, use the stylus to press the reset button. reset button Hard Reset NOTICE: When you do a hard reset, you lose all the data stored in your device Flash memory, and any programs that you installed on your device. Do a hard reset if: •...
  • Page 55 To do a hard reset: 1 Press the Power button to turn the Axim unit On. 2 Press and hold the Power button down while using the Axim stylus to press the Reset button at the same time. 3 Release the Power button and the Reset button. The To clear all data in the memory screen appears.
  • Page 56: Using Microsoft Windows Mobile Version 5.0 Software For Pocket Pc Premium Edition Mobile

    Using Microsoft Version 5.0 Software for Pocket PC Premium Edition Mobile 5.0 The Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system comes with a host of new features and interface improvements. The screen view and touchpad is similar to Windows™ XP for computers. RAM is only used for running applications.
  • Page 57: Programs

    Icon Description Wi-Fi on Wi-Fi data call Help icon Programs You can switch from one program to another by selecting a program from the Start menu. To access programs that are not listed in the Start menu, → tap Start Programs, and then tap the program name.
  • Page 58: Switcher Bar

    • Tap Exit Switcher Bar to close the menu. The following table contains a partial list of programs that are on your device. See the Dell™ Getting Started CD for additional programs that you can install on your device. Icon...
  • Page 59: Navigation Bar And Command Bar

    Icon Program Excel Mobile Pocket MSN Word Mobile PowerPoint Mobile Navigation Bar and Command Bar The navigation bar is located at the top of the screen. It displays the active program and current time, and allows you to switch to other programs or close screens.
  • Page 60: Pop-up Menus

    navigation bar Start menu command bar Pop-Up Menus With pop-up menus, you can quickly select an action for an item. For example, you can use the pop-up menu in the contact list to delete a contact, make a copy, or send an e-mail message to a contact. The actions in the pop-up menus vary from program to program.
  • Page 61: Searching For Information

    Searching for Information The Search feature on your device helps you to quickly locate information. To search for files or other items: → 1 Tap Start Programs 2 In Search for, enter the file name, word, or other information you want. If you have looked for this item before, tap the Search for arrow to select the item from the list.
  • Page 62: Backing Up Data

    You can also use File Explorer to find files on your device and to organize your files into folders. On the Start menu, tap Programs Backing Up Data To prevent or minimize data loss, you should periodically back up the data stored on your device.
  • Page 63: Backing Up And Synchronization Of Data

    Backing Up and Synchronization of Data Synchronization compares the data on your Axim with the data on your host computer and updates both with the most recent data. ActiveSync does not automatically synchronize all types of data. Synchronization only backs up the data types selected in the Options settings. Options are selected first when establishing a standard partnership and can be changed at any time by clicking the Options icon on the Microsoft ActiveSync window.
  • Page 64: Confirming Backup

    For example, create a folder on your desktop called Other Axim Files. Use Other Axim Files to hold files that are not saved automatically. 1 From the Microsoft ActiveSync screen, click Explore. The Mobile Device window appears. 2 From the Mobile Device window, browse to any file or folder. 3 Select the file or folder and drag it to the Other Axim Files folder on your host computer.
  • Page 65: Entering Text Using The Input Panel

    ® ® Use Microsoft ActiveSync to synchronize or copy information from your computer to your device. For more information, see ActiveSync Help on your computer. NOTE: Some of the functions mentioned in this section may not be supported by the operating system in some languages. Entering Text Using the Input Panel Use the input panel to enter information into any program on your device.
  • Page 66: Typing With The Soft Keyboard

    To change word suggestion options, for example, the number of words suggested: → 1 Tap Start Settings 2 Tap the Word Completion tab. 3 Select the desired settings and tap OK. Typing With the Soft Keyboard 1 Tap the input selection arrow and tap Keyboard. 2 Tap the keys on the soft keyboard with your stylus.
  • Page 67: Letter Recognizer

    Letter Recognizer Letter Recognizer allows you to use your stylus to write letters on the screen as you would write them on paper. NOTE: Letter Recognizer is included with the English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish operating systems. Other versions do not support Letter Recognizer. 1 Tap the input selection arrow and tap Letter Recognizer.
  • Page 68: Transcriber

    Transcriber Transcriber allows you to write anywhere on the screen using the stylus similar to the way that you would write on paper. Unlike Letter Recognizer and Block Recognizer, you can write a sentence or more, and then pause to let Transcriber change the written characters to typed characters.
  • Page 69: Editing Written Text

    Editing Written Text To edit or format written text: 1 Drag the stylus across the text that you want to select. 2 Tap and hold the selected text. 3 Tap the appropriate editing command in the pop-up menu. You can also tap Menu editing commands.
  • Page 70 If you want to convert only certain words, select them before tapping Recognize (or tap and hold the selected words and then tap Recognize on the pop-up menu). If a word is not recognized, it is not converted to print-style text. If the conversion is incorrect, you can select different words from a list of alternatives or return to the original written text: 1 Tap and hold the incorrect word.
  • Page 71 Tips for getting good recognition: • Write neatly. • Write on the lines and draw descenders below the line. 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 72: Drawing On The Screen

    Drawing on the Screen You can draw on the screen the same way that you write on the screen. However, selecting and editing drawings is different than selecting and editing written text. For example, selected drawings can be resized, while written text cannot. Creating a Drawing →...
  • Page 73: Editing A Drawing

    Editing a Drawing To edit or format a drawing, you must first select it: 1 Tap and hold the stylus on the drawing until the selection handles appear. To select multiple drawings, drag to select the drawings. 2 You can cut, copy, and paste selected drawings by tapping and holding the selected drawings and then tapping an editing command on the pop-up menu.
  • Page 74: Using My Text

    Using My Text When using Messaging or MSN Messenger, use My Text to quickly insert preset or frequently used messages. To insert a message, tap → Menu My Text and tap a message. NOTE: You can add text to a My Text message after you insert the message. To edit a My Text message: →...
  • Page 75: Personal Tab

    Personal Tab • Buttons — Assign the programs that launch when you press the device buttons. • Input — Adjust the settings for input method, word completion, and other options. • Menus — Add or remove items from the Start menu. •...
  • Page 76: Connections Tab

    By default, the radio is off. • Connections — Add and configure modem and server connections. • Dell WLAN Utility — Available only on devices with internal Wi-Fi. Use the WLAN utility to connect to the wireless network using EAP/TTLS. •...
  • Page 77: Communicating And Scheduling

    To synchronize your data, you need both the Microsoft Windows Pocket PC versions of ActiveSync. You must install the Windows version of ActiveSync on your computer using the Dell™ Getting Started CD. The Pocket PC version is already installed on your device.
  • Page 78: Installing And Using Activesync

    NOTE: Before connecting your device to a computer for the first time, ensure that you install ActiveSync on the computer using the Dell™ Getting Started CD. NOTE: If your Axim fails to synchronize, check your computer security software to see if you have any firewall running. Firewalls may block the communication from your computer to your Axim.
  • Page 79: About Microsoft ® Pocket Outlook

    NOTE: Pocket Outlook is pre-installed on your device. If not already installed, your Dell Getting Started CD has a copy of the Pocket Outlook installation program. Ensure that you install Pocket Outlook and not Outlook Express. Note that you can only install Pocket Outlook once from the program, as it is a licensed version.
  • Page 80: Calendar

    4 For an existing item in Calendar and Tasks, tap Edit 5 For an existing item in Contacts, tap Menu 6 Tap OK to return to the appointment, contact, or task. Calendar Use Calendar to schedule appointments, including meetings and other events.
  • Page 81: Using The Summary Screen

    To create an appointment: → 1 Tap Start Calendar. → 2 Tap Menu New Appointment. 3 Enter a name for the appointment, and enter information such as start and end times. 4 To schedule an all-day event, in the All Day box, tap Yes. 5 When finished, tap OK to return to the calendar.
  • Page 82: Contacts

    Contacts Use Contacts to maintain a list of your friends and colleagues. You can quickly share Contacts information with other device users using the infrared port. NOTE: To change the way information is displayed in the list, → tap Menu Options.
  • Page 83: Finding A Contact

    4 To add notes, tap the Notes tab. You can enter text, draw, or create a recording. For more information on creating notes, see "Notes" on page 85. 5 When you have finished entering information, tap OK to return to the calendar.
  • Page 84 To create a task: → 1 Tap Start Programs 2 Tap New, enter a subject for the task, and fill in information such as start and due dates. 3 When finished, tap OK. 4 To copy an existing task from the task list, select the task you want to copy. →...
  • Page 85: Notes

    Notes Quickly capture thoughts, reminders, ideas, drawings, and phone numbers with Notes. You can create a written note or a recording. You can also include a recording in a note. If a note is open when you create the recording, it is included in the note as an icon.
  • Page 86: Messaging

    ISP or a network. NOTE: To create an e-mail account for your device, contact your internet service provider. Dell does not provide this service. Synchronizing E-Mail Messages You can synchronize e-mail messages along with the rest of your data if you enable Messaging synchronization in ActiveSync.
  • Page 87: Connecting Directly To An E-mail Server

    Connecting Directly to an E-Mail Server In addition to synchronizing e-mail messages with your computer, you can send and receive e-mail messages by connecting to an e-mail server using a modem or network card connected to your device. You need to set up a remote connection to a network or an ISP , and a connection to your e-mail server.
  • Page 88: Composing Messages

    You specify your downloading preferences when you set up the service or select your synchronization options. You can change the settings at any time: • Change options for Messaging synchronization using ActiveSync options. For more information, see ActiveSync Help on your computer. •...
  • Page 89: Managing E-mail Messages And Folders

    To compose and send a message: 1 In the message list, tap Menu 2 Tap New. 3 Enter the e-mail address of one or more recipients, separating them with a semicolon. To access addresses and phone numbers from Contacts, tap To. 4 Enter your message.
  • Page 90 Folder Behavior With a Direct Connection to an E-Mail Server The behavior of the folders you create depends on whether you use ActiveSync, POP3, or IMAP4. • If you use ActiveSync, e-mail messages in the Inbox folder in Outlook are automatically synchronized with your device. You can synchronize additional folders by designating them for ActiveSync.
  • Page 91: Notifications

    Notifications You can set your device to remind you when you have something to do. For example, if you have set up an appointment in Calendar, a task with a due date in Tasks, or an alarm in Clock, you are notified in one of the following ways: •...
  • Page 92: Using File Explorer

    Using File Explorer File Explorer lets you browse the folder contents on your device. The root folder is called My Device. My Device is similar to My Computer on the computer and contains My Documents, Program Files, Temp, Storage Card, and Windows folders, among others.
  • Page 93: Getting Connected

    802.11b SD card, insert it in your device, and load the drivers. NOTE: The default Wireless Networking Client utility for your device is the Dell WLAN utility. The following configuration steps are for the Dell WLAN utility. ® Help on your computer or...
  • Page 94: If The Network Card Is Set Up

    If the Network Card is Set Up Normally the internal wireless card is already set up. There are times when you must choose the network card. On the Axim X51/X51v configurations that have built-in wireless, the network card is associated with the enabled wireless.
  • Page 95: If The Wireless Network Is Not Broadcasting Ssid

    If the Wireless Network is Not Broadcasting SSID The Configure Wireless Networks window only shows wireless networks that broadcast a Network Name (SSID) and those that have been added. Add the network if it is not listed. Contact your network administrator for the following information: •...
  • Page 96: Using Odyssey Client

    LAN (WLAN) users, ensuring that only authorized users can connect. Odyssey is mostly used in place of a manufacturer’s wireless networking client such as the Dell WLAN utility, Intel ProSET, or Windows XP’s Zero Config Service. To use Odyssey: →...
  • Page 97 6 Enter security settings: • Association Mode allows for open, shared, or WPA association methods. • Encryption Method changes based on what mode is chosen. Options include none, WEP, and TKIP. • If 802.1x is used, check the box Authenticate using 802.1X. •...
  • Page 98: Using Cisco ® Leap Wireless Lan Security

    ® Using Cisco LEAP Wireless LAN Security Your Dell Axim X51/X51v supports 802.1x network authentication between the client and server with a logon password using Cisco LEAP . Cisco LEAP can be configured using the Odyssey Client application. NOTE: Before starting, ensure that the Wireless power is enabled using the Wireless On/Off button.
  • Page 99: Using Odyssey Client To Get A Certificate Of Authority

    10 Tap OK. 11 Select the network that you added from the drop-down menu and tap the box beside Connect to. The status displays as connected (authenticated) when this process is complete. NOTE: For further details, please refer to the Odyssey Client help file included in your device.
  • Page 100: Using Infrared

    3 Tap Browse to navigate to a .pfx file you have stored on your device. Select the file, and tap OK. 4 Type in the RSA-type private key password for this certificate under Private key password. You can optionally click Unmask to make this password visible while you type it.
  • Page 101: Creating A Modem Connection

    16 characters, and tap Next. Otherwise, leave Passkey blank, and tap Next. NOTE: The Passkey for a remote Bluetooth device is usually found in the user manual for that device. The default Passkey for any Dell Axim is 1234. 6 Enter the same passkey for the other device. 7 Tap Finish.
  • Page 102 4 Under My ISP or My Work Network, tap Add a new modem connection. 5 Enter a name for the connection, such as ISP Connection. 6 From the Select a modem list, select your modem type, and tap Next. If your modem type does not appear, try reinserting the modem card. If you are using an external modem connected to your device with a cable, select Hayes Compatible on COM1.
  • Page 103: Creating An Ethernet Connection

    Creating an Ethernet Connection The term Ethernet refers to the family of LAN products covered by the IEEE 802.3 standard. It defines what is commonly known as the CSMA/CD protocol. To create an ethernet connection: 1 Contact your network administrator to obtain a user name, password, and domain name.
  • Page 104: Ending A Connection

    3 Enter a name for the connection. 4 In the Host name/IP field, enter the VPN server name or IP address. Your network administrator provides you this information. 5 Depending on the type of authentication that you want to use with your device, tap IPSec or PPTP next to VPN type.
  • Page 105: Connecting Directly To An E-mail Server

    Connecting Directly to an E-Mail Server You can set up a connection to an e-mail server so that you can send and receive e-mail messages using a modem or network connection and Messaging on your device. NOTE: The ISP or network must use a POP3 or IMAP4 e-mail server and an SMTP gateway.
  • Page 106 Getting Connected...
  • Page 107: Adding And Removing Programs

    Adding and Removing Programs Some programs are already installed in the ROM when you received your device. You cannot remove these programs or accidentally lose the ROM contents. You can update ROM programs using installation programs with the *.pku extension. You can save data to Flash ROM. You can install any program created for your device, as long as your device has sufficient memory.
  • Page 108: Downloading Programs From The Internet

    3 Read any installation instructions, readme files, or documentation that comes with the program. Many programs provide special installation instructions. 4 Connect your device to your computer. 5 Double-click the *.exe file. If the file is an installer file, the installation wizard begins. Follow the directions on the screen.
  • Page 109: Adding A Program To The Start Menu

    Adding a Program to the Start Menu → 1 Tap Start Settings. 2 Tap Menus and then tap the check box for the program. If the program is not listed, you can either use File Explorer on the device to move the program to the Start Menu folder, or use ActiveSync on the computer to create a shortcut to the program using the following steps: Use Explorer in ActiveSync to explore your device files and locate...
  • Page 110 Adding and Removing Programs...
  • Page 111: Using Companion Programs

    NOTE: Before connecting your device to a computer for the first time, install ActiveSync on the computer using the Dell™ Getting Started CD. Word Mobile Word Mobile works with Microsoft Word on your computer to give you easy access to copies of your documents.
  • Page 112 You can open only one document at a time. If you open a second document, you are asked to save the first one. You can create, save, or edit a document in a variety of formats, including Word (.doc), Word template (.dot), Rich Text Format (.rtf), and Plain Text (.txt).
  • Page 113: Excel Mobile

    If you are opening a Word document created on a computer, select Wrap to Window on the View menu, so that you can see the entire document. Excel Mobile Excel Mobile works with Microsoft Excel on your computer to give you easy access to copies of your workbooks.
  • Page 114 You can open only one workbook at a time. If you open a second workbook, you are asked to save the first one. You can create, save, or edit a workbook in a variety of formats, including Excel template (.xlt) and Excel (.xls).
  • Page 115: Tips For Working In Excel Mobile

    Tips for Working in Excel Mobile Use the following tips when working with large worksheets in Excel Mobile: • Use Full Screen: Tap View worksheet as possible. To exit full-screen mode, tap Restore. • Show and hide window elements: Tap View and then tap the elements you want to show or hide.
  • Page 116: Msn Messenger

    To start a presentation: 1 Tap Start → Programs → PowerPoint Mobile. 2 In the presentation list, tap the slide show you want to view. 3 Tap the current slide to advance to the next slide. If the presentation is set up as a timed slide show, slides will advance automatically.
  • Page 117: Setting Up

    To use MSN Messenger, you must have a Microsoft Passport account or a Microsoft Exchange e-mail account. You must have a Passport to use MSN Messenger Service. If you have a Hotmail or MSN account, you already have a Passport. Once you have obtained either a Microsoft Passport or a Microsoft Exchange account, you are ready to set up your account.
  • Page 118: Chatting With Contacts

    To see who is online without them seeing you, tap Menu → My Status → Appear Offline. If you block a contact, you appear offline but remain on the blocked contact's list. To unblock a contact, tap and hold the contact, and then tap Unblock on the pop-up menu.
  • Page 119: Using Internet Explorer Mobile

    Using Internet Explorer Mobile Use Internet Explorer Mobile to view Web or WAP pages: • During synchronization with your computer, download your favorite links and mobile favorites that are stored in the Mobile Favorites subfolder in Internet Explorer on your computer. •...
  • Page 120: Conserving Memory

    6 In the Download tab, specify the number of levels deep you want to download. To conserve device memory, go only one level deep. 7 Synchronize your device and computer. Mobile favorites stored in the Mobile Favorites folder in Internet Explorer are downloaded to your device.
  • Page 121: Favorite Links

    Favorite Links During synchronization, the list of favorites in the Mobile Favorites folder on your computer is synchronized with Internet Explorer Mobile on your device. The computer and the device are updated, with changes made to either list, each time you synchronize. Unless you mark the favorite link as a mobile favorite, only the link is downloaded to your device—you need to connect to your ISP or network to view the content.
  • Page 122 To view mobile favorites and channels: 1 Tap the favorites icon to display your list of favorites. 2 Tap the page you want to view. The page that was downloaded the last time you synchronized with your computer appears. If the page is not on your device, the favorite is dimmed.
  • Page 123: Maintenance And Troubleshooting

    2 Insert the Getting Started CD into the computer’s CD-ROM drive. 3 Click Getting Started 4 On the tools selection menu, select Pocket PC Applications. 5 Scroll down the list until you see Dell Axim X51/X51v Self-Diagnostic Utility. → 6 Click Details 7 Follow the instructions on the screen to install the Self-Diagnostic Utility.
  • Page 124: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting The following table lists some common problems you might face and their probable solutions. To troubleshoot, use a single solution from the bullet list or a combination of solutions in the given order. For soft or hard reset, please refer to "Resetting the Axim" on page 53. Problem Accessory with form factor as Compact Flash II or Secure Digital Card has not...
  • Page 125 Click New Partnership to start a fresh search for devices. Many new cars from VW, BMW and Mercedes have a metal UV filter in the front window preventing GPS signals. Try placing the GPS unit near the rear window. Maintenance and Troubleshooting → Dell Axim...
  • Page 126 Waiting for GPS signal or no GPS Info in GPS Status Window Troubleshooting Microsoft ActiveSync with your Dell Axim HandHelds For more troubleshooting steps, please refer to your soft copy manual in the CD shipped together with your keyboard. Maintenance and Troubleshooting Solution •...
  • Page 127: File Download Security Warning

    As a safety precaution, the File Download Security Warning appears whenever you attempt to install a software program on your system. This occurs regardless of who makes the software you are attempting to install. NOTE: This warning does not indicate a problem with your Dell system. Maintenance and Troubleshooting...
  • Page 128 Maintenance and Troubleshooting...
  • Page 129: Appendix

    Appendix Specifications System Information Processor Memory Operating System Display Type Size Resolution LCD brightness ® Intel XScale™ PXA270 processor at up to 624 MHz ® Intel XScale™ PXA270 processor at up to 520 MHz ® Intel XScale™ PXA270 processor at up to 416 MHz 64 MB/256 MB NAND Flash ROM 64 MB/128 MB NAND Flash ROM...
  • Page 130 Controls and Lights Navigation Buttons: Lights: Expansion Slots Secure Digital memory card CompactFlash card Ports and Connectors Infrared Cradle/synchronization connector 36-pin connector Audio Appendix 5-way navigation button four program buttons: Calendar, Contacts, Messaging, Home power on/off on/off button for WLAN/Bluetooth wireless technology voice record button reset button...
  • Page 131 Physical Dimensions: Length Width Height Weight NOTE: The weight described refers to the device, not including the CompactFlash card or the Secure Digital memory card. Audio Audio controller Stereo conversion Record Microphone/speaker Headphone Graphics 119.0 mm (4.69 inches) 73.0 mm (2.87 inches) 16.9 mm (0.67 inch) 175 g (6.2 oz) VGA with standard battery 167 g (5.9 oz) VGA with standard battery...
  • Page 132 Wireless Connectivity WLAN (802.11b) Network standard Data rate Modulation Network architecture Operating frequencies Operating channels RF output power Range Client utility Software support Lights Switch Bluetooth wireless technology Appendix 802.11b 802.11b SDIO card only (CF not supported) IEEE 802.11b 1 Mbps, 2 Mbps, 5.5 Mbps, 11 Mbps CCK (11 Mbps, 5.5 Mbps);...
  • Page 133 Power Supply Battery type: Main Backup AC adapter: Supply voltage Frequency Current consumption Output voltage Output current Environmental Temperature range: operating storage Thermal gradient: operating storage Relative humidity (maximum): operating storage 1100-mAh lithium-ion removable, rechargeable battery (standard) 2200-mAh lithium-ion removable, rechargeable battery (optional) Capacitor to preserve RTC data 100–240 VAC...
  • Page 134 Environmental Altitude (maximum): operating storage Maximum shock (measured with a 2 ms half-sine pulse): operating storage Maximum vibration (using a random- vibration spectrum that simulates user environment): operating storage Appendix 0 to 3048 m (0 to 10,000 ft) 0 to 12,190 m (0 to 40,000 ft) 200 G 400 G 2.6 GRMS...
  • Page 135: Glossary

    Glossary 8 0 2 . 1 1 ( W -F ) — A wireless technology standard for mid-range networking devices that allows for enabled devices to automatically recognize each other. — A wireless technology standard for short-range (10 m [30 ft]) networking devices that allows for enabled devices to automatically recognize each other.
  • Page 136 R O M — read-only memory — Memory that stores data and programs that cannot be deleted or written to by the device. ROM, unlike RAM, retains its contents after you perform a reset. Some programs essential to the operation of your device reside in ROM.
  • Page 137: Index

    Index ActiveSync installing, 78 appointments scheduling, 81 audio Media player, 118 notifications, 91 battery charging, 44 main, 42 using and installing, 42 block recognizer, 67 Bluetooth settings, 76 buttons about, 47 Calendar, 40 Contacts, 40 Home, 40 locations, 39 navigator, 40 program buttons, 57 record, 40 reset, 41...
  • Page 138 delete a contact, 60 delete a file in Excel, 114 delete a file in PowerPoint, 116 delete a file in Word, 112 device Buttons and the Stylus, 47 disconnecting dial-up connection, 104 from a cable or cradle, 104 from a network, 104 infrared sensor, 104 drawing creating, 72...
  • Page 139 keyboard soft, 66 letter recognizer, 67 Media Player about, 118 meeting requests creating, 81 memory conserving, 120 Messaging about, 86 microphone recording a message, 73 ® Microsoft ActiveSync ® Microsoft Windows Mobile™ Version 5.0, 56 modem connection, 101 MSN Messenger about, 116 setting up, 117 working with contacts, 117...
  • Page 140 programs Pocket Outlook, 79 PowerPoint Mobile, 115 removing, 109 Start menu, 109 Switcher Bar, 58 Tasks, 83 Word Mobile, 111 projector, 51 recording voice messages, 73 reminders. notifications rename Using File Explorer, 92 reset button, 41 resetting the Axim, 53 Secure Digital card slot installing cards, 53 location, 39...
  • Page 141 Using the Power Button, 47 Using Your Axim, 45 video Media Player, 118 VPN connection, 103 Word about, 111 delete files, 112 writing block recognizer, 67 converting written text to print-style text, 67-68 drawing, 72 letter recognizer, 67 on the screen, 68 transcriber, 68 Index...
  • Page 142 Index...

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