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  • Page 1 Acer P400 User Guide...
  • Page 2 © 2010 All Rights Reserved Acer P400 Smartphone User Guide First issue: 03/2010 Acer P400 Smartphone Model number: __________________________________ Serial number: ___________________________________ Date of purchase: ________________________________ Place of purchase: ________________________________...
  • Page 3 Sublicense or otherwise make the Software available to third parties, except that you may, after prior written notification to Acer, transfer the Software as a whole to a third party so long as you do not retain any copies of the Software and such third party accepts the terms of this Agreement.
  • Page 4 Acer is not obligated to provide technical or other support for the Software. ACER LIVE UPDATE Certain of the software contains elements that enable the use of the Acer Live Update service, which allows for updates for such software to be automatically downloaded and installed on your phone.
  • Page 6 Third Party Services, or the services and products of Acer's licensors' or suppliers' third party licensors. Your use of the Third Party Software and Third Party Services is also subject to additional terms and conditions and policies which can be accessed through our global website.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents End User Licence Agreement Getting to know your smartphone Features and functions ......7 Other sources of help .
  • Page 8 Connecting to a PC and installing software ..50 Acer Sync ........51 Other functions .
  • Page 9: Getting To Know Your Smartphone

    • microSD Card slot with SDHC support • High-density, rechargeable 1090 mAh Lithium Polymer battery (replaceable) • Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional • Easy-to-use Acer features: Phonebook, Phone Dialer with Favorites and Call History, Social Networking, Notification Manager and Preferences. Features and functions...
  • Page 10: Other Sources Of Help

    Companion CD, it provides programs that can be online reference for using your installed on your smartphone smartphone. Up-to-date information regarding your smartphone Service enquiries Accessing the help menus Your smartphone features detailed help menus to aid you in making connections and using the embedded applications.
  • Page 11: Product Registration

    • The latest news from Acer. Hurry and register, as other advantages await you! How to register To register your Acer product, visit our website at Choose your country and follow the simple instructions. You can also click >...
  • Page 13: Chapter 1: Setting Up

    Your new smartphone comes packed in a protective box. Carefully unpack the box and remove the contents. If any of the following items is missing or damaged, contact your dealer immediately: • Acer P400 Smartphone • Battery • Quick Guide • Companion CD •...
  • Page 14: Getting To Know Your Smartphone

    Getting to know your smartphone Views 13 14 5 6 7 8 No. Item Description Power button Press to turn the screen on/off or enter sleep mode; press and hold for more than three seconds to turn the smartphone off. 3.5 mm headset jack Connect to headset.
  • Page 15 No. Item Description End button Press to end a call/close the current window; press and hold to lock the phone and turn the screen off. Micro USB connector Connect to a USB cable/charger. Microphone Internal microphone. Volume control Increase or decrease the ringer/system volume.
  • Page 16 • Set Turn off backlight if device is not used for to 30 sec. • Set the backlight level to the 6th level. • Disable Auto-adjust backlight by battery level. 2. Click Start > Settings > System > Power > Advanced > Sleep mode setting >...
  • Page 17: Installing Or Removing The Battery

    Installing or removing the battery Your smartphone uses a replaceable battery to provide power. It is packed seperately from your smartphone and needs to be inserted and charged before you can use the smartphone. Installing the battery Insert your fingernail into the cutout between the battery cover and the phone.
  • Page 18: Installing A Sim Or Microsd Card

    CAUTION: RISK OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS REPLACED BY AN INCORRECT TYPE. DISPOSE OF USED BATTERIES ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS. Charging the battery For initial use, you need to charge your smartphone for eight hours. After that you can charge it each day to recharge the battery to full capacity.
  • Page 19 6. Turn off the phone by pressing and holding the power button. 7. Open the cover and remove the battery as described in “Removing the battery“ on page 16. 8. Insert the SIM or microSD card as shown. 9. Replace the battery and battery cover.
  • Page 21: Chapter 2: Using Your Smartphone Turning On For The First Time

    Chapter 2: Using Your Smartphone Turning on for the first time To turn on your smartphone for the first time, press and hold the power button until the system bootup screen appears. Follow the setup screens to set up your phone. Entering your PIN When you install a SIM card for the first time, you may need to enter a PIN.
  • Page 22: The Onscreen Keyboard

    Tap and hold: Tap and hold an item to see a list of actions available for that item. On the pop-up menu that appears, tap the action you want to perform. The onscreen keyboard You can activate an onscreen keyboard in certain applications when entering data.
  • Page 23 Connecting to your PC and synchronizing data You can synchronize the data on your smartphone with the data on your PC using the supplied USB sync cable and the Windows Sync Center or ActiveSync. Refer to Connecting to a PC and installing software on page 50 for more details on connecting and synchronizing.
  • Page 25: Chapter 3: Making Calls

    Chapter 3: Making Calls This chapter shows you how to make phone calls, and the various options available to you during your call. Before making a call Check that the phone function is on before you make a call; you can activate the phone from the Comm.
  • Page 26: The Onscreen Number Pad

    The onscreen number pad The onscreen number pad allows you to enter numbers to dial. To access the onscreen number pad: 1. Press the Call button, or 2. Tap Phone from the Home screen, or 3. Tap > Making a call to one of your contacts 1.
  • Page 27 Dialing from other applications You can dial numbers quickly and easily even when using other applications. 1. Press the Call button to open the phone dialer. 2. Make your call. 3. When you have finished your call, tap the End key. Dialing an international number When dialing international numbers, there is no need to enter the international direct dialing prefix (‘00’...
  • Page 28: The Voice Call Screen

    The voice call screen Once you have dialed your number the voice call screen appears, where several options are available. Item Description Open Favorites or Call History. Mute the call. Put the current call on hold. Add a note. Enter the Phonebook. Turn the speaker on.
  • Page 29 Ending a call To end a call, press the End key. Putting a call on hold To put a call on hold, tap Hold ( ) on the voice call screen. Tap again to resume the call. Swapping between calls When you receive a second call while already on a call, the number of the second caller will appear.
  • Page 30 Adding notes You can write or type notes during a call to record important information and view it at a later date. 1. Tap Note ( ) on the voice call screen. 2. Use the keyboard to enter letters and characters. 3.
  • Page 31 Redialing a missed call When you have a missed call, the icon appears at the Home screen. 1. Tap Phone to display the missed call details. 2. Select the call from the list and tap Call History View recent calls by accessing Call History: Open the onscreen number pad, then tap Call History ( Call History Menu options There are various options available in the Call History Menu.
  • Page 33: Chapter 4: Messaging

    Chapter 4: Messaging This chapter shows you how to set up and use the SMS, MMS and email functions of your smartphone. The messaging screen All SMS, MMS and email messages are accessed via the messaging screen. To access the messaging screen, tap Text ( ).
  • Page 34: Text (Sms) Messages

    Tap a subfolder to open it. Tap Inbox to return to the main messaging screen. Tap for a list of options appropriate to the selected folder. Managing your folders You can select synchronization, download and other settings for certain folders. To manage your folders, tap Menu, or tap and hold on the folder name to open a menu of action items.
  • Page 35: Mms Messages

    Sorting text messages You can sort your text messages by message type, sender, received messages and message subject. Tap the Sort by drop-down menu in the top-right of the messaging screen, and select an option from the list. MMS messages MMS messages are similar to text messages but also allow you to attach multimedia files such as pictures, audio or video clips.
  • Page 36 1. Tap Text ( ) from the Home screen. Select Inbox from the drop-down menu in the top left corner of the messaging screen. 2. Tap > MMS Settings > MMS Profiles tab. 3. Tap a profile from the list. Tap Edit to view the selected profile settings.
  • Page 37 Replying to MMS messages When a new MMS message arrives, a message icon appears at the top of the screen and a notification message is displayed. 1. Tap Text ( 2. Tap a message to open it. 3. Tap > Reply to reply to the message. The message window will appear.
  • Page 38: E-Mail

    E-mail Your smartphone uses Outlook Mobile to manage email accounts. Tap E-mail from the Home screen or > E-mail to access the account setup. Tap Setup E-mail to set up your email account. Enter your email address and password to set up the account. Select if you want to save your password or not.
  • Page 39: Chapter 5: Using The Camera

    Chapter 5: Using the Camera Your smartphone features a 3.2-megapixel digital camera mounted on the rear. This section will take you through all the steps in taking photos and videos with your smartphone. To activate the camera, press and hold the camera button. Camera icons and indicators Icon Description...
  • Page 40: Taking A Photo

    Icon Description Tap to set the capture mode. • Photo • Video • POI Photo • Continuous • MMS Zoom in or out; the options are 1x and 1.3x. Adjust the camera or video settings. Camera: • Resolution • WB •...
  • Page 41: Shooting A Video

    Shooting a video 1. Frame your subject and steady your smartphone. 2. Press the camera button down fully to begin recording. 3. Press the camera button down fully to stop recording. Supported formats The following file formats are supported: Type Formats Image JPEG...
  • Page 42 Tap the Album icon and select a photo to view. Tap the photo to display the option icons. From this interface, you can start a slideshow with all the pictures in the folder, send the current picture to a contact as an MMS or email message, view the picture’s information, delete the picture or return to the thumbnail view.
  • Page 43: Chapter 6: Advanced Settings Putting Your Smartphone In Flight Mode

    Chapter 6: Advanced Settings Putting your smartphone in flight mode You can enter flight mode to turn off telephone, Bluetooth and WLAN functions and use your smartphone as a handheld device during a flight. Check with your airline to make sure this is permitted onboard.
  • Page 44: Comm. Manager

    Comm. Manager Your smartphone features phone, Bluetooth and WLAN functions. This section will explain how to activate and set basic phone, Bluetooth and wireless network (WLAN) connection settings through the Comm. Manager screen. Tip: Tap and hold the name of any communication type to open its associated Settings page.
  • Page 45 Phone connections Once you have inserted a SIM card, your smartphone will automatically detect your network provider. For all phone settings, tap > Settings > Personal > Phone. Here you can adjust ringtone, security, services, network and CB (Cell Broadcast) settings. Selecting a network You can set the smartphone to detect your network automatically or set it manually.
  • Page 46 Adjusting Bluetooth settings You can use Bluetooth to exchange information between your smartphone and other mobile devices. Bluetooth connections For all Bluetooth settings, tap > Settings > Bluetooth. Here you can adjust Bluetooth profiles, status, accessibility, and services settings. You can also view version information. Creating new Bluetooth connections The simplest way to set up and configure a new Bluetooth connection is through the Bluetooth Manager.
  • Page 47: Phone Settings

    Phone settings Many phone settings are automatically configured by your smartphone when you insert a SIM card. The device will communicate with your service provider and automatically obtain all necessary settings, such as network name, voice mail and text message center numbers. You can, however, view and modify these settings yourself if necessary, through the Phone Settings screen.
  • Page 48 3. Specify whether to forward all calls or only under certain conditions. Tap the checkboxes to select the option you require and enter number(s) to forward calls to. 4. Tap OK to confirm and save. Setting up call waiting 1. Tap >...
  • Page 49: Managing Your Phonebook

    Choosing a ringtone A profile contains settings for alert notification, device volume, ring type and tone. 1. Tap > Settings > Personal > Phone > Sounds. 2. Select your preferred ringtone. 3. Tap OK to confirm and save. Configuring End button functions You can shut down your smartphone, end current program, launch Task Manager, launch Comm.
  • Page 50 You can choose to save contacts directly to your SIM card. This is useful if you use your SIM card with multiple phones and you always need your address book at hand. Note: You can only enter a contact name, telephone number and email when creating a new SIM contact.
  • Page 51 Copying a contact from internal memory to the SIM card Note: Copying a contact from internal memory to your SIM will only copy the contact’s name and phone number. Names longer than 14 characters will be truncated. 1. Tap > Contacts. 2.
  • Page 52: Connecting To A Pc And Installing Software

    Assigning a ringtone and picture to specific contacts You can assign a specific ringtone and picture to a particular Phone contact so they are easily identifiable when they call. 1. Tap > Contacts. 2. Select the contact you want to edit by using the up and down navigation buttons.
  • Page 53: Acer Sync

    Acer Sync also provides a regular synchronization feature, which automatically synchronizes according to your settings. Note: You may only add a single Google account to Acer Sync. If you have multiple Google accounts and desire to synchronize data Acer Sync...
  • Page 54 Description Contacts / Synchronize the PIM data on your device with Calendar Google Contacts and Google Calendar. If Acer Sync detects duplicate items, it will help merge the PIM data during the first synchronization. Photo Upload photos on your device to your Picasa album.
  • Page 55 Settings Description Album Name The location where your photos will be uploaded to on Picasa. If the album doesn’t exist on Picasa, Acer Sync will create it automatically. Album Privacy Defines who may view the album. Photo Upload The locations of photos and videos on your Folder / Video device.
  • Page 56: Other Functions

    6. Tap About to view the copyright and version information of Acer Sync. 7. Tap Exit or OK to close Acer Sync. In the sync profile main window, you can view the account name, last synchronization time, device connection method and the status for each data type.
  • Page 57 Setting a new appointment 1. Tap > Calendar. 2. Tap > New Appointment. 3. Enter appointment information and reminder frequency. 4. Tap OK to confirm and save. To edit an appointment, tap the date and tap the entry to open the edit page. Creating tasks Tasks can be set to remind you of specific things you must do and the completion deadlines.
  • Page 58: Multimedia Playback

    Tap Favorites in the Home screen and tap Internet Explorer to open the browser. To adjust your browser settings, tap > > Tools. Starting Windows Live 1. Tap > Windows Live. 2. Sign in with your email address and password and your contacts list appears.
  • Page 59 2. Locate the file to playback, and tap once to play it in Windows Media Player. Spinlets Spinlets gives you access to your favorite music, movie and television content. Get your favorite music, photos and videos from your mobile phone and share your favorite Spinlets on social networks, websites and more.
  • Page 60 Browsing genres To browse the Gallery by genre, tap the Genres button on the bottom left corner of the screen. You will see a new screen with a list of different genres. Tap on the genre you wish to view. Sort To sort through Spinlets by Name, Ratings or Newest content, select the Sort button at the bottom of the screen.
  • Page 61 Exploring Spinlets widgets When you select an album, you will see a Spinlet. To play the featured song, select the red Play button. To play selected songs, select the Music tab and choose which songs you would like to play. To view artist photos, select the Photos tab.
  • Page 62: Satellite Data Update

    Streaming Media Note: This application may not be available in your region or for your language. Steaming Media allows you to view streamed video off the Internet directly on your smartphone. If you try to open an audio or movie video that is not supported by Microsoft Windows Media Player, for example RTSP or HTTP, the system will...
  • Page 63: Personalizing Your Smartphone

    Note: All the following connections allow your smartphone 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: Sync connection to PC; GPRS (not supported when roaming).
  • Page 64 Naming your smartphone Your smartphone uses a name to identify itself when connected to other computers. To specify a name, tap > Settings > System > About > Device ID tab. Enter a name for your device. Add a description if necessary. Tap OK to confirm and save.
  • Page 65 2. Select to enable sounds for events or programs. You can also specify to enable sounds when tapping the screen or pressing buttons. 3. Tap the Notifications tab. 4. Select an event from the list and the notification options for that event are displayed. 5.
  • Page 66 Managing system certificates System certificates are used to positively identify your smartphone to other systems. > Settings > System > Certificates to view all certificates. Setting the date and time To set the date and time: 1. Tap > Settings > Clock & Alarms >...
  • Page 67 2. Tap the Region, Number, Currency, Date and Time tabs to view information for your region. Adjust any if necessary. 3. Tap OK to confirm and save. Viewing power status 1. Tap > Settings > System > Backlight. 2. Click the power link located at the bottom of the screen, and select the Battery tab.
  • Page 68: Updating Your Smartphone

    Configuring screen options You can change orientation, align the screen, enable ClearType and adjust text size to make viewing your smartphone as comfortable as possible. 1. Tap > Settings > System > Screen > General tab. 2. Select screen orientation and tap Align Screen if you need to re-align the screen.
  • Page 69: Setting A Schedule

    your computer and use your computer’s Internet connection to download the update. Install this update correctly by following the instructions provided with the files. Setting a schedule It is also possible to set schedule to check for updates. 1. Tap >...
  • Page 70 Clean boot Warning! You should only perform a clean boot when all other reset options have failed to restore your smartphone to an operational state. A clean boot will restore your smartphone to the factory settings. Warning! This will erase all your personal information, any contacts stored on your phone and any programs you installed.
  • Page 71: Chapter 7: Accessories And Tips

    Chapter 7: Accessories and Tips This chapter shows you how to use accessories with your smartphone, as well as provide useful tips for when you are using your smartphone. Using the headset Your smartphone comes packaged with a headset with built-in microphone for handsfree use when making calls.
  • Page 72: Using Your Smartphone As A Modem

    3. Tap the icon for your Bluetooth headset. 4. Enter your headset passkey and tap OK or press the OK button. 5. Tap Finish to complete setup. When you want to answer an incoming call, press the “answer” button on your Bluetooth headset. Press the End key to end the call.
  • Page 73 8. Enter your ISP’s phone number. The number must begin with ‘*99#’. Click Next. 9. Select one option from the Connection Availability screen and click Next. 10.Enter your username and password and click Next. 11.Click Finish to complete the setup. You can now establish a Bluetooth connection between your PC and your smartphone.
  • Page 74: Inserting A Microsd Card

    hold Bluetooth to open the settings page. From the options listed, change your device’s visibility status to Discoverable. Ensure that your computer’s Bluetooth adapter is switched on. • Click Add a device, then follow the steps of the Add Bluetooth Device Wizard. •...
  • Page 75: Appendix

    Appendix FAQ, troubleshooting and error messages This section lists frequently asked questions that may arise during the use of your smartphone, and gives easy answers and solutions to these questions. Aspect Question Answer Audio Why is there no Disconnect the headset. sound coming Check that the device volume setting is from the device?
  • Page 76 It is also normal for the phone to heat up during long periods of use, such as a during a phone conversation or watching a video. All Acer phones are factory tested before release. Error messages Error message Description Connection canceled Operation canceled by the user.
  • Page 77: Specifications

    Specifications Performance • Qualcomm MSM 7227, 600 MHz • System memory: • 256 MB of SDRAM • 512 MB of Flash ROM • Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional Edition Display • 3.2” TFT LCD touchscreen • 480 x 320 resolution •...
  • Page 78 USB connector • Micro USB connector • USB Client • DC power-in (5 V, 1 A) Connectivity • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR • IEEE Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g WLAN • GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 • UMTS 850 / 1900 / 2100 •...
  • Page 79: Warnings And Precautions

    Size and weight • Dimensions: 115 (h) x 59 (w) x 12 (t) mm • Weight: 125 g (including battery) Warnings and precautions • Do not use this product near water. • Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand or table.
  • Page 80 CAUTION when listening to music To protect your hearing, follow these instructions. • Increase the volume gradually until you can hear clearly and comfortably. • Do not increase the volume level after your ears have adjusted. • Do not listen to music at high volumes for extended periods.
  • Page 81 Acer approved batteries, and recharge your battery only with Acer approved chargers designated for this device. Unplug the charger from the electrical plug and the device when not in use. Do not leave a fully charged battery connected to the AC adapter, since overcharging may shorten its lifetime.
  • Page 82 Replacing the battery pack Your smartphone uses lithium batteries. Replace the battery with the same type as that which came bundled with your product. Use of another battery may present a risk of fire or explosion. Warning! Batteries may explode if not handled properly. Do not disassemble or dispose of them in fire.
  • Page 83 storage media near the device, because information stored on them may be erased. Medical devices Operation of any radio transmitting equipment, including wireless phones, may interfere with the functionality of inadequately protected medical devices. Consult a physician or the manufacturer of the medical device to determine if they are adequately shielded from external RF energy or if you have any questions.
  • Page 84 systems, electronic speed control systems, and air bag systems. For more information, check with the manufacturer, or its representative, of your vehicle or any equipment that has been added. Only qualified personnel should service the device, or install the device in a vehicle. Faulty installation or service may be dangerous and may invalidate any warranty that may apply to the device.
  • Page 85: Emergency Calls

    gas (such as propane or butane), and areas where the air contains chemicals or particles such as grain, dust or metal powders. Follow any restrictions. Do not use the device where blasting is in progress. Emergency calls Important: Wireless phones, including this device, operate using radio signals, wireless networks, landline networks, and user-programmed functions.
  • Page 86: Disposal And Recycling Information

    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 sustainability01.htm Mercury advisory For projectors or electronic products containing an LCD/CRT monitor or display:...
  • Page 87 actual pen or pencil or other sharp object on the screen surface. 2. DO NOT expose your smartphone to rain or moisture. Do not let water enter the circuitry through the front panel buttons or expansion slots. In general, treat your smartphone as you would a mobile phone or other small electronic device.
  • Page 88: Safety Regulations

    Safety regulations LCD pixel statement The LCD unit is produced with high-precision manufacturing techniques. Nevertheless, some pixels may occasionally misfire or appear as black or red dots. This has no effect on the recorded image and does not constitute a malfunction. Radio device regulatory notice Note: Regulatory information below is for models with wireless LAN and/or Bluetooth only.
  • Page 89 France: Restricted wireless frequency bands Some areas of France have a restricted frequency band. The worst case maximum authorized power indoors is: • 10 mW for the entire 2.4 GHz band (2400 MHz - 2483.5 MHz) • 100 mW for frequencies between 2446.5 MHz and 2483.5 MHz Note: Channels 10 through 13 inclusive operate in the band 2446.6 MHz to 2483.5 MHz.
  • Page 90 41 Loir et Cher 45 Loret 50 Manche 55 Meuse 58 Nievre 59 Nord 60 Oise 61 Orne 63 Puy Du Dome 64 Pyrenees Atlantique 66 Pyrenees 67 Bas Rhin 68 Haut Rhin 70 Haute Saone 71 Saone et Loire 75 Paris 82 Tarn et Garonne 84 Vaucluse...
  • Page 91 radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following...
  • Page 92 Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions accepted by the FCC with the phone transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR level of the phone while operating can be well below the maximum value.
  • Page 93 phone at the ear, position the handset a minimum of 1.5 cm from your body when the phone is switched on. Safety regulations...
  • Page 94 Lithium-ion battery warning ATTENZIONE! Rischio di esplosione della batteria se sostituita in modo errato. Sostituire la batteria con un una di tipo uguale o equivalente consigliata dalla fabbrica. Non disperdere le batterie nell’ambiente. VORSICHT! Explosionsgefahr bei unsachgemäßen Austausch der Batterie. Ersatz nur durch denselben oder einem vom Hersteller empfohlenem ähnlichen Typ.
  • Page 95 ........75 acer sync display ..52 adding a Google account ..53 managing your account ........36 e-mail ......53 settings ......47 end button ..... 52 synchronizing ......73 error messages ......21 applications .......59 exploring ....... 21 history ........73 FAQs ....63 backlight settings ........7...
  • Page 96 ....... 47 ........55 ringtones tasks ......73 troubleshooting ......19 turning on ....77 safety regulations ......66 screen options ........72 ......19 SD card unpacking ....... 76 ......76 information USB connector software ......65 removing views ..62 sounds and notifications ........13 left ......

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