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  • Page 1 MyPal A636/632 Handbook...
  • Page 2 Product warranty or service will not be extended if: (1) the product is repaired, modified or altered, unless such repair, modification of alteration is authorized in writing by ASUS; or (2) the serial number of the product is defaced or missing.
  • Page 3 Contents at a glance ® This handbook contains the information you need to efficiently use ASUS MyPal A636/632 Pocket PC. • Chapter 1 - Get started! ..........1-1 This chapter introduces the ASUS MyPal A636/632 Pocket PC, how to set and power it up, and basic screens that will familiarize you with its many features.
  • Page 4 • Chapter 8 - Get connected ........8-1 This chapter provides the procedures for connecting to the Internet, and for transferring data using infrared (IR). ® • Chapter 9 - Bluetooth ................ This chapter provides information on using the Bluetooth feature built-in the device. ®...
  • Page 5 MyPal A636/632 specifications Processor Intel ® XScale™ PXA272 416MHz Operating Microsoft ® Windows Mobile™ 5.0 system Memory 128MB Flash ROM 64MB SDRAM (107MB user accessible) Display 3.5-inch, brilliant transflective TFT LCD 65,000 Full-color, 16-bit display QVGA, 240x320 resolution with Touch Pad Battery 1300 mAh removable/rechargeable (A636) removable (A632) Li-ion battery...
  • Page 6: Package Contents

    If any item is missing or damaged, contact your dealer or retailer immediately. Standard items • ASUS MyPal A636/632 • Cradle • USB sync cable • AC adapter/power cable...
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Chapter 1 Get started! Introducing MyPal ..........1-2 ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Front features ................1-2 Back features ................1-3 Side features ................1-4 Top features ................1-5 Bottom features ................ 1-5 The stylus ................. 1-6 GPS car mount kit ..............1-6 ♦...
  • Page 8: Introducing Mypal

    Introducing MyPal ® The ASUS MyPal A636/A632 is truly a good companion wherever you go. Powered by a 416MHz Intel ® XScale PXA272 processor, equipped with ® 64MB SDRAM and 128MB Flash ROM, and bundled with the Microsoft ® Windows Mobile 5.0 plus a host of useful utilities, you have everything...
  • Page 9: Back Features

    • Speaker - allows you to hear alarms and other sound outputs from the device. • 4-way navigation button - functions like the four arrow keys on a keyboard. This button allows you to move through the program icons, folders, or files in a menu by scrolling up or down, left or right. •...
  • Page 10: Side Features

    • Hold - provides a safety measure to avoid users from accidentally tapping the screen or turning on the device. Move the switch towards the word Hold to turn off the screen and prevent it from turning back on even when you tap the screen or press a button.
  • Page 11: Top Features

    Top features Stylus External antenna cover SD card slot Power button (SD/SDIO/MMC) • External antenna cover - covers the external antenna port. If the GPS signal is weak, connect an external antenna to the port. • SD card slot - accommodates an SD memory card, MMC memory card or an SDIO interface card (e.g.
  • Page 12: The Stylus

    The stylus The stylus functions on a Pocket PC the same way a mouse functions on a standard PC. Use the stylus to tap or drag on the LCD touch screen to open programs or execute commands. • Tap. Touch the screen once with the stylus to open programs and select options.
  • Page 13: Setting Up Mypal

    Setting up MyPal Installing and removing the battery 1. First, remove the battery cover. Press on the battery cover latch behind the device, then slide down the battery cover to remove it. 2. Position and insert the right side of the battery with its contacts matching the 4-pin connector on the right side of the compartment.
  • Page 14: Connecting To A Power Source

    Connecting to a power source IMPORTANT You need to charge the battery before using the device for the first time. To connect the power adapter and charge the battery 1. Connect the power cable to the jack on the sync cable adapter. 2.
  • Page 15: Setting Up Gps

    Setting up GPS To receive GPS signal Flip open the GPS antenna panel from the back of the device. You may rotate the panel as illustrated below. NOTE If the GPS signal reception is weak, purchase and use an external antenna. Flip open the antenna cover that is above the panel, then plug in the external antenna to the antenna port.
  • Page 16: Additional Storage

    Additional storage MyPal A636 comes with the standard SD card slot while MyPal A632 has an additional mini SD card slot . The SD card slot can be inserted with SD (Secure Digital) or MMC memory cards. It also supports SDIO cards of various functionalities including 802.11b, camera, scanner, etc.
  • Page 17: Activating Mypal

    Activating MyPal You need to properly calibrate and activate your device before using it. This process ensures accurate positioning when entering text and selecting menus. Calibrating and activating your device 1. Press the power button. Power button 2. The Welcome screen appears when you turn on the device for the first time, or after performing a hard reset.
  • Page 18: Basic Screens On Mypal

    Basic screens on MyPal Today screen Normally, the Today screen appears when you turn on your device for the first time each day. NOTE When the device is already on and the screen displays another program, you may return to the Today screen any time by tapping the icon.
  • Page 19: Start Menu

    Start menu From the Start menu, you can select programs, settings, and help topics. To display the Start menu, tap the icon from the top of the screen. Tap to open a program Tap to open a recently used program Tap to open the Programs menu Tap to open the Settings menu Tap to display the Help topics...
  • Page 20 Pop-up menus With the pop-up menus, you can easily choose an action for an item. For example, you can use the pop-up menu in File Explorer to delete, copy, or beam an item. To access a pop-up menu, tap and hold the stylus on the item that you wish to perform action on.
  • Page 21 Chapter 2 Learn the basics ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Viewing system information ........ 2-2 ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Entering information ..........2-2 Entering text using the Input Panel .......... 2-2 Writing on the screen ............... 2-6 Drawing on the screen ............. 2-8 Recording a message ..............
  • Page 22: Viewing System Information

    Viewing system information Your device allows you to easily display the built-in specifications. NOTE You can not change the information you see in the system information screens. To display the system information: 1. Tap > Settings > System tab > System Information icon 2.
  • Page 23: To Type With The Soft Keyboard

    To type with the soft keyboard: 1. Tap the arrow next to the Input Panel button, then tap Keyboard. NOTE For a demonstration, open Notes. 2. Tap the keys with the stylus to enter information. Tap to show or hide the input panel Select an input method Tap to display the input method options Word completion feature...
  • Page 24: To Use Letter Recognizer

    To use Letter Recognizer: With the Letter Recognizer, you can write letters on the screen with the stylus as you would on paper. 1. Tap the arrow next to the Input Panel button, then tap Letter Recognizer. 2. Write a letter in the box. When you write a letter, it is converted to a typed text that appears on the screen.
  • Page 25: To Use Transcriber

    To use Transcriber: With Transcriber, you can use the stylus to write anywhere on the screen as you would on paper. Unlike Letter Recognizer and Block Recognizer, you can write a sentence or additional information. Pause after writing and let Transcriber convert the written characters to typed characters.
  • Page 26: Writing On The Screen

    Writing on the screen In any program that accepts writing, such as the Notes program, and in the Notes tab in Calendar, Contacts, and Tasks, you can use the stylus to write directly on the screen. Write the way you do on paper. You can edit and format what you have written and convert the writing to text at a later time.
  • Page 27 If the conversion is incorrect, you can select different words from a list of alternates or return to the original writing. 1. Tap and hold the incorrect word. 2. When the pop-up menu appears, tap Alternates to display a list of alternate words for the selection.
  • Page 28: Drawing On The Screen

    Drawing on the screen You can draw on the screen in the same way that you write on the screen. The difference between writing and drawing on the screen is how you select items and how they can be edited. For example, selected drawings can be resized, while writing cannot.
  • Page 29: Recording A Message

    Recording a message In any program where you can write or draw on the screen, you can also quickly capture thoughts, reminders, and phone numbers by recording a message. In Calendar, Tasks, and Contacts, you can include a recording in the Notes tab. In the Notes program, you can either create a standalone recording or include a recording in a written note.
  • Page 30: Finding And Organizing Information

    To change the recording format: 1. In the note list, tap Menu > Options. 2. Tap the Global Input Options link. 3. Tap the Options tab. 4. Tap the down arrow on the Voice recording format box to display the available options.
  • Page 31: Using The File Explorer

    Using the File Explorer To use the File Explorer to find and organize files: 1. Tap > Programs. 2. In the Program screen, tap the File Explorer icon to display the files in your device. Customizing your device You can customize your device by adjusting the settings, using the built-in programs, and installing additional software.
  • Page 32: Changing The Date And Time

    Changing the date and time To change the date and time settings: 1. Tap > Settings > System tab. 2. Tap the Clock & Alarms icon. 3. Under the Time tab, make your desired settings. NOTE Tap the More tab and select Display the clock in the title bar in all programs to display the clock on the top right corner of the screen all the time.
  • Page 33: Changing The Owner Information

    Changing the owner information To change the owner information: 1. Tap > Settings, then tap the Owner Information icon. 2. Key-in the data that you wish to appear on the Today screen. 3. Add notes to the owner information by tapping the Notes tab. 4.
  • Page 34: Changing The Screen Display Orientation

    Changing the screen display orientation To change the screen display orientation: 1. Tap > Settings > System tab. 2. Tap the Screen icon to show the screen options. 3. Select your desired orientation, then tap OK. Portrait orientation Sets the screen display to portrait or landscape orientation Landscape orientation 2-14 Chapter 2...
  • Page 35 To enable the ClearType feature: 1. Tap > Settings, then tap the System tab. 2. Tap the Screen icon to show the screen options. 3. Tap the Clear Type tab. 4. Check the Enable Clear Type box, then tap OK. To change the screen text size: 1.
  • Page 36: Changing The Screen Theme

    Changing the screen theme To change the screen theme: 1. Tap > Settings, then tap the Today icon. 2. Select your desired theme from the available options. Check the box Use this picture as the background, then tap Browse to select an image from your picture files. 3.
  • Page 37: Setting The Backlight

    To customize the speed of your Up/Down button control: 1. Tap the Up/Down Control tab. 2. Tap the slider to your desired settings then tap OK when done. NOTE Tap the Advance tab to set options for the key light and hold switch.
  • Page 38: Changing The Battery Power Settings

    Changing the battery power settings To change the battery power settings: 1. Tap > tap Settings. 2. Tap the System tab. 3. Tap the Power icon to display the battery power status. This screen shows the detected percentages of the remaining battery power. You may not change the information on this screen.
  • Page 39: Selecting Sounds And Notifications

    Selecting sounds and notifications Your device can remind you of things you have to do in several ways. For example, if you have set up an appointment in Calendar, a task with a due date, or an alarm in Clock, you will be notified in any of the following ways. •...
  • Page 40 To change the Microphone and Speaker settings: 1. Tap the Advance tab from the audio settings screen. 2. In MIC Gain Control, choose either to manually adjust the gain control or let the device automatically adjust the recording volume. Adjust the volume to high or low by dragging the slider to the left or to the right.
  • Page 41: Changing The Memory Settings

    To change the USB settings: 1. Tap > Settings. 2. Tap the Connections tab, then tap the USB Settings icon. 3. Choose a USB Client Function. • RNDIS - (Remote Network Driver Interface Specification) lets you send and receive data using the device when connected to another device.
  • Page 42 To check the storage card memory: 1. Tap > Settings, then tap the System tab. 2. Tap the Memory icon, then tap the Storage Card tab to display the memory information for the selected storage card. 3. If you wish to free storage card memory, delete some files from the storage card.
  • Page 43: Using Simple Applications

    Using simple applications Your device includes several simple application that are useful in your day- to-day use of your device. ® NOTE The major applications that came with the Microsoft ® Windows Mobile 5.0 are discussed in other chapters. To access the applications: 1.
  • Page 44: Games

    Games Tap the Games icon to display the available games. Bubble Breaker The main objective of this game is to burst all the bubbles. To do so, tap two or more jawbreakers of the same color that are connected to each other.
  • Page 45 Solitaire The main objective of this game is to use all the cards in the deck to build up four suit stacks in ascending order, beginning with the aces. NOTE For details on the game rules, see the Help information on your device.
  • Page 46 Pictures & Videos Use Pictures & Videos to view pictures and play back videos of various formats stored on your device or on a storage card. You can then send them to your friends, view a slideshow of your pictures, play back the video or set a picture as background on the Today screen.
  • Page 47: Pictures

    To use Auto Correct • Tap Menu > Edit > Menu > Auto Correct to automatically adjust the picture. NOTE Tap Menu then Undo to reverse the last action made. Tap Revert to Saved to reverse all actions done on the picture. To rotate the picture •...
  • Page 48: Checking Device Status

    3. Tap OK to make the changes. NOTE If you clear the box beside the Show system status icon, the Asus Status icon will not show. To make the Asus Status icon appear again, Tap > Settings. Under the System tab, tap Asus Status icon.
  • Page 49 Chapter 3 Synchronize and enhance ® ® ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Microsoft ActiveSync ..............® What is ActiveSync ? ............... 3-2 ® Installing ActiveSync on your computer ........3-3 ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Synchronizing your device ........3-4 Connecting your device to a computer ........
  • Page 50: Microsoft Activesync

    ® ® Microsoft ActiveSync ® What is ActiveSync ® ® The Microsoft ActiveSync is one of the important bundled programs in MyPal. With ActiveSync, you can synchronize the information on your desktop computer with the information on your device. Synchronization compares the data on your device with your desktop computer and updates both computers with the most recent information.
  • Page 51: Installing Activesync On Your Computer

    ® Installing ActiveSync on your computer The ActiveSync program is already installed on your device. To synchronize information on your device with your computer, you must also install ActiveSync on your computer. Install ActiveSync from the Companion CD that came with your product package. NOTE Before starting the ActiveSync installation, make sure that ®...
  • Page 52: Synchronizing Your Device

    9. Follow the instructions on the succeeding screens. ® ® If you have previously installed Microsoft ActiveSync in your computer, the installation wizard detects it and prompts you with a message. Click Next to continue installing and replace the current version. Click Cancel to quit and keep the current version.
  • Page 53 A sync relationship is a file that allows you to synchronize your device with your desktop computer. This file is stored on your desktop computer. An additional file that enables your desktop computer to recognize your device is stored on your device. To set up a sync relationship: 1.
  • Page 54: Checking Synchronized Information

    Immediately after you set up a sync relationship, ActiveSync starts automatically and initiates the first synchronization between your device and your computer. Refer to the succeeding sections for more details on synchronization. Checking synchronized information After your first synchronization, take a look at Calendar, Contacts, and Tasks on your device.
  • Page 55: Manually Initiating Synchronization

    Manually initiating synchronization Once you have set up ActiveSync and completed the first synchronization process, you can initiate synchronization from your device at any time. To manually initiate synchronization: 1. Tap , Programs, then tap the ActiveSync icon to display the ActiveSync screen.
  • Page 56: Synchronization Options

    Synchronization options The Microsoft ActiveSync program allows you to customize your synchronization settings at any time. You can select the items to synchronize, set the synchronization schedule, and specify the synchronization rules. To display the synchronization options: • From the ActiveSync window on your desktop computer, click on the Options icon, or •...
  • Page 57: Installing Other Applications

    Installing other applications The Companion CD packs a variety of useful applications. You may install some of the applications directly from the CD and download other available applications from the Internet. To install applications from the Companion CD: 1. Place the Companion CD into the optical drive of your computer.
  • Page 58 7. Click Pocket PC Applications to display the entertainment programs that you can install on your device, then click Details for installation instructions. 8. Click Desktop Applications to display the entertainment programs that you can install on your computer, then click Details for installation instructions.
  • Page 59 Chapter 5 ® Microsoft Pocket Outlook ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Introduction ............5-2 ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Calendar ..............5-2 Creating appointments ............. 5-3 Using the summary screen ............5-4 Creating meeting requests ............5-4 ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Contacts ..............
  • Page 60: Introduction

    Introduction ® Microsoft Pocket Outlook includes Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, Notes, and Messaging. You can use these programs individually or together. For example, you can use an e-mail address stored in Contacts to address e-mail messages in Messaging. ® Using ActiveSync , you can synchronize information in Microsoft Outlook or Microsoft Exchange on your desktop computer with your device.
  • Page 61: To Create An Appointment

    Creating appointments To create an appointment: 1. If you are in Day or Week view, tap your desired date for the appointment, 2. Tap Menu on the Menu bar then tap New Appointment. Tap to select from a predefined text Tap to select from previously entered locations Tap to specify the time of appointment...
  • Page 62: Using The Summary Screen

    Using the summary screen When you tap an appointment in Calendar, a summary screen appears. To change the appointment, tap Edit. Appointment details Notes/additional information on the appointment Tap to change details of the appointment Creating meeting requests You can use Calendar to set up meetings with users of Outlook and Pocket Outlook.
  • Page 63: Contacts

    Contacts Contacts maintains a list of your friends and colleagues so that you can easily find the information you look for, whether you are at home or on the road. Using the infrared port (IR) on the device, you can quickly share Contacts information with other device users.
  • Page 64: Creating Contacts

    Creating contacts To create a contact: 1. Tap , then tap Contacts. 2. Tap New to display a blank contact form. 3. Using the input panel, enter a name and other contact information. You will need to scroll down to see all available fields. 4.
  • Page 65: Finding A Contact

    Finding a contact There are four ways to find a contact. 1. In the contact list, enter a contact name in the box under the navigation bar. To show all contacts again, clear text from the box or tap the button to the right of the box. 2.
  • Page 66: Tasks

    Tasks Use Tasks to keep track of what you have to do. Indicates high priority Tap to display or edit the task details Tap and hold to display a pop-up menu of actions Tap to create a new task Creating tasks To create a task: 1.
  • Page 67: Using The Summary Screen

    5. To assign the task to a category, tap Categories and select a category from the list. On the task list, you can display tasks by category. 6. To add notes, tap the Notes tab. You can enter text, draw, or create a recording.
  • Page 68: Notes

    Notes Quickly capture thoughts, reminders, ideas, 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 will be included in the note as an icon.
  • Page 69: Creating Notes

    Creating notes To create a note: 1. Tap , then tap Notes. 2. Tap New to display a blank note. 3. Create your note by writing, drawing, typing, or recording. For more information about using the input panel, writing and drawing on the screen, and creating recordings, see Chapter 2.
  • Page 70: Messaging

    Messaging Use Messaging to send and receive e-mail messages in one of these ways: • Synchronize e-mail messages with Microsoft Exchange or Microsoft Outlook on your desktop computer • Send and receive e-mail messages by connecting directly to an e-mail server through an Internet service provider (ISP) or a network Synchronizing e-mail messages You can e-mail messages as part of the general synchronization process.
  • Page 71: Connecting Directly To An E-Mail Server

    Connecting directly to an e-mail server In addition to synchronizing e-mail messages with your desktop 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 72 When you connect to your e-mail server or synchronize with your desktop computer, by default, you will receive messages from the last five days only, the first 100 lines of each new messages, and file attachments of less than 100KB in size. The original messages remain on the e-mail server or your desktop computer.
  • Page 73: Reading Messages In Inbox

    Reading messages in Inbox The messages you receive appear in your Inbox folder. By default, the most recently received messages appear on top of the list. Unread messages appear in boldface. Tap to select the service, and the folder that you wish to display Tap to select the sort order for the messages Tap and hold to display a...
  • Page 74: Composing Messages

    Composing messages To compose a message: 1. Tap New to display a blank e-mail screen. Enter the e-mail address here Tap to show or hide the complete message header Type your text here Tap to send the message 2. In the To field, enter the e-mail address of your recipient.
  • Page 75 To address your e-mail to several recipients, type the e-mail addresses separated by a semicolon. A semicolon is automatically added between e-mail addresses if you select from your Contacts list. All the names in the Contacts list with e-mail addresses appear in the e-mail address book.
  • Page 76: Managing E-Mail Messages And Folders

    Saving composed messages If you are working offline, the message is moved to the Outbox folder and will be sent the next time you connect. If you do not wish to send the message immediately, tap OK after composing the message to save it to the Drafts folder. When you are ready to send the message, open the Drafts folder and tap the message.
  • Page 77: Companion Programs

    Chapter 6 Companion programs ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Word Mobile ............6-2 Creating Pocket Word documents ........... 6-2 Saving Pocket Word documents ..........6-3 Opening an existing Pocket Word document ......6-5 Modes of entering information ..........6-6 ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Excel Mobile ............
  • Page 78: Word Mobile

    ® ® The companion programs consist of Microsoft Pocket Word, Microsoft ® Pocket Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint Mobile, MSN Messenger, and Windows Media™ Player for Pocket PC. To switch to a companion program on your device, tap Programs on the menu, then tap the program that you wish to open. Pocket Word Word Mobile works with Microsoft Word on your desktop computer to give you easy access to copies of your documents.
  • Page 79 2. Tap New on the Menu bar to display a blank document. 3. Use any of the tools in the input panel to type your text. Tap to save and close your document Type your text here Formatting toolbar Tap to select an input method Tap to show or hide the input panel Saving Word Mobile documents To save a Word Mobile document:...
  • Page 80 To specify save options: 1. With the document open, tap Menu. 2. From the pop-up menu, tap File, then tap Save As... to display the Save As screen. 3. Change the file name by simply typing a new one in the Name field.
  • Page 81 Opening an existing Word Mobile document Word Mobile contains a list of the files stored on your device. Tap a file in the list to open. To delete, make copies of, and send files, tap and hold a file in the list, then select the appropriate action on the pop-up menu. Tap to select the folder you want to display Tap to change the sort order of the list Tap to open a document...
  • Page 82: Excel Mobile

    Excel Mobile Excel Mobile works with Microsoft Excel on your desktop computer to give you easy access to copies of your workbooks. You can create new workbooks on your device, or you can copy workbooks from your desktop computer to your device. Synchronize workbooks between your desktop computer and your device so that you have the most up-to-date contents in both locations.
  • Page 83 Creating an Excel Mobile document To create a new Excel document: 1. Tap , tap Programs, tap Excel Mobile. 2. Tap New to display a blank document. If you selected a template for new documents in the Options dialog box, that template appears with the appropriate text and formatting already provided.
  • Page 84 To specify save options: 1. With the document open, tap Menu, then tap File. 2. From the pop-up menu, tap Save As... to display the Save As screen. 3. Change the file name by simply typing a new one in the Name field. 4.
  • Page 85: Tips For Working In Excel Mobile

    Tips for working in Excel Mobile Take note of the following when working on large worksheets in Pocket Excel: • View in full-screen mode to see as much of your worksheet as possible. Tap View, then tap Full Screen. To exit full-screen mode, tap Restore.
  • Page 86: Powerpoint Mobile

    PowerPoint Mobile PowerPoint Mobile works with Microsoft PowerPoint on your desktop computer to give you easy access to copies of your PowerPoint presentationss. Copy PowerPoint presentation files from your desktop computer to your device and view them on-the-go. Synchronize presentation files in your desktop computer and your device so that you have the most up-to-date contents in both locations.
  • Page 87 Viewing a PowerPoint Mobile file To go to the previous or next slide: 1. While viewing a PowerPoint file, tap the arrow on the lower-left side of the screen to open the menu. 2. In the menu, tap Next or Previous to go forward or go back in your PowerPoint Mobile file.
  • Page 88: Setting Show Options

    Viewing a custom show Custom shows are presentations, usually a group of slides, within a presentation that are meant only for a specific audience. To view a custom show: 1. While viewing a PowerPoint file, tap the arrow on the lower-left side of the screen to open the menu.
  • Page 89: Msn Messenger

    MSN Messenger MSN Messenger on your device is an instant messaging program that allows you to: • See who among your contacts is online • Send and receive instant messages • Have instant message conversations with groups of contacts To use MSN Messenger: You must have a Microsoft Passport™...
  • Page 90: Signing Up

    Signing up To sign in to MSN Mesenger service: 1. Tap Menu then tap Sign in... from the menu. Simply tap the Tap here to sign in area. 2. In the sign-in screen, enter your e-mail address and password. Tap Sign In. NOTE If you already use MSN Messenger on your desktop computer, your contacts will show up on your device.
  • Page 91: Working With Contacts

    Working with contacts The MSN Messenger window shows all of your messenger contacts at a glance, divided into Online and Not Online categories. From this view, while connected, you can chat, send an e-mail, block the contact from chatting with you, or delete contacts from your list using the pop-up menu. To see others online without being seen, tap My Status in the Tools menu and select Appear Offline.
  • Page 92: Chatting With Contacts

    Chatting with contacts Tap a contact name to open a chat window. Enter your message in the text entry area at the bottom of the screen, or tap My Text to enter a preset message, then tap Send. To invite another contact to a multi-user chat, tap Invite in the Tools menu, then tap the contact that you want to invite.
  • Page 93: Windows Media Player For Pocket Pc

    Windows Media Player for Pocket PC Use Microsoft ® Windows Media Player for Pocket PC to play digital audio and video files that are stored on your device or on a network. To switch to Windows Media Player for Pocket PC, tap , then tap Windows Media.
  • Page 94 6-18 Chapter 6...
  • Page 95 Chapter 7 Internet Explorer Mobile ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Introduction ............7-2 ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Using Internet Explorer Mobile ......7-2 Changing View settings ............7-3 Browsing the Internet ............7-3 ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Mobile Favorites folder ........7-4 Favorite links ..............
  • Page 96: Introduction

    Introduction Use Microsoft Internet Explorer Mobile to view Web or WAP pages in any of these ways. • During synchronization with your desktop computer, download your favorite links and mobile favorites that are stored in the Mobile Favorites sub-folder in the Internet Explorer on the desktop computer. •...
  • Page 97: Changing View Settings

    2. Tap Menu > Home to display the Internet Explorer Mobile with links to some useful Web sites. 3. Tap any of the Web site buttons to go to a specific site. Changing View settings To change View settings: 1. Tap Menu > View then select view options.
  • Page 98: Mobile Favorites Folder

    Mobile Favorites folder Only the items stored in the Mobile Favorites sub-folder on your desktop computer will be synchronized with your device. This folder was created automatically when you installed ActiveSync. Favorite links During synchronization, the list of favorite links in the Mobile Favorites folder on your desktop computer is synchronized with Internet Explorer Mobile on your device.
  • Page 99 4. If you want to download the pages that are linked to the mobile favorite you just created, in Internet Explorer on the desktop computer, click Favorites > Mobile Favorites, then right- click a specific mobile favorite item, then click Properties. In the Download tab, specify the number of links deep you want to download.
  • Page 100: Viewing Mobile Favorites And Channels

    Saving device memory Mobile favorites take up storage memory on your device. To minimize the amount of memory used: • In the settings for the Favorites information type in ActiveSync options, turn off pictures and sounds, or stop some mobile favorites from being downloaded to the device.
  • Page 101: Adding/Deleting Mobile Favorites And Folders

    Adding/Deleting mobile favorites and folders To add a favorite: 1. Tap Menu > Favorites > Add/Delete tab. 2. Tap the Add button to show the Add Favorite screen. 3. Type a name for the favorite that you wish to add in the Name field. 4.
  • Page 102 Chapter 8 Get connected ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Introduction ............8-2 ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Connect to the Internet ........8-2 ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Connect to Work ........... 8-3 ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Set up connections ..........8-3 Modem connections ..............
  • Page 103: Introduction

    Introduction You can set up connections to the Internet and corporate network at work to do such activities as browse the Internet or intranet, send and receive e- mail and instant messages, and synchronize information using ActiveSync. Connections can be made using a modem, wireless network, or network (Ethernet) card.
  • Page 104: Connect To Work

    Connect to Work 1. Obtain the following information from your network administrator: server phone number, user name, and password. 2. Tap > Settings > Connections tab > Connections. 3. Under My Work Network, set up either a modem, network card, wireless network, or VPN server connection.
  • Page 105: Vpn Server Connections

    VPN server connections A VPN connection helps you to securely connect to servers, such as a corporate network, via the Internet. Ask your network administrator for your user name, password, domain name, TCP/IP settings, and host name or IP address of the VPN server. To set up a VPN server connection: 1.
  • Page 106: Network Card Connections

    Network card connections Use a network (Ethernet) card to connect directly to a network. Once connected, you can view the Internet or intranet, or download e-mail. You do not need to create a new connection on your device. For more information, see your network administrator.
  • Page 107: End A Connection

    End a connection • When connected via modem or VPN, tap on the navigation bar, then tap Disconnect. • When connected via cable or cradle, detach your device from the cable or cradle. • When connected via Infrared, move the device away from the other computer or device.
  • Page 108: Use Dialing Rules

    Use dialing rules Additional numbers may need to be dialed depending on your given location when connecting. For example, if you want to dial from work, a 9 prefix must often be dialed, or an area code is needed. To avoid creating a new modem connection for each situation, set dialing rules for the locations from which you connect often.
  • Page 109: Infrared (Ir) Connection

    Infrared (IR) connection Setting beam options To set the beam options: 1. Tap > Settings > Connections tab. 2. Tap Beam icon to display the Settings screen. 3. By default, your device detects incoming infrared (IR) beams and prompts you to accept them.
  • Page 110: Sending Infrared Beams

    Sending infrared beams To send a file via infrared beam: 1. Tap and hold a file to beam, then tap Beam File... from the pop-up menu. 2. Align the IR ports of the devices so that they are unobstructed and within a close range.
  • Page 111 Chapter 9 ® Bluetooth ® ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Introducing Bluetooth ..............Bluetooth icon ................9-2 ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Bluetooth settings ..........9-3 General ..................9-3 Accessibility ................9-3 Services ................... 9-4 About ..................9-4 ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Bluetooth Manager ..........
  • Page 112: Introducing Bluetooth

    ® Introducing Bluetooth Bluetooth is a short-range wireless communications technology. Devices with Bluetooth capabilities can exchange information over a distance of about 10 meters (30 feet) without requiring a physical connection. Unlike infrared, you do not need to line up the devices to beam information with Bluetooth.
  • Page 113: Bluetooth Settings

    Bluetooth settings To configure the Bluetooth settings: 1. Tap from the lower right corner of the Today screen to display the Bluetooth menu. 2. Tap Bluetooth Settings. 3. Tap one of the tabs at the bottom of the Settings screen to make your desired changes.
  • Page 114: Services

    Services Under Bluetooth Services you may enable/disable services like File Transfer, Information Exchange, Serial Port, Personal Network server and Audio Gateway. File Transfer Tap File Transfer from the Services list to customize settings. Tap Advanced button to set the highest level directory on your device that remote devices can access.
  • Page 115: Bluetooth Manager

    Bluetooth Manager The Bluetooth Manager allows you to create, manage, and use Bluetooth to connect to remote devices. To launch the Bluetooth Manager: 1. Tap from the lower right corner of the Today screen to display the Bluetooth menu. 2. Tap Bluetooth Manager. The My Shortcuts screen displays a list of pre-configured connections, if any.
  • Page 116: Bluetooth Connection Wizard

    Bluetooth Connection Wizard The Bluetooth Connection Wizard helps you set up connections with remote Bluetooth devices. To launch the Bluetooth connection wizard: 1. Tap New from the Bluetooth Manager command bar. The Bluetooth Connection Wizard screen appears. 2. Select a type of connection that you wish set up.
  • Page 117: Remote Device Services

    Remote device services Wireless serial port Using a Bluetooth serial port is equivalent to using a physical cable serial port connection between two devices. As with a physical connection, you have to configure the application that will use the serial port. To configure the Bluetooth Serial Port: 1.
  • Page 118: Dial-Up Networking

    Dial-up networking The Dial-up Networking feature allows you to connect to a remote computer through a phone line. Once connected, you can browse the Internet, check/read emails, etc. NOTE The remote Bluetooth device that will provide the Dial-up Networking service should have access to a telephone system, either a hard-wired or a cellular connection, and capable of answering a call.
  • Page 119: Bluetooth File Explorer

    Bluetooth File Explorer The Bluetooth File Explorer appears automatically after a file transfer connection is established. This service feature allows you to do the following operations: • Navigate the directory structure of the remote device • View the files and folders on the remote device •...
  • Page 120 To create a folder on the remote device: 1. Select the folder in which you wish to place the new folder. 2. From the File menu, tap Create a Folder. 3. Enter a name for the new folder while the default name New Folder is highlighted.
  • Page 121 To set a local folder for incoming files: 1. From the Tools menu, tap Set Local Folder. 2. Use the drop-down menu at the top of the screen to go to your desired folder. 3. Tap OK to return to the main screen of Bluetooth File Explorer. You will see the Local Folder field is updated to reflect the new folder selection.
  • Page 122: Send Via Bluetooth

    Send via Bluetooth You can conveniently send your Pocket Outlook contacts, calendar items, and tasks individually or collectively to the remote device via Bluetooth. To send data via Bluetooth: 1. Tap , then either Contacts, Calendar, or Tasks. 2. Tap and hold the item you wish to send to the remote device, then tap Send via Bluetooth from the pop-up menu.
  • Page 123: Dial Via Bluetooth

    Dial via Bluetooth The Dial via Bluetooth option allows you to select a contact from the Pocket Outlook contacts list, and have your paired cell phone dial the contact’s phone number. If a contact has more than one phone number, select the number that you wish to dial.
  • Page 124: Bluetooth Personal Area Network

    Bluetooth Personal Area Network A Bluetooth personal area network is a private, temporary, ad-hoc network of up to eight (8) devices. A Bluetooth personal area network allows you to easily exchange information that normally requires a TCP/IP network. Most chat utilities, multi-player games, etc. are fully functional in a Bluetooth personal area network environment.
  • Page 125 To join a personal network: 1. From the Bluetooth Manager, select New > Join a personal network. 2. On the wizard screen, select Join a personal network, then tap Next.. 3. Select the host of the personal network, then tap Next to establish a connection to the personal area network.
  • Page 126 9-16 Chapter 9...
  • Page 127 Chapter 10 ® Using Wi-Fi ® ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Introducing Wi-Fi ..........10-2 ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Accessing the Wi-Fi feature ......10-2 ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Using Wi-Fi ............10-2 Turning on Wi-Fi ..............10-2 Configuring Wireless Networks ..........
  • Page 128: Introducing Wi-Fi

    ® Introducing Wi-Fi ® MyPal comes with a built-in Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi ) feature that allows you to connect to wireless local area networks and the Internet. Using the IEEE 802.11b standard for wireless LAN, MyPal can connect at speeds of up to 11 Mbps to an access point (Infrastructure mode) or to another wireless device (Ad-hoc mode).
  • Page 129: Configuring Wireless Networks

    3. From the list of detected wireless networks, select a wireless network to you want to connect your device. 4. Select either The Internet or Work for the network to connect your device. 5. Tap Connect. The device connects to the selected network.
  • Page 130: Adding A Wireless Network

    To configure a network adapter: 1. Tap the Network Adapters tab. 2. Make your desired changes to the available adapters on the list. 3. Tap OK when done. 4. After changing the network adapter settings, a message appears instructing you to remove then re- install the network card to have your changes take effect.
  • Page 131 2. Tap Add New... from the wireless networks field. 3. Use the input panel to key-in the Network name. 4. Select The Internet or Work network you wish to connect to through the wireless network. 5. If you want to connect to another wireless device (Ad-hoc mode), check the option This is a device-to-device (ad-hoc) connection.
  • Page 132: Network Association

    8. The created wireless network is displayed in the list of wireless networks. Tap the wireless network to connect. Network association To associate with one of the detected wireless networks: 1. Tap and hold on a wireless network, then tap Connect from the pop-up menu.
  • Page 133: Wi-Fi Information

    Wi-Fi information You can view the Wi-Fi information by tapping , and selecting Wi-Fi Information from the menu. NOTE You can view the Wi-Fi information even when the device is disconnected from a wireless network. Wi-Fi Status This tab displays the current state and link information of your Wi-Fi device, and allows you to re-scan the available wireless networks when necessary by...
  • Page 134: Signal Strength

    Status This field shows the Wi-Fi connection status. • Connected the station is associated with one wireless LAN device. This status also indicates the MAC address of the device. • Disconnected - a previous link existed but no beacon was received. The connection to the adapter is terminated.
  • Page 135: Site Survey

    Site Survey This tab allows you to search for available wireless networks within your location. Tap the Search button to scan all available wireless networks and display the results on the screen. Each wireless network is preceded by an icon for easy identification. The network channel, RSSI, and BSSID are also displayed in columns.
  • Page 136: Ip Info

    RSSI This column shows the Received Signal Icon Link Quality Strength Indication (RSSI) transmitted Excellent by each wireless network. This Good information is helpful in determining Fair which network you wish to associate Poor your device. This signal is normally represented by a dBm value.
  • Page 137: About

    About This page displays the Wi-Fi utility and driver version information of your Wi-Fi device. For updated product information, technical support, and downloads, visit the ASUS web site at Using Wi-Fi ® 10-11...
  • Page 138 10-12 Chapter 10...
  • Page 139 Appendix Notices ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Federal Communications Commission Statement .............. A-2 ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Canadian Department of Communications Statement .............. A-2 ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ UL Safety Notices ..........A-3 Notices...
  • Page 140: Federal Communications Commission Statement

    Federal Communications Commission Statement This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: 1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and 2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
  • Page 141: Ul Safety Notices

    UL Safety Notices Required for UL 1459 covering telecommunications (telephone) equipment intended to be electrically connected to a telecommunication network that has an operating voltage to ground that does not exceed 200V peak, 300V peak-to-peak, and 105V rms, and installed or used in accordance with the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70).
  • Page 142 Appendix...

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