Download Print this page

Dell Axim X50 Upgrade Owner's Manual

Dell™ axim™ x50 owner's manual
Hide thumbs


Quick Links

Dell™ Axim™ X50
Owner's Manual
Models HC03U, HC03UL, and HD04U
w w w . d e l l . c o m | s u p p o r t . d e l l . c o m



  Related Manuals for Dell Axim X50 Upgrade

  Summary of Contents for Dell Axim X50 Upgrade

  • Page 1 Dell™ Axim™ X50 Owner’s Manual Models HC03U, HC03UL, and HD04U 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

    Related Information ....Contacting Dell 1 Getting Started ....
  • Page 4 ....Using the Battery ..Installing and Removing the Battery ....Charging the Battery .
  • Page 5 ..... . Programs ....Program Buttons .
  • Page 6 3 Communicating and Scheduling ® ® ..About Microsoft ActiveSync Program ... Installing and Using ActiveSync ® ..About Microsoft Pocket Outlook .
  • Page 7 4 Getting Connected ....Using Wi-Fi (802.11b) ..If the Network Card is Set Up If the Wireless Network is .
  • Page 8 5 Adding and Removing Programs Adding Programs Using ® ® ....Microsoft ActiveSync ..Downloading Programs From the Internet ..Adding a Program to the Start Menu .
  • Page 9 ....Specifications ..Dell™ Software License Agreement ....Regulatory Notices .
  • Page 10 ..Hardware Products (U.S. Only) ..Total Satisfaction Return Policy (U.S. Only) Limited Warranty Terms for Dell-Branded ..Hardware Products (Canada Only) "Total Satisfaction" Return Policy .
  • Page 11: Caution: Safety Instructions

    CAUTION: Safety Instructions Use the following safety guidelines to help ensure your own personal safety and to help protect your device and working environment from potential damage. SAFETY: General • Do not attempt to service the device yourself unless you are a trained service technician. Always follow installation instructions closely.
  • Page 12: Safety: Power

    SAFETY: Battery • Use only Dell™ battery modules that are approved for use with this device. Use of other types may increase the risk of fire or explosion. •...
  • Page 13: Safety: Air Travel

    Use shielded signal cables to ensure that you maintain the appropriate electromagnetic compatibility classification for the intended environment. For parallel printers, a cable is available from Dell. If you prefer, you can order a cable from Dell at its worldwide website at
  • Page 14: Safety: Ergonomic Computing Habits

    • When you move your device between environments with very different temperature and/or humidity ranges, condensation may form on or within the device. To avoid damaging the device, allow sufficient time for the moisture to evaporate before using the device. NOTICE: When taking the device from low-temperature conditions into a warmer environment or from high-temperature conditions into a cooler environment, allow the...
  • Page 15: Safety: Battery Disposal

    ActiveSync To view Help, launch MS ActiveSync, → click Help Microsoft ActiveSync Help. Last-minute updates and detailed The readme files, located in the technical information ActiveSync folder on the computer and on the Dell Getting Started CD. Caution: Safety Instructions...
  • Page 16: Contacting Dell

    Before your warranty period expires, call us at one of the numbers provided in table on page 17. Have your Dell Service Code or order number ready while making the call. For details see, "What do I do if I need warranty service?"...
  • Page 17 Remember to have your Dell Service Code ready while making the call. To find your service code, remove the battery from its slot. Country (City) Department Name or Service Area, Area Codes, International Website and E-Mail Address Local Numbers, and...
  • Page 18 Website and E-Mail Address Local Numbers, and Access Code Toll-Free Numbers Country Code City Code Australia E-mail (Australia): (Sydney) International E-mail Customer Care (ANZ): Access Code: 0011 Country Code: 61 E-mail (New Zealand): City Code: 2 1-300-655-533...
  • Page 19 Area Codes, International Website and E-Mail Address Local Numbers, and Access Code Toll-Free Numbers Country Code City Code Austria (Vienna) Website: International E-mail: Access Code: 900 tech_support_central_europe@dell .com Country Code: 43 0820 240 530 00 Home/Small Business Sales City Code: 1...
  • Page 20 Department Name or Service Area, Area Codes, International Website and E-Mail Address Local Numbers, and Access Code Toll-Free Numbers Country Code City Code Belgium Website: (Brussels) E-mail for French-speaking International Customers: Access Code: 00 dell/ Country Code: 32 02 481 92 96...
  • Page 21 604 633 4888 Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia) 604 633 4955 Transaction Sales (Penang, Malaysia) Canada (North Online Order Status: York, Ontario) toll-free: 1-800-247-9362 International AutoTech (automated technical Access Code: 011 support) toll-free: 1-800-847-4096 Customer Care (Home Sales/Small Business) toll-free: 1-800-326-9463 Customer Care (med./large...
  • Page 22 Technical Support Fax toll-free: 800 858 2969 Technical Support (Dell™ Dimension™ and Inspiron) toll-free: 800 858 0950 Technical Support (OptiPlex™, Latitude™, and Dell Precision™) toll-free: 800 858 0960 Technical Support (servers and storage) toll-free: 800 858 2920 Technical Support (projectors,...
  • Page 23 800 858 2621 Large Corporate Accounts Spare Parts 980-9-15-3978 Colombia General Support 0800-012-0435 Costa Rica General Support Czech Republic Website: (Prague) E-mail: International 22537 2727 Technical Support Access Code: 00 22537 2707 Customer Care Country Code: 420...
  • Page 24 Department Name or Service Area, Area Codes, International Website and E-Mail Address Local Numbers, and Access Code Toll-Free Numbers Country Code City Code Denmark Website: (Copenhagen) E-mail: International Access Code: 00 dell/ 7010 0074 Country Code: 45 Technical Support for Inspiron...
  • Page 25 Area Codes, International Website and E-Mail Address Local Numbers, and Access Code Toll-Free Numbers Country Code City Code France (Paris) Website: (Montpellier) E-mail: International Access Code: 00 Home and Small Business Country Code: 33 0825 387 129 Technical Support for Inspiron...
  • Page 26 Department Name or Service Area, Area Codes, International Website and E-Mail Address Local Numbers, and Access Code Toll-Free Numbers Country Code City Code Germany Website: (Langen) E-mail: International tech_support_central_europe@dell Access Code: 00 .com 06103 766-7222 Country Code: 49 Technical Support for Inspiron...
  • Page 27 Access Code: 001 2969 3188 Country Code: 852 Technical Support (Dimension and Inspiron) 2969 3191 Technical Support (OptiPlex, Latitude, and Dell Precision) 2969 3196 Technical Support (PowerApp™, PowerEdge™, PowerConnect™, and PowerVault™) 3416 0910 Customer Care 3416 0907 Large Corporate Accounts...
  • Page 28 Area Codes, International Website and E-Mail Address Local Numbers, and Access Code Toll-Free Numbers Country Code City Code Ireland Website: (Cherrywood) E-mail: International Access Code: 16 1850 200 722 Technical Support for Inspiron Country Code: 353 XPS computers only...
  • Page 29 International Website and E-Mail Address Local Numbers, and Access Code Toll-Free Numbers Country Code City Code Italy (Milan) Website: International E-mail: Access Code: 00 Country Code: 39 Home and Small Business 02 577 826 90 City Code: 02...
  • Page 30 City Code: 44 Technical Support (Dimension and Inspiron) 81-44-520-1435 Technical Support outside of Japan (Dimension and Inspiron) toll-free:0120-198-433 Technical Support (Dell Precision, OptiPlex, and Latitude) 81-44-556-3894 Technical Support outside of Japan (Dell Precision, OptiPlex, and Latitude) toll-free: 0120-981-690 Technical Support (PDAs,...
  • Page 31 Country (City) Department Name or Service Area, Area Codes, International Website and E-Mail Address Local Numbers, and Access Code Toll-Free Numbers Country Code City Code 044-556-3430 Japan (Kawasaki) Large Corporate Accounts Sales (over 3500 employees) International 044-556-1469 Access Code: 001 Public Sales (government agencies, educational institutions, Country Code: 81...
  • Page 32 Customer Service (Xiamen, China) 29 693 115 Transaction Sales (Xiamen, China) Malaysia Website: (Penang) toll-free: 1 800 88 0193 Technical Support (Dell Precision, International OptiPlex, and Latitude) Access Code: 00 toll-free: 1 800 88 1306 Technical Support (Dimension, Country Code: 60...
  • Page 33 01-800-888-3355 toll-free: 1-866-278-6822 Montserrat General Support 001-800-882-1519 Netherlands General Support Antilles Netherlands Website: (Amsterdam) 020 674 45 94 Technical Support for Inspiron International XPS computers only Access Code: 00 020 674 45 00 Technical Support for all other...
  • Page 34 Home and Small Business 0800 444 617 Government and Business 0800 441 567 Sales 0800 441 566 001-800-220-1006 Nicaragua General Support Norway (Lysaker) Website: International E-mail: Access Code: 00 dell/ Country Code: 47 671 16882 Technical Support 671 17575...
  • Page 35 Area Codes, International Website and E-Mail Address Local Numbers, and Access Code Toll-Free Numbers Country Code City Code Poland (Warsaw) Website: International E-mail: Access Code: 011 57 95 700 Country Code: 48 Customer Service Phone 57 95 999...
  • Page 36 International and Inspiron, and Electronics and Access Code: 005 Accessories) toll-free: 1800 394 7488 Country Code: 65 Technical Support (OptiPlex, Latitude, and Dell Precision) toll-free: 1800 394 7478 Technical Support (PowerApp, PowerEdge, PowerConnect and PowerVault) 1800-394-7430 (Option 6) Customer Care...
  • Page 37 City Code 604 633 4810 Southeast Asian Customer Technical Support, and Pacific Customer Service, and Sales Countries (Penang, Malaysia) Spain (Madrid) Website: International E-mail: Access Code: 00 dell/ Country Code: 34 Home and Small Business City Code: 91...
  • Page 38 Department Name or Service Area, Area Codes, International Website and E-Mail Address Local Numbers, and Access Code Toll-Free Numbers Country Code City Code Sweden Website: (Upplands Vasby) E-mail: International Access Code: 00 dell/ 08 590 05 199 Country Code: 46 Technical Support...
  • Page 39 00801 651 227 Corporate Sales Thailand Website: toll-free: 1800 0060 07 International Technical Support (OptiPlex, Access Code: 001 Latitude, and Dell Precision) toll-free: 1800 0600 09 Country Code: 66 Technical Support (PowerApp, PowerEdge, PowerConnect, and PowerVault) 1800-006-007 (Option 7) Customer Care...
  • Page 40 Area Codes, International Website and E-Mail Address Local Numbers, and Access Code Toll-Free Numbers Country Code City Code U.K. (Bracknell) Website: International Customer Care website: Access Code: 00 Country Code: 44 City Code: 1344 E-mail: 0870 908 0500...
  • Page 41 (1-877-335-5638) toll-free: 1-800-695-8133 Employee Purchase Program (EPP) Customers Financial Services website: toll-free: 1-877-577-3355 Financial Services (lease/loans) toll-free: 1-800-283-2210 Financial Services (Dell Preferred Accounts [DPA]) Business toll-free: 1-800-822-8965 Customer Service and Technical Support toll-free: 1-800-695-8133 Employee Purchase Program (EPP) Customers...
  • Page 42 1-800-671-3355 Software and Peripherals Sales toll-free: 1-800-357-3355 Spare Parts Sales toll-free: 1-800-247-4618 Extended Service and Warranty Sales toll-free: 1-800-727-8320 toll-free: 1-877- Dell Services for the Deaf, DELLTTY Hard-of-Hearing, or Speech-Impaired (1-877-335-5889) 1-877-673-3355 U.S. Virgin General Support Islands 8001-3605...
  • Page 43: Getting Started

    Getting Started Dell Axim X50 and X50v are Dell's relatively new handheld devices (Personal Digital Assistant). Axim X50 refers to the low and mid configurations while Axim X50v refers to the high configuration which has VGA support. See the table for "Accessories"...
  • Page 44 Standard Optional: Needs to be ordered separately. See the following illustration for the standard and optional accessories. touch screen carrying case sync cable cradle battery adapter connector power cable Dell Getting Started CD AC adapter Dell Owner’s Manual Getting Started...
  • Page 45: 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 on page 11. Front and Side Views CompactFlash card and infrared sensor (top) Secure Digital memory card audio connector (top) slots (top) microphone wireless light...
  • Page 46 — Press the power button to turn the device on or off. Press and OWER UTTON hold the power button to dim the display. Press and hold again to light the display. — Enter information through your touchscreen using the stylus. TOUCH SCREEN See "Entering Information"...
  • Page 47: Back View

    Back View stylus (extended) reset button battery (inside) battery lock cradle/sync cable connector (bottom) — Use this switch to release and remove the main battery. BATTERY LOCK See "Installing and Removing the Battery" on page 48. — See "Using the Battery" on page 48 for information on the main battery. BATTERY —...
  • Page 48: 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 49 Close the battery cover. Lock the battery cover by sliding the battery lock to the right. battery cover battery lock To remove the battery: Slide the battery lock to the left to unlock the battery cover. Lift the battery cover. battery cover battery lock Getting Started...
  • Page 50: Charging The Battery

    NOTE: Your Service Tag is located underneath the battery in the battery slot. You need your Service Tag to access Dell Support at or to call Dell for customer service or technical support. Charging the Battery You must charge your battery before using it for the first time. Subsequently, recharge the battery every time it runs low (power button light flashes amber).
  • Page 51: Checking Battery Power

    If the main battery is critically low, the device enters "sleep" mode and the device turns off. NOTE: To prevent data loss, a portion of the main battery will keep data safe for 72 hours if your device enters sleep mode. An additional battery, the internal backup battery, is designed to keep your data safe when you remove the main battery.
  • Page 52: Using Your Axim

    Using Your Axim When you turn on your device, or after four hours of inactivity, the Today screen appears. You can also view the Today screen by tapping the Start button and then tapping Today. The Today screen displays the date and information about the device owner, today’s calendar, and important tasks.
  • Page 53: Changing The Display Mode On Your Device

    Changing the Display Mode on Your Device ® The Axim X50/X50v with Microsoft Windows Mobile™ Version 5.0 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 54 Getting Started...
  • Page 55: 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. •...
  • Page 56: Connecting To A Computer

    • Charge a spare battery. Please note that the spare battery is optional. NOTE: Before connecting your device to a computer for the first time, install ActiveSync on the computer using the Dell™ Getting Started CD. Operating the Axim...
  • Page 57 To connect your device to the cradle: Connect the AC adapter to the cradle and to an electrical outlet. Place the Axim in the docking cradle near your computer. Connect the USB sync cable to the cradle and the computer. cradle power cord...
  • Page 58: Usb Charging

    cradle spare battery status light When the device is docked in the cradle, the power button on the device turns on and the connection status icon appears on the command bar (see page 65). NOTE: The power button on the device indicates the charge status of the main battery.
  • Page 59 You can charge the battery using a 5V/500 mA USB port when the device is turned off. NOTE: Using an external USB hub with 5V/100 mA ports to charge the device battery may cause a temporary voltage drop in the hub, and other USB devices connected to the ports on the hub may not work normally until the device is removed.
  • Page 60: Using The Sync Cable

    The sync cable is optional depending on the configuration of your device. To connect the sync cable: Connect the sync cable connector to your device. Ensure that the Dell logo is facing upwards. Connect the USB connector of the cable to the USB connector on your computer.
  • Page 61: Connecting To A Projector

    Connecting to a Projector You can connect the device to a projector using a VGA cable. NOTE: The VGA option is available only with the VGA model of the device. The VGA cable will not ship with your device unless you order it. NOTE: You need to install the Viewer program from the CD for the device to detect the projector.
  • Page 62 When you do not have a CompactFlash card installed, insert the plastic blank to protect the CompactFlash card slot. To install a CompactFlash card: If a blank is installed, remove it. blank notch in CompactFlash card slot Align the tab on the back of the CompactFlash card with the notch in the CompactFlash card slot, and slide the card into the slot.
  • Page 63: 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: If a card or plastic blank is already installed, press in to release it, and then remove it. blank Ensure that the card is oriented correctly, and slide it into the slot until you feel a click.
  • Page 64: Hard Reset

    To do a soft reset, use the stylus to press the reset button. stylus 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 65: Using Microsoft Windows Mobile Version

    To do a hard reset: Press and hold the power button. Using the stylus, hold down the reset button for about 2 seconds. Follow the instructions on the screen. ® ™ Using Microsoft Windows Mobile Version 5.0 software for Pocket PC Premium Edition The Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system comes with a host of new features and interface improvements.
  • Page 66: Programs

    Icon Description Bluetooth 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 67: 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 68: Navigation Bar And Command Bar

    Icon Program Description Excel Mobile Create new workbooks or view and edit Excel workbooks that you created on your computer. Pocket MSN Send and receive instant messages with your MSN Messenger contacts. Word Mobile Create new documents or view and edit Word documents that you created on your computer.
  • Page 69: 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 70: Searching For Information

    Add new task Searching for Information The Search feature on your device helps you to quickly locate information. To search for files or other items: → → Tap Start Programs Search. 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 71: 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 File Explorer. sort menu folder location Backing Up Data To prevent or minimize data loss, you should periodically back up the data stored on your device.
  • Page 72: Entering Information

    Entering Information You have several options for entering information: • Use the input panel to enter typed text using the soft keyboard or another input method. • Write directly on the screen using the stylus. • Draw pictures on the screen with the stylus. •...
  • Page 73: Typing With The Soft Keyboard

    When you use the input panel, your device anticipates the word you are typing or writing and displays it above the input panel. When you tap the displayed word, the word is inserted at the insertion point. The more you use your device, the more words it learns to anticipate.
  • Page 74: 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. Tap the input selection arrow and tap Letter Recognizer.
  • Page 75: 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 76: Editing Written Text

    Editing Written Text To edit or format written text: Drag the stylus across the text that you want to select. Tap and hold the selected text. Tap the appropriate editing command in the pop-up menu. → You can also tap Menu Edit at the bottom of the screen to select editing commands.
  • Page 77 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: Tap and hold the incorrect word.
  • Page 78 alternate words 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 79: 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.
  • Page 80: Editing A Drawing

    Editing a Drawing To edit or format a drawing, you must first select it: Tap and hold the stylus on the drawing until the selection handles appear. To select multiple drawings, drag to select the drawings. 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 81: 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 82: 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 83: 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 84 Operating the Axim...
  • Page 85: 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 86: 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 syncronize, 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 87: 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, as it is a licensed version.
  • Page 88: Calendar

    → For an existing item in Calendar and Tasks, tap Edit Categories. → → For an existing item in Contacts, tap Menu Edit Categories. Tap OK to return to the appointment, contact, or task. Calendar Use Calendar to schedule appointments, including meetings and other events.
  • Page 89: Using The Summary Screen

    To schedule an all-day event, in the All Day box, tap Yes. When finished, tap OK to return to the calendar. To receive a reminder for an appointment: → → → → Tap Start Calendar Menu Options Appointments tab. Select the Set reminders for new items check box. Set the time when you want the reminder to alert you.
  • Page 90: 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. category search field → NOTE: To change the way information is displayed in the list, tap Menu Options.
  • Page 91: Finding A Contact

    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 93. When you have finished entering information, tap OK to return to the calendar. Finding a Contact To find a contact: →...
  • Page 92: Tasks

    Tasks → NOTE: To change the way information is displayed in the list, tap Menu Options. Use Tasks to list things that you need to do. sort menu To create a task: → → Tap Start Programs Tasks. Tap New, enter a subject for the task, and fill in information such as start and due dates.
  • Page 93: 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 94: 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 95: Using The Message List

    When you connect to the e-mail server: • New messages are downloaded to the device Inbox folder. • Messages in the device Outbox folder are sent. • Messages that have been deleted on the e-mail server are removed from the device Inbox folder. Messages that you receive directly from an e-mail server are linked to your e-mail server rather than to your computer.
  • Page 96: Composing Messages

    Composing Messages To compose and send a message: → In the message list, tap Menu Switch Accounts and select the account. Tap New. 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.
  • Page 97: Managing E-Mail Messages And Folders

    Managing E-Mail Messages and Folders By default, messages are displayed in one of the five folders for each service you have created: Inbox, Deleted Items, Drafts, Outbox, or Sent Items. The Deleted Items folder contains messages that have been deleted on the device.
  • Page 98: 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 99: Using File Explorer

    Using File Explorer File Explorer lets you browse the folders 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 100 Communicating and Scheduling...
  • Page 101: Getting Connected

    For a Low configuration device, you must purchase the 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. Getting Connected...
  • Page 102: If The Network Card Is Set Up

    Choose either Internet or Work from the menu. Choose the network card to connect to the network. For the Axim X50/X50v with built-in wireless, choose Dell Axim X50/X50v WLAN Wireless Adapter. Choose whether the network card assigns an IP address or receives an IP address automatically.
  • Page 103: 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 104: 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 105 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 106: Using Cisco ® Leap Wireless Lan Security

    ® Using Cisco LEAP Wireless LAN Security Your Dell Axim X50 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 107: Using Odyssey Client To A Get Certificate Of Authority

    Tap OK. 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 108: Using Infrared

    Tap Browse to navigate to a .pfx file you have stored on your device. Select the file, and tap OK. 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 109: Creating A Modem Connection

    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. Enter the same passkey for the other device. Tap Finish.
  • Page 110: Creating An Ethernet Connection

    Enter the phone number just the way you would dial it. If you need an area code, be sure to include it. Tap Next. Enter your user name, password, and, if applicable, your domain. This information is provided by your ISP or network administrator. NOTE: You should not need to change any settings in Advanced.
  • Page 111: Creating A Vpn Connection

    The Network Settings window appears automatically the first time you insert the network card, so that you can configure the network card. To change settings later, tap Start → Settings → Connections tab → Connections. If you need to enter specific server information, tap the appropriate adapter, and then tap Properties.
  • Page 112: Ending A Connection

    Tap Finish. To manually start a connection, tap and hold the connection, and tap Connect. NOTE: A VPN connection requires physical connection to a network. Ensure the unit is linked to a wire or wireless network before you manually start a VPN connection. Ending a Connection To disconnect: •...
  • Page 113 To set up an e-mail service: → In Messaging on your device, tap Accounts New Account. Follow the directions in the E-mail Setup wizard. → For more information, tap Start Help. → To connect to your e-mail server, tap Account Connect.
  • Page 114 Getting Connected...
  • Page 115: 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 either ROM or RAM. You can install any program created for your device, as long as your device has sufficient memory.
  • Page 116: Downloading Programs From The Internet

    Connect your device to your computer. Double-click the *.exe file. If the file is an installer file, the installation wizard begins. Follow the directions on the screen. Once the software is installed on your computer, the installer automatically transfers the software to your device.
  • Page 117: Adding A Program To The Start Menu

    Adding a Program to the Start Menu → Tap Start Settings. 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 118 Adding and Removing Programs...
  • Page 119: Using Companion Programs

    Using Companion Programs Companion programs include Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, PowerPoint Mobile, and Windows Media Player for Pocket PC. → To use a companion program on your device, tap Start Programs, and then tap the program name. Word Mobile Word Mobile works with Microsoft Word on your computer to give you easy access to copies of your documents.
  • Page 120 formatting toolbar input panel icon 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 121: Excel Mobile

    Excel Mobile Excel Mobile works with Microsoft Excel on your 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 computer to your device. Synchronize workbooks between your computer and your device, to have up-to-date content in both locations.
  • Page 122: Tips For Working In Excel Mobile

    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). Excel Mobile contains a list of the files stored on your device.
  • Page 123: Powerpoint Mobile

    will play back on the device. If the presentation is set up as a timed slide show, one slide will advance to the next automatically. Links to URLs are also supported. PowerPoint features not supported on the device include: • Notes: Notes written for slides will not be visible.
  • Page 124: Msn Messenger

    MSN Messenger With the MSN Messenger instant message program, you can: • See who 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 account or a Microsoft Exchange e-mail account.
  • Page 125: Working 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 126: 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 127: Mobile Favorites

    In the Download tab, specify the number of levels deep you want to download. To conserve device memory, go only one level deep. Synchronize your device and computer. Mobile favorites stored in the Mobile Favorites folder in Internet Explorer are downloaded to your device. If you did not specify an update schedule in step 3, you need to manually download content to keep the information updated on your computer and device.
  • Page 128: Mobile Favorites Folder

    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 129 To view mobile favorites and channels: Tap the favorites icon to display your list of favorites. 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. You need to synchronize with your computer again to download the page to your device, or connect to the Internet to view the page.
  • Page 130 Using Companion Programs...
  • Page 131: Maintenance And Troubleshooting

    Maintenance and Troubleshooting Maintaining the Axim To conduct periodic maintenance of your device, use the Dell Axim Self Diagnostic Utility available on the Getting Started CD. This diagnostic utility tests many features of your device: buttons, operating system version, battery status, video play, LED, driver, mirror mode, Bluetooth, Wireless, and USB Link Test.
  • Page 132: Troubleshooting

    • Soft reset the device, then: → → • Tap Start Settings Dell Axim Executive Keyboard • Tap Enable and try to setup the keyboard again • Replace the batteries in the keyboard. • Hold Left CTRL, Left FN, Right FN for 3-5 seconds.
  • Page 133 Problem Solution Click New Partnership to start a fresh GPS Unit not showing in Bluetooth Manager after new search search for devices. No GPS signal when placed on the Many new cars from VW, BMW and dashboard Mercedes have a metal UV filter in the front window preventing GPS signals.
  • Page 134: 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 135: Appendix

    Appendix Specifications System Information ® Processor Intel XScale™ PXA270 processor at up to 624 MHz Memory 64-MB SDRAM ® 64-MB or 128-MB Intel StrataFlash™ ® Operating System Microsoft Windows Mobile™ Version 5.0 software for Pocket PC Premium Edition Display Type QVGA, VGA TFT Color 16-bit, touch-sensitive, transflective display Size...
  • Page 136 Controls and Lights Navigation 5-way navigation button Buttons: four program buttons: Calendar, Contacts, Messaging, Home power on/off ® on/off button for WLAN/Bluetooth wireless technology voice record button reset button lock button Lights: synchronization/communication event notification charge status Expansion Slots Secure Digital memory card one Secure Digital memory card slot (3.3v) supports 1-bit and 4-bit SDIO card...
  • Page 137 Physical (continued) Height 16.9 mm (0.67 inch) Weight 165 g (0.36 lb) QVGA with standard battery 175 g (0.38 lb) VGA with standard battery NOTE: The weight described refers to the device, not including the CompactFlash card or the Secure Digital memory card.
  • Page 138 Wireless Connectivity (continued) Client utility automatic location profile, site survey, diagnostics, current link status, ping Software support Wi-Fi certified Lights green (WLAN status) blue (Bluetooth wireless technology status) Switch manual radio on/off (hardware button and software switch) to comply with aviation restrictions Bluetooth wireless technology 2.4-GHz ISM band operation;...
  • Page 139 Environmental Temperature range: operating 0° to 40°C (32° to 104°F) storage –20° to 60°C (–4° to 140°F) Thermal gradient: operating 15°C (59°F) per hour maximum storage 20°C (68°F) per hour maximum Relative humidity (maximum): operating 10% to 90% non-condensing storage 5% to 95% non-condensing Altitude (maximum): operating...
  • Page 140: Dell™ Software License Agreement

    Software and all accompanying materials on a permanent basis as part of a sale or transfer of the Dell product if you retain no copies and the recipient agrees to the terms hereof. Any transfer must include the most recent update and all prior versions.
  • Page 141 The entire liability of Dell and its suppliers, and your exclusive remedy, shall be (a) return of the price paid for the Software or (b) replacement of any disk not meeting this warranty that is sent with a return authorization number to Dell, at your cost and risk.
  • Page 142: Regulatory Notices

    This agreement is binding on successors and assigns. Dell agrees and you agree to waive, to the maximum extent permitted by law, any right to a jury trial with respect to the Software or this agreement.
  • Page 143: Fcc Notices (U.s. Only)

    Compatibility classification for the intended environment. Cables are available from Dell at Most Dell computers are classified for Class B environments. However, the inclusion of certain options can change the rating of some configurations to Class A. To determine the electromagnetic classification for your computer or device, see the following sections specific for each regulatory agency.
  • Page 144 The following information is provided on the device or devices covered in this document in compliance with FCC regulations: • Models: HC03U, HC03UL, and HD04U • Company name: Dell Inc. One Dell Way Round Rock, Texas 78682 USA 512-338-4400 Appendix...
  • Page 145: Ic Notice (Canada Only)

    IC Notice (Canada Only) Most Dell computers (and other Dell digital apparatus) are classified by the Industry Canada (IC) Interference-Causing Equipment Standard #3 (ICES-003) as Class B digital devices. To determine which classification (Class A or B) applies to your computer (or other Dell digital apparatus), examine all registration labels located on the bottom, side, or the back panel of your computer (or other digital apparatus).
  • Page 146: Nom Information (Mexico Only)

    2.41 A Wireless Regulatory Information The Dell™ Axim™ X50 device must be used in strict accordance with the manufacturer's instructions as described in the user documentation that comes with the product. For country-specific approvals, see Radio approvals. Dell Inc. is not responsible for any radio or...
  • Page 147: Japan Standard

    This device must accept any interference that may cause undesired operation. NOTE: The radiated output power of this Dell Axim X50 device is far below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the Dell Axim X50 device should be used in such a manner that the potential for human contact during normal operation is minimized.
  • Page 148: Mexico

    To determine whether you are allowed to use your wireless network device in a specific country, please check to see if the radio type number that is printed on the identification label of your device is listed on the radio approval list posted on the general Dell support site at
  • Page 149: Limited Warranties

    Limited Warranties Dell-branded hardware products purchased in the U.S. or Canada come with either a 90-day, 1-year, 2-year, 3-year, or 4-year limited warranty, depending on the product purchased. To determine which warranty came with your hardware product(s), see your packing slip or invoice.
  • Page 150 Other add-on hardware carries the longer of either a 1-year limited warranty for new parts and a 90-day limited warranty for reconditioned parts or, for both new and reconditioned parts, the reminder of the warranty for the Dell computer on which such parts are installed.
  • Page 151 The limited warranty on all Dell-branded products begins on the date of the packing slip or invoice. The warranty period is not extended if we repair or replace a warranted product or any parts. Dell may change the availability of limited warranties, at its discretion, but any changes will not be retroactive.
  • Page 152 We are not responsible for lost or corrupted data. What if I purchased a service contract? If your service contract is with Dell, service will be provided to you under the terms of the service agreement. Please refer to that contract for details on how to obtain service.
  • Page 153: Total Satisfaction Return Policy (U.s. Only)

    Dell. Under this policy, you may return to Dell products that you purchased directly from Dell for a credit or a refund of the purchase price paid, less shipping and handling and applicable return fees as follows:...
  • Page 154: Limited Warranty Terms For Dell-Branded Hardware Products (Canada Only)

    (or to find the appropriate contact information for obtaining customer assistance. You must ship the products to Dell within 5 days of the date that Dell issues the Credit Return Authorization Number. You must also return the products to Dell in their original...
  • Page 155 What is not covered by this limited warranty? This limited warranty does not cover: • Software, including the operating system and software added to the Dell-branded hardware products through our factory-integration system, or the reloading of the software • Non-Dell branded and Solution Provider Direct products and accessories •...
  • Page 156 The warranty period is not extended if we repair or replace a warranted product or any parts. Dell may change the terms and availability of limited warranties, at its discretion, but any changes will not be retroactive (that is, the warranty terms in place at the time of purchase will apply to your purchase).
  • Page 157 We are not responsible for lost or corrupted data. What if I purchased a service contract? If your service contract is with Dell, service will be provided to you under the terms of the service contract. Please refer to that contract for details on how to obtain service.
  • Page 158: Total Satisfaction" Return Policy (Canada Only)

    If you are an end-user customer who bought new products directly from Dell, you may return them to Dell up to 30 days after you receive them for a refund or credit of the product purchase price. If you are an end-user customer who bought reconditioned or refurbished products from Dell, you may return them to Dell within 14 days after the date on the packing slip or invoice for a refund or credit of the product purchase price.
  • Page 159: Dell Software And Peripherals (Canada Only)

    Dell company, you may return Dell Software and Peripherals products that are in as-new condition to Dell up to 30 days from the date on the packing slip or invoice for a refund of the product purchase price if already paid. This refund will not include any shipping and handling charges shown on your packing slip or invoice;...
  • Page 160: 1-Year End-User Manufacturer Guarantee (Latin America And The Caribbean Only)

    Making a Claim Claims must be made in Latin America or the Caribbean by contacting the Dell point of sale within the guarantee period. The end user must always supply proof of purchase, indicating...
  • Page 161 In the absence of applicable legislation, this Guarantee will be the end user’s sole and exclusive remedy against Dell or any of its affiliates, and neither Dell nor any of its affiliates shall be liable for loss of profit or contracts, or any other indirect or consequential loss arising from negligence, breach of contract, or howsoever.
  • Page 162 Limited Warranties...
  • Page 163: Glossary

    Glossary 8 0 2 . 1 1 ( W ) — A wireless technology standard for mid-range networking devices that allows for enabled devices to automatically recognize each other. ® — A wireless technology standard for L U E T O O T H WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY short-range (10 m [30 ft]) networking devices that allows for enabled devices to automatically recognize each other.
  • Page 164 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 165: Index

    Index ActiveSync Calendar installing, 86 about, 88 appointments, 88 appointments meeting requests, 89 scheduling, 88 command bar, 68 audio Media player, 126 communicating notifications, 98 with other devices, 101 CompactFlash about, 61 installing, 62 slot, 45 battery charging, 50 computer main, 48 connecting to, 56, 61 using and installing, 48...
  • Page 166 Excel Mobile, 121 expansion slots data CompactFlash, 61 backing up, 71 locations, 45 delete pop-up menus, 69 delete a file in Excel, 122 delete a file in PowerPoint, 124 File Download Security delete a file in Word, 120 Warning, 133 disconnecting files dial-up connection, 111...
  • Page 167 Internet Explorer MSN Messenger about, 126 setting up, 125 browsing the web, 128 working with contacts, 125 favorite links, 128 My Text mobile favorites, 127-128 inserting, 81 Internet Explorer Mobile, 126 navigation bar, 68 keyboard network soft, 73 connecting to, 101 Notes creating, 93 notifications...
  • Page 168 programs Secure Digital card slot accessing, 66 installing cards, 63 adding and removing, 115 location, 45 adding programs using Service Tag, 16, 50 ActiveSync, 115 settings Calendar, 88 Connections tab, 83 Contacts, 90 Personal tab, 82 downloading, 116 System tab, 82 Excel Mobile, 121 Media Player, 126 Soft Reset, 63...
  • Page 169 Unpacking Your Device, 43 Using Your Axim, 52 video Media Player, 126 VPN connection, 111 warranty, 141, 149 Windows Media Player, 126 Word about, 119 delete files, 120 Word Mobile, 119 writing block recognizer, 74 converting written text to print-style text, 74-75 drawing, 79 letter recognizer, 74 on the screen, 75...
  • Page 170 Index...

This manual is also suitable for:

Axim x50 hd04uAxim x50 hc03ulAxim x50 hc03uAxim x50