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  • Page 1 Acer P300 User Guide...
  • Page 2 © 2010 All Rights Reserved Acer P300 Smartphone User Guide First issue: 01/2010 Acer P300 Smartphone Model number: __________________________________ Serial number: ___________________________________ Date of purchase: ________________________________ Place of purchase: ________________________________...
  • Page 3 Sublicense or otherwise make the Software available to third parties, except that you may, after prior written notification to Acer, transfer the Software as a whole to a third party so long as you do not retain any copies of the Software and such third party accepts the terms of this Agreement.
  • Page 4 Acer is not obligated to provide technical or other support for the Software. ACER LIVE UPDATE Certain of the software contains elements that enable the use of the Acer Live Update service, which allows for updates for such software to be automatically downloaded and installed on your phone.
  • Page 6: Privacy Policy

    Third Party Services, or the services and products of Acer's licensors' or suppliers' third party licensors. Your use of the Third Party Software and Third Party Services is also subject to additional terms and conditions and policies which can be accessed through our global website.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents End User Licence Agreement Getting to know your smartphone Features and functions ......7 Other sources of help .
  • Page 8 Connecting to a PC and installing software ..46 Acer Sync ........47 Other functions .
  • Page 9: Getting To Know Your Smartphone

    Getting to know your smartphone Features and functions Your new smartphone is a multi-functional tool packed with intuitive features and powerful applications that make organizing your information and synchronizing it with your personal activities an easy, efficient task. Your smartphone lets you: •...
  • Page 10: Other Sources Of Help

    • Easy-to-use Acer features: Phonebook, Phone Dialer with Favorites and Call History, Social Networking, Notification Manager, and Preferences. Other sources of help To help you use your smartphone, we have designed a set of guides: For information on: Refer to: Programs on your This User Guide.
  • Page 11: Product Registration

    • The latest news from Acer. Hurry and register, as other advantages await you! How to register To register your Acer product, visit our website at Choose your country and follow the simple instructions. You can also click >...
  • Page 12: Chapter 1: Setting Up

    • Acer P300 Smartphone • Stylus • Battery • Quick Guide • Companion CD • USB cable • AC adapter • Headset • Screen protective film Acer P300 Smartphone User Guide...
  • Page 13: Getting To Know Your Smartphone

    Getting to know your smartphone Views No. Item Description Power button Press to turn the screen on/off or enter sleep mode; press and hold for more than three seconds to turn the smartphone off. microSD Card slot / Slot for microSD card; connect to a USB micro USB connector cable/charger.
  • Page 14: Led Indicators

    (center LED) voicemail etc.) Solid-Flash-Solid Device is fully charged, with new event (missed call, new message, voicemail etc.) Slow flashing for all Device is charging, with new LEDs event (missed call, new message, voicemail etc.) Acer P300 Smartphone User Guide...
  • Page 15: Installing Or Removing The Battery

    Installing or removing the battery Your smartphone uses a replaceable battery to provide power. It is packed seperately from your smartphone and needs to be inserted and charged before you can use the smartphone. Installing the battery Gently apply pressure and slide the battery cover down then lift it away from the smartphone.
  • Page 16: Installing A Sim Or Microsd Card

    Additionally, you may wish to increase your smartphone’s storage by inserting a microSD Card into the slot provided. This is located above the micro USB connector on the outside of the phone. Acer P300 Smartphone User Guide...
  • Page 17: Sim Card Lock

    1. Turn off the smartphone by pressing and holding the power button. 2. Open the cover and remove the battery as described in Removing the battery. 3. Insert the SIM card as shown. 4. Insert the microSD Card as shown. 5.
  • Page 18: Chapter 2: Using Your Smartphone Turning On For The First Time

    If the PIN you enter is incorrect, a warning message appears. Activating a new SIM card If you are using your SIM card for the first time, it may require activation. Contact your network operator for details on how to do this. Acer P300 Smartphone User Guide...
  • Page 19: Synchronizing Data

    The Today screen After rebooting, your smartphone will display the Today screen. This screen gives you quick, icon-based access to many of the frequently-used features of your smartphone. The first time you start your smartphone, you will see shortcuts on the screen. Connecting to your PC and synchronizing data You can synchronize the data on your smartphone with the...
  • Page 20: Chapter 3: Making Calls

    2. Enter the number you wish to dial. 3. Press the Call button or to make the call. 4. To end the call, press the End button. Note: The phone function needs to be enabled before the call can be connected. Acer P300 Smartphone User Guide...
  • Page 21: The Onscreen Number Pad

    The onscreen number pad The onscreen number pad allows you to enter numbers to dial. To access the onscreen number pad: 1. Press the Call button, or 2. Tap Phone from the Today screen, or 3. Tap > Making a call to one of your contacts 1.
  • Page 22 If you are using your smartphone abroad, international roaming charges will apply. Consult your network provider for roaming rates specific to the country you are visiting before you leave. Acer P300 Smartphone User Guide...
  • Page 23: The Voice Call Screen

    The voice call screen Once you have dialed your number the voice call screen appears, where several options are available. Item Description Open Favorites or Call History. Mute the call. Put the current call on hold. Add a note. Enter the Phonebook. Turn the speaker on.
  • Page 24: Putting A Call On Hold

    This handsfree function is especially useful for multitasking. To activate the speakerphone, tap Speaker On ( ) on the voice call screen. Tap Speaker Off ( ) to disable the speakerphone. Acer P300 Smartphone User Guide...
  • Page 25: Muting A Call

    Adding notes You can write or type notes during a call to record important information and view it at a later date. 1. Tap Note ( ) on the voice call screen. 2. Use the keyboard to enter letters and characters or the stylus to write handwritten notes.
  • Page 26: Call History

    Call History Menu options There are various options available in the Call History Menu. • Tap ( ) to organize the call history view. For example, tap ( ) to cycle through All, Missed, Dialed, and Received calls. Acer P300 Smartphone User Guide...
  • Page 27: Chapter 4: Input Devices

    Chapter 4: Input Devices This section will take you through the various input methods available to you on your smartphone. The stylus The stylus is used to select items and enter information. Carefully remove the stylus from its holder to use. Tap: Touch the screen once with the stylus to open items and select options.
  • Page 28: The Qwerty Keyboard

    Functions the same as the onscreen OK key. Navigation keys 4-way navigation keys to move the cursor. Enter key Moves the cursor to the next line. Delete key Deletes the character to the left of the cursor. Acer P300 Smartphone User Guide...
  • Page 29: Chapter 5: Messaging

    Chapter 5: Messaging This chapter shows you how to set up and use the SMS, MMS and email functions of your smartphone. The messaging screen All SMS, MMS and email messages are accessed via the messaging screen. To access the messaging screen, tap Text ( ).
  • Page 30: Text (sms) Messages

    1. Tap Text ( ) to view your inbox. 2. Tap a message to open it. 3. Enter your text message on the space below and tap Acer P300 Smartphone User Guide...
  • Page 31: Mms Messages

    Sorting text messages You can sort your text messages by message type, sender, received messages and message subject. Tap the Sort by drop-down menu in the top-right of the messaging screen, and select an option from the list. MMS messages MMS messages are similar to text messages but also allow you to attach multimedia files such as pictures, audio or video clips.
  • Page 32 The audio file will be displayed in the message. 5. To insert text, tap Insert Text and enter your message. All attachments and text will now be displayed in the message window. 6. Tap Send. Acer P300 Smartphone User Guide...
  • Page 33 Replying to MMS messages When a new MMS message arrives, a message icon appears at the top of the screen and a notification message is displayed. 1. Tap Text ( 2. Tap a message to open it. 3. Tap > Reply to reply to the message. The message window will appear.
  • Page 34: E-mail

    Next. Your smartphone has pre-set definitions for a variety of popular ISPs and will recommend settings if your email address is recognized. Otherwise your smartphone will try to connect to the Internet to find the settings. Acer P300 Smartphone User Guide...
  • Page 35: Chapter 6: Using The Camera

    Chapter 6: Using the Camera Your smartphone features a 3.2-megapixel digital camera mounted on the rear. This section will take you through all the steps in taking photos and videos with your smartphone. To activate the camera, press and hold the camera button. Camera icons and indicators Icon Description...
  • Page 36: Taking A Photo

    Zoom in or out by adjusting the onscreen (+/-) slider. 3. Press the camera button halfway down to focus on your subject. 4. Press the key the rest of the way down to take the picture. Acer P300 Smartphone User Guide...
  • Page 37: Shooting A Video

    Shooting a video 1. Frame your subject and steady your smartphone. 2. Press the camera button down fully to begin recording. 3. Press the camera button down fully to stop recording. Supported formats The following file formats are supported: Type Formats Image JPEG...
  • Page 38 You can crop or rotate your saved photos. 1. Tap > Multimedia > Album. 2. All your photos and videos are displayed as thumbnails. Select a photo to edit. 3. Tap Menu to view the list of editing options. Acer P300 Smartphone User Guide...
  • Page 39: Chapter 7: Advanced Settings Putting Your Smartphone In Flight Mode

    Chapter 7: Advanced Settings Putting your smartphone in flight mode You can enter flight mode to turn off telephone, Bluetooth and WLAN functions and use your smartphone as a handheld device during a flight. Check with your airline to make sure this is permitted onboard.
  • Page 40: Comm. Manager

    You can choose to activate one or all connections from the Comm. Manager window. Each connection icon will be highlighted when turned on. Adjusting connection settings This section will show you how to adjust detailed settings for your phone, data and Bluetooth connections. Acer P300 Smartphone User Guide...
  • Page 41: Selecting A Network

    Phone connections Once you have inserted a SIM card, your smartphone will automatically detect your network provider. For all phone settings, tap > Settings > Personal > Phone. Here you can adjust ringtone, security, services, network and CB (Cell Broadcast) settings. Selecting a network You can set the smartphone to detect your network automatically or set it manually.
  • Page 42: Bluetooth Connections

    3. Tap Done to confirm and save. 4. You can also define a Name for your smartphone. Tap > Settings > System > About > Device ID. Acer P300 Smartphone User Guide...
  • Page 43: Phone Settings

    Phone settings Many phone settings are automatically configured by your smartphone when you insert a SIM card. The device will communicate with your service provider and automatically obtain all necessary settings, such as network name, voice mail and text message center numbers. You can, however, view and modify these settings yourself if necessary, through the Phone Settings screen.
  • Page 44 2. Select Fixed Dialing from the list and tap Get Settings. 3. Select whether to enable fixed dialing and enter the necessary number patterns. 4. Tap OK to confirm and save. Note: Refer to the Help menus for more detailed information on adjusting phone settings. Acer P300 Smartphone User Guide...
  • Page 45: Managing Your Phonebook

    Choosing a ringtone A profile contains settings for alert notification, device volume, ring type and tone. 1. Tap > Settings > Personal > Phone > Sounds. 2. Select your preferred ringtone. 3. Tap OK to confirm and save. Configuring End button functions You can shut down your smartphone, end current program, launch Task Manager, launch Comm.
  • Page 46: Editing A Contact

    • To copy multiple contacts, tap the box alongside each contact: Tap and hold any contact and select Copy to Contact/SIM. • To copy a single contact, tap and hold any contact, and select Copy to Contact/SIM. Acer P300 Smartphone User Guide...
  • Page 47: Internal Memory

    Copying a contact from internal memory to the SIM card Note: Copying a contact from internal memory to your SIM will only copy the contact’s name and phone number. Names longer than 14 characters will be truncated. 1. Tap > Contacts. 2.
  • Page 48: Connecting To A Pc And Installing Software

    Windows Mobile Device Center (on Windows Vista or Windows 7) to synchronize the information on your computer with the information on your smartphone, comparing and updating data on both locations. This serves as backup data in case something happens to your smartphone. Acer P300 Smartphone User Guide...
  • Page 49: Acer Sync

    Microsoft Outlook. The photos and videos on your device can also be uploaded to Picasa and Youtube through Acer Sync. Make sure that you have installed Acer Sync on your computer. You can easily synchronize PIM services (Google and Microsoft Outlook) after you have set up your account and preference.
  • Page 50: Adding A Google Account

    Acer Sync also provides a regular synchronization feature, which automatically synchronizes according to your settings. Note: You may only add a single Google account to Acer Sync. If you have multiple Google accounts and desire to synchronize data from these accounts, you will need to remove the existing account and replace it with another account.
  • Page 51 Settings Description Album Name The location where your photos will be uploaded to on Picasa. If the album doesn’t exist on Picasa, Acer Sync will create it automatically. Album Privacy Defines who may view the album. Photo Upload The locations of photos and videos on your Folder / Video device.
  • Page 52 Youtube page. This item is disabled until you upload your first video. 6. Tap About to view the copyright and version information of Acer Sync. 7. Tap Exit or OK to close Acer Sync. Acer P300 Smartphone User Guide...
  • Page 53: Other Functions

    In the sync profile main window, you can view the account name, last synchronization time, device connection method and the status for each data type. It will update automatically so you can monitor the synchronization. Note: If your device has less than 20 percent power remaining, you will need to confirm the synchronization.
  • Page 54: Browsing The Internet

    Tap Favorites in the Today screen and tap Internet Explorer to open the browser. To adjust your browser settings, tap > > Tools. Starting Windows Live 1. Tap > Windows Live. 2. Sign in with your email address and password and your contacts list appears. Acer P300 Smartphone User Guide...
  • Page 55: Multimedia Playback

    Multimedia playback Your smartphone comes supplied with a variety of programs that you can use to enjoy multimedia content. Using Windows Media Player You can use Windows Media Player to play videos you have taken with your smartphone as well as other media files, such as MP3 music files.
  • Page 56 You can sort or search your media content by albums or genres. Browsing albums Once Spinlets is opened, you will see a display of featured albums. Browse this display by sliding your finger horizontally (left or right) and select an album by tapping it. Acer P300 Smartphone User Guide...
  • Page 57 Browsing genres To browse the Gallery by genre, tap the Genres button on the bottom left corner of the screen. You will see a new screen with a list of different genres. Tap on the genre you wish to view. Sort To sort through Spinlets by Name, Ratings or Newest content, select the Sort button at the bottom of the screen.
  • Page 58 Spinlet, select Send it and enter your name and your friend’s email address. Note: Spinlets, and Spinlet are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fuhu, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Acer P300 Smartphone User Guide...
  • Page 59 Streaming Media Note: This application may not be available in your region or for your language. Steaming Media allows you to view streamed video off the Internet directly on your smartphone. If you try to open an audio or movie video that is not supported by Microsoft Windows Media Player, for example RTSP or HTTP, the system will...
  • Page 60: Satellite Data Update

    You will see the expiration date of the GPS data. On the due date, a warning message will appear to remind you. Alternatively, tap Download to update the GPS data manually. Important: You may be charged additional fees when connecting over GPRS. Acer P300 Smartphone User Guide...
  • Page 61: Personalizing Your Smartphone

    Personalizing your smartphone You can enter your personal information to easily identify your smartphone. This is especially useful if it should ever be lost or stolen. To enter owner information, tap > Settings > Personal > Owner Information. Enter your name along with any other information you want to store.
  • Page 62 4. Select an event from the list and the notification options for that event are displayed. 5. Adjust the settings. 6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to adjust notification options for other events. 7. Tap OK to confirm and save. Acer P300 Smartphone User Guide...
  • Page 63 Configuring backlight settings You can specify the appearance and conditions under which the screen backlight will be on or off. 1. Tap > Settings > System > Backlight > Battery Power tab. 2. Select the timing for the backlight to turn on and off when your smartphone is running on battery power.
  • Page 64: Setting Alarms

    1. Tap > Settings > System > Regional Settings. 2. Tap the Region, Number, Currency, Date and Time tabs to view information for your region. Adjust any if necessary. 3. Tap OK to confirm and save. Acer P300 Smartphone User Guide...
  • Page 65: Removing Programs

    Viewing power status 1. Tap > Settings > System > Backlight. 2. Click the power link located at the bottom of the screen, and select the Battery tab. Power saving options 1. Tap > Settings > System > Backlight. 2. Click the power link located at the bottom of the screen, and select the Advance tab.
  • Page 66: Updating Your Smartphone

    Tap Generate URL to create a download link. You may then transfer this link to your PC in order to download and run the update. See Connecting to a PC on page 47. Acer P300 Smartphone User Guide...
  • Page 67: Setting A Schedule

    The link may be found in the My Documents folder. Tap > File Explorer > Notification. You may transfer this shortcut to your computer and use your computer’s Internet connection to download the update. Install this update correctly by following the instructions provided with the files. Setting a schedule It is also possible to set schedule to check for updates.
  • Page 68 Tap OK to proceed. If your screen is not responding to stylus input: press the Power button and Start key at the same time. When you see the clean boot screen, press the camera button to proceed. Acer P300 Smartphone User Guide...
  • Page 69: Chapter 8: Accessories And Tips

    Chapter 8: Accessories and Tips This chapter shows you how to use accessories with your smartphone, as well as provide useful tips for when you are using your smartphone. Using the headset Your smartphone comes packaged with a headset with built-in microphone for handsfree use when making calls.
  • Page 70: Using Your Smartphone As A Modem

    4. Select Connect to the Internet and click Next. 5. Select Set up my connection manually and click Next. 6. Select Connect using a dial-up modem and click Next. 7. Enter the name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider) and click Next. Acer P300 Smartphone User Guide...
  • Page 71: Using A Usb Connection

    8. Enter your ISP’s phone number. The number must begin with ‘*99#’. Click Next. 9. Select one option from the Connection Availability screen and click Next. 10.Enter your username and password and click Next. 11.Click Finish to complete the setup. You can now establish a Bluetooth connection between your PC and your smartphone.
  • Page 72: Inserting A Microsd Card

    Your smartphone features a memory expansion slot that accepts a microSD Card to expand memory and storage capacity. Please refer to Installing a SIM or microSD Card on page 14 for proper instructions on installing a microSD Card. Acer P300 Smartphone User Guide...
  • Page 73: Appendix

    Appendix FAQ, troubleshooting and error messages This section lists frequently asked questions that may arise during the use of your smartphone, and gives easy answers and solutions to these questions. Aspect Question Answer Audio Why is there no If the headset is plugged into the sound coming device, the speaker is automatically shut from the device?
  • Page 74: Error Messages

    It is also normal for the phone to heat up during long periods of use, such as a during a phone conversation or watching a video. All Acer phones are factory tested before release. Error messages Error message Description Connection canceled Operation canceled by the user.
  • Page 75: Specifications

    Specifications Performance • Qualcomm MSM 7225, 528 MHz • System memory: • 256 MB of SDRAM • 512 MB of Flash ROM • Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional Edition Display • 3.2” TFT LCD touchscreen • 400 x 240 resolution •...
  • Page 76 (changeable) Note: Length of battery operation will depend on power consumption which is based on system resource use. For example, constantly using the backlight or using power-demanding applications will shorten battery life between charges. Acer P300 Smartphone User Guide...
  • Page 77: Warnings And Precautions

    Size and weight • Dimensions: 110 (h) x 55 (w) x 15.1 (t) mm • Weight: 130.6 g (including battery and stylus) Warnings and precautions • Do not use this product near water. • Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand or table.
  • Page 78: Battery Information

    The battery can be charged and discharged hundreds of times, but it will eventually wear out. When the talk and standby times are noticeably shorter than normal, buy a new battery. Use Acer P300 Smartphone User Guide...
  • Page 79: Replacing The Battery Pack

    Acer approved batteries, and recharge your battery only with Acer approved chargers designated for this device. Unplug the charger from the electrical plug and the device when not in use. Do not leave a fully charged battery connected to the AC adapter, since overcharging may shorten its lifetime.
  • Page 80: Additional Safety Information

    Do not place credit cards or other magnetic storage media near the device, because information stored on them may be erased. Acer P300 Smartphone User Guide...
  • Page 81 Medical devices Operation of any radio transmitting equipment, including wireless phones, may interfere with the functionality of inadequately protected medical devices. Consult a physician or the manufacturer of the medical device to determine if they are adequately shielded from external RF energy or if you have any questions.
  • Page 82: Potentially Explosive Environments

    They include below deck on boats, chemical transfer or storage facilities, vehicles using liquefied petroleum gas (such as propane or butane), and areas where the air contains chemicals or particles such as grain, dust or metal powders. Acer P300 Smartphone User Guide...
  • Page 83: Emergency Calls

    Follow any restrictions. Do not use the device where blasting is in progress. Emergency calls Important: Wireless phones, including this device, operate using radio signals, wireless networks, landline networks, and user-programmed functions. Because of this, connections in all conditions cannot be guaranteed. You should never rely solely on any wireless device for essential communications like medical emergencies.
  • Page 84: Disposal And Recycling Information

    Lamp(s) inside this product contain mercury and must be recycled or disposed of according to local, state or federal laws. For more information, contact the Electronic Industries Alliance at For lamp-specific disposal information, check Acer P300 Smartphone User Guide...
  • Page 85: Taking Care Of Your Smartphone

    Taking care of your smartphone 1. DO take care not to scratch the screen of your smartphone. Keep the screen clean. When working with your smartphone, use the supplied stylus or plastic-tipped pens intended for use with touch-sensitive screens. Never use an actual pen or pencil or other sharp object on the screen surface.
  • Page 86: Safety Regulations

    Depending on configuration, this product may or may not contain wireless radio devices (such as wireless LAN and/or Bluetooth modules). Information below is for products with such devices. Acer P300 Smartphone User Guide...
  • Page 87 Preventing hearing loss Caution: Permanent hearing loss may occur if earphones or headphones are used at high volume for prolonged periods of time. This device has been tested to comply with the Sound Pressure Level requirement laid down in the applicable EN 50332-1 and/ or EN 50332-2 standards.
  • Page 88 64 Pyrenees Atlantique 32 Gers 66 Pyrenees This requirement is likely to change over time, allowing you to use your wireless LAN card in more areas within France. Please check with ART ( for the latest information. Acer P300 Smartphone User Guide...
  • Page 89: Fcc Regulation

    Note: Your WLAN card transmitts less than 100 mW, but more than 10 mW. List of National Codes This equipment may be operated in the following countries: Country ISO 3166 Country ISO 3166 (2 letter code) (2 letter code) Austria Malta Belgium Netherlands...
  • Page 90 The equipment complies with FCC RF exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. The antenna(s) used for this transmitter must not be co- located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter. Acer P300 Smartphone User Guide...
  • Page 91 RF Exposure Information (SAR) SAR data table FCC_US model Head (W/kg) Body (W/kg) 0.435 0.697 FCC ID FCC ID_US model HLZDMP300EU For body worn operation, this phone has been tested and meets the FCC RF exposure guidelines for use with an accessory that contains no metal and the positions the handset a minimum of 1.5 cm from the body.
  • Page 92 The closer you are to a base station, the lower the transmission output of your mobile telephone. The tested SAR of this device is as follows: Head Body Head Body (W/kg 10g) (W/kg 10g) (W/kg 10g) (W/kg 10g) 0.435 0.697 0.522 Acer P300 Smartphone User Guide...
  • Page 93 NCC warning Lithium-ion battery warning ATTENZIONE! Rischio di esplosione della batteria se sostituita in modo errato. Sostituire la batteria con un una di tipo uguale o equivalente consigliata dalla fabbrica. Non disperdere le batterie nell’ambiente. VORSICHT! Explosionsgefahr bei unsachgemäßen Austausch der Batterie.
  • Page 94: Declaration Of Conformity

    The technical documentation relevant to the above equipment will be held at: Acer Incorporated 8F., No. 88, Sec. 1, Hsin Tai Wu Rd. Hsichih Taipei Hsien 221, Taiwan Authorized Person: _________________ Name: Harriot S.L. Lee Acer P300 Smartphone User Guide...
  • Page 95 ... 35 acer sync taking a photo ....34 connecting to a PC ....47 adding a Google account 48 managing your account .. 50 connectivity ......74 settings ......49 contacts synchronizing ....48 adding and editing ..43 applications ......
  • Page 96 network speakerphone ..... 22 selecting ......39 specifications ....... 73 spinlets onscreen keyboard ..... 25 browsing ......54 onscreen number pad ..19 launching ......54 sharing ......56 streaming media ....57 performance ....... 73 personalizing ...... 59 stylus ........25 phone system certificates ....

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