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MobileBoard
for Motorola iDEN and GSM Phones
User Manual
Copyright © 2003, Genovation, Inc.
Manual Last Updated January 14, 2003
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Contents
Please refer to the chapters that apply to your phone (iDEN or GSM).
NOTICE ............................................................................................................ 2
1.0 iDEN ........................................................................................................... 3
1.1 iDEN Startup............................................................................................... 3
1.2 iDEN Operation – Text Entry ...................................................................... 4
1.3 iDEN Operation - Navigation ...................................................................... 5
1.4 iDEN FAQ ................................................................................................... 6
2.0 GSM ........................................................................................................... 7
2.1 GSM Startup ............................................................................................... 7
2.2 GSM Operation – Text Entry ...................................................................... 8
2.3 GSM Operation - Navigation....................................................................... 9
2.4 GSM FAQ ................................................................................................. 10
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1.0 iDEN
The Genovation Mobileboard for iDEN is a QWERTY-style keyboard for Motorola
iDEN family phones. The Mobileboard provides full alphanumeric text entry and
complete menu navigation that is superior to text entry using the 0-9 keypad on
the phone itself. Text messaging, phonebook editing and web browsing are only
a few of the operations made easier by the Mobileboard.
System Requirements
•
Motorola iDEN phone (such as models i30sx, i35s, i50sx, i55sr, i60c, i80s,
i85s, i88s, i90c, i95cl or equivalent).
•
Phone firmware version R32.00.00 or later. See the FAQ section for
information on how to determine your phone firmware version.
1.1 iDEN Startup
There are two ways to launch the keyboard driver on the phone, hot-attach and
cold-attach.
1. Hot-attach
With your phone turned on, plug the Mobileboard male 17-pin connector into
the bottom of the phone. When the driver starts you should see the message
“Device Attached” or “Keyboard Attached” briefly. The driver is now
activated.
2. Cold-attach
With your phone turned off, plug the Mobileboard male 17-pin connector into
the bottom of the phone. Power-up the phone. After the phone initializes you
should see the message “Device Attached” or “Keyboard Attached” briefly.
The driver is now activated.
When you disconnect the Mobileboard you will see the message “Device
Detached” or “Keyboard Detached” briefly.
PLEASE NOTE: Not all phone models support all of the possible keys. Some of
the characters or navigation buttons may not be functional for your phone. For
best results, you should disable text-prediction features such as T9 and
iTAP.
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1.2 iDEN Operation – Text Entry
1. Normal Text Entry
Keys printed in white (e.g. numbers 0 to 9 and the lowercase alphabet) are
entered simply by pressing the desired keys. Uppercase alphabetic
characters and characters printed in blue can be entered by using the Shift
key. The Shift key is a “sticky” key that operates in two ways. The first is
exactly like a PC keyboard. Holding Shift down causes the keyboard to
generate uppercase characters for those keys pressed while Shift is down.
The second method is to press and release Shift once – the following key
(only) will be an uppercase key and then the Shift state is automatically
cleared.
2. The Fn Key
Keys printed in red are entered using the Fn key. The Fn key is also a
“sticky” key. If you wish to enter a series of red keys, press and hold the Fn
key, press the keys you want and release the Fn key. If you only need one
red character, press and release Fn followed by the key you want. The Fn
state is automatically cleared.
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1.3 iDEN Operation - Navigation
The following keys are used in conjunction with Fn to navigate the menus and
features in the phone:
•
Arrow keys – Down (v), up (g), left (c) and right (b). Hint: The letter “v” looks
like a down arrow.
•
Menu and soft keys – Menu (m), left soft key (n) and right soft key (/). Hint:
“M” as in menu. Also the left and right soft keys are arranged to the left and
right of the menu button, just like on the phone.
•
Call End – K. Hint: “K” as in kill the call.
•
Call Answer – L. Hint: “L” as in lift the phone receiver.
•
Back – The backspace (ç
) key.
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1.4 iDEN FAQ
Q. How do I determine the firmware version in my phone?
A. Go to the main “home” screen on your phone (press the red Call End button to
get there). Next, press the following keys on the phone itself, in order and
quickly: # * Menu right-arrow. You will see the Trace Mode menu. Select the
Unit Info menu item and then scroll down and select Software.
Q. Sometimes I get an error message on the screen or do not get the expected
attach message when I connect my Mobileboard. What should I do?
A. Use the alternate attach method (hot-attach or cold-attach). Set your phone to
9600 baud (the default is Auto). Make sure the Mobileboard cable is properly
attached and secure at both ends. You may want to check with your service
provider to make sure your phone firmware is up to-date.
Q. What other phone models/brands or PDAs can the Mobileboard be used with?
A. Check the Genovation website at www.genovation.com for the latest
information and operating manuals regarding the Mobileboard product.
Q. Some of the red keys on the Mobileboard do not work (for instance, NET).
A. Not all keys work on all phones. If a shortcut key does not work, use the
menu and navigation keys instead.
Q. How do I enter accented characters using the Mobileboard?
A. Set your phone for a language that accepts accented characters (French,
Spanish or Portuguese). Then enter one of the following characters ‘ ^ “ ` ~
followed by the letter you wish to accent. Note: in order to enter one of the
characters ‘ ^ “ ` ~ alone, you should follow that character with a space. Check
the Genovation website at www.genovation.com for the latest information and
operating manuals regarding the Mobileboard product.
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2.0 GSM
The Genovation Mobileboard is a QWERTY-style keyboard for Motorola GSM
family phones. The Mobileboard provides full alphanumeric text entry and menu
navigation that is superior to text entry using the 0-9 keypad on the phone itself.
Text messaging, phonebook editing and web browsing are only a few of the
operations made easier by the Mobileboard.
System Requirements
•
Motorola GSM phone (such as models v60g, v70, etc. or equivalent).
2.1 GSM Startup
There are two ways to attach the keyboard to the phone, hot-attach and coldattach:
1. Hot-attach
With your phone turned on, plug the Mobileboard male 17-pin connector into
the bottom of the phone. The driver is automatically activated after about 2
seconds.
2. Cold-attach
With your phone turned off, plug the Mobileboard male 17-pin connector into
the bottom of the phone. Power-up the phone. After the phone initializes the
driver is automatically activated.
PLEASE NOTE: Not all phone models support all of the possible keys. Some
of the characters or navigation buttons may not be functional for your phone.
For example, the number characters 0-9 are functional when composing text
or email messages, but do not work for simple phone-dialing. For best
results, you should disable text-prediction features such as T9 and
iTAP.
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2.2 GSM Operation – Text Entry
1. Normal Text Entry
Keys printed in white (e.g. numbers 0 to 9 and the lowercase alphabet) are
entered simply by pressing the desired keys. Uppercase alphabetic
characters and characters printed in blue can be entered by using the Shift
key. The Shift key is a “sticky” key that operates in two ways. The first is
exactly like a PC keyboard. Holding Shift down causes the keyboard to
generate uppercase characters for those keys pressed while Shift is down.
The second method is to press and release Shift once – the following key
(only) will be an uppercase key and then the Shift state is automatically
cleared.
2. The Fn Key
Keys printed in red are entered using the Fn key. The Fn key is also a
“sticky” key. If you wish to enter a series of red keys, press and hold the Fn
key, press the keys you want and release the Fn key. If you only need one
red character, press and release Fn followed by the key you want. The Fn
state is automatically cleared.
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2.3 GSM Operation - Navigation
The following keys are used in conjunction with Fn to navigate the menus and
features in the phone:
•
Arrow keys – Down (v), up (g), left (c) and right (b). Hint: The letter “v” looks
like a down arrow.
•
Menu and soft keys – Menu (m), left soft key (n) and right soft key (/). Hint:
“M” as in menu. Also the left and right soft keys are arranged to the left and
right of the menu button, just like on the phone.
•
Call End – K. Hint: “K” as in kill the call.
•
Call Answer – L. Hint: “L” as in lift the phone receiver.
•
Back – The backspace (ç
) key presses the Soft1 button for 1.5 seconds
which emulates a CLEAR operation.
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2.4 GSM FAQ
Q. What other phone models/brands or PDAs can the Mobileboard be used with?
A. Check the Genovation website at www.genovation.com for the latest
information and operating manuals regarding the Mobileboard product.
Q. Some of the red keys on the Mobileboard do not work (for instance, NET).
A. Not all keys work on all phones. If a key does not work, use the menu and
navigation keys instead OR use the keys on the phone itself.
Q. How do I determine the firmware version of my MobileBoard.
A. Turn the phone off. Press and hold the ‘v’ key on the MobileBoard. While
holding the ‘v’ key down, power-up the phone. Continue holding the ‘v’ key for
about 10 seconds, then release it. The display should indicate two numbers
followed by a ‘*’ and then another two numbers. This is the version number. The
star indicates the decimal point in the version number. Example: 01*00 would
be version 1.00 (one point zero zero).
Q. Sometimes my Mobileboard does not appear to operate the phone. What
should I do?
A. Use the alternate attach method (hot-attach or cold-attach). Set your phone to
9600 baud (the default is Auto on some phones). Make sure the Mobileboard
cable is properly attached and secure at both ends. You may want to check with
your service provider to make sure your phone firmware is up to-date.
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