P526
User Manual
E3125
First Edition
May 2007
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Table of Contents
P526 specifications................................................................................ 8
Package contents................................................................................... 9
Chapter 1: Getting started
Getting to know your P526................................................................. 12
Layout
...................................................................................................... 12
Device components description..................................................................... 14
Getting your device ready.................................................................... 16
Installing the SIM card and battery................................................................ 16
Charging the battery...................................................................................... 18
Starting up............................................................................................. 19
Powering your device..................................................................................... 19
Using the stylus.............................................................................................. 19
Calibrating P526............................................................................................ 20
Locking the keys and buttons........................................................................ 20
The Today screen................................................................................. 21
Status indicators............................................................................................ 22
Screen orientation.......................................................................................... 25
Start menu..................................................................................................... 26
Chapter 2: Entering data
Using the Input Panel.......................................................................... 28
Using the Block Recognizer........................................................................... 28
Using the On-screen keyboard...................................................................... 29
Using the Letter Recognizer.......................................................................... 30
Using T9 input................................................................................................ 31
Using the Transcriber..................................................................................... 32
Writing and drawing on the screen..................................................... 33
Recording voice.................................................................................... 34
Using ActiveSync™.............................................................................. 36
Synchronizing via mini-USB........................................................................... 38
Synchronizing with Exchange Server................................................. 39
Setting the synchronization schedule............................................................ 41
Searching information.......................................................................... 42
Getting Help.......................................................................................... 43
Chapter 3: Phone features
Using phone......................................................................................... 46
Phone pad...................................................................................................... 46
Adjusting the volume...................................................................................... 46
Making a call......................................................................................... 47
Using the alphanumeric keypad..................................................................... 47
Making calls from Contacts............................................................................ 49
Making calls from Call History........................................................................ 49
Using the Speed Dial..................................................................................... 50
Using Voice Commander............................................................................... 51
Receiving a call..................................................................................... 52
Chapter 4: Wireless features
Using the Wireless Manager................................................................ 54
Using Bluetooth®............................................................................................. 55
Overview ...................................................................................................... 55
Activating Bluetooth in your device................................................................ 55
Setting a GPRS connection................................................................. 59
Connecting GPRS.......................................................................................... 62
Disconnecting GPRS..................................................................................... 63
Using the GPRS Tool..................................................................................... 64
Chapter 5: Multimedia features
Using the camera................................................................................. 67
Launching the camera................................................................................... 67
Camera mode screen.................................................................................... 69
Taking photos................................................................................................. 76
Video mode screen........................................................................................ 77
Recording videos........................................................................................... 82
Viewing pictures and videos............................................................... 83
Viewing pictures and videos........................................................................... 83
Chapter 6: Other features
ASUS Launcher.................................................................................... 86
Using the ASUS Launcher............................................................................. 86
ASUS CallFilter..................................................................................... 87
Launching ASUS CallFilter............................................................................. 87
Using ASUS CallFilter.................................................................................... 89
Remote Presenter................................................................................. 92
Using the Remote Presenter.......................................................................... 92
Windows Live™.................................................................................... 99
Signing up...................................................................................................... 99
Meeting Time Planner......................................................................... 104
Setting ring tone................................................................................. 105
Adding ring tone to selection........................................................................ 105
Changing the ring tone................................................................................. 106
Wake-up setting.................................................................................. 107
Mode switcher..................................................................................... 108
System information............................................................................ 109
Restoring default factory settings.....................................................110
Chapter 7: Device component status
ASUS status icon................................................................................112
USB setting...................................................................................................113
LCD Brightness.............................................................................................114
Battery
.....................................................................................................114
Memory .....................................................................................................115
Storage card memory...................................................................................115
Programs running in memory........................................................................116
Settings .....................................................................................................116
Notices..................................................................................................118
Contact information............................................................................ 122
P526 specifications
Processor
TI OMAP 850
Operating System
Microsoft® Windows Mobile™ 6
Memory
128 MB NAND Flash ROM
64 MB SDRAM
Display
2.6-inch, 320 x 240 TFT Touchscreen Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) with
65,536 color and LED back-lighting
Frequency band
Quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
Integrated GSM/GPRS/EDGE and GPS with internal antenna
GPS
Built-in SiRF star III chipset
GPRS
Class B, Multislot class 10
Camera
2.0 mega-pixel fixed focus camera
Connectivity
Bluetooth
USB
Battery capacity
1300 mAh Lithium Ion
Expansion slot
MicroSD card slot
Audio
2.5 mm audio port
Built-in microphone and stereo output speaker
Weight
115g (with battery)
Dimension
110 x 58 x 15.4 mm
: V1.2
: USB Client 1.1
Talk time*
4 hrs (*vary with different networking environment and scenario)
Standby time*
150 hrs (*vary with different networking environment and scenario)
NOTE: Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Package contents
Check your P526 package for the following items:
P ASUS P526 device
P Battery
P AC Adapter
P Mini-USB cable
P Headset
P Stylus
P Car cell phone charger
P Car Kit (PDA holder and windshield suction pedestal)
P Protection case
P Getting Started CD
P User Manual
P Quick Start Guide
P Warranty Card
NOTE:
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
CAUTION:
• To reduce risk of fire, use only correct battery type. Refer to “Installing the SIM card and battery” section for details.
• Do not attempt to disassemble the battery pack.
• Dispose of used batteries properly. Inquire from local authorities for proper disposal of battery.
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Chapter
Getting started
1
• Getting to know your P526
• Getting your device ready
• Starting up
• The Today screen
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Getting to know your P526
Components:
Layout
1 Power button
2 Jog dial
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3 OK button
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4 Notification LED
Top features
5 Earpiece receiver
6 LCD touch screen
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4
7 Left Soft key
8 Start button
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3
9 Voice Commander/Record button
10 Right Soft key
11 Call key
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End key
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13 Mode switcher button
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Left side features
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Front features
14 Alphanumeric keypad
15 Clear key
16 Mic
Getting to know your P526
Components:
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17 GPS antenna connector
18 Stereo speaker
19 Camera lens
20 Battery compartment
21 Hold button
22 Camera button
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23 Reset button
24 MicroSD slot
25 Stylus
26 Headphone slot
27 Mini-USB connector
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Right side features
Rear features
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Bottom features
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Device components description
No.
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Item
Description
1
Power button
Press once to set suspend mode or to wake device from sleep mode.
Press and hold to turn the power ON or OFF.
2
Jog dial
This three-direction jog dial allows you to conveniently navigate
through menus without necessarily using the stylus.
3
OK button
Press to confirm a command or press to close/exit an open
application.
4
Notification LED
This multi-color LED notifies the following:
• Green - Phone fully charged.
• Flashing green - Network detected.
• Red - Phone is charging.
• Flashing red - Event notification.
• Flashing blue - Bluetooth® or GPS is ON.
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Earpiece receiver
Allows you to listen to incoming/outgoing calls.
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LCD touch screen
This 2.6-inch, 65,536-color, 240 x 320-resolution, touchscreen TFT
LCD allows you to write, draw, or make selections using the stylus.
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Left Soft key
Performs the command indicated above the button.
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Start button
Press to launch the Start menu.
9
Voice Commander/Record
button
Press to launch the Voice Commander application.
Press and hold to launch voice recording.
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Right Soft key
Performs the command indicated above the button.
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Call key
Press to receive an incoming call or to make a call.
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End key
Press to end a call or a GPRS connection.
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Mode/Task Switcher button
Allows you to switch applications and tasks.
Device components description
No.
Item
Description
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Alphanumeric keypad
Allows you to input text and numbers.
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Clear key
Press to clear input character to the left.
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Mic
Used to make or receive phone calls, record sounds, record voice, or
say voice commands.
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GPS antenna connector
Allows you to install an external GPS antenna for better signal
reception.
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Stereo speaker
Allows you to listen audio media and phone calls.
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Camera lens
2-megapixel fixed lens for taking pictures.
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Battery compartment
Contains the battery that supplies power to the device.
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Hold button
Slide to enable or disable all keys including the LCD touch screen.
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Camera button
Press and hold over three seconds to launch the camera. In camera
mode, press to take a picture. In video mode, press to start recording
video and press again to stop.
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Reset button
Using the stylus, press reset button to soft-reset your device.
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Micro-SD slot
Insert a Micro-SD storage card into this slot.
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Stylus
Use the stylus to write, draw, or select items on the touch screen.
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Earphone port
Plug headset accessory to this port
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Mini-USB connector
Use this connector to synchronize your data or to charge the battery.
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Getting your device ready
Installing the SIM card and battery
Before you can make a phone call using your P526, you need to install a Subscriber Identity
Module (SIM) card. A SIM card contains your phone number, subscriber details, phonebook,
and additional phone memory.
Your P526 comes with a rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery.
New batteries come partially discharged and should be fully charged before using them. They
generally do not reach their rated capacity until they have been charged and discharged at
least four (4) times. We recommend that new batteries be charged overnight even though
they may indicate that the charge is complete after a few hours. Sometimes charging may
stop during the initial charge and it is necessary to remove the battery for approximately
fifteen (15) minutes and then put it back on charge.
CAUTION:
Use only an ASUS qualified battery.
To install a SIM card and battery:
1. Remove the battery compartment cover.
NOTE:
When turned on, the device automatically turns off
after you open the battery compartment to prevent
data loss.
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2. Remove the battery.
3. Insert the SIM card with its gold
contacts facing down and the notched
corner oriented to the upper left corner
of the slot as shown.
4. Replace the battery into the
compartment with its copper contacts
properly aligned to the copper
conductor on the device.
5. Replace battery compartment cover.
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Charging the battery
The bundled battery pack is shipped partially charged. Charge the battery up to four (4) hours
before using for the first time.
To charge battery:
1. Connect the AC adapter plug to the mini-USB connector at the bottom of the device.
2. Connect the AC power plug to a grounded wall socket or power strip.
NOTE:
• The notification LED turns red and charging battery icon appears on the status bar indicating that the battery is charging.
• If your battery gets totally discharged, you need to recharge it for at least twenty minutes before you can turn it
back on.
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Starting up
Powering your device
Make sure that your P526 is fully-charged before starting the device for the first time.
To turn on power:
1. Press and hold the power button.
Power button
2. Follow onscreen instructions to align screen and set the local time zone.
Using the stylus
The stylus is a pen-like device found behind the upper right corner of your P526.
• Use the stylus to write, draw, select, or drag an item on the screen.
• Single-tap an item to select it.
• Tap and hold an item to see a menu.
Stylus
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Calibrating P526
Calibrating your device ensures that the item you tap on the screen is activated. This involves
tapping in the center of targets that appear in various coordinates on the screen.
To calibrate your screen:
1. Tap Start > Settings > System tab
then tap Screen icon.
2. On the General tab tap Align Screen
then follow succeeding calibration
screen instructions.
Locking the keys and buttons
You can lock the keys and buttons of your device to avoid inadvertently dialing numbers or
launching any application. To lock the keys and buttons:
1. Locate the Hold button on the right side of your device.
2. Slide the hold button downward to lock.
3. To unlock, slide the hold button upward.
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Hold button
The Today screen
The Today screen displays information useful to you. You can configure the Today screen to
have all the important information you need.
• To access the Today screen, tap Start > Today.
• To personalize the Today screen, tap Start > Settings > Personal tab > Today.
The following describes the common information found on the today screen:
Status bar
Tap to open the Start menu
Tap to setup date, time, and alarm
Indicates the battery status
Tap to adjust volume
Displays the signal status
Tap to launch Wireless Manager
Tap to set user information
Tap to view connectivity status
Displays the Bluetooth®
connection status
Tap to open messages
Tap to setup profile
Tap to read or make appointments
Tap to launch Live search engine
Tap to setup tasks
Tap to set Call Filter
Tap to display system CPU,
USB setting, LCD brightness,
battery, memory, and MicroSD
status
Tap to change screen
orientation
Tap to display call history
Tap to launch Contacts list
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Status indicators
Refer to the table below for the Today screen icon status indicators.
Icon
Description
General Packet Radio Services (GPRS) available.
Connecting via GPRS.
Connected via GPRS.
Connecting with ActiveSync
ActiveSync connection not active.
ActiveSync synchronization in progress.
Synchronization error.
Call forwarded.
Call in progress.
Call on hold.
Missed call.
New message.
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Status indicators
Icon
Description
New voice mail.
No cellular phone service.
No signal.
Searching for cellular phone service.
Indicates signal strength.
Sound OFF.
Sound ON.
Battery low.
Battery extremely low.
Battery partially charged.
Battery charging.
Battery fully charged.
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Status indicators
Icon
Description
Searching Wi-Fi connection.
Wi-Fi active.
Roaming service. This icon appears only if you have international roaming feature.
Vibrate or Meeting mode on.
Bluetooth headset connected.
Bluetooth head connected with sound.
Appears when you set the alarm
No SIM installed.
Notice indicator. Tap to view notice.
Pocket MSN service notification.
Pocket MSN chat is online.
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Screen orientation
You can set the screen to three different orientations:
1. Portrait
2. Landscape
Set to Portrait mode to get a better view or better operation of certain applications on your
device. Set to Landscape when viewing pictures, video or viewing longer text files.
To change the screen orientation, tap Start > Setting > System tab > Screen then select the
orientation you want.
You can also change the orientation by tapping the
icon.
Landscape mode
Portrait mode
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Start menu
The Start menu contains various programs and applications that you commonly use.
Tap Start to display the start menu items:
Portrait mode
Landscape mode
You can also customize the items that appear in the
Start menu.
To do this:
1. Tap Start > Settings > Personal tab > Menus.
2. Select the check boxes of the items you want to
appear in the Start menu. You can select up to
seven (7) items.
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Chapter
Entering data
2
• Using the Input Panel
• Writing and drawing on the screen
• Recording voice
• Using ActiveSync™
• Synchronizing with Exchange Server
• Searching information
• Getting Help
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Using the Input Panel
When you start an application or select a field that requires text, symbols, or numbers, the
Input Panel icon appears on the menu bar. The Input Panel allows you to select various input
methods including: Block Recognizer, Keyboard, Letter Recognizer, and Transcriber.
Using the Block Recognizer
The Block Recognizer allows you to use a single stroke to write letters, numbers, symbols, or
punctuations, which are converted into typed text.
To use the Block Recognizer:
1. In an application, tap the Input Panel arrow, then tap Block Recognizer.
2. Write letters, numbers, symbols, or punctuations in the designated writing area.
• Write letters on the abc (left) area of the box.
• Write numbers on the 123 (right) area of the box.
• Tap the special symbols button to input symbols, punctuations
and other special characters.
• Tap Help “?” button for help on how to write characters.
Tap for special
characters
Input panel
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Using the On-screen keyboard
With the on-screen keyboard, you can input text, symbols, numbers, or other special
characters when input is possible.
To input text using the on-screen keyboard:
1. In an application, tap the Input Panel arrow, then tap Keyboard.
2. Input text by tapping keys on the on-screen keyboard.
Input panel
To enlarge the on-screen keyboard:
1. Tap the Input Panel arrow, then tap Option.
2. Select Keyboard from the Input Method list.
3. Tap Large Keys.
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Using the Letter Recognizer
With the Letter Recognizer you can write individual letters, numbers, or special characters,
which are converted into typed text.
To use the Letter Recognizer:
1. In an application, tap the Input Panel arrow, then tap Letter Recognizer.
2. Write letters, numbers, symbols, or punctuations in the designated writing area.
• Write capital letters on the ABC (left) area of the box.
• Write lower case letters on the abc (middle) area of the box.
• Write numbers on the 123 (right) area of the box.
• Tap the special symbols button to input symbols, punctuations and other special
characters.
• Tap Help “?” button for help on how to write characters.
Tap for special
characters
Input panel
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Using T9 input
T9 allows you to enter text in alpha-numeric format. As you key in alpha-numeric texts on the
keypad, T9 automatically matches your input with most likely the completed word.
To switch to T9 input, tap the Input Panel
arrow, then tap T9.
T9 input shortcuts
• To key in a word or number, tap the
keys on the keypad.
• To insert a word or number from the
word list:
a. Use jog dial to move highlighted bar
on word list.
b. Press jog dial to add selected word
or number.
c. Press
to delete previous
character or highlighted text.
Word list
Alpha-numeric keypad
Press to delete character or
selected text to the left
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Using the Transcriber
Transcriber is a handwriting recognition program that allows you to write in cursive, print, or
mixed styles. It reliably recognizes not only written text but also numbers and symbols. Make
sure to write legibly. See Help for more information on the Transcriber.
To use the Transcriber:
1. Start an application that accepts user input, such as Notes or Word Mobile.
2. Tap the Input Panel arrow, then tap Transcriber.
To write using Transcriber (using Notes):
1. Tap screen to position the cursor where you want the text to appear.
2. Use the stylus to write on the screen. The handwriting will be converted to text after you
lift the stylus from the screen.
To edit text:
1. Draw a line across the text you want to edit. After you lift the stylus from the screen, the
line will disappear and the selected text will be highlighted.
2. You can now rewrite the text or use the Transcriber gestures to edit your selected text.
See Help
for the Transcriber gestures.
Tap for Help
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Input panel
Writing and drawing on the screen
You can write or draw directly on the screen and save notes in your own handwriting. If you
prefer to use your own handwriting or use drawings in your notes, set the default input mode to
Writing. If you prefer text, set the default mode to Typing.
To set the default input mode for Notes:
1. Tap Start > Programs > Notes.
2. From the Notes list, tap Menu > Options.
3. In the Default mode: box, tap the down arrow and select any of the following:
• Writing - if you want to draw or enter handwritten text in a note.
• Typing - if you want to create a typed note.
4. Set the other options according to your preference.
5. Tap
when finished.
To write a note:
1. Tap Start > Programs > Notes.
2. From the Notes list, tap New.
3. Write your text on the screen.
4. When finished, tap
to return to the Notes list.
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Recording voice
At any time, whether your phone is on stand-by or active mode, you can record sound, voice,
or add a recording to a note while using your device.
To create a voice recording:
Press and hold the Voice Commander button to begin
recording.
Or, you can follow the given steps:
1. Tap Start > Programs > Notes.
2. From the Notes list, tap New.
3. If you do not see the recording toolbar, tap Menu >
View Recording Toolbar.
4. Tap the record icon to begin recording.
5. Place the receiver near your mouth or source of sound.
6. Tap the stop icon when finished recording. A recording
icon appears on the note.
7. Tap
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.
Press and
hold to launch
voice recorder
To add a recording to a saved note:
1. Tap Start > Programs > Notes.
2. From the Notes list, tap to open a saved note.
3. If you do not see the recording toolbar, tap Menu > View Recording Toolbar.
4. Tap the record icon to begin recording.
5. Place the receiver near your mouth or source of sound.
6. Tap the stop icon when finished recording. A recording icon appears on the note.
7. Tap
.
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Using ActiveSync™
ActiveSync™ allows you to synchronize data in your device with data in your computer.
ActiveSync can also synchronize over a wireless or cellular network with Microsoft Exchange
Server, provided that your cellular phone service or company is running Microsoft Exchange
Server with Exchange ActiveSync. When synchronized directly with Exchange Server, you can
stay up to date even when your PC is turned off.
During synchronization, ActiveSync compares the data in your device with the data in your
computer or Exchange Server, and updates all data with recent changes.
You can select and synchronize data in the following locations using ActiveSync:
• Contacts
• Calendar
• Email
• Tasks
• Notes
• Favorites
• Files
• Media
You can also exchange data between your computer and device without synchronizing.
ActiveSync is already installed in your device, but before you can synchronize data with
your computer, you must first install ActiveSync in your computer. Install ActiveSync from the
Microsoft Getting Started CD that came with your device package.
After you have installed ActiveSync, set up a sync relationship between your device and your
computer. ActiveSync recognizes your device and automatically transfers the synchronization
settings you have in your device.
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If you wish to synchronize your device with Exchange Server through your company or service
provider, obtain the name of the Exchange Server, user name, password, and domain name
from your network administrator before starting the Sync Setup Wizard.
To install and configure ActiveSync in your computer:
1. Insert the Microsoft Getting Started CD that came with your device package.
2. Follow succeeding screen instructions.
3. After the setup is complete, the Sync Setup Wizard automatically starts when you connect
your device to your computer. Follow screen instructions to complete the wizard.
4. From the Sync Setup Wizard, you can:
• Configure an Exchange Server connection to synchronize directly with an Exchange Server. Acquire from your network administrator the required parameters for input.
• Create a synchronization relationship between your computer and your device.
5. Select the information type that you want to synchronize.
6. After you finish the wizard, ActiveSync automatically synchronizes your device. You can
disconnect the device after the synchronization is complete.
NOTE:
• When connected, your device is automatically synchronized with your computer. ActiveSync synchronizes everytime you make a change on either the device or computer.
• You cannot use WLAN to synchronize database.
• Refer to your Windows® Mobile Help, for more information about ActiveSync synchronization.
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Synchronizing via mini-USB
You can connect to your device using the bundled mini-USB cable to synchronize to your
computer.
To synchronize your device via mini-USB:
1. After installing ActiveSync to your computer, connect the mini-USB plug to the mini-USB
connector at the bottom of the device.
2. Connect the other end of the USB cable to your computer. Upon connection, ActiveSync
automatically synchronizes your device.
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Synchronizing with Exchange Server
To synchronize your device with Exchange Server:
1. From the ActiveSync menu,
tap Menu > Add Server Source.
2. In the Server Address field, input the
name of the server running Exchange
Server then tap Next.
If necessary, tap the check box
This server requires an encrypted
(SSL) connection.
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3. Input your name, password, and
domain then tap Next.
4. Tap the check boxes to select the data
items that you want to synchronize
with Exchange Server. To change the
available synchronization settings,
select a data item then tap Settings.
Tap Finish when done.
5. Start the sync process.
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Setting the synchronization schedule
To set the synchronization with Exchange Server:
1. From the ActiveSync screen,
tap Menu > Schedule.
2. Refer to the table for input details.
Volume
Recommended setup
High
Select a shorter interval in the Peak times list.
Low
Select As items arrive option or a longer interval
in the Off-peak times list.
While roaming
Check Use above settings while roaming.
Sending messages
Check Send outgoing items immediately.
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Searching information
Using the search tool, you can search for files and other items stored in your device or the
external MicroSD card. You can search by file name or by words located in various applications
including the Calendar, Contacts, Excel Mobile, Word Mobile, Outlook Mobile, Help, Messages,
Notes, and Tasks. You can also filter your search to files larger than 64 KB.
To search for a file or an item:
1. Tap Start > Programs > Search.
2. In Search for field, input the file name, word, or other information you want to search.
3. In Type field, select the data type to help you filter your search.
4. Tap Search. Found items are listed in Results.
5. In the Results list, tap the item with the information you need.
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Getting Help
You can easily find Help for using any program on the device.
To get help for a program:
• From the Today screen or program, tap Start > Help.
A page will open with links to topics that explain how to use the program.
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Chapter
Phone features
3
• Using the phone
• Making a call
• Receiving a call
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Using phone
Like a standard cellular phone, you can use your P526 to make and receive calls. You can also
keep a history of calls made and received, send SMS or MMS messages, take notes while
talking, call from Contacts, and copy data from installed SIM card to your device.
Phone pad
The phone pad allows you to easily dial and access the Contacts, Call History, Speed Dial, and
Phone settings. To launch the Phone pad, do any of the following:
• Tap Start > Phone.
• Press
.
Adjusting the volume
To adjust the phone or device volume:
1. Tap
from the status bar.
2. From the volume menu, you can:
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•Move the slider to adjust device or
phone volume.
• Tap On, Vibrate, or Off to change the system and ringer volume settings.
• Use the jog dial to adjust volume or set
mode.
Making a call
You can make a phone call using the phone pad. You can also make calls directly from the
Contacts, Call History, Speed Dial, or Voice Commander.
Using the alphanumeric keypad
To make a call using the alphanumeric keypad:
1. Ensure the device is not on hold.
2. Input the number of the party you want to
call then press Call key.
If you pressed the wrong number, press Clear
key to erase number to the left.
3. Talk to the called party when connected.
4. When finished, press End key to end the call.
Press to
end call
Press to call
dialled number
Press to
clear input to
the left
Alphanumeric
keypad
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Phone pad features
Displays the current call status
Press to mute
Press to launch Contacts list
Press to turn speaker ON/OFF
Press to hold call
Press to take notes
Press to end call
Press to launch keypad
Using Smart dialer
Smart Dialer utilizes the predefined alphabets
or letters assigned to keys 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
and 9. Example:
has letters a, b, and
c.
has d, e, f; and so on. Following
the sequence of keys pressed, Smart Dialer
displays items from your Contacts or previous
calls containing the alphabets of the pressed
key.
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As shown in the example, keys 3, 4, and 2
were pressed, so all items beginning with the
letter d, e, or f; items whose second letter is g,
h, or i; and items whose third letter is a, b, or c
are displayed.
Press to launch menu
Making calls from Contacts
To make a call directly from Contacts:
1. Press the Right Soft key or from the Today screen, tap Contacts.
2. You can do any of the following to make a call:
• Tap name of contact, then from the Contacts screen, tap Call.
• Tap name of contact, then press
• You can also tap and hold the contact, and from the shortcut menu tap Call Work,
Call Home, or Call Mobile.
.
• Tap Enter a name... then input the name or number you want to call from
Contacts. Tap Call or press the Left Soft Key to dial the selected item.
Making calls from Call History
To make a call from the call history:
1. Tap Start > Phone.
2. On the Phone pad, tap the Call History button.
3. Scroll to the desired contact or phone number,
then tap Call.
To look for more numbers in other categories,
tap Menu > Filter and tap a category.
You can also launch Call History from the Today
screen by pressing the Left Soft Key.
Call History
button
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Using the Speed Dial
With Speed Dial you can call frequently dialled numbers in a single press. For example, if you
assign a contact to the number 2 button in Speed Dial, you can simply press and hold
to
dial the contact’s number.
To create a Speed Dial entry:
1. Make sure that the entry you want to create is already in the Contacts list.
2. Tap Start > Phone.
3. Tap the Speed Dial button on the Phone pad.
4. Tap Menu > New.
5. Tap a contact from the list then tap Select.
6. In the Location box, select an available key then tap OK.
To delete a Speed Dial entry:
• In the Speed Dial list, tap and hold an entry then tap Delete.
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Using Voice Commander
To make a phone call using voice commander:
1. Press the Voice Commander button beside the Right Soft key.
2. From the following screen, your device
asks you to “Say command.”
3. Audibly say “Call” then the name to call
from your Contact list.
4. Say “Yes” or “No” after the confirmation
question.
If you said “Yes”, the application
proceeds and dials the number;
otherwise, it returns to the Voice
Commander menu.
5. Say “Goodbye” or tap
Commander.
to exit Voice
Press to
launch Voice
Commander
NOTES:
To use Voice Commander while using a headset, press the answer button* on the headset then follow given
instructions. (* Answer button may not be available in some headset models.)
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Receiving a call
When you receive a call, a message prompts and allows you to
answer or reject the incoming call.
To answer or reject an incoming call:
• To answer a call tap Answer, or press Call key.
• To reject an incoming call, tap Ignore, or press End key.
TIP:
Press and hold Call key to switch receiver to speakerphone mode.
Call key
The following pop-up screen appears during an incoming call:
• Tap Answer to receive call or
• Tap Ignore to dismiss call.
To terminate a call:
• Tap End or press End key to terminate an incoming or
outgoing call.
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Chapter
Wireless features
4
• Using the Wireless Manager
• Using Bluetooth®
• Setting a GPRS connection
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Using the Wireless Manager
The Wireless Manager allows you to enable or disable your wireless connections in a single
location. This is a quick way to preserve battery power or to prepare your device for an
airplane flight.
To use the Wireless Manager:
1. Tap Start > Settings > Connections tab.
2. Tap Wireless Manager.
3. From the Wireless Manager screen, do any of the following:
•Tap the button for a desired wireless connection type to turn it on or off. If it is already
turned off, the button is a lighter color and displays an icon marked with an X.
•Tap
•Tap Menu to change settings for one of the displayed wireless connection types.
to turn all wireless connections on or off.
Tap to turn all wireless
connections on or off
Tap to turn Bluetooth
connection on or off
®
Tap to turn Phone connection on or off
Tap to exit Wireless Manager
4. Tap Done or
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to exit Wireless Manager.
Tap to change settings
Using Bluetooth®
Overview
Bluetooth® is a short-range wireless communications technology that allows devices with
Bluetooth capabilities to exchange data within a radius of about 10 meters (30 feet) without
requring a physical connection. With Bluetooth enabled in your device, you can:
• Connect and communicate (i.e. beam files, tasks, contacts) with other devices with
Bluetooth features.
• Use Bluetooth service. After you connect to another device or computer using
Bluetooth, you can use the services available on that device.
Activating Bluetooth in your device
Use the Wireless Manager to enable or disable Bluetooth in your device. You can access the
Wireless Manager by performing any of the following:
1. Tap Start > Settings > Connections tab then tap the Wireless Manager icon.
2. From the Wireless Manager screen, tap Bluetooth.
You can also launch Wireless Manager from the Today screen by tapping the Wireless
Manager icon.
Tap to launch
Wireless Manager
NOTES:
When not in use, deactivate Bluetooth in your device to
conserve battery power.
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Adding Bluetooth devices
1. Make sure that Bluetooth is enabled
on the device you want to add and the
device is set as Discoverable.
2. Tap Start > Settings > Connections
then tap Bluetooth icon.
3. Tap Add new device... to search
for available Bluetooth devices. The
search may take a while.
4. Select the device you want to connect
with then tap Next or press the Right
Soft key.
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5. When prompted, input the
alphanumeric passcode of the device
you want to connect then tap Next or
press the Right Soft key. You can find
the passcode in the documentation
that came with the connecting device.
6. Input the display name for this
connection.
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7. Repeat steps 3 - 6 to connect more
devices.
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Setting a GPRS connection
Your P526 allows you to connect via General Packet Radio Service (GPRS). GPRS is a
wireless communication standard that runs at speeds of up to 115 kbps, compared to 9.6
kbps of the current Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM). It supports a wide
range of bandwidths that allows sending and receiving small bursts of data, such as email
and web browsing. To set a GPRS connection in your device:
1. From the Today screen, tap
status bar.
on the
2. Tap Settings on the message prompt.
Pop-up callout
3. From the Settings screen, select
the Connections tab then tap
Connections icon.
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4. From the Connections screen, tap Add
a new modem connection.
5. Input a unique name for the connection
then select Cellular Line (GPRS) from
the modem list.
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6. Input the Access point name.
7. Input your user name, password, and
domain then tap Finish. Contact your
network administrator for assistance.
NOTE:
The GPRS and USB connections can not be used at the same time.
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Connecting GPRS
To connect GPRS:
1. Tap Start > Settings > Connections
tab then tap Connections icon.
2. From the Connections screen, tap
Manage existing connections.
3. Tap and hold on an existing connection
then from the pop-up menu tap
Connect.
Tap Delete if you want to delete
selected connection setting.
4. When connected, tap
to exit.
NOTE:
• When WLAN is used simultaneously with
the GPRS, the latter will get signal priority. We
recommend not to use WLAN and GPRS at the
same time.
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If you have set a default GPRS connection, it automatically connects when you launch an
application that connects to the Internet.
1. Launch any application that connects to
the Internet (e.g. Internet Explorer).
The device will automatically connect
your default GPRS connection. A
pop-up callout appears to display the
connection status.
Pop-up callout
2. When connected, you can start
browsing the Internet. If you are using
Internet Explorer, the default site will
be displayed.
Disconnecting GPRS
To disconnect GPRS:
1. Tap
from the status bar.
2. From the pop-up callout, tap
Disconnect.
NOTE:
• If your ActiveSync is set to sync with Exchange
Server automatically, synchronization will occur
after you connect again.
• GPRS will automatically reconnect everytime
you launch an application that requires GPRS
connection (e.g., Internet Explorer or Pocket MSN).
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Using the GPRS Tool
The GPRS Tool allows you to conveniently select and connect to your GPRS service provider.
To connect via GPRS Tool:
1. Tap Start > Settings > Connections
tab then tap the Network Setting icon.
You can also tap
on the status bar
then tap Settings from the pop-up
callout.
2. From the Network Setting screen,
select your GPRS provider from the
list.
NOTE:
• Operators vary in different regions.
• The GPRS and USB connections cannot be used
at the same time.
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Chapter
Multimedia features
• Using the camera
• Viewing pictures and videos
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Using the camera
The built-in two-megapixel camera allows you to take photos and record audio/video clips.
Launching the camera
To start using the camera:
• Tap Start > Programs > Pictures and Videos > Camera icon or
• Press and hold the Camera button on the right side of your device.
Camera/shutter button
Camera button
NOTE:
• By default, the preview screen is set to landscape.
• After launching the camera, your device is set to camera mode by default.
• In camera mode, the camera button function as shutter button.
To exit the Camera:
• Tap the exit
icon on the camera screen.
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Available capture modes
Your device camera can be set to two capture modes:
• Camera mode - Camera mode allows you to take photos, and save them to your device
or MicroSD. You can also configure the camera to match an environment, set picture
size, select magnification, adjust the picture quality, apply effects, and modify other
advanced settings.
• Video mode - Video mode enables you to record audio/video clips. Like in camera
mode, it also allows you to select the magnification, set the video size, apply some
effects, select target storage, and modify advanced video settings.
Supported formats
Using the camera mode or video mode, the images or video clip captured are stored in the
following formats:
• Still image (Camera mode) - JPEG (.jpg)
• Video (Video mode) - 3GP (.3gp), MPEG-4 (.mp4)
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Camera mode screen
The following describes the screen icons in Camera mode:
Capture mode icon
Picture quality icon
Default storage icon
Scene mode icon
Timer icon
Burst mode icon
Effects icon
Picture resolution
Tap to close camera
Number of
available shots
Tap to launch
camera menu
Capture modes:
Camera mode
Video mode
Tap to zoom in
Tap to zoom out
Tap to preview
Pictures and Videos
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Camera mode icons
• Capture mode icon [
/
] - indicates the current capture mode.
• Picture quality icon [
/
/
• Default storage icon [
videos clips.
• Scene mode icon [
/
]- indicates the picture quality used.
/
] - indicates default storage for captured images and
/
] - indicates the scene mode used.
• Timer icon [
/
] - when the camera timer is enabled (5 seconds or 10 seconds), the
corresponding timer icon appears. When you press the shutter button or the navigation
button to take a picture, the count down begins and picture is taken after the time set.
• Burst mode icon [
/
• Effects icon [
/
/
] - indicates the number of frames in burst mode.
/
] - indicates the effects used.
• Picture resolution [
/
/
/
/
/
] - shows the resolution used.
When set to 1600x1200 resolution, the zoom in/zoom out function is disabled.
• Exit icon [
] - tap to exit camera.
• Zoom In [
] - tap to zoom in view of subject on screen.
• Zoom Out [
] - tap to zoom out view of subject on screen.
• Thumbnails [
your images in thumbnails.
• Menu [
]- tap to launch Pictures and Video application and preview
] - tap to launch camera menu options.
• Remaining shots information - shows the remaining, available shots of pictures based on
the current settings.
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Camera options menu
The camera options menu allows you to change various camera and picture settings.
To launch options menu:
1. Tap Menu from the camera screen.
2. From the shortcut menu, tap an icon to
display contents.
Camera options
shortcut menu
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Change Mode
The Change Mode option allows you to set
capture mode into Camera or Video mode.
Scene
The Scene option allows you to select
presets appropriate for a night scene or
sports event. Select Auto to use best setting
for any scene.
Picture Size
Allows you to set the frame size of picture.
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Picture Quality
This option provides three picture quality
presets: Normal, Fine, and Super Fine. The
picture quality is set to Super Fine by default.
Zoom
Allows you to change the maximum
magnification allowed.
Self-Timer
Sets the delay of shutter release to 5 or 10
seconds after you have pressed the
camera/shutter button.
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Burst
Allows you to take 4 or 9 pictures in
succession with one press of the camera/
shutter button.
Frame
Allows you to set a frame.
NOTE:
Ensure that you have set the screen resolution to
320 x 240 before setting frame.
Effect
The Effect option allows you to apply some
effects to the subject. Select from the
following configuration options: Black-White,
Negative, Solarize, and Sepia. Set to
Normal for no effect.
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Save to
Allows you to select the default storage for
captured pictures.
NOTE:
Prepare a MicroSD card before setting default
storage to Storage Card.
Advanced
This option allows you to set the following:
- Filename prefix format
- Filename prefix
- File number
- Date and time stamp
- Shutter sound
- Burst interval
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Taking photos
After launching the camera, your device is set to Camera mode by default. If set otherwise,
tap Menu > Change Mode > Camera Mode then tap Done.
You can also set to camera mode by tapping the camera mode icon on the screen.
To take a photo:
1. Aim device to your subject then
press camera/shutter button.
2. When the
icon appears, make sure
the device is stable and not shaking.
3. Repeat steps 1 to 2 to take more photos.
NOTE:
The image is automatically saved to the default storage location and can be viewed using the Pictures and Videos
application.
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Video mode screen
The following describes the screen icons in Video mode:
Capture mode icon
Remaining video
recording time
Default storage icon
Effects icon
Video resolution
Tap to close camera
Recording indicator
Green: Ready
Red: Recording
Tap to launch
video menu
Capture mode icons:
Camera mode
Video mode
Tap to zoom in
Tap to zoom out
Tap to launch Pictures
and Videos
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Video mode icons
• Capture mode icon [
/
] - indicates the current capture mode.
• Default storage icon [
/
] - indicates default storage for captured video clips.
• Effects icon [
/
] - indicates the effects used.
• Video size [
/
/
/
] - shows the video size used.
• Exit icon [
] - tap to exit video.
• Zoom In [
] - tap to zoom in view of subject on screen.
• Zoom Out [
• Thumbnails [
your video.
• Menu [
] - tap to zoom out view of subject on screen.
]- tap to launch Pictures and Video application and play
] - tap to launch video menu options.
• Remaining video recording time information - shows the remaining, video recording
time based on the current settings.
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Video options menu
The video options menu allows you to change various video and playback settings.
To launch video options menu:
1. Tap Menu from the video screen.
2. From the shortcut menu, tap an icon to
display contents.
Video options
shortcut menu
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Change Mode
The Change Mode option allows you to set
your device into Camera or Video capture
mode.
Zoom
Allows you to change the maximum
magnification allowed.
Video Size
Allows you to set the frame size of video.
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Save to
Allows you to select the default storage
location for captured pictures.
NOTE:
Prepare a MicroSD card before setting default
storage to Storage Card.
Effect
The Effect option allows you to apply some
effects to the subject. Select from the
following configuration options: Black-White,
Negative, Solarize, and Sepia. Set to
Normal for no effect.
Advanced
This option allows you to set the following:
- Video filetype
- Filename prefix format
- Filename prefix
- File number
- Enable or disable audio when recording
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Recording videos
Set the device to video capture mode to record videos.
To set video mode:
• Tap Menu > Change Mode > Video Mode
then tap Done.
• You can also set the video mode by tapping
the video mode icon on the screen.
To record video:
1. Aim device to your subject then
press camera/shutter button to begin
recording.
The record indicator turns from green
to red while video is recording.
2. Press the camera/shutter button again
to stop recording.
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NOTE:
•The video clip is automatically saved to the default storage location.
•Use Windows Media Player Mobile to playback video clip in your device.
• Use Apple® QuickTime™ player, if you wish to play video clips in your computer. You can download QuickTime™
installer from www.apple.com/quicktime.
Viewing pictures and videos
Use the Pictures and Video Application to preview stored images and playback video clips.
Viewing pictures and videos
To view pictures and videos:
1. Tap Start > Programs > Pictures and Videos.
2. Tap the picture or video clip you want to see.
• To view pictures or launch video clips stored in MicroSD card, tap the folder list (labeled My Pictures), and tap MicroSD Card.
• To view pictures stored in My Pictures folder on your device, tap My Pictures then tap picture thumbnail.
• To playback video clips in My Videos folder on your device, tap My Videos then tap video thumbnail.
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Chapter
Other features
• ASUS Launcher
• ASUS Call Filter
• Remote Presenter
• Windows Live™
• Setting ring tone
• Wake-up setting
• Mode switcher
• System information
• Restoring factory default settings
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ASUS Launcher
ASUS Launcher is an alternative program that allows you to conveniently and quickly launch
applications, perform tasks, and change device settings. By default, the ASUS Launcher menu
appears after you start your device.
You can also manually run the program from Start > Programs > ASUS Launcher.
Using the ASUS Launcher
Tap to access messaging tools that
allows you to write/read emails,
MMS, or text messages.
Tap to launch phone pad and make a call.
Tap to launch camera and
take pictures or video.
Tap to launch Media Center and view
pictures/video, or search for files.
Tap to access tools that help you plan
meetings, synchronize device with PC,
do presentations, or launch
Voice Commander .
Tap to display Contacts list.
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Tap to access MS Office, list tasks, set
appointments, or jot notes.
Tap to modify your device profile. You can
also adjust the device audio and sound.
Tap to launch games and applications
menu.
Tap to display your call history list. You
can also make a call, send a message,
delete call history, and check or reset call
timer from this section.
Tap to access submenus and modify the
Audio, Personal, System, and Connection
settings. You can also display your device
information or restore the default settings
of your device from this option.
Tap to display items placed in the My
Favorites folder.
ASUS CallFilter
The ASUS CallFilter is a simple yet efficient utility that allows you to control all your incoming
calls. Using this utility, you can manage a list of telephone numbers from your Contacts list, call
log, message log, or any unlisted telephone number that you want to accept or reject.
Launching ASUS CallFilter
Tap
from the Today screen to launch the ASUS CallFilter.
Tap to launch CallFilter
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The first time you launch ASUS CallFilter, you need to install and select the storage location for
ASUS CallFilter. The following describes the steps when running ASUS CallFilter the first time.
1. After tapping
, from the Today
screen, the utility installs the necessary
cabinet (.cab) files to your device.
Follow succeeding screen intructions to
complete the process.
IMPORTANT:
The installation may take a few seconds to
complete. DO NOT turn off your device during
the installation process.
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2. When prompted, select storage location
then tap Install.
3. When finished, tap Ok to restart your
device.
Using ASUS CallFilter
After installing the necessary files, tap
to launch the ASUS CallFilter shortcut menu. The
shortcut menu allows you to conveniently activate either the Accept or Reject list.
From the shortcut menu, do any of the following:
• Tap Accept List to activate Accept list and receive only incoming calls whose numbers
are in the Accept list.
• Tap Reject List to activate Reject list and reject all incoming calls whose numbers are
in the Reject list.
• Tap Edit to open the CallFilter utility screen.
• Tap Close to deactivate CallFilter.
CallFilter shortcut menu
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Managing the Accept list
The Accept list allows you to select telephone numbers you only want to accept. Incoming calls
that are not in the Accept list will automatically be rejected.
To add items in the Accept list:
1. From the ASUS CallFilter shortcut
menu, select Edit.
2. Select Accept List from Edit List box.
3. Select source of data. You can get data
from your Contacts, Call log, Message
log, or you can key in any anonymous
number.
2
3
4. From the list (e.g. Contacts), select an
item then tap Add.
You can also tap
Accept list item.
5. Click
to add a new
to exit.
To remove items from the Accept list, select a
contact from the Accept list then tap Remove
or
.
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Managing the Reject list
The Reject list allows you to select telephone numbers you want to reject. Incoming calls that are
in the Reject list will be rejected.
To add items in the Reject list:
1. From the ASUS CallFilter shortcut
menu, select Edit.
2. Select Reject List from Edit List box.
3. Select source of data. You can get data
from your Contacts, Call log, Message
log, or you can key in any anonymous
number.
2
3
4. From the list (e.g. Contacts), select an
item then tap Add.
You can also tap
Reject list item.
5. Click
to add a new
to exit.
To remove items from the Reject list, select a
contact from the Reject list then tap Remove
or
.
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Remote Presenter
From your P526 device, Remote Presenter allows you to remotely control PowerPoint™
presentations running on your desktop or notebook. Operating over a Bluetooth wireless
connection, it promotes convenience and freedom of movement during your presentation. It
also enables you to review slide notes without affecting the audience’s view of the slide show.
Using the Remote Presenter
IMPORTANT:
• Before you start, make sure to install the Remote Presenter utility on your computer. You can find the installation files
in the bundled support CD.
•Remote Presenter works with Bluetooth-enabled computers only.
To use the Remote Presenter:
1. Tap Start > Programs > Remote Presenter.
You can also execute Remote Presenter from
the ASUS Launcher menu. From the ASUS
Launcher menu, tap Organizer then tap
Remote Control Presenter.
2. Do the following before searching for
Bluetooth devices:
•Activate Bluetooth in your computer.
•Launch the Remote Presenter program in
your computer.
To do this, from your computer desktop,
click Start > All Programs > ASUS >
Remote Presenter.
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When done, tap Next on your device.
The following describes the Remote Presenter menu on your computer screen.
PowerPoint .ppt file path
Click to change path
Click to start or stop
Bluetooth COM port
3. From the list of Bluetooth devices found,
select the name of computer containing your
PowerPoint presentation then tap Next.
Click to exit
4. Check your computer screen when your
P526 prompts the following message:
5. The following message appears on your
computer screen. Click the message
prompt to allow your P526 to access the
ActiveSync service of your computer.
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6. Tap Yes to allow your computer to
connect to your device.
7. From your computer, key in an
authentication passkey then click OK.
The authentication passkey is used to
secure your connection.
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8. When prompted, input the same
authentication passkey on your P526.
NOTE: The Bluetooth authentication passkey is only
required if a paired relationship is not yet established
between devices.
9. Tap the check boxes to select services
for your device then click Finish.
10.Tap Connect to connect to your
computer.
11.From the Remote Controller menu on
your computer, click
to establish
a connection.
When prompted with the Bluetooth
Service Authorization message, click OK.
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12.The following screen appears on your
device when a successful connection
was established.
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Repeat from step 1 if the connection
failed.
13.Tap the name of PowerPoint (.ppt) file
to show then tap Select.
Upon selection, Microsoft® PowerPoint is automatically launched on your computer with the
selected file open.
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14.You can now remotely control the PowerPoint presentation on your computer using your
device. The following describes the control menu on your device.
Slide number
Tap to exit
Tap to select slide
Indicates Bluetooth® signal
Timer
Tap to toggle between Normal and
Slide Show view
Previous slide
Next slide
Tap to display notes
Tap to display menu options
Tap to return to control panel
Notes panel
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Windows Live™
Windows Live™ provides a set of services including email, messaging, and search that brings
all your online necessities together. With Windows Live, you can conveniently do the following
on your device:
• Access your Hotmail, MSN, or Microsoft Exchange account and send or receive emails.
• See who among your friends are online and start a chat.
• Search the web using the simple and precise Windows Live search engine.
Signing up
Before you can start using Windows Live on your device, you must have a Windows Live ID,
Microsoft Passport, or Microsoft Exchange email account. If you previously have a Hotmail or
MSN Messenger account, that is already your Passport account. You can use these to sign in
to Windows Live.
If you don’t have an account, go to the following websites and setup a free account:
www.live.com
www.passport.com
www.hotmail.com
IMPORTANT:
Ensure that your cellular line or SIM comes with a mobile data service such as a General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) to
allow you to connect to the Internet. Contact your cellular phone company for details.
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To sign in Windows Live:
1. Tap Start > Programs > Windows Live
You can also launch Windows Live from
the ASUS Launcher menu. To do this, tap
Games and APs then tap Windows Live.
2. Tap Sign in to Windows Live. If you are
not connected to the internet, your device
automatically connects you to the Internet
via GPRS.
IMPORTANT:
Ensure that you have configured the GPRS
connection on your device.
3. Read the Windows Live Terms of Use
then tap Accept. If you do not agree, tap
Reject.
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The system returns to the Today screen if
you tapped Reject.
4. Input your email address and password
then tap Next.
5. Tap the check boxes to show or hide
Windows Live items on the Today screen.
Tap Next when done.
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6. Select the items that you want to
synchronize on your device, then tap Next.
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The synchronization status is displayed
as shown on the following screen while
Windows Live is synchronizing the items
on your device. This will take a moment.
After synchronization, the following
screen appears. Tap the arrow heads to
display items for Mail, Messenger, or Sync
services.
Tap Menu to access Windows Live and
account options.
If you enabled Windows Live to be
displayed on the Today screen, your
Windows Live username and account
status are displayed as shown.
Tap the arrow heads to access the
Windows Live, Mail, Messenger or Sync
menus.
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Meeting Time Planner
Meeting Time Planner allows you to find a suitable time to have a video conference, telephone
or net meeting with participants in different time zones.
Using the Meeting Time Planner
To use the Meeting Time Planner:
1. Tap Start > Programs > Meeting Time Planner.
2. Select the date and the cities.
A color-coded 24-hour time table of the chosen cities
appear, allowing you to identify the best time for the
meeting. Dark blue is late night/early morning, light
blue is off-peak hour, and white is peak daytime
hour. You can also change the interval of time shown
by tapping Interval on the lower-right corner of the
screen.
3. Select the time for your meeting and tap New Date.
4. Fill in the meeting information and tap OK to add your
date into the Calendar.
NOTE:
You can tap Interval > Summer Time use daylight saving time.
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Setting ring tone
With P526 you can add and configure your favorite music as your phone ring tone. You can
easily configure your favorite song or sound as your ring tone with the following compatible
audio formats: aac/acc+, amr, .mp3, .wav, .wma, and .mid.
Adding ring tone to selection
To add ring tone to the selection category under phone setting:
1. Tap Start > Settings > Personal > Ringtone icon.
2. Select a specific file extension from the list box.
3. Tap to check a ring tone file that you want to add.
Tap
to try ring tone sound and tap
to stop.
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Changing the ring tone
To change the ring tone:
1. Tap Start > Settings > Personal > Phone icon.
2. Select a ring tone from the Ring tone list box. The songs or sounds that you added as
ring tone appears on this list along with the default ring tones that came with the device.
Tap
3. Tap
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to play ring tone sound and tap
when finished.
to stop.
Wake-up setting
You can set the wake-up actions whenever your device is in sleep mode.
To set the wake-up action:
1. Tap Start > Settings > Personal > Wakeup source icon.
2. Select from the available wake-up actions.
Tap Select All to select all actions or tap Select None to deselect all available actions.
3. Tap
when finished.
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Mode switcher
Mode switcher allows you to easily switch between applications and tasks.
To use the mode switcher, press the mode switcher button on your device keypad. Press again
to shift between applications.
You can also use the mode switcher button to turn the flash light on or off. Press and hold the
mode switcher button to use this feature.
Mode switcher button
Mode switcher pop-up menu
You can configure the mode switcher and define the switcher type or select items to appear in
the mode switcher pop-up menu.
To define the switcher type:
1. Tap Start > Settings > System > Mode Switcher icon.
2. Tap the radio buttons to select the Switcher type.
3. Tap and drag the handle bar to set the switch Waiting Time.
To select items to appear in the switcher pop-up menu:
1. Tap Start > Settings > System > Mode Switcher icon.
2. Tap the Items tab.
3. Select the items by tapping the check boxes.
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System information
The System Information contains important device information including the current device
settings and version.
To launch the System Information:
1. Tap Start > Settings > System > System Information icon.
2. Tap the Device Info tab for device hardware information.
3. Tap Version tab to display the ROM, Boot, Radio, MP and Battery version.
Device Info
Version
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Restoring default factory settings
This option allows you to restore the default factory settings.
To restore default settings:
1. Tap Start > Settings > Default Settings.
2. Input ‘1234’ in the Password field to confirm that you want to restore to default settings.
3. Tap Ok.
You can also restore the factory settings by pressing the jog dial upward and the reset button at
the same time.
WARNING:
This option will delete all files stored in this device.
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Chapter
8
Device components status
• ASUS Status icon
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ASUS status icon
The ASUS status icon allows you to easily check and see the current status of the following
device components: USB, LCD Brightness, Battery power, Memory, MicroSD card, and
storage.
To check the status of these components, tap the ASUS Status icon
on the Today screen.
USB: Allows you to set the USB connection mode.
Brightness: Tap to adjust the LCD brightness on
battery power or external power.
Power: Displays the remaining battery power and
allows you to set advanced power saving features.
Memory: Displays the total, currently used, and
remaining memory available.
Storage card memory: Displays the total, used,
and remaining storage card memory.
MicroSD card: Tap to display the contents of the
MicroSD card installed.
Settings: Allows you to select the items to display in
this ASUS Status pop-up menu.
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USB setting
Allows you to set the USB connection mode.
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LCD Brightness
Adjusts the LCD brightness on battery power
and external power.
Battery
Displays the battery power status.
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The Advanced settings allows you to set a
time when to turn-off the device if not used.
Memory
Displays the total, in use and free memory.
Storage card memory
Displays the total, in use, and available
storage card memory.
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Programs running in memory
Allows you to activate or stop any program
running on memory.
IMPORTANT:
When you exit a running program, you are actually
only minimizing it and the program remains in the
memory. You can stop these programs from running
in the background using this option.
Settings
Allows you to select the items to display in
the ASUS Settings pop-up menu.
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Appendix
• Notices
• Contact information
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Notices
Replaceable batteries
If an equipment is provided with a replaceable battery and if replacement by an
incorrect type could result in an explosion (e.g. with some lithium batteries), the
following applies:
– if the battery is placed in an OPERATOR ACCESS AREA, there shall be a
marking close to the battery or a statement in both the operating and the
servicing instructions;
– if the battery is placed elsewhere in the equipment, there shall be a marking
close to the battery or a statement in the servicing instructions.
The marking or statement shall include the following or similar text:
CAUTION
RISK OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS REPLACED
BY AN INCORRECT TYPE.
DISPOSE OF USED BATTERIES ACCORDING
THE INSTRUCTIONS
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Operator access with a tool
If a TOOL is necessary to gain access to an OPERATOR ACCESS AREA, either
all other compartments within that area containing a hazard shall be inaccessible
to the OPERATOR by the use of the same TOOL, or such compartments shall be
marked to discourage OPERATOR access.
An acceptable marking for an electric shock hazard is (ISO 3864, No. 5036).
Equipment for restricted access locations
For equipment intended only for installation in a RESTRICTED ACCESS
LOCATION, the installation instructions shall contain a statement to this effect.
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WARNING
The user needs to switch off the device when exposed to areas with potentially
explosive atmospheres such as petrol stations, chemical storage depots and
blasting operations.
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ASUS
Address: 15 Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan
Tel: 886-2-2894-3447; Fax: 886-2-2890-7698
Declaration
We declare that the IMEI codes for this product, P526, are unique to each unit
and only assigned to this model. The IMEI of each unit is factory set and cannot
be altered by the user and that it complies with the relevant IMEI integrity related
requirements expressed in the GSM standards.
Should you have any questions or comments regarding this matter, please have our
best attention.
Sincerely yours,
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
Tel: 886-2-2894-3447
Fax: 886-2-2890-7698
E-mail: http://vip.asus.com/eservice/techserv.aspx
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Contact information
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. (Taiwan)
Hotline:
0800-093-456 (Toll-Free call from Taiwan only)
Fax:
886-2-2895-9254
Online service: http://vip.asus.com/eservice/techserv.aspx
WWW:
http://tw.asus.com
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. (Asia-Pacific)
Hotline:
886-2-2894-3447
Fax:
886-2-2890-7698
Online service: http://vip.asus.com/eservice/techserv.aspx
WWW:
http://www.asus.com
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany/Austria)
Hotline:
+49-2102-9599-10
Fax:
+49-2102-9599-11
Online service: http://vip.asus.com/eservice/techserv.aspx
WWW:
http://www.asus.de
ASUS COMPUTER (China)
Tel:
+86-10-82667575
Online service: http://vip.asus.com.cn/eservice/techserv.aspx.
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