In This Chapter
Using the Contacts list
Creating new contacts
Getting a contact from a map search
Adding a bunch of contacts at one time
Putting a picture on a contact
Working with favorites
Friends come and go, but enemies tend to accumulate. I forget which politician first explained that concept to me. Whether the people you know are dear to you or passing acquaintances, your Nexus One can dutifully store information about them in a contacts list. It's more than just an address book.
First of all, the contacts list contains phone numbers because — duh — the Nexus One is a phone. It's also an Internet device, so, second, the contacts list contains e-mail information. Third, the Nexus One is a heck of a navigator, so that home or office location can be used with the phone to help you locate people or businesses. All that usefulness starts with the contacts list.
Some applications may affect the contacts list. You're alerted to any such applications when they're installed on the phone. See Chapter 19 for more information on Android Marketplace.
The name of the program on your phone that stores information about people you know is Contacts. I would normally write a contact lens joke here, but nothing seems pithy enough, so I'll leave it at that.
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