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Palm® Pre™ for Dummies®

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Everything you need to know to make the most of Palm's newest smartphone

Smartphones provide all sorts of communication options as well as the ability to manage your appointments and contacts. If you're new to smartphones, Palm Pre For Dummies gets you up and running easily. If you're a bit more savvy, you can delve deeper into more advanced elements, such as Synergy contact management and working with media.

The Palm Pre offers features that make it a top contender in the smartphone market. Its webOS system is designed for a touchscreen-based graphical user interface that facilitates many exciting new features.

  • Palm Pre is a new smartphone specifically engineered for a touchscreen device and loaded with features to maximize the user experience

  • This book helps you take advantage of GPS navigation, games on your phone, and media management

  • Begins with the basics: turning the phone on, making and receiving calls, and storing contacts

  • Covers applications for managing personal information and how Palm Synergy helps manage your communications

  • Shows you how to manage and synchronize e-mail accounts, use the calendar, take advantage of Web site resources, and install new webOS applications

Palm Pre For Dummies helps you take full advantage of this new feature-rich device.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. About the Author
  3. Author's Acknowledgments
  4. Publisher's Acknowledgments
  5. Introduction
    1. About This Book
    2. Conventions Used in This Book
    3. The Lay of the Land: How This Book Is Organized
      1. Part I: Introducing webOS and the Palm Pre
      2. Part II: All About Communicating
      3. Part III: Organizing Your Life
      4. Part IV: Staying Connected and Playing with the Pre
      5. Part V: The Part of Tens
    4. Icons Used in This Book
    5. So, What's Next?
  6. I. Introducing webOS and the Palm Pre
    1. 1. Your Palm Pre: The Pre-fect Phone
      1. 1.1. How the Pre Came to Be
      2. 1.2. The Truth behind webOS
        1. 1.2.1. Linux-based
        2. 1.2.2. Programmed like the Web
        3. 1.2.3. Open to you, application developers, and the world
        4. 1.2.4. Over-the-air (OTA) updates
        5. 1.2.5. A revolutionary user interface
        6. 1.2.6. Multitasking
        7. 1.2.7. Synergy
        8. 1.2.8. Data freedom
        9. 1.2.9. Alerts
      3. 1.3. Plugging In with Your Palm Profile
      4. 1.4. The Sky's the Limit . . .
      5. 1.5. . . . But It's Still a Limit
    2. 2. Meeting and Greeting Your Pre
      1. 2.1. Your Pre at a Glance
        1. 2.1.1. Physical features
        2. 2.1.2. The keyboard
      2. 2.2. Charging Your Pre Battery
      3. 2.3. Turning On Your Pre the First Time
        1. 2.3.1. Setting up your Palm Profile
      4. 2.4. Locking Your Phone
        1. 2.4.1. Standard unlock
        2. 2.4.2. Secure unlock
    3. 3. Getting Around Your Pre
      1. 3.1. Gestures: Let Your Fingers Do the Walking
      2. 3.2. Opening Applications with Quick Launch and Launcher
        1. 3.2.1. The Quick Launch toolbar
          1. 3.2.1.1. Using Quick Launch anywhere
          2. 3.2.1.2. Reorganizing the Quick Launch toolbar
        2. 3.2.2. Launcher basics
          1. 3.2.2.1. Browsing and opening applications
          2. 3.2.2.2. Organizing applications
          3. 3.2.2.3. Closing Launcher
      3. 3.3. Card View: A Bird's-Eye View of Your Open Applications
        1. 3.3.1. The lay of the land
        2. 3.3.2. Activity cards
          1. 3.3.2.1. Moving between cards and maximizing cards
          2. 3.3.2.2. Closing cards
          3. 3.3.2.3. Rearranging cards
        3. 3.3.3. Changing your Card View background
  7. II. All About Communicating
    1. 4. Making and Receiving Calls and Text Messages
      1. 4.1. Making Calls
        1. 4.1.1. Using the phone dial pad
        2. 4.1.2. Dialing from Launcher or Card View
        3. 4.1.3. Using contact information
        4. 4.1.4. Using speed dial
        5. 4.1.5. Redialing the last number called
        6. 4.1.6. Dialing a number from a Web page or message
        7. 4.1.7. Using dialing shortcuts
        8. 4.1.8. Using the keyboard to search for contacts in the phone dial pad
      2. 4.2. Receiving Calls
        1. 4.2.1. Handling incoming calls
        2. 4.2.2. Setting ringtones
        3. 4.2.3. Silencing the ringer
      3. 4.3. While You're on the Phone
        1. 4.3.1. Working with a second call
        2. 4.3.2. Saving a caller's number to Contacts
        3. 4.3.3. Switching to another app
      4. 4.4. Working with Voicemail
      5. 4.5. Text Messaging
        1. 4.5.1. Starting a text conversation
        2. 4.5.2. Continuing a text conversation
        3. 4.5.3. Creating a multimedia message (MMS)
        4. 4.5.4. Receiving text and multimedia messages
        5. 4.5.5. Managing text messages
        6. 4.5.6. About instant messaging
    2. 5. Using Email
      1. 5.1. Setting Up Email
        1. 5.1.1. Common e-mail services
        2. 5.1.2. Launching Email for the first time
        3. 5.1.3. Adding e-mail accounts
      2. 5.2. Reading and Managing Your E-Mail All in One Place
        1. 5.2.1. One inbox to rule them all
        2. 5.2.2. Individual accounts and favorites
        3. 5.2.3. Reading an e-mail
        4. 5.2.4. Handling attachments
      3. 5.3. Composing and Sending E-Mail
        1. 5.3.1. The parts of an e-mail
        2. 5.3.2. Attaching things to your e-mail
      4. 5.4. Setting Email Preferences
    3. 6. Staying in Touch with Instant Messaging
      1. 6.1. Getting Started with Messaging
        1. 6.1.1. Creating an IM account
        2. 6.1.2. Adding additional IM accounts
      2. 6.2. Seeing Your Buddy List
      3. 6.3. Managing Your Status
        1. 6.3.1. Are you available?
        2. 6.3.2. Custom messages
      4. 6.4. Striking Up a Conversation
        1. 6.4.1. Choosing a service to use for the conversation
        2. 6.4.2. Go on — say something
        3. 6.4.3. Managing conversations
      5. 6.5. Instant Message Notifications
      6. 6.6. Setting Preferences
  8. III. Organizing Your Life
    1. 7. Searching for Anything and Everything
      1. 7.1. Performing a Universal Search
        1. 7.1.1. Searching Contacts
        2. 7.1.2. Searching for an application
        3. 7.1.3. Searching Google
        4. 7.1.4. Searching Google Maps
        5. 7.1.5. Searching Wikipedia
        6. 7.1.6. Searching Twitter
      2. 7.2. Placing a Call to a Contact You Found with Universal Search
      3. 7.3. Searching in Applications
    2. 8. Managing Your Contacts
      1. 8.1. Getting Started with Contacts
        1. 8.1.1. Setting up your very first account
        2. 8.1.2. Adding additional accounts
      2. 8.2. Viewing Contacts
        1. 8.2.1. Searching your contacts list
        2. 8.2.2. Looking at a contact's details
        3. 8.2.3. Synergy in action
        4. 8.2.4. Linking and unlinking contacts manually
      3. 8.3. Adding, Editing, and Deleting Contacts
        1. 8.3.1. Adding a new contact
        2. 8.3.2. Editing an existing contact
        3. 8.3.3. Deleting a contact
      4. 8.4. Making Contacts More Accessible
        1. 8.4.1. Speed dial
        2. 8.4.2. Adding a contact to Launcher
      5. 8.5. Preferences & Accounts
    3. 9. Planning Your Day with Calendar
      1. 9.1. Starting Up Calendar
        1. 9.1.1. Opening Calendar for the first time
        2. 9.1.2. Creating your Calendar account
        3. 9.1.3. Adding Calendar accounts
      2. 9.2. Viewing Your Calendar
        1. 9.2.1. Choosing the accounts and calendars you want to see
        2. 9.2.2. Changing days, weeks, or months
        3. 9.2.3. Day view
          1. 9.2.3.1. Collapsing the view
          2. 9.2.3.2. Viewing individual events
        4. 9.2.4. Week view
        5. 9.2.5. Month view
      3. 9.3. Adding, Editing, and Deleting Calendar Entries
        1. 9.3.1. Adding a calendar entry
          1. 9.3.1.1. Changing the calendar to save this new entry
          2. 9.3.1.2. Setting up a recurring event
          3. 9.3.1.3. Setting up a reminder
        2. 9.3.2. Modifying and deleting entries
      4. 9.4. Configuring the Calendar Application
  9. IV. Staying Connected and Playing with the Pre
    1. 10. Browsing the Web
      1. 10.1. Opening (the) Web (Application)
      2. 10.2. Navigating to Pages and Searching
        1. 10.2.1. Going places and finding things the easy way
        2. 10.2.2. Seeing where you are
      3. 10.3. Moving between Pages
        1. 10.3.1. Forward, backward, and reload
        2. 10.3.2. History
          1. 10.3.2.1. Viewing the History page and navigating to recently viewed Web pages
          2. 10.3.2.2. Clearing your browsing history
        3. 10.3.3. Don't call 'em tabs: Managing cards
      4. 10.4. Moving around the Page
        1. 10.4.1. Scrolling and selecting links
          1. 10.4.1.1. Scrolling around pages
          2. 10.4.1.2. Navigating links on a page
        2. 10.4.2. Zooming in and out
        3. 10.4.3. Changing screen orientation
      5. 10.5. Bookmarking Pages
        1. 10.5.1. Adding a new bookmark
        2. 10.5.2. Reorganizing and deleting bookmarks
          1. 10.5.2.1. Reordering a bookmark
          2. 10.5.2.2. Deleting a bookmark
          3. 10.5.2.3. Changing a bookmark's details
        3. 10.5.3. Adding Web pages to Launcher
          1. 10.5.3.1. Adding a page to Launcher
          2. 10.5.3.2. Removing pages from Launcher
      6. 10.6. Sending Web Pages to Others
      7. 10.7. Setting Web Preferences
    2. 11. Working with Photos and Videos
      1. 11.1. The Pre Camera
      2. 11.2. Using Camera
        1. 11.2.1. Setting the flash
        2. 11.2.2. Taking a picture
        3. 11.2.3. Seeing your pictures
      3. 11.3. Viewing and Managing Photos
        1. 11.3.1. Albums
        2. 11.3.2. Working with individual images
        3. 11.3.3. Deleting an image
        4. 11.3.4. Using and sharing images
        5. 11.3.5. Transferring images to and from your computer
        6. 11.3.6. Adding and uploading to a photo-sharing account
      4. 11.4. Watching Videos
      5. 11.5. The YouTube App for Pre
        1. 11.5.1. Lists of videos and searches
        2. 11.5.2. Viewing a video's details
        3. 11.5.3. Playing videos
    3. 12. Finding Your Way with the Pre
      1. 12.1. Getting Around with Sprint Navigation
        1. 12.1.1. Searching for a business
        2. 12.1.2. Searching for an airport
        3. 12.1.3. Searching for an address
        4. 12.1.4. Searching for a contact's address
        5. 12.1.5. Searching for nearby places
        6. 12.1.6. Other stuff you can do in Sprint Navigation
      2. 12.2. Finding Your Way with Google Maps
        1. 12.2.1. Using the Google Maps app
        2. 12.2.2. Mapping while you work
      3. 12.3. Third-Party Navigation Options
        1. 12.3.1. Mobile by Citysearch
        2. 12.3.2. WHERE
        3. 12.3.3. GoodFood
    4. 13. Rocking Out: Music on the Pre
      1. 13.1. How the Pre Rocks the House
      2. 13.2. Loading Music onto the Pre
        1. 13.2.1. Media Sync: Using iTunes
      3. 13.3. USB Drive: Managing the music files yourself
      4. 13.4. Using the Music Application
        1. 13.4.1. The Music Library screen
        2. 13.4.2. The Artists, Albums, Songs, Genres, and Playlists screens
          1. 13.4.2.1. Searching
          2. 13.4.2.2. Track lists
        3. 13.4.3. Viewing the Now Playing screen
        4. 13.4.4. Keeping the music going
    5. 14. Relaxing with Your Pre
      1. 14.1. Listening to the Radio
        1. 14.1.1. Using Sprint Radio
        2. 14.1.2. Pandora
        3. 14.1.3. Adding a radio station
        4. 14.1.4. Pandora things you can do on the Web
      2. 14.2. TV Goes Mobile
      3. 14.3. Popcorn, Anyone?
        1. 14.3.1. Using Sprint Movies
        2. 14.3.2. Using Flixster
        3. 14.3.3. Using Fandango
      4. 14.4. Games and Your Pre
      5. 14.5. Following NASCAR Racing
    6. 15. Managing Your Apps
      1. 15.1. Downloading and Installing New Apps
      2. 15.2. Adding Stuff from Your Computer to Your Pre
      3. 15.3. Working with Installed Apps
        1. 15.3.1. Rearranging apps in Launcher
        2. 15.3.2. Deleting apps
        3. 15.3.3. Installing system updates
        4. 15.3.4. Updating apps you downloaded
      4. 15.4. Updating Your Palm Profile
      5. 15.5. Safeguarding Your Pre Data
      6. 15.6. When Things Go Wrong . . .
        1. 15.6.1. Restarting your Pre
        2. 15.6.2. Resetting your Pre
  10. V. The Part of Tens
    1. 16. Ten (Or So) Helpful Applications
      1. 16.1. Getting in Sync: PocketMirror for Outlook and The Missing Sync
      2. 16.2. Classic
      3. 16.3. SplashID
      4. 16.4. Tweed
      5. 16.5. FlightView
      6. 16.6. Express Stocks
      7. 16.7. Out and About: GoodFood, WHERE, and Mobile by Citysearch
      8. 16.8. Infopedia
      9. 16.9. AccuWeather
      10. 16.10. Fandango
      11. 16.11. Pandora
    2. 17. Ten (Or So) Palm Pre Accessories
      1. 17.1. Palm Pre Spare Battery
      2. 17.2. Spare Battery Charger
      3. 17.3. Palm Pre Chargers
      4. 17.4. Travel Chargers
      5. 17.5. Vehicle Chargers
      6. 17.6. International Power Charger
      7. 17.7. Micro-USB Cable
      8. 17.8. Cases for the Palm Pre
      9. 17.9. Palm Pre Stereo Headset
      10. 17.10. Bluetooth Headsets
      11. 17.11. Bluetooth Hands-free Speakerphone