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Dell Axim X51/X51v

Owners Manual

Notes, Notices, and Cautions NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you

make better use of your computer.

NOTICE: A NOTICE indicates either potential damage to

hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the problem.

CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates a potential for property

damage, personal injury, or death.

Abbreviations and Acronyms For a complete list of abbreviations and acronyms, see the

"Glossary" on page 135.

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Information in this document is subject to change without notice. 2006 Dell Inc. All rights reserved.

Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden.

Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, Axim, TrueMobile, Dimension, Inspiron, OptiPlex, Latitude, Dell Precision, PowerApp, PowerVault, PowerEdge, PowerConnect, and DellNet are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Intel,Pentium, and Celeron are registered trademarks and XScale and StrataFlash are trademarks of Intel Corporation; Microsoft, Windows, Windows Media, and ActiveSync are registered trademarks and Windows Mobile is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation; Bluetooth is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Dell Inc. under license.

Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Dell Inc. disclaims any proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own.

Models HCO3U, HC03UL, and HD04U

March 2006 P/N NC341 Rev. A02

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Contents

Before You Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Related Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Contacting Dell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

1 Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Unpacking Your Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Front, Side, and Back Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Front and Side Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Back View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Using the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Installing and Removing the Battery . . . . . . . . 42

Charging the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Using Your Axim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Changing the Display Mode on Your Device . . . . 46

2 Operating the Axim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Using the Power Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Using the Stylus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

4 Contents

Connecting to a Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

Using the Cradle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

Using the Sync Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Connecting to a Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

Using Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

CompactFlash Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Secure Digital Memory Cards . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Resetting the Axim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Soft Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Hard Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Using Microsoft Windows Mobile

Version 5.0 Software for Pocket PC

Premium Edition Mobile 5.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Status Icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Program Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Switcher Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Navigation Bar and Command Bar . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Pop-Up Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Searching for Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Backing Up Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

Backing Up and Synchronization of Data . . . . . . . . 63

Manual Back Up By Dragging Files . . . . . . . . . . . 63

Confirming Backup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

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Entering Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Entering Text Using the Input Panel . . . . . . . . 65

Typing With the Soft Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Letter Recognizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Block Recognizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Transcriber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Writing on the Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Editing Written Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Drawing on the Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

Creating a Drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

Editing a Drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

Recording a Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

Using My Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

Adjusting Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

Personal Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

System Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

Connections Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

3 Communicating and Scheduling . . . . . . . 77

About the Microsoft ActiveSync Program . . . . . . 77

Installing and Using ActiveSync . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

About Microsoft Pocket Outlook . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

Categories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

Creating a Category . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

Using the Summary Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

Creating Meeting Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

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Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

Finding a Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

Using the Summary Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

Tasks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

Messaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

Synchronizing E-Mail Messages . . . . . . . . . . 86

Connecting Directly to an E-Mail Server . . . . . . 87

Using the Message List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

Composing Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

Managing E-Mail Messages and Folders . . . . . 89

Notifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

Beaming an Item . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

Using File Explorer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

4 Getting Connected . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

Using Wi-Fi (802.11b) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

If the Network Card is Set Up . . . . . . . . . . . 94

If the Wireless Network is

Broadcasting SSID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

If the Wireless Network is

Not Broadcasting SSID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

Using Odyssey Client . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96

Adding a Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96

Using Cisco LEAP Wireless LAN Security . . . . . . 98

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Using Odyssey Client to Get a

Certificate of Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99

Using Infrared . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

Using Bluetooth Wireless Technology . . . . . . . 100

Creating a Modem Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

Creating an Ethernet Connection . . . . . . . . . . . 103

Creating a VPN Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

Ending a Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104

Connecting Directly to an E-Mail Server . . . . . . . 105

Getting Help on Connecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105

5 Adding and Removing Programs . . . . . . 107

Adding Programs Using

Microsoft ActiveSync . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

Downloading Programs From the Internet . . . . . . 108

Adding a Program to the Start Menu . . . . . . . . . 109

Removing Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

6 Using Companion Programs . . . . . . . . . . 111

Word Mobile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111

Excel Mobile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113

Tips for Working in Excel Mobile . . . . . . . . . 115

8 Contents

PowerPoint Mobile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

MSN Messenger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116

Setting Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117

Working With Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117

Chatting With Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

Microsoft Windows Media Player for Pocket PC . . . 118

Using Internet Explorer Mobile . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

Mobile Favorites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

Conserving Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Mobile Favorites Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Favorite Links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121

Browsing Mobile Favorites and the Web . . . . . . . . 121

7 Maintenance and Troubleshooting . . . . 123

Maintaining the Axim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123

Installing the Diagnostic Utility . . . . . . . . . . . 123

Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

File Download Security Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . 127

8 Appendix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129

Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129

Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137

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Before You Begin

Related Information

The following table guides you to the information you are looking for in

the relevant device and computer documentation.

What Are You Looking For? Find It Here:

How to set up my device and

information on the accessories,

connectors, and buttons on my device

The placemat setup diagram and the

Dell Owners Manual

Information on using my device Dell Owners Manual and

Pocket PC Help

NOTE: To view Help, tap the Start button

and tap Help.

Additional programs that can be

installed on my device

Dell Getting Started CD

Information on using programs on my

device

Pocket PC Help and, if available, tap

Help within a specific program

Connecting to and synchronizing with

a computer

Dell Owners Manual and Microsoft

ActiveSync

Help on your computer

To view Help, launch MS ActiveSync,

click Help Microsoft ActiveSync Help.

NOTE: For more ActiveSync help:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows

mobile/help/activesync/default.mspx

Last-minute updates and detailed

technical information

The readme files, located in the

ActiveSync folder on the computer and

on the Dell Getting Started CD.

Up-to-date information about your

Pocket PC

www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile

and

support.dell.com

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Contacting Dell To contact Dell electronically, you can access the following websites:

www.dell.com

support.dell.com (support)

For specific web addresses for your country, find the appropriate country

section in the table below.

NOTE: Toll-free numbers are for use within the country for which they are

listed.

NOTE: In certain countries, support specific to Dell XPS portable computers

is available at a separate telephone number listed for participating countries.

If you do not see a telephone number listed that is specific for XPS portable

computers, you may contact Dell through the support number listed and your

call will be routed appropriately.

When you need to contact Dell, use the electronic addresses, telephone

numbers, and codes provided in the following table. If you need assistance

in determining which codes to use, contact a local or an international

operator.

My Service Tag and/or Express Service

Code

Label located in the battery slot

underneath the battery (remove the

battery)

Product Key Located on the COA (Certificate of

Authenticity) label on the Getting

Started CD

What Are You Looking For? Find It Here:

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Country (City)

International Access

Code Country Code

City Code

Department Name or Service Area,

Website and E-Mail Address

Area Codes,

Local Numbers, and

Toll-Free Numbers

Anguilla General Support toll-free: 800-335-0031

Antigua and Barbuda General Support 1-800-805-5924

Argentina (Buenos

Aires)

International Access

Code: 00

Country Code: 54

City Code: 11

Website: www.dell.com.ar

E-mail:

us_latin_services@dell.com

E-mail for desktop and portable

computers:

la-techsupport@dell.com

E-mail for servers and EMC

storage products:

la_enterprise@dell.com

Customer Care toll-free: 0-800-444-0730

Technical Support toll-free: 0-800-444-0733

Technical Support Services toll-free: 0-800-444-0724

Sales 0-810-444-3355

Aruba General Support toll-free: 800-1578

Australia (Sydney)

International Access

Code: 0011

Country Code: 61

City Code: 2

Website: support.ap.dell.com

E-mail:

support.ap.dell.com/contactus

General Support 13DELL-133355

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Austria (Vienna)

International Access

Code: 900

Country Code: 43

City Code: 1

Website: support.euro.dell.com

E-mail:

tech_support_central_europe@

dell.com

Home/Small Business Sales 0820 240 530 00

Home/Small Business Fax 0820 240 530 49

Home/Small Business Customer

Care

0820 240 530 14

Preferred Accounts/Corporate

Customer Care

0820 240 530 16

Support for XPS portable

computers only

0820 240 530 81

Home/Small Business Support

for all other Dell computers

0820 240 530 14

Preferred Accounts/Corporate

Support

0660 8779

Switchboard 0820 240 530 00

Bahamas General Support toll-free: 1-866-278-

6818

Barbados General Support 1-800-534-3066

Belgium (Brussels)

International Access

Code: 00

Country Code: 32

City Code: 2

Website: support.euro.dell.com

Tech Support for XPS portable

computers only

02 481 92 96

Tech Support for all other Dell

computers

02 481 92 88

Tech Support Fax 02 481 92 95

Customer Care 02 713 15 65

Corporate Sales 02 481 91 00

Fax 02 481 92 99

Switchboard 02 481 91 00

Country (City)

International Access

Code Country Code

City Code

Department Name or Service Area,

Website and E-Mail Address

Area Codes,

Local Numbers, and

Toll-Free Numbers

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Bermuda General Support 1-800-342-0671

Bolivia General Support toll-free: 800-10-0238

Brazil

International Access

Code: 00

Country Code: 55

City Code: 51

Website: www.dell.com/br

Customer Support, Tech

Support 0800 90 3355

Technical Support Fax 51 481 5470

Customer Care Fax 51 481 5480

Sales 0800 90 3390

British Virgin Islands General Support toll-free: 1-866-278-

6820

Brunei

Country Code: 673

Technical Support (Penang,

Malaysia)

604 633 4966

Customer Care (Penang,

Malaysia)

604 633 4888

Transaction Sales (Penang,

Malaysia)

604 633 4955

Country (City)

International Access

Code Country Code

City Code

Department Name or Service Area,

Website and E-Mail Address

Area Codes,

Local Numbers, and

Toll-Free Numbers

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Canada (North York,

Ontario)

International Access

Code: 011

Online Order Status:

www.dell.ca/ostatus

AutoTech (automated Hardware

and Warranty Support)

toll-free: 1-800-247-9362

Customer Service (Home

Sales/Small Business)

toll-free: 1-800-847-4096

Customer Service (med./large

business, government)

toll-free: 1-800-326-9463

Customer Service (printers,

projectors, televisions,

handhelds, digital jukebox, and

wireless)

toll-free: 1-800-847-4096

Hardware Warranty Support

(Home Sales/Small Business)

toll-free: 1-800-906-3355

Hardware Warranty Support

(med./large bus., government)

toll-free: 1-800-387-5757

Hardware Warranty Support

(printers, projectors, televisions,

handhelds, digital jukebox, and

wireless)

1-877-335-5767

Sales (Home Sales/Small

Business)

toll-free: 1-800-387-5752

Sales (med./large bus.,

government)

toll-free: 1-800-387-5755

Spare Parts Sales & Extended

Service Sales

1 866 440 3355

Cayman Islands General Support 1-800-805-7541

Chile (Santiago)

Country Code: 56

City Code: 2

Sales and Customer Support toll-free: 1230-020-4823

Country (City)

International Access

Code Country Code

City Code

Department Name or Service Area,

Website and E-Mail Address

Area Codes,

Local Numbers, and

Toll-Free Numbers

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China (Xiamen)

Country Code: 86

City Code: 592

Technical Support website:

support.dell.com.cn

Technical Support E-mail:

cn_support@dell.com

Customer Care E-mail:

customer_cn@dell.com

Technical Support Fax 592 818 1350

Technical Support (Dell

Dimension and Inspiron)

toll-free: 800 858 2968

Technical Support (OptiPlex,

Latitude, and Dell Precision)

toll-free: 800 858 0950

Technical Support (servers and

storage)

toll-free: 800 858 0960

Technical Support (projectors,

PDAs, switches, routers, and so on)

toll-free: 800 858 2920

Technical Support (printers) toll-free: 800 858 2311

Customer Care toll-free: 800 858 2060

Customer Care Fax 592 818 1308

Home and Small Business toll-free: 800 858 2222

Preferred Accounts Division toll-free: 800 858 2557

Large Corporate Accounts GCP toll-free: 800 858 2055

Large Corporate Accounts Key

Accounts

toll-free: 800 858 2628

Large Corporate Accounts North toll-free: 800 858 2999

Large Corporate Accounts North

Government and Education

toll-free: 800 858 2955

Large Corporate Accounts East toll-free: 800 858 2020

Country (City)

International Access

Code Country Code

City Code

Department Name or Service Area,

Website and E-Mail Address

Area Codes,

Local Numbers, and

Toll-Free Numbers

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China (Xiamen)

Country Code: 86

City Code: 592

(continued)

Large Corporate Accounts East

Government and Education

toll-free: 800 858 2669

Large Corporate Accounts

Queue Team

toll-free: 800 858 2572

Large Corporate Accounts South toll-free: 800 858 2355

Large Corporate Accounts West toll-free: 800 858 2811

Large Corporate Accounts Spare

Parts

toll-free: 800 858 2621

Colombia General Support 980-9-15-3978

Costa Rica General Support 0800-012-0435

Czech Republic

(Prague)

International Access

Code: 00

Country Code: 420

Website: support.euro.dell.com

E-mail: czech_dell@dell.com

Technical Support 22537 2727

Customer Care 22537 2707

Fax 22537 2714

Technical Fax 22537 2728

Switchboard 22537 2711

Country (City)

International Access

Code Country Code

City Code

Department Name or Service Area,

Website and E-Mail Address

Area Codes,

Local Numbers, and

Toll-Free Numbers

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Denmark

(Copenhagen)

International Access

Code: 00

Country Code: 45

Website: support.euro.dell.com

Technical Support for XPS

portable computers only

7010 0074

Technical Support for all other

Dell computers

7023 0182

Customer Care (Relational) 7023 0184

Home/Small Business Customer

Care

3287 5505

Switchboard (Relational) 3287 1200

Switchboard Fax (Relational) 3287 1201

Switchboard (Home/Small

Business)

3287 5000

Switchboard Fax (Home/Small

Business)

3287 5001

Dominica General Support toll-free: 1-866-278-

6821

Dominican Republic General Support 1-800-148-0530

Ecuador General Support toll-free: 999-119

El Salvador General Support 01-899-753-0777

Finland (Helsinki)

International Access

Code: 990

Country Code: 358

City Code: 9

Website: support.euro.dell.com

Technical Support 09 253 313 60

Customer Care 09 253 313 38

Fax 09 253 313 99

Switchboard 09 253 313 00

Country (City)

International Access

Code Country Code

City Code

Department Name or Service Area,

Website and E-Mail Address

Area Codes,

Local Numbers, and

Toll-Free Numbers

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France (Paris)

(Montpellier)

International Access

Code: 00

Country Code: 33

City Codes: (1) (4)

Website: support.euro.dell.com

Home and Small Business

Technical Support for XPS

portable computers only

0825 387 129

Technical Support for all other

Dell computers

0825 387 270

Customer Care 0825 823 833

Switchboard 0825 004 700

Switchboard (calls from outside

of France)

04 99 75 40 00

Sales 0825 004 700

Fax 0825 004 701

Fax (calls from outside of

France)

04 99 75 40 01

Corporate

Technical Support 0825 004 719

Customer Care 0825 338 339

Switchboard 01 55 94 71 00

Sales 01 55 94 71 00

Fax 01 55 94 71 01

Country (City)

International Access

Code Country Code

City Code

Department Name or Service Area,

Website and E-Mail Address

Area Codes,

Local Numbers, and

Toll-Free Numbers

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Germany (Langen)

International Access

Code: 00

Country Code: 49

City Code: 6103

Website: support.euro.dell.com

E-mail:

tech_support_central_europe@dell.

com

Technical Support for XPS

portable computers only

06103 766-7222

Technical Support for all other

Dell computers

06103 766-7200

Home/Small Business Customer

Care

0180-5-224400

Global Segment Customer Care 06103 766-9570

Preferred Accounts Customer

Care

06103 766-9420

Large Accounts Customer Care 06103 766-9560

Public Accounts Customer Care 06103 766-9555

Switchboard 06103 766-7000

Greece

International Access

Code: 00

Country Code: 30

Website: support.euro.dell.com

Technical Support 00800-44 14 95 18

Gold Service Technical Support 00800-44 14 00 83

Switchboard 2108129810

Gold Service Switchboard 2108129811

Sales 2108129800

Fax 2108129812

Grenada General Support toll-free: 1-866-540-

3355

Guatemala General Support 1-800-999-0136

Guyana General Support toll-free: 1-877-270-4609

Country (City)

International Access

Code Country Code

City Code

Department Name or Service Area,

Website and E-Mail Address

Area Codes,

Local Numbers, and

Toll-Free Numbers

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Hong Kong

International Access

Code: 001

Country Code: 852

Website: support.ap.dell.com

Technical Support E-mail:

HK_support@Dell.com

Technical Support (Dimension

and Inspiron)

2969 3188

Technical Support (OptiPlex,

Latitude, and Dell Precision)

2969 3191

Technical Support (PowerApp,

PowerEdge, PowerConnect,

and PowerVault)

2969 3196

Customer Care 3416 0910

Large Corporate Accounts 3416 0907

Global Customer Programs 3416 0908

Medium Business Division 3416 0912

Home and Small Business

Division

2969 3105

India E-mail:

india_support_desktop@dell.com

india_support_notebook@dell.com

india_support_Server@dell.com

Technical Support 1600338045

and 1600448046

Sales (Large Corporate

Accounts)

1600 33 8044

Sales (Home and Small Business) 1600 33 8046

Country (City)

International Access

Code Country Code

City Code

Department Name or Service Area,

Website and E-Mail Address

Area Codes,

Local Numbers, and

Toll-Free Numbers

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Ireland

(Cherrywood)

International Access

Code: 00

Country Code: 353

City Code: 1

Website: support.euro.dell.com

E-mail:

dell_direct_support@dell.com

Technical Support for XPS

portable computers only

1850 200 722

Technical Support for all other

Dell computers

1850 543 543

U.K. Technical Support (dial

within U.K. only)

0870 908 0800

Home User Customer Care 01 204 4014

Small Business Customer Care 01 204 4014

U.K. Customer Care (dial within

U.K. only)

0870 906 0010

Corporate Customer Care 1850 200 982

Corporate Customer Care (dial

within U.K. only)

0870 907 4499

Ireland Sales 01 204 4444

U.K. Sales (dial within U.K. only) 0870 907 4000

Fax/Sales Fax 01 204 0103

Switchboard 01 204 4444

Country (City)

International Access

Code Country Code

City Code

Department Name or Service Area,

Website and E-Mail Address

Area Codes,

Local Numbers, and

Toll-Free Numbers

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Italy (Milan)

International Access

Code: 00

Country Code: 39

City Code: 02

Website: support.euro.dell.com

Home and Small Business

Technical Support 02 577 826 90

Customer Care 02 696 821 14

Fax 02 696 821 13

Switchboard 02 696 821 12

Corporate

Technical Support 02 577 826 90

Customer Care 02 577 825 55

Fax 02 575 035 30

Switchboard 02 577 821

Jamaica General Support (dial from

within Jamaica only)

1-800-682-3639

Country (City)

International Access

Code Country Code

City Code

Department Name or Service Area,

Website and E-Mail Address

Area Codes,

Local Numbers, and

Toll-Free Numbers

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Japan (Kawasaki)

International Access

Code: 001

Country Code: 81

City Code: 44

Website: support.jp.dell.com

Technical Support (servers) toll-free: 0120-198-498

Technical Support outside of

Japan (servers)

81-44-556-4162

Technical Support (Dimension

and Inspiron)

toll-free: 0120-198-226

Technical Support outside of

Japan (Dimension and Inspiron)

81-44-520-1435

Technical Support (Dell

Precision, OptiPlex, and

Latitude)

toll-free:0120-198-433

Technical Support outside of

Japan (Dell Precision, OptiPlex,

and Latitude)

81-44-556-3894

Technical Support (PDAs,

projectors, printers, routers)

toll-free: 0120-981-690

Technical Support outside of

Japan (PDAs, projectors, printers,

routers)

81-44-556-3468

Faxbox Service 044-556-3490

24-Hour Automated Order

Service

044-556-3801

Customer Care 044-556-4240

Business Sales Division (up to

400 employees)

044-556-1465

Preferred Accounts Division

Sales (over 400 employees)

044-556-3433

Large Corporate Accounts Sales

(over 3500 employees)

044-556-3430

Country (City)

International Access

Code Country Code

City Code

Department Name or Service Area,

Website and E-Mail Address

Area Codes,

Local Numbers, and

Toll-Free Numbers

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Japan (Kawasaki)

International Access

Code: 001

Country Code: 81

City Code: 44

(continued)

Public Sales (government

agencies, educational

institutions, and medical

institutions)

044-556-1469

Global Segment Japan 044-556-3469

Individual User 044-556-1760

Switchboard 044-556-4300

Korea (Seoul)

International Access

Code: 001

Country Code: 82

City Code: 2

E-mail: krsupport@dell.com

Support toll-free: 080-200-3800

Support (Dimension, PDA,

Electronics and Accessories)

toll-free: 080-200-3801

Sales toll-free: 080-200-3600

Fax 2194-6202

Switchboard 2194-6000

Latin America Customer Technical Support

(Austin, Texas, U.S.A.)

512 728-4093

Customer Service (Austin, Texas,

U.S.A.)

512 728-3619

Fax (Technical Support and

Customer Service) (Austin,

Texas, U.S.A.)

512 728-3883

Sales (Austin, Texas, U.S.A.) 512 728-4397

SalesFax (Austin, Texas, U.S.A.) 512 728-4600

or 512 728-3772

Luxembourg

International Access

Code: 00

Country Code: 352

Website: support.euro.dell.com

Support 342 08 08 075

Home/Small Business Sales +32 (0)2 713 15 96

Corporate Sales 26 25 77 81

Customer Care +32 (0)2 481 91 19

Fax 26 25 77 82

Country (City)

International Access

Code Country Code

City Code

Department Name or Service Area,

Website and E-Mail Address

Area Codes,

Local Numbers, and

Toll-Free Numbers

Before You Begin 25

Macao

Country Code: 853

Technical Support toll-free: 0800 105

Customer Service (Xiamen,

China)

34 160 910

Transaction Sales (Xiamen,

China)

29 693 115

Malaysia (Penang)

International Access

Code: 00

Country Code: 60

City Code: 4

Website: support.ap.dell.com

Technical Support (Dell

Precision, OptiPlex, and

Latitude)

toll-free: 1 800 880 193

Technical Support (Dimension,

Inspiron, and Electronics and

Accessories)

toll-free: 1 800 881 306

Technical Support (PowerApp,

PowerEdge, PowerConnect, and

PowerVault)

toll-free: 1800 881 386

Customer Care toll-free: 1800 881 306

(option 6)

Transaction Sales toll-free: 1 800 888 202

Corporate Sales toll-free: 1 800 888 213

Mexico

International Access

Code: 00

Country Code: 52

Customer Technical Support 001-877-384-8979

or 001-877-269-3383

Sales 50-81-8800

or 01-800-888-3355

Customer Service 001-877-384-8979

or 001-877-269-3383

Main 50-81-8800

or 01-800-888-3355

Montserrat General Support toll-free: 1-866-278-6822

Netherlands Antilles General Support 001-800-882-1519

Country (City)

International Access

Code Country Code

City Code

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Website and E-Mail Address

Area Codes,

Local Numbers, and

Toll-Free Numbers

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Netherlands

(Amsterdam)

International Access

Code: 00

Country Code: 31

City Code: 20

Website: support.euro.dell.com

Technical Support for XPS

portable computers only

020 674 45 94

Technical Support for all other

Dell computers

020 674 45 00

Technical Support Fax 020 674 47 66

Home/Small Business Customer

Care

020 674 42 00

Relational Customer Care 020 674 4325

Home/Small Business Sales 020 674 55 00

Relational Sales 020 674 50 00

Home/Small Business Sales Fax 020 674 47 75

Relational Sales Fax 020 674 47 50

Switchboard 020 674 50 00

Switchboard Fax 020 674 47 50

Country (City)

International Access

Code Country Code

City Code

Department Name or Service Area,

Website and E-Mail Address

Area Codes,

Local Numbers, and

Toll-Free Numbers

Before You Begin 27

New Zealand

International Access

Code: 00

Country Code: 64

Website: support.ap.dell.com

E-mail:

support.ap.dell.com/contactus

General Support 0800 441 567

Nicaragua General Support 001-800-220-1006

Norway (Lysaker)

International Access

Code: 00

Country Code: 47

Website: support.euro.dell.com

Technical Support for XPS

portable computers only

815 35 043

Technical Support for all other

Dell products

671 16882

Relational Customer Care 671 17575

Home/Small Business Customer

Care

23162298

Switchboard 671 16800

Fax Switchboard 671 16865

Panama General Support 001-800-507-0962

Peru General Support 0800-50-669

Poland (Warsaw)

International Access

Code: 011

Country Code: 48

City Code: 22

Website: support.euro.dell.com

E-mail:

pl_support_tech@dell.com

Customer Service Phone 57 95 700

Customer Care 57 95 999

Sales 57 95 999

Customer Service Fax 57 95 806

Reception Desk Fax 57 95 998

Switchboard 57 95 999

Country (City)

International Access

Code Country Code

City Code

Department Name or Service Area,

Website and E-Mail Address

Area Codes,

Local Numbers, and

Toll-Free Numbers

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Portugal

International Access

Code: 00

Country Code: 351

Website: support.euro.dell.com

Technical Support 707200149

Customer Care 800 300 413

Sales 800 300 410 or

800 300 411 or

800 300 412 or

21 422 07 10

Fax 21 424 01 12

Puerto Rico General Support 1-800-805-7545

St. Kitts and Nevis General Support toll-free: 1-877-441-4731

St. Lucia General Support 1-800-882-1521

St. Vincent and the

Grenadines

General Support toll-free: 1-877-270-4609

Singapore

(Singapore)

International Access

Code: 005

Country Code: 65

Website: support.ap.dell.com

Technical Support (Dimension,

Inspiron, and Electronics and

Accessories)

toll-free: 1800 394 7430

Technical Support (OptiPlex,

Latitude, and Dell Precision)

toll-free: 1800 394 7488

Technical Support (PowerApp,

PowerEdge, PowerConnect, and

PowerVault)

toll-free: 1800 394 7478

Customer Care toll-free:

1 800 394 7430

(option 6)

Transaction Sales toll-free:

1 800 394 7412

Corporate Sales toll-free: 1 800 394 7419

Country (City)

International Access

Code Country Code

City Code

Department Name or Service Area,

Website and E-Mail Address

Area Codes,

Local Numbers, and

Toll-Free Numbers

Before You Begin 29

Slovakia (Prague)

International Access

Code: 00

Country Code: 421

Website: support.euro.dell.com

E-mail: czech_dell@dell.com

Technical Support 02 5441 5727

Customer Care 420 22537 2707

Fax 02 5441 8328

Tech Fax 02 5441 8328

Switchboard (Sales) 02 5441 7585

South Africa

(Johannesburg)

International Access

Code:

09/091

Country Code: 27

City Code: 11

Website: support.euro.dell.com

E-mail:

dell_za_support@dell.com

Gold Queue 011 709 7713

Technical Support 011 709 7710

Customer Care 011 709 7707

Sales 011 709 7700

Fax 011 706 0495

Switchboard 011 709 7700

Southeast Asian and

Pacific Countries

Technical Support, Customer

Service, and Sales (Penang,

Malaysia)

604 633 4810

Country (City)

International Access

Code Country Code

City Code

Department Name or Service Area,

Website and E-Mail Address

Area Codes,

Local Numbers, and

Toll-Free Numbers

30 Before You Begin

Spain (Madrid)

International Access

Code: 00

Country Code: 34

City Code: 91

Website: support.euro.dell.com

Home and Small Business

Technical Support 902 100 130

Customer Care 902 118 540

Sales 902 118 541

Switchboard 902 118 541

Fax 902 118 539

Corporate

Technical Support 902 100 130

Customer Care 902 115 236

Switchboard 91 722 92 00

Fax 91 722 95 83

Sweden (Upplands

Vasby)

International Access

Code: 00

Country Code: 46

City Code: 8

Website: support.euro.dell.com

Technical Support for XPS

portable computers only

0771 340 340

Technical Support for all other

Dell products

08 590 05 199

Relational Customer Care 08 590 05 642

Home/Small Business Customer

Care

08 587 70 527

Employee Purchase Program

(EPP) Support

20 140 14 44

Technical Support Fax 08 590 05 594

Sales 08 590 05 185

Country (City)

International Access

Code Country Code

City Code

Department Name or Service Area,

Website and E-Mail Address

Area Codes,

Local Numbers, and

Toll-Free Numbers

Before You Begin 31

Switzerland

(Geneva)

International Access

Code: 00

Country Code: 41

City Code: 22

Website: support.euro.dell.com

E-mail:

Tech_support_central_Europe@

dell.com

Technical Support for XPS

portable computers only

0848 33 88 57

Technical Support (Home and

Small Business) for all other Dell

products

0844 811 411

Technical Support (Corporate) 0844 822 844

Customer Care (Home and

Small Business)

0848 802 202

Customer Care (Corporate) 0848 821 721

Fax 022 799 01 90

Switchboard 022 799 01 01

Taiwan

International Access

Code: 002

Country Code: 886

Website: support.ap.dell.com

E-mail: ap_support@dell.com

Technical Support (OptiPlex,

Latitude, Inspiron, Dimension,

and Electronics and Accessories)

toll-free: 00801 86 1011

Technical Support (PowerApp,

PowerEdge, PowerConnect, and

PowerVault)

toll-free: 00801 60 1256

Customer Care toll-free: 00801 60 1250

(option 5)

Transaction Sales toll-free: 00801 65 1228

Corporate Sales toll-free: 00801 651 227

Country (City)

International Access

Code Country Code

City Code

Department Name or Service Area,

Website and E-Mail Address

Area Codes,

Local Numbers, and

Toll-Free Numbers

32 Before You Begin

Thailand

International Access

Code: 001

Country Code: 66

Website: support.ap.dell.com

Technical Support (OptiPlex,

Latitude, and Dell Precision)

toll-free: 1800 0060 07

Technical Support (PowerApp,

PowerEdge, PowerConnect, and

PowerVault)

toll-free: 1800 0600 09

Customer Care toll-free: 1800 006 007

(option 7)

Corporate Sales toll-free: 1800 006 009

Transaction Sales toll-free: 1800 006 006

Trinidad/Tobago General Support 1-800-805-8035

Turks and Caicos

Islands

General Support toll-free: 1-866-540-3355

Country (City)

International Access

Code Country Code

City Code

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Website and E-Mail Address

Area Codes,

Local Numbers, and

Toll-Free Numbers

Before You Begin 33

U.K. (Bracknell)

International Access

Code: 00

Country Code: 44

City Code: 1344

Website: support.euro.dell.com

Customer Care website:

support.euro.dell.com/uk/en/ECare/Form/Home.asp

E-mail:

dell_direct_support@dell.com

Technical Support

(Corporate/Preferred

Accounts/PAD [1000+

employees])

0870 908 0500

Technical Support for XPS

portable computers only

0870 366 4180

Technical Support (direct and

general) for all other products

0870 908 0800

Global Accounts Customer Care 01344 373 186

Home and Small Business

Customer Care

0870 906 0010

Corporate Customer Care 01344 373 185

Preferred Accounts (5005000

employees) Customer Care

0870 906 0010

Central Government Customer

Care

01344 373 193

Local Government & Education

Customer Care

01344 373 199

Health Customer Care 01344 373 194

Home and Small Business Sales 0870 907 4000

Corporate/Public Sector Sales 01344 860 456

Home and Small Business Fax 0870 907 4006

Uruguay General Support toll-free: 000-413-598-

2521

Country (City)

International Access

Code Country Code

City Code

Department Name or Service Area,

Website and E-Mail Address

Area Codes,

Local Numbers, and

Toll-Free Numbers

34 Before You Begin

U.S.A. (Austin,

Texas)

International Access

Code: 011

Country Code: 1

Automated Order-Status Service toll-free: 1-800-433-9014

AutoTech (portable and desktop

computers)

toll-free: 1-800-247-9362

Hardware and Warranty Support

(Dell TV, Printers, and Projectors) for Relationship

customers

toll-free 1-877-459-7298

Americas Consumer XPS support toll-free: 1-800-232-8544

Consumer (Home and Home

Office) Support for all other

Dell products

toll-free: 1-800-624-9896

Customer Service toll-free: 1-800-624-9897

Employee Purchase Program

(EPP) Customers

toll-free: 1-800-695-8133

Financial Services website:

www.dellfinancialservices.com

Financial Services (lease/loans) toll-free: 1-877-577-3355

Financial Services (Dell Preferred

Accounts [DPA])

toll-free: 1-800-283-2210

Business

Customer Service and Support toll-free: 1-800-456-3355

Employee Purchase Program

(EPP) Customers

toll-free: 1-800-695-8133

Support for printers, projectors,

PDAs, and MP3 players

toll-free: 1-877-459-7298

Public (government, education, and healthcare)

Country (City)

International Access

Code Country Code

City Code

Department Name or Service Area,

Website and E-Mail Address

Area Codes,

Local Numbers, and

Toll-Free Numbers

Before You Begin 35

U.S.A. (Austin,

Texas)

International Access

Code: 011

Country Code: 1

(continued)

Customer Service and Support toll-free: 1-800-456-3355

Employee Purchase Program

(EPP) Customers

toll-free: 1-800-695-8133

Dell Sales toll-free: 1-800-289-3355

or toll-free: 1-800-879-

3355

Dell Outlet Store (Dell

refurbished computers)

toll-free: 1-888-798-7561

Software and Peripherals Sales toll-free: 1-800-671-3355

Spare Parts Sales toll-free: 1-800-357-3355

Extended Service and Warranty

Sales

toll-free: 1-800-247-4618

Fax toll-free: 1-800-727-8320

Dell Services for the Deaf, Hard-

of-Hearing, or Speech-Impaired

toll-free: 1-877-

DELLTTY

(1-877-335-5889)

U.S. Virgin Islands General Support 1-877-673-3355

Venezuela General Support 8001-3605

Country (City)

International Access

Code Country Code

City Code

Department Name or Service Area,

Website and E-Mail Address

Area Codes,

Local Numbers, and

Toll-Free Numbers

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Getting Started 37

Getting Started Dell Axim X51 and Dell Axim X51v are Dell's newest PDAs (Personal Digital

Assistant). Axim X51 refers to the low and mid configurations while Axim X51v

refers to the high configuration which has VGA support. See the table for

"Accessories" on page 37. The Axim X51/X51v offers:

built-in wireless (for Mid and High configurations only)

QVGA and VGA screens

Small size and weight

VGA output on Axim X51v

Unpacking Your Device Your Axim PDA comes with standard accessories and some extra items

depending on the model you purchased. Your device packaging contains

important information such as the product key on the Getting Started CD

cover and the order number on the packing slip. Ensure that you note these

down for later use.

While unpacking your device for the first time, check for the following

list of items. If you find any item missing, contact Dell support.

See, "Contacting Dell" on page 10.

Accessories

Contents High Mid Low

Axim X51 624 MHz,

Wireless,

Bluetooth

520 MHz,

Wireless,

Bluetooth

416 MHz,

Bluetooth

Cradle Standard Standard Optional

USB Sync cable Optional Optional Standard

Adapter Connector Standard Standard Standard

standard carrying case Standard Standard Standard

Dell Owners Manual Standard Standard Standard

38 Getting Started

Optional: Needs to be ordered separately.

See the following illustration for the standard and optional accessories.

Dell Getting Started CD Standard Standard Standard

AC adapter & power cable Standard Standard Standard

standard battery (1100 mAH) Standard Standard Standard

High capacity battery

(2200 mAH)

Optional Optional Optional

Screen Protector Optional Optional Optional

Accessories

Contents High Mid Low

touch

screen

carrying case

cradle

Dell Getting

Started CD

Dell Owners Manual

power

cable

AC adapter

sync

cable

adapter

connector

battery

Getting Started 39

Front, Side, and Back Views CAUTION: Before performing any of the procedures in this section, read and

follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.

Front and Side Views

INFRARED SENSOR Transfer files from your device to another infrared-

compatible device without using any cable connection.

MICROPHONE Use to record audio.

COMPACTFLASH CARD AND SECURE D IG ITAL MEMORY CARD SLOTS See

"Using Cards" on page 52 for information on using CompactFlash cards and

Secure Digital memory cards.

CompactFlash card and

Secure Digital memory card

slots (top)

power button

touch screen

Navigator button

Home button

Contacts button

Calendar button

lanyard hook

microphone

Inbox button

audio connector (top)

wireless light

infrared sensor (top)

lock button

on/off button for

WLAN/Bluetooth

wireless

technology

record button

mylar

protector tab

40 Getting Started

POWER BUTTON Press the power button to turn the device on or off. Press and

hold the power button to dim the display. Press and hold again to light the display.

Use Power Button tab to configure power button to turn off power completely.

This saves your battery power.

TOUCH SCREEN Enter information through your touchscreen using the stylus.

See "Entering Information" on page 64.

SCREEN PROTECTOR Use screen protectors to protect your devices

touchscreen. You must change the protectors with usage to enhance the life of the

touchscreen.

ON /OFF BUTTON FOR WLAN /BLUETOOTH

WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY On

wireless devices, the button turns both WLAN and Bluetooth wireless technology

on and off. Tap it twice to confirm the turning off or on of WLAN/ Bluetooth.

Turn off the wireless devices to conserve power. On Bluetooth devices, the button

turns Bluetooth wireless technology on and off.

HOME BUTTON Press to launch the Home window or to turn on the device.

NAVIGATOR BUTTON Press the right, left, top, or bottom of the Navigator

button to move the cursor on the screen. Press the center to enter a selection.

CONTACTS BUTTON Press to launch Contacts or to turn on the device.

CALENDAR BUTTON Press to launch Calendar or to turn on the device.

RECORD BUTTON See "Recording a Message" on page 73 for information on

using the record button.

LOCK BUTTON Use this to lock the device and its touchscreen so that the

device does not respond to inadvertent pressing of keys.

Current Wireless Status Switch New Wireless Status

WLAN Bluetooth WLAN Bluetooth

Off Off On On

On Off Off Off

Off On Off Off

On On Off Off

Getting Started 41

Back View

BATTERY LOCK Use this switch to release and remove the main battery.

See "Installing and Removing the Battery" on page 42.

BATTERY See "Using the Battery" on page 42 for information on the main

battery.

CRADLE /SYNC CABLE CONNECTOR Connect a cradle or sync cable. See

"Connecting to a Computer" on page 48.

RESET BUTTON See "Resetting the Axim" on page 53 for information on using

the reset button.

STYLUS Use the stylus to write or draw on the screen. To remove the stylus,

pull it straight up and out of the holder. To avoid losing the stylus, store the stylus

in the holder when you are not using it. Ensure that the stylus is oriented correctly

when you replace it in the slot.

stylus (extended)

battery

(inside)

battery lock

in locked

position

cradle/sync cable

connector (bottom)

reset button

42 Getting Started

Using the Battery Your device ships with a standard 1100 mAH (milli-Ampere-Hour) battery

with an expected minimum of 5-8 hours of battery life. A higher capacity

2200 mAH can also be purchased. The 2200 mAH battery has an expected

minimum battery life of 10-16 hours.

NOTICE: Do not use your device until you have charged the main battery for

at least 8 hours for the first charge.

Before you use your device for the first time, you must charge the battery.

Turn on your device using the power button. Once the battery is charged,

you can start your device by following the instructions in the operating

system to display the Today screen. Use the power button light to monitor

the battery charge. See Pocket PC Help on the device, for more

information.

Installing and Removing the Battery

To install the battery:

1 Ensure that the device is turned off.

2 Unlock the battery lock and remove the battery cover.

3 Align the battery contacts with the contacts in the battery slot,

insert the battery, and lower the battery into the slot.

battery

Getting Started 43

4 Close the battery cover.

5 Lock the battery cover by sliding the battery lock to the right.

To remove the battery:

1 Slide the battery lock to the left to unlock the battery cover.

2 Lift the battery cover.

battery cover

battery lock in

lock position

battery cover

battery lock

unlocked

44 Getting Started

3 Pull the tab to lift the battery out of the slot.

NOTE: Your Service Tag is located underneath the battery in the battery

slot. You need your Service Tag to access Dell Support at support.dell.com

or to call Dell for customer service or technical support. The Dell Express

Service Code is also located here.

Charging the Battery

You must charge your battery before using it for the first time.

Subsequently, recharge the battery every time it runs low (power button

light flashes amber).

Use one of the following options to charge the main battery:

Connect the AC adapter to the charger adapter and then connect the

charger adapter to the device.

Connect the AC adapter to the sync cable and then connect the sync

cable to the device. See, "Using the Sync Cable" on page 50.

Connect the AC adapter to the cradle, and insert the device into the

cradle. See "Using the Cradle" on page 48 for more information.

The standard battery pack (1100mAh) completely charges within 5 hours;

the higher battery pack (2200mAh) completely charges within 10 hours.

If the main battery is critically low, the device enters "sleep" mode and the

device turns off.

battery

pull-tab

Getting Started 45

To recover from a critically low battery:

1 Plug in the AC adapter or replace the main battery with a

charged battery.

2 Press the power button to turn on the device.

By default, the device turns off if the device is left unused for a period of

time. This is called the sleep mode. For information on setting the

amount of time during which the device can remain idle before it turns

off, see "System Tab" on page 75.

To save power, you can turn off the power of the Axim without losing any

data. The data is stored in Flash ROM and hence is not lost when the

device is switched off.

Using Your Axim When you turn on your device, the Today screen appears. You can also

view the Today screen by tapping the Start button and then tapping

Today. The Today screen displays the date and information about the

device owner, todays calendar, and important tasks. To customize the

Today screen:

1 Tap Start Settings.

2 Tap the Personal tab Today.

Use the Appearance tab to change the background of the Today screen.

Use the Items tab to change the items that appear on the Today screen.

46 Getting Started

Changing the Display Mode on Your Device

The Axim X51/X51v with Microsoft

Windows Mobile Version 5.0

software for Pocket PC Premium Edition can display the screen in both

landscape and portrait views.

To change the display mode from landscape to portrait:

1 Tap Start Settings.

2 In the Settings window, tap System Screen.

3 In the Screen window, tap Portrait to select portrait mode.

NOTE: To change the display mode from portrait to landscape,

tap Landscape.

4 Tap OK and close the window.

Start

button

connection

status icon for

Bluetooth

wireless

technology

volume control icon connection icon

Operating the Axim 47

Operating the Axim

Using the Power Button Press the power button to turn the device on or off. Press and hold the

power button to dim the display. This is the power saver mode. Press and

hold again to light the display. Use Power Button tab to configure power

button to turn off power completely. This saves your battery power.

When the device is connected to external power and the main battery is

fully charged, the power button light is solid green.

When the main battery charge is low, the power button light flashes amber.

When the battery is being charged, the power button light is solid amber.

When the device relays a notification, the power button light rapidly

flashes green.

NOTE: When the battery charge is critically low, the date and time settings are

retained for 168 hours. Date and time settings can be preserved for 5 minutes in

absence of any kind of power (AC adapter or main battery). When the Axim is

without power for more than 5 minutes, the date and time settings are lost.

However, data stored in flash ROM is safe.

Using the Stylus Your device has a stylus for selecting items and entering information. On the

device, the stylus replaces the mouse:

Tap Touch the screen once with the stylus to open items and

select options.

Drag Hold the stylus on the screen and drag to select text and images.

Drag on a list to select multiple items.

Tap and hold Tap and hold the stylus on an item to see a list of actions

available for that item. On the pop-up menu that appears, tap the action

you want to perform.

See "Entering Information" on page 64 for more information.

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Connecting to a Computer You can either connect your device to a computer using a cradle or directly

to a computer using a sync cable. Connect your device to a computer to:

Add programs to your device. See "Adding Programs Using Microsoft

ActiveSync" on page 107 for more information.

Synchronize data on your device with data on your computer.

For information on synchronizing your data, see the following resources:

ActiveSync Help on your computer

ActiveSync Help on your device

Using the Cradle

NOTE: Depending on the configuration of your device, the cradle is optional.

You can use the cradle to:

Synchronize the data on your device with the data on your computer.

Connect the device to an electrical outlet to conserve battery power.

Charge the main battery. See "Using the Battery" on page 42 for

more information.

Charge a spare battery. Please note that the spare battery is optional.

NOTE: Before connecting your device to a computer for the first time,

install ActiveSync on the computer using the Dell Getting Started CD.

To connect your device to the cradle:

1 Connect the AC adapter to the cradle and to an electrical outlet.

2 Place the Axim in the docking cradle near your computer.

3 Connect the USB sync cable to the cradle and the computer.

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power

cord

AC adapter

cradle cable

USB connector on the computer

cradle

cradle

spare battery status light

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When the device is docked in the cradle, the power button on the device

turns on and the connection status icon appears on the command bar

(see page 56).

NOTE: The power button on the device indicates the charge status of the

main battery. See the description of the power button lights on page 47 for

more information.

The spare battery status light on the cradle operates as follows:

Green The spare battery is fully charged.

Amber The spare battery is charging.

To remove the device from the cradle, pull the device straight up and out

of the cradle.

Using the Sync Cable

Use the sync cable to connect your device directly to the computer

without using the cradle.

NOTE: The sync cable is optional depending on the configuration of your device.

To connect the sync cable:

1 Connect the sync cable connector to your device. Ensure that the

Dell logo is facing upwards.

2 Connect the USB connector of the cable to the USB connector on

your computer.

NOTICE: To avoid damaging the sync cable connector, press the two buttons

on the sides of the connector to release the lock before inserting or pulling out

the connector.

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Connecting to a Projector You can connect the device to a projector using a VGA cable.

NOTE: The VGA option is available only with the Axim X51v model. The

VGA cable will not ship with your device unless you order it.

NOTE: You need to install the Viewer program from the Dell Getting Started CD

for the device to detect the projector. To configure the program, see the Help

section in the program.

To connect the device to the projector, connect the sync connector on the

VGA cable to the device, and then connect the other connector of the

VGA cable to the projector cable. Run the Viewer program for the device

to detect the projector.

power

cord

AC adapter

sync cable

USB connector

on the computer

device connector

sync cable connector

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Using Cards Your device has two slots located on the top of the unit. The larger slot

supports CompactFlash Type II cards. The smaller slot supports

Secure Digital (SD) memory cards, Secure Digital I/O (SDIO) cards,

and the MultiMediaCard (MMC). All three memory card types are

available in sizes from 64 MB to 1 GB or 2 GB.

CompactFlash Cards

Your device supports CompactFlash Type II cards. Some common types of

cards include:

Modem Connect a telephone line for modem data communication.

Wireless communication Data communication without the use of

cable connections. You can use cards, such as internal cards with

Bluetooth wireless technology and 802.11b wireless LAN.

Storage Save data or install programs on a storage card.

When you do not have a CompactFlash card installed, insert the plastic

blank to protect the CompactFlash card slot.

To install a CompactFlash card:

1 If a blank is installed, remove it.

2 Align the tab on the back of the CompactFlash card with the notch in

the CompactFlash card slot, and slide the card into the slot.

NOTICE: Do not force the card. If you feel resistance, remove the card, check

the orientation, and reinsert it.

See the documentation that came with the card for more information.

blank

notch in

CompactFlash

card slot

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Secure Digital Memory Cards

Use Secure Digital memory cards to save or back up data.

To install a Secure Digital memory card:

1 If a card or plastic blank is already installed, press in to release it, and

then remove it.

2 Ensure that the card is oriented correctly, and slide it into the slot until

you feel a click.

NOTICE: Do not force the card. If you feel resistance, remove the card, check

the orientation, and reinsert it.

See the documentation that came with the card for more information.

Resetting the Axim

Soft Reset

When you do a soft reset, the device deletes any data or active programs

that has not been saved in the flash memory. In other words, your saved

files and programs are not deleted. Try a soft reset if the device does not

respond when you tap the display or press a button. The soft reset is

disabled when Axim is in full power off mode.

blank

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To do a soft reset, use the stylus to press the reset button.

Hard Reset

NOTICE: When you do a hard reset, you lose all the data stored in your device

Flash memory, and any programs that you installed on your device.

Do a hard reset if:

You want to restore the device to factory default settings.

You forget your password and need to reset it.

Your device is experiencing severe operational problems and you have

already attempted a soft reset.

NOTICE: It is strongly recommended that you back up your data before you do

a hard reset.

stylus

reset button

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To do a hard reset:

1 Press the Power button to turn the Axim unit On.

2 Press and hold the Power button down while using the Axim stylus to

press the Reset button at the same time.

3 Release the Power button and the Reset button.

The To clear all data in the memory screen appears.

4 Press the Contacts button on the Axim to delete all of the data in the

memory of the Axim handheld.

5 Press the Mail button on the Axim to cancel the operation without

losing data.

power button

Contacts button

reset button

Mail button

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Using Microsoft Windows Mobile

Version 5.0 Software for Pocket PC Premium Edition Mobile 5.0 The Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system comes with a host of new

features and interface improvements. The screen view and touchpad is

similar to Windows XP for computers. RAM is only used for running

applications. Flash ROM is where all application, PIM data, and file

storage happens. For details, visit the www.microsoft.com website.

Status Icons NOTE: If there is not enough space to display all notification icons on the

device, tap , icon to view the hidden list of icons.

Icon Description

New e-mail or text message (SMS)

New instant message

Battery level

Low battery

Battery charging

No battery

Sync Error

Volume off

Bluetooth

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Programs You can switch from one program to another by selecting a program from

the Start menu. To access programs that are not listed in the Start menu,

tap Start Programs, and then tap the program name.

NOTE: Some programs have abbreviated labels for check boxes and

drop-down menus. To see the full spelling of an abbreviated label, tap and hold

the stylus on the label. Drag the stylus off the label so that the command is not

carried out.

Program Buttons

You can also switch to some programs by pressing a program button.

Your device has four program buttons located on the front of the device.

The icons on the buttons identify the programs which they start.

By default, the buttons launch Home, Messaging, Contacts, and

Calendar.

Wi-Fi on

Wi-Fi data call

Help icon

Icon Description

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Switcher Bar

You can also use Switcher Bar to switch to or close the open programs.

To launch Switcher Bar:

1 Tap Start Settings.

2 Tap System Switcher Bar.

The Switcher Bar icon, , appears in the navigation bar.

Tap to view a list of all open programs. In the Switcher Bar menu:

Tap Brightness settings or Power settings to configure those settings.

Tap a program name to switch to that program.

Tap Exit current program to close the current program.

Tap Exit all programs to close all open programs.

Tap Exit Switcher Bar to close the menu.

The following table contains a partial list of programs that are on your

device. See the Dell Getting Started CD for additional programs that

you can install on your device.

Icon Program Description

ActiveSync Synchronize information between your

device and your computer.

Calendar Keep track of your appointments and

create meeting requests.

Contacts Keep track of your friends and

colleagues.

Messaging Send and receive e-mail messages.

Internet Explorer Mobile Browse websites and WAP sites, and

download new programs and files from

the Internet.

Notes Create handwritten or typed notes,

drawings, or recordings.

Tasks Keep track of your tasks.

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Navigation Bar and Command Bar The navigation bar is located at the top of the screen. It displays the active

program and current time, and allows you to switch to other programs or

close screens.

Use the command bar at the bottom of the screen to perform tasks in

programs. The command bar includes menu names, icons, and the input

panel icon. To create a new item in the current program, tap New. To see

the name of an icon, tap and hold the stylus on the icon. Drag the stylus

off the icon so that the command is not carried out.

Excel Mobile Create new workbooks or view and

edit Excel workbooks that you created

on your computer.

Pocket MSN Send and receive instant messages

with your MSN Messenger contacts.

Word Mobile Create new documents or view and

edit Word documents that you created

on your computer.

PowerPoint Mobile View PowerPoint presentation slides.

Icon Program Description

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Pop-Up Menus With pop-up menus, you can quickly select an action for an item. For

example, you can use the pop-up menu in the contact list to delete a

contact, make a copy, or send an e-mail message to a contact. The actions

in the pop-up menus vary from program to program. To access a pop-up

menu, tap and hold the stylus on an item name. When the menu appears,

lift the stylus and tap the action you want to perform. To close the menu

without performing an action, tap anywhere outside the menu.

navigation bar

Start menu

command bar

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Searching for Information The Search feature on your device helps you to quickly locate information.

To search for files or other items:

1 Tap Start Programs Search.

2 In Search for, enter the file name, word, or other information you want.

If you have looked for this item before, tap the Search for arrow to

select the item from the list.

3 In Type, select a data type to help narrow your search.

4 Tap Search.

The My Documents folder and subfolders are searched.

5 In the Results list, tap the item you want to open.

Add new

task

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You can also use File Explorer to find files on your device and to organize

your files into folders. On the Start menu, tap Programs File Explorer.

Backing Up Data To prevent or minimize data loss, you should periodically back up the data

stored on your device. Use ActiveSync to synchronize the files on your

device with the files on your computer. You can also drag and drop files

from your device to your computer using Windows Explorer. See the

ActiveSync Help on your computer for additional information. Also see,

"Installing and Using ActiveSync" on page 78.

Use ActiveSync to create backup files and store the files on your host

computer. For more information on the two methods of backing up files,

see "Backing Up and Synchronization of Data" on page 63 and "Manual

Back Up By Dragging Files" on page 63.

sort menu

folder location

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Backing Up and Synchronization of Data Synchronization compares the data on your Axim with the data on your

host computer and updates both with the most recent data. ActiveSync

does not automatically synchronize all types of data. Synchronization only

backs up the data types selected in the Options settings. Options are

selected first when establishing a standard partnership and can be

changed at any time by clicking the Options icon on the Microsoft

ActiveSync window. ActiveSync automatically creates a folder on your

host computer in the My Documents folder called Pocket_PC My

Documents. It also creates a shortcut on the host computer's desktop to

hold the synchronized data.

The two types of synchronization are:

Automatic synchronization Data is backed up automatically when

ActiveSync is activated by docking and at other set intervals.

Manual synchronization If the automatic syncing feature is turned off,

you can back up files at any time by using the Sync button to start the

synchronization process.

To start manual synchronization:

1 Connect the Axim to the host computer.

2 From the Microsoft ActiveSync screen on your host computer, click the

Sync button.

Synchronization begins and the status displays at the bottom part of the

screen.

Manual Back Up By Dragging Files NOTICE: You must manually back up files that are not selected in the Options

settings. Manually backed up files are dragged to a separate folder on the

desktop of your host computer.

Only data types that have been selected when establishing a partnership,

or by changing the Sync Option selections are backed up (synchronized)

automatically. You can back up other data by manually dragging files to a

separate folder on your host computer.

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For example, create a folder on your desktop called Other Axim Files.

Use Other Axim Files to hold files that are not saved automatically.

1 From the Microsoft ActiveSync screen, click Explore. The Mobile

Device window appears.

2 From the Mobile Device window, browse to any file or folder.

3 Select the file or folder and drag it to the Other Axim Files folder on

your host computer.

Confirming Backup Confirm that all the data you want is backed up on your host computer.

Any data not backed up before you upgrade to Windows Mobile Version 5.0

for Pocket PC Premium Edition is lost. Check the following items:

E-mail inbox in Outlook

Calendar entries in Outlook

Contacts in Outlook

Task entries in Outlook

Notes in Outlook

Favorites

Files that have been synchronized and placed automatically in the

Pocket_PC My Documents folder

Files that have been manually dragged to the Other Axim Files

folder on your host computer

Previous ROM dragged to the Other Axim Files folder

Entering Information You have several options for entering information:

Use the input panel to enter typed text using the soft keyboard or

another input method.

Write directly on the screen using the stylus.

Draw pictures on the screen with the stylus.

Speak into your device microphone to record a message.

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Use Microsoft

ActiveSync

to synchronize or copy information from

your computer to your device. For more information, see ActiveSync Help

on your computer.

NOTE: Some of the functions mentioned in this section may not be supported

by the operating system in some languages.

Entering Text Using the Input Panel

Use the input panel to enter information into any program on your device.

You can type using the soft keyboard or write with the stylus using Letter

Recognizer, Block Recognizer, or Transcriber. The characters appear as

typed text on the screen.

To show or hide the input panel, tap the input panel icon. Tap the arrow

next to the input panel icon to change the input method.

When you use the input panel, your device anticipates the word you are

typing or writing and displays it above the input panel. When you tap the

displayed word, the word is inserted at the insertion point. The more you

use your device, the more words it learns to anticipate.

input panel icon

66 Operating the Axim

To change word suggestion options, for example, the number of

words suggested:

1 Tap Start Settings Personal Input.

2 Tap the Word Completion tab.

3 Select the desired settings and tap OK.

Typing With the Soft Keyboard

1 Tap the input selection arrow and tap Keyboard.

2 Tap the keys on the soft keyboard with your stylus.

suggested words

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Letter Recognizer

Letter Recognizer allows you to use your stylus to write letters on the

screen as you would write them on paper.

NOTE: Letter Recognizer is included with the English, French, German, Italian, and

Spanish operating systems. Other versions do not support Letter Recognizer.

1 Tap the input selection arrow and tap Letter Recognizer.

2 Write characters, numbers, and symbols in the designated writing area.

Enter capital letters by writing in the ABC (left) area of the box.

Enter lower case letters by writing in the abc (middle) area of the box.

Enter numbers by writing in the 123 (right) area of the box.

Enter punctuation and symbols by tapping in any area of the box

and then writing the desired character.

The letters are converted to typed text on the screen. For specific

instructions on using Letter Recognizer, tap the question mark next to

the writing area.

NOTE: Tap Demo to learn the character strokes that the device can recognize.

Block Recognizer

Block Recognizer allows you to use character strokes that are similar to

those used on other handheld devices.

NOTE: Block Recognizer is included with the English, French, German, Italian, and

Spanish operating systems. Other versions do not support Block Recognizer.

1 Tap the input selection arrow and tap Block Recognizer.

2 Write characters, numbers, and symbols in the designated writing area.

Enter letters by writing in the abc (left) area of the box.

Enter numbers by writing in the 123 (right) area of the box.

Enter symbols and punctuation by tapping in either area of the

box and then writing the desired character.

The character strokes are converted to typed text on the screen. For

specific instructions on using Block Recognizer, tap the question mark

next to the writing area.

NOTE: Tap Demo to learn the character strokes that the device can recognize.

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Transcriber

Transcriber allows you to write anywhere on the screen using the stylus

similar to the way that you would write on paper. Unlike Letter Recognizer

and Block Recognizer, you can write a sentence or more, and then pause to

let Transcriber change the written characters to typed characters.

NOTE: Transcriber is included with the English, French, and German operating

systems. Other versions do not support Transcriber.

1 Start a program such as Word Mobile.

2 Tap the Input Panel icon at the bottom center of the screen and tap the

input selection arrow to the right of the icon.

3 Tap Transcriber.

The Transcriber introductory screen appears.

4 With your stylus, write anywhere on the screen.

When you pause, Transcriber converts your written characters to

typed characters. For specific instructions on using Transcriber,

tap the question mark in the lower right hand corner of the screen.

Writing on the Screen In any program that accepts written text, such as the Notes program and

the Notes tab in some programs, you can use your stylus to write directly

on the screen. You can edit and format what you have written and convert

the information to text at a later time.

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Editing Written Text

To edit or format written text:

1 Drag the stylus across the text that you want to select.

2 Tap and hold the selected text.

3 Tap the appropriate editing command in the pop-up menu.

You can also tap Menu Edit at the bottom of the screen to select

editing commands.

To convert written text to print-style text, tap Menu Tools and

tap Recognize.

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If you want to convert only certain words, select them before tapping

Recognize (or tap and hold the selected words and then tap Recognize on

the pop-up menu). If a word is not recognized, it is not converted to

print-style text.

If the conversion is incorrect, you can select different words from a list of

alternatives or return to the original written text:

1 Tap and hold the incorrect word.

2 On the pop-up menu, tap Alternates.

A menu with a list of alternative words appears.

3 Tap the correct word, or tap the written text at the top of the menu to

return to the original written text.

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Tips for getting good recognition:

Write neatly.

Write on the lines and draw descenders below the line. Write the cross

of the "t" and apostrophes below the top line so that they are not

confused with the word above. Write periods and commas above

the line.

For better recognition, try changing the zoom level to 300 percent by

tapping Menu Zoom.

Write the letters of a word closely and leave big gaps between words so

that the device can easily determine where words begin and end.

You cannot convert hyphenated words, foreign words that use special

characters such as accents, and some punctuation.

You cannot add written text to a word to change it after the word has

been recognized. You must delete the written word and write the

new word.

alternate

words

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Drawing on the Screen

You can draw on the screen the same way that you write on the screen.

However, selecting and editing drawings is different than selecting and

editing written text. For example, selected drawings can be resized,

while written text cannot.

Creating a Drawing

NOTE: To zoom in or out on your drawing, tap Menu Zoom and tap a

zoom level.

Cross three ruled lines on your first stroke. A drawing box appears.

Subsequent strokes that touch or are inside of the drawing box become

part of the drawing. Drawings that do not cross three ruled lines are

treated as written text.

drawing box

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Editing a Drawing

To edit or format a drawing, you must first select it:

1 Tap and hold the stylus on the drawing until the selection handles appear.

To select multiple drawings, drag to select the drawings.

2 You can cut, copy, and paste selected drawings by tapping and holding

the selected drawings and then tapping an editing command on the

pop-up menu.

You can also tap Menu Edit at the bottom of the screen to select

editing commands.

To resize a drawing, drag a selection handle.

Recording a Message

In a program where you can write or draw on the screen, you can also

quickly capture thoughts, reminders, and phone numbers by recording

a message.

In Calendar, Tasks, and Contacts, you can include a recording in the

Notes tab.

In the Notes program, you can either create a stand-alone recording or

include a recording in a written note. If you want to include the

recording in a note, open the note first.

In the Messaging program, you can add a recording to an e-mail

message.

To record a message:

1 Hold the microphone near your mouth or other source of sound.

2 Press and hold the Record button on the side of your device until it beeps.

3 While holding down the Record button, make your recording.

4 To stop recording, release the Record button.

The device beeps twice. The new recording appears in the note list or

as an embedded icon.

NOTE: You can also make a recording by tapping the Record icon on the

Recording toolbar.

To play a recording, tap the name of the recording in the list or tap the

speaker icon in the note.

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Using My Text

When using Messaging or MSN Messenger, use My Text to quickly

insert preset or frequently used messages. To insert a message, tap

Menu My Text and tap a message.

NOTE: You can add text to a My Text message after you insert the message.

To edit a My Text message:

1 Tap Menu My Text Edit My Text Messages.

2 Make the changes and tap OK.

Adjusting Settings You can adjust the device settings to suit the way you work. To see

available options, tap Start Settings.

NOTE: Depending on the features of your device, you might have additional

tabs and additional items on the tabs.

See your device Help for additional information on adjusting settings

(tap Start Help).

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Personal Tab

Buttons Assign the programs that launch when you press the

device buttons.

Input Adjust the settings for input method, word completion, and

other options.

Menus Add or remove items from the Start menu.

Owner Information Enter your contact information.

Password Set a password to protect the data stored on your device.

Sounds & Notification Adjust the volume and set notifications.

See "Notifications" on page 91 for more information.

Today Customize the look and the information that is displayed on

the Today screen.

MSN Options Settings you can use to create a custom Pocket

MSN experience.

System Tab

About Find information about Windows Mobile 5.0 and your device.

Brightness Adjust the brightness settings to conserve power.

Certificates View or delete certificates stored on your device.

Certificates help establish your identity and the identity of other

computers to prevent unauthorized users from accessing your data.

Clock & Alarms Change the time and set the alarm.

Memory Allocate memory for data and program storage. View free

and used memory, storage card memory, and running programs.

Error Reporting Send information needed by technical support

groups to diagnose a program error for a device running Windows

Mobile software. For this your device must be connected to the Internet.

GPS Configure the settings when you have a GPS device connected

to understand the exact location you are in, with the help of the maps.

Note that your Axim does not have a built-in GPS device.

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Mirror Mode This is available only in the X51v model. Mirror mode

allows users to see the same image on both the PDA screen and on an

external display using a VGA cable. When enabled, an icon will be

displayed on the command bar. To disable mirror mode, click on the

icon or clear the checkbox.

Microphone Adjust the microphone volume.

Power Check the battery or charge status. Use the Advanced tab to

set the amount of time that the device can remain idle before it turns

off. Use Power Button tab to configure power button to turn off power

completely. This saves your battery power.

Regional Settings View and change the formatting for regional

settings such as currency, time, and date.

Remove Programs Remove programs from your device. For more

information, see "Adding and Removing Programs" on page 107.

Screen Adjust the screen if your device is not responding accurately

to taps, and select the screen orientation that you want to use.

Switcher Bar Adjust the settings of the Switcher Bar program

launcher utility.

System Information View technical information about your device.

Connections Tab

Beam Receive infrared beams from other devices.

Bluetooth Turn on and off the radio with Bluetooth

wireless

technology, and create and edit bonded devices. By default, the radio is off.

Connections Add and configure modem and server connections.

Dell WLAN Utility Available only on devices with internal Wi-Fi.

Use the WLAN utility to connect to the wireless network using

EAP/TTLS.

Network Cards Configure your network adapter settings.

Odyssey Client Provides secure authentication and connection of

wireless LAN (WLAN). Note that this is available only for the Mid and

Hi end Axim versions.

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Communicating and Scheduling

About the Microsoft ActiveSync Program Microsoft ActiveSync 4.1 is the latest synchronization software for the Axim.

ActiveSync transfers files and data between your device and a computer. It

can upload drivers and programs to the device. ActiveSync should be

installed before connecting the device to a computer. You can find the

ActiveSync installation program on the Dell Getting Started CD.

You can synchronize the information on your computer with the

information on your device using ActiveSync. This compares the data on

your device with the data on your computer and updates both with the most

recent information. For example:

Keep Microsoft Pocket Outlook data up-to-date by synchronizing your

device with Microsoft Outlook data on your computer.

Synchronize Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel files between your device

and your computer. Your files are automatically converted to the correct format.

NOTE: By default, ActiveSync does not automatically synchronize all types of

information. You can change ActiveSync options to synchronize specific types

of information.

With ActiveSync, you can also:

Copy (rather than synchronize) files between your device and your computer.

Control when synchronization occurs. For example, you can synchronize

continuously or only when you select the synchronize command.

Select which information types are synchronized and control how much

data is synchronized. For example, you can choose how many weeks of

past appointments you want synchronized.

To synchronize your data, you need both the Microsoft Windows

and

Pocket PC versions of ActiveSync. You must install the Windows version

of ActiveSync on your computer using the Dell Getting Started CD.

The Pocket PC version is already installed on your device.

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NOTE: Before connecting your device to a computer for the first time, ensure

that you install ActiveSync on the computer using the Dell Getting Started CD.

NOTE: If your Axim fails to synchronize, check your computer security

software to see if you have any firewall running. Firewalls may block the

communication from your computer to your Axim.

Installing and Using ActiveSync To install ActiveSync:

1 Insert the Dell Getting Started CD.

2 Click Getting Started to access the main menu.

3 Click Start Here.

4 Click Install ActiveSync and follow the instructions on the screen.

After the installation is complete, connect your device to your computer.

The ActiveSync Setup Wizard enables you to:

Set up a partnership so that you can synchronize information between

your device and your computer

Customize your synchronization settings

Your first synchronization process automatically begins when you

complete the wizard.

NOTE: The device must be powered on for the synchronization process to occur.

During your first synchronization, information that was stored in Outlook

on your computer is copied to Calendar, Contacts, and Tasks on your

device.

After you set up ActiveSync and complete the first synchronization

process, you can initiate synchronization from your device. To switch to

ActiveSync on your device, tap Start ActiveSync.

To find information on using ActiveSync on your device, open ActiveSync

on your device and tap Start Help.

To find information on using ActiveSync on your computer, click

Help Microsoft ActiveSync Help.

NOTE: For more ActiveSync help,

visit:http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/help/activesync/default.mspx

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About Microsoft Pocket Outlook Pocket Outlook includes Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, Messaging, and

Notes. You can use these programs individually or together. For example,

e-mail addresses stored in Contacts can be used to address e-mail

messages in Messaging.

NOTE: Pocket Outlook is pre-installed on your device. If not already installed,

your Dell Getting Started CD has a copy of the Pocket Outlook installation

program. Ensure that you install Pocket Outlook and not Outlook Express. Note

that you can only install Pocket Outlook once from the program, as it is a

licensed version.

Using Microsoft ActiveSync

, you can synchronize information on your

computer in Microsoft Outlook or Microsoft Exchange. You can also

synchronize this information directly with an Exchange server. Each time

you synchronize, ActiveSync compares the changes you made on your

device and computer or server and updates both with the latest

information. For information on using ActiveSync, see ActiveSync Help

on your computer.

You can switch to any of the following programs through the Start menu.

NOTE: For detailed information about Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, Messaging,

and Notes, among other things, see Help on your device.

Categories Use categories to group related contacts, tasks, and appointments. For

example, you can assign work-related contacts to the Business category

and personal contacts to the Personal category so that you can quickly

find contact information. You can also create your own categories, such as

Family, to group your relatives' contact information.

Creating a Category

To create a category:

1 From the program, tap an existing item or create a new one.

2 For a new item in Calendar, Contacts, and Tasks, tap Categories.

3 Tap New, enter the category name, and tap Done.

The new category is automatically assigned to the item.

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4 For an existing item in Calendar and Tasks, tap Edit Categories.

5 For an existing item in Contacts, tap Menu Edit Categories.

6 Tap OK to return to the appointment, contact, or task.

Calendar Use Calendar to schedule appointments, including meetings and other

events. You can check your appointments in one of several views (Agenda,

Day, Week, Month, and Year) and easily switch views by using the View

menu. Tap the Today icon to view the current date.

NOTE: To customize Calendar, such as changing the first day of the week,

tap Menu and tap Options.

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input panel icon

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To create an appointment:

1 Tap Start Calendar.

2 Tap Menu New Appointment.

3 Enter a name for the appointment, and enter information such as start

and end times.

4 To schedule an all-day event, in the All Day box, tap Yes.

5 When finished, tap OK to return to the calendar.

To receive a reminder for an appointment:

1 Tap Start Calendar Menu Options Appointments tab.

2 Select the Set reminders for new items check box.

3 Set the time when you want the reminder to alert you.

4 Tap OK to return to the calendar.

Using the Summary Screen

When you tap an appointment in Calendar, a summary screen appears.

To change the appointment, tap Edit.

Creating Meeting Requests

You can use Calendar to set up meetings with users of Outlook or Pocket

Outlook. The meeting request is automatically created when you

synchronize Messaging or when you connect to your e-mail server. To set

how you want meeting requests sent, tap Menu and tap Options.

To schedule a meeting:

1 Tap Start Calendar.

2 Schedule a new appointment, or open an existing one and tap Edit.

3 Tap Attendees.

4 Tap the name of the contact you want to invite.

5 To invite each additional attendee, tap Add and tap the name.

6 Tap OK.

The meeting request will be sent to the attendees the next time you

synchronize your device with your PC.

For more information on sending and receiving meeting requests, tap

Start Help Calendar or Messaging.

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Contacts Use Contacts to maintain a list of your friends and colleagues. You can

quickly share Contacts information with other device users using the

infrared port.

NOTE: To change the way information is displayed in the list,

tap Menu Options.

To create a contact:

1 Tap Start Contacts New.

2 Using the input panel, enter a name and other contact information.

Scroll down to see all available fields.

3 To assign the contact to a category, tap Categories and select a category

from the list.

In the contact list, you can display contacts by category.

search field

category

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4 To add notes, tap the Notes tab. You can enter text, draw, or create a

recording. For more information on creating notes, see "Notes"

on page 85.

5 When you have finished entering information, tap OK to return to

the calendar.

Finding a Contact

To find a contact:

1 Tap Start Contacts.

2 If you are not in Name view, tap Menu View By Name.

3 Do one of the following:

Begin entering a name or phone number in the provided text box

until the contact you want is displayed. To show all contacts again,

tap the text box and clear the text, or tap the arrow to the right of

the text box.

Use the alphabetical index displayed at the top of the contact list.

Filter the list by categories. In the contact list, tap Menu Filter.

Then tap a category you have assigned to a contact. To show all

contacts again, select All Contacts.

4 To view the names of companies your contacts work for, tap View in

the contact list and tap By Company. The number of contacts that

work for that company is displayed to the right of the company name.

Using the Summary Screen

When you tap a contact in the contact list, a summary screen appears.

To change the contact information, tap Edit.

Tasks NOTE: To change the way information is displayed in the list, tap

Menu Options.

Use Tasks to list things that you need to do.

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To create a task:

1 Tap Start Programs Tasks.

2 Tap New, enter a subject for the task, and fill in information such as

start and due dates.

3 When finished, tap OK.

4 To copy an existing task from the task list, select the task you want to copy.

Tap Menu Edit Copy, and then tap Menu Edit Paste.

5 To add notes, tap the Notes tab. You can enter text, draw, or create a

recording. For more information on creating notes, see "Notes" on page 85.

NOTE: To quickly create a task with only a subject, tap Menu Tool Options Show Tasks entry bar. Tap the Tap here to add a new task, and

enter your task information.

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Notes Quickly capture thoughts, reminders, ideas, drawings, and phone numbers

with Notes. You can create a written note or a recording. You can also include

a recording in a note. If a note is open when you create the recording, it is

included in the note as an icon. If a note is not open, the recording is

saved as a stand-alone recording.

To create a note:

1 Tap Start Programs Notes New.

2 Create your note by writing, drawing, typing, or recording. For more

information on using the input panel, writing and drawing on the

screen, and creating recordings, see "Entering Information" on page 64.

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Messaging Use Messaging to send and receive e-mail messages:

Synchronize e-mail messages using Exchange or Outlook on

your computer.

Send and receive e-mail messages by connecting directly to an e-mail

server through an ISP or a network.

NOTE: To create an e-mail account for your device, contact your internet

service provider. Dell does not provide this service.

Synchronizing E-Mail Messages

You can synchronize e-mail messages along with the rest of your data if

you enable Messaging synchronization in ActiveSync. For information on

enabling Messaging synchronization, see ActiveSync Help on your

computer.

NOTE: You can also synchronize e-mail messages with your computer from a

remote location. For more information, see "Getting Connected" on page 93.

During synchronization:

Messages are copied from the e-mail folders of Exchange or Outlook on

your computer to the ActiveSync folder in Messaging on your device.

By default, you receive:

Messages from the past 3 days

The first 100 lines of each message

File attachments of less than 100 KB in size

E-mail messages in the Outbox folder on your device are transferred to

Exchange or Outlook on your computer, and then sent from those programs.

E-mail messages in subfolders on your computer must be selected in

ActiveSync to be transferred.

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Connecting Directly to an E-Mail Server

In addition to synchronizing e-mail messages with your computer, you can

send and receive e-mail messages by connecting to an e-mail server using a

modem or network card connected to your device. You need to set up a

remote connection to a network or an ISP, and a connection to your e-mail

server. For more information, see "Getting Connected" on page 93.

When you connect to the e-mail server:

New messages are downloaded to the device Inbox folder.

Messages in the device Outbox folder are sent.

Messages that have been deleted on the e-mail server are removed from

the device Inbox folder.

Messages that you receive directly from an e-mail server are linked to your

e-mail server rather than to your computer. When you delete a message on

your device, it is also deleted from the e-mail server the next time you

connect, depending on the settings you selected in ActiveSync.

When you are working online, you read and respond to messages while

connected to the e-mail server. Messages are sent as soon as you tap Send,

which saves space on your device.

After you have downloaded new message headers or partial messages, you

can disconnect from the e-mail server and then decide which messages to

download completely. The next time you connect, Messaging downloads

the messages you have marked for retrieval and sends the messages you

have composed.

Using the Message List

Messages you receive are displayed in the message list. By default, the

most recently received messages are displayed first in the list.

When you receive a message, tap to open it. Unread messages are

displayed in bold.

The original messages remain on the e-mail server or your computer. You

can mark the messages that you want to retrieve in full during your next

synchronization or e-mail server connection. In the message list, tap and

hold the message that you want to retrieve. On the pop-up menu, tap

Mark for Download. The icons in the Inbox message list indicate message

status.

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You specify your downloading preferences when you set up the service or

select your synchronization options. You can change the settings at any

time:

Change options for Messaging synchronization using ActiveSync

options. For more information, see ActiveSync Help on your computer.

Change options for direct e-mail server connections in Messaging on

your device. Tap Menu Options. On the Account tab, tap the

service that you want to change. Tap and hold the service and select

Delete to remove a service.

Composing Messages

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To compose and send a message:

1 In the message list, tap Menu Switch Accounts and select the account.

2 Tap New.

3 Enter the e-mail address of one or more recipients, separating them

with a semicolon. To access addresses and phone numbers from

Contacts, tap To.

4 Enter your message. To quickly add common messages,

tap Menu My Text and tap a desired message.

5 To check the spelling, tap Menu Spell Check.

6 Tap Send.

If you are working offline, the message is moved to the Outbox folder

and sent the next time you connect to the network.

Managing E-Mail Messages and Folders

By default, messages are displayed in one of the five folders for each

service you have created: Inbox, Deleted Items, Drafts, Outbox, or Sent

Items. The Deleted Items folder contains messages that have been

deleted on the device. The behavior of the Deleted Items and Sent Items

folders depends on the options you have selected. To change the options,

tap Menu Tools in the message list and tap Options. On the Message

tab, select your options.

To create, rename, or delete a folder, tap Menu Tools Manage

Folders. To move a message to another folder, tap and hold the message in

the message list and tap Move to on the pop-up menu.

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Folder Behavior With a Direct Connection to an E-Mail Server

The behavior of the folders you create depends on whether you use

ActiveSync, POP3, or IMAP4.

If you use ActiveSync, e-mail messages in the Inbox folder in Outlook

are automatically synchronized with your device. You can synchronize

additional folders by designating them for ActiveSync. The folders you

create and the messages you move are then mirrored on the server. For

example, if you move messages from the Inbox folder to a folder

named Family, and you have designated Family for synchronization,

the server creates a copy of the Family folder and copies the messages

into that folder. You can then read the messages while away from

your computer.

If you use POP3 and you move e-mail messages to a folder you created,

the link is broken between the messages on the device and their copies

on the e-mail server. The next time you connect, the e-mail server

detects that the messages are missing from the device Inbox and

deletes them from the server. This prevents you from having duplicate

copies of a message. However, you can access these folder contents

from the device only.

If you use IMAP4, the folders you create and the e-mail messages you

move are mirrored on the server. Therefore, messages are available to

you any time you connect to your e-mail server, whether it is from your

device or computer. This synchronization of folders occurs whenever

you connect to the server, create new folders, rename, or delete folders

when connected.

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Notifications You can set your device to remind you when you have something to do.

For example, if you have set up an appointment in Calendar, a task with a

due date in Tasks, or an alarm in Clock, you are notified in one of the

following ways:

A message box appears on the screen

A sound, which you can specify, plays

A light flashes on your device

To configure the reminders and sounds for your device:

1 Tap Start Settings.

2 On the Personal tab, tap Sounds & Notifications.

Sounds tab Adjust the volume and enable sounds

Notifications tab Set notifications for specific events

Beaming an Item In the Calendar, Contacts, Notes, Tasks, Excel Mobile, Word Mobile,

PowerPoint Mobile, and Pictures programs, you can beam files and

information to other devices using Bluetooth or infrared.

1 From the program, select the item you want to beam, such as an

appointment in Calendar, a task in Tasks, a contact card in Contacts,

or a file in File Manager.

2 Tap Menu Beam [type of item].

3 Do one of the following:

If using Bluetooth, tap the device to which you want to send the

item.

If using infrared, align the infrared (IR) ports at close range until

the target device name appears, and then tap the device to which

you want to send the item.

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Using File Explorer File Explorer lets you browse the folder contents on your device. The root

folder is called My Device. My Device is similar to My Computer on the

computer and contains My Documents, Program Files, Temp, Storage Card,

and Windows folders, among others.

To find an item:

1 Tap Programs File Explorer.

The My Documents folder and its subfolders appear.

2 Tap the folder list (labeled My Documents by default) and tap the

folder you want to explore.

3 To open an item, tap it.

4 To quickly delete, rename, or copy an item, tap and hold the item.

5 To select multiple items, tap and drag. Then, tap and hold the selected

items, and tap a command.

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Getting Connected You can use your device to exchange information with other mobile devices

or with a computer, a network, or the Internet. You can use any of the

following connection options:

Use the infrared (IR) port on your device to send and receive files between

two devices. See the following section, "Using Infrared," for more information.

Connect to your Internet Service Provider (ISP). Once you are

connected, you can send and receive e-mail messages using Messaging,

and view Web or WAP pages using Internet Explorer Mobile.

The communication software for creating an ISP connection is already

installed on your device. Your service provider provides the software

needed to install other services, such as paging and fax services.

Connect to the network at the company or organization where you work.

Once connected, you can send and receive e-mail messages using

Messaging, view Web or WAP pages using Internet Explorer Mobile, and

synchronize with your computer.

Connect to your computer to synchronize remotely. Once you are

connected, you can synchronize information such as your Pocket Outlook

information. See Microsoft ActiveSync

Help on your computer or

Connections Help on the device for more information.

Using Wi-Fi (802.11b) Wi-Fi provides your device access to WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network.)

Short for wireless fidelity, Wi-Fi refers to any type of 802.11 network,

whether 802.11b, 802.11a, or dual-band. Wi-Fi certified products from

different manufacturers are interoperable.

NOTE: Mid and High configurations of the Axim have Wi-Fi 802.11b built in and the

drivers factory installed. For a Low configuration device, you must purchase the

802.11b SD card, insert it in your device, and load the drivers.

NOTE: The default Wireless Networking Client utility for your device is the

Dell WLAN utility. The following configuration steps are for the Dell WLAN utility.

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Configure wireless networking for your device in one of the following

scenarios:

Network Card is set up

Wireless Network is broadcasting SSID

Wireless Network is not broadcasting SSID

If the Network Card is Set Up

Normally the internal wireless card is already set up. There are times when

you must choose the network card. On the Axim X51/X51v configurations

that have built-in wireless, the network card is associated with the enabled

wireless. If wireless is not enabled or you are using a socket card for

wireless connection, then choose the network card:

1 Tap Start Settings Connections.

2 Tap Network Cards.

3 Choose either Internet or Work from the menu.

4 Choose the network card to connect to the network. For the

Axim X51/X51v with built-in wireless, choose Dell Axim X51/X51v

WLAN Wireless Adapter.

5 Choose whether the network card assigns an IP address or receives an

IP address automatically.

6 Enter the Server IP addresses if required and tap OK.

If the Wireless Network is Broadcasting SSID

1 Press the wireless button to enable wireless capability. The green LED

in the right top corner of the device indicates that the wireless

is functional.

2 Tap Start Settings Connections.

3 To add, edit, or delete a profile, select the corresponding action and

tap Network Cards.

4 In the Configure Wireless Networks window, select one of the available

network names and tap OK.

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If the Wireless Network is Not Broadcasting SSID

The Configure Wireless Networks window only shows wireless networks

that broadcast a Network Name (SSID) and those that have been added.

Add the network if it is not listed. Contact your network administrator for

the following information:

SSID (network name)

Authentication

Data Encryption

Keys (if the key is not provided automatically)

Log in if necessary

To configure the wireless network:

1 From the Configure Wireless Networks window, tap Add New.

2 Provide the Network Name (SSID).

3 Select either Internet or Work in the Connects To box.

Selecting Internet allows you to connect to your network but you

will have to manually start a VPN connection, if needed.

Selecting Work automatically starts a VPN connection any time

you connect to the network.

If you are having trouble connecting to your network, change the

Connects To box to Internet.

4 Tap the Network Key tab.

5 Enter the Authentication and Data Encryption information. If a key is

required, enter the network key.

6 Select the 802.1x tab.

7 The Authentication and Data Encryption chosen on the previous

screen determines whether this screen is available. If available choose

the EAP type used on the network.

8 Tap OK.

9 If more than one network is listed, tap and hold the stylus on the

network name you want to connect to. A pop-up menu appears.

Tap Connect. After a few seconds you should see Connected next to

the wireless network you selected.

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Using Odyssey Client Odyssey is a wireless LAN access control and security solution that

provides strong security over the wireless link. It secures authentication

and connection of wireless LAN (WLAN) users, ensuring that only

authorized users can connect.

Odyssey is mostly used in place of a manufacturers wireless networking

client such as the Dell WLAN utility, Intel ProSET, or Windows XPs Zero

Config Service.

To use Odyssey:

Tap Start Settings Connections Tab Odyssey Client.

The main page appears with the following information:

Status of Odyssey

Network Name (SSID)

Access Point MAC

Packet information

To enable the Odyssey Client tap Settings Enable Odyssey.

To configure a wireless profile, tap Settings Configure. This

provides you a list of existing profiles and allows you to add, edit, or

delete profiles.

Adding a Network

To add a new profile:

1 Tap Settings Configure Add.

The Add Network Wizard window appears.

2 Enter the network name, or select the box Any if you want the client to

connect to any available network.

3 Tap Scan to view all available broadcasted networks.

Enter a description if necessary.

4 Select between an ad-hoc or infrastructure network.

5 Tap Next when ready.

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6 Enter security settings:

Association Mode allows for open, shared, or WPA association

methods.

Encryption Method changes based on what mode is chosen.

Options include none, WEP, and TKIP.

If 802.1x is used, check the box Authenticate using 802.1X.

For WPA-PSK, enter your Passphrase (key).

7 Depending on your selections, the next page appears. You could be

asked to enter a WEP key or username and password.

8 Tap Next.

9 Here you can select EAP (Extensible Authentication Protocol) methods.

Default settings only include EAP / TTLS.

a If you need other EAP methods, tap Add.

b After adding other EAP methods, tap OK.

c Tap Next.

10 Enter an anonymous name to keep your login name private. This name

will be used for outer visible authentication. Tap Next.

11 Depending on the EAP method you chose, select an inner

authentication protocol. Tap Next.

12 Enter username and password and tap Next.

13 Tap Finish.

14 When done, the new profile is added to the networks to choose from.

To select a profile to connect to, tap OK in the upper right corner.

15 When you return to the Today page, there will be a new icon in the

systems tray for Odyssey.

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Using Cisco LEAP Wireless LAN Security Your Dell Axim X51/X51v supports 802.1x network authentication

between the client and server with a logon password using Cisco LEAP.

Cisco LEAP can be configured using the Odyssey Client application.

NOTE: Before starting, ensure that the Wireless power is enabled using the

Wireless On/Off button.

NOTE: LEAP is not supported on a peer-to-peer network. LEAP is not supported

on a low configuration Axim X51.

To start Odyssey Client:

1 Tap Start Settings Connections Odyssey Client icon.

2 Tap Settings Enable Odyssey.

To start using LEAP:

1 Obtain the following information from your network administrator:

Network name

Association mode

Encryption method

2 From the Odyssey Client window, tap Settings Configure Add.

3 Enter the network name (SSID) if known, or tap Scan to search for

available Access Points. Tap Next.

4 LEAP will only support an infrastructure network, so do not change the

default settings in the drop-down menu. Tap Next.

5 Fill in the Association Mode and Encryption method. Tap Next.

6 EAP/TTLS is the default EAP type. Tap Add and select EAP/LEAP in

the window that opens up.

Unless you have an authentication certificate to use TTLS and have

configured your system to support it, remove EAP/TTLS.

NOTE: Failure to remove EAP/TTLS when it is not properly set up may

prevent your wireless security system from functioning.

7 Tap Next.

8 Enter your user name and password. Tap Next.

9 Tap Finish to complete LEAP configuration.

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10 Tap OK.

11 Select the network that you added from the drop-down menu and tap

the box beside Connect to. The status displays as connected

(authenticated) when this process is complete.

NOTE: For further details, please refer to the Odyssey Client help file included

in your device. You can access the help file at Start Help Odyssey Client

for Pocket PC or tap Help from the Odyssey Client main screen.

Using Odyssey Client to Get a Certificate of Authority There are two ways to get certification in Odyssey client.

Certificate Enroller

Import User Certificate

Use the Certificate Enroller to install a user certificate using Microsoft

Certificate Services. Use Import User Certificate to install the.pfx certificate file stored in the device. To decide the certificate type, ask your

network administrator.

To use the Certificate Enroller:

1 Using the Odyssey client, connect to a non 802.1x enabled wireless

network on which the certificate server is located.

2 Tap Start Settings Connections Odyssey Client.

3 Tap Tools Certificate Enroller.

4 Enter the IP address of the certificate server in the Server field.

5 Enter the user name and the domain name in the User name field

using the following rule:

Domain-name\User-name

6 Tap Request.

To use the Import User Certificate:

NOTE: Before you install a certificate, you must know its RSA-type private key

password.

1 Tap Start Settings Connections Odyssey Client.

2 Tap Tools Import User Certificate.

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3 Tap Browse to navigate to a .pfx file you have stored on your device.

Select the file, and tap OK.

4 Type in the RSA-type private key password for this certificate under

Private key password. You can optionally click Unmask to make this

password visible while you type it.

5 Tap Install Certificate when you are done.

Using Infrared Infrared is used to send and receive information remotely, such as contacts

and appointments, between two devices.

To send information:

1 Switch to the program where you created the item you want to send

and locate the item in the list.

2 Align the infrared sensors so that they are unobstructed and within

close range.

3 Tap and hold the item, and tap Beam xxxx on the pop-up menu,

where xxxx is the item you want to beam.

You can also send items (excluding folders) from File Explorer. Tap and

hold the item you want to send, and tap Beam File on the pop-up menu.

Using Bluetooth Wireless Technology Bluetooth is a wireless technology aimed at simplifying communications

between devices and the Internet. It is an open specification for

short-range communication of data and voice. For example, it can

synchronize data between hand-held devices and other computers.

Supported Bluetooth Profiles:

Generic Access

Service Discovery Application

Serial Port

Generic Object Exchange Dial-up Networking

Object PUSH

HID

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To configure a device with Bluetooth wireless technology in a

Pocket PC environment:

1 Ensure that the two devices are turned on, discoverable, and within

close range.

2 Tap Start Settings Connections tab.

3 Tap Bluetooth Devices tab New Partnership. Your device

searches for other Bluetooth devices and displays them in the list.

4 Tap the name of the other device, and tap Next.

5 In the Passkey field, if you want to use a passkey (recommended

for enhanced security), enter a alphanumeric passkey between 1 and

16 characters, and tap Next. Otherwise, leave Passkey blank, and tap Next.

NOTE: The Passkey for a remote Bluetooth device is usually found in the

user manual for that device. The default Passkey for any Dell Axim is 1234.

6 Enter the same passkey for the other device.

7 Tap Finish.

An active connection with Bluetooth wireless technology is created and

pairing of the two devices is complete.

NOTE: For more information about using Bluetooth wireless technology, tap

Start Help Setting Up Connections.

Creating a Modem Connection To create a modem connection:

1 Install a modem card and appropriate adapters to connect an external

modem to your device through the serial port.

2 Obtain the following information from your ISP:

ISP dial-up access telephone number

Username and password

TCP/IP settings

Some ISPs require information in front of the username, for example,

MSN/username.

3 Tap Start Settings Connections tab Connections.

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4 Under My ISP or My Work Network, tap Add a new modem

connection.

5 Enter a name for the connection, such as ISP Connection.

6 From the Select a modem list, select your modem type, and tap Next.

If your modem type does not appear, try reinserting the modem card.

If you are using an external modem connected to your device with a

cable, select Hayes Compatible on COM1. See the modem user guide

for details.

7 Enter the phone number just the way you would dial it. If you need an

area code, be sure to include it. Tap Next.

8 Enter your user name, password, and, if applicable, your domain.

This information is provided by your ISP or network administrator.

NOTE: You should not need to change any settings in Advanced. Most ISPs

now use a dynamically assigned address.

9 If the ISP you are connecting to does not use a dynamically assigned

address, tap Advanced, tap the TCP/IP tab, and then enter the address.

10 Tap OK.

11 Select other required options and tap Finish.

When you open Messaging, Internet Explorer Mobile, or MSN Messenger,

your device automatically connects. Once you are connected, you can:

Send and receive e-mail messages using Messaging. Before you can use

Messaging, you need to provide the information that Messaging needs

to communicate with the e-mail server. See "Connecting Directly to an

E-Mail Server" on page 105 for more information.

See Web and WAP pages using Internet Explorer Mobile. For more

information, see "Using Internet Explorer Mobile" on page 119.

Send and receive instant messages with MSN Messenger. For more

information, see "MSN Messenger" on page 116.

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Creating an Ethernet Connection The term Ethernet refers to the family of LAN products covered by the

IEEE 802.3 standard. It defines what is commonly known as the

CSMA/CD protocol.

To create an ethernet connection:

1 Contact your network administrator to obtain a user name, password,

and domain name.

2 Install the network card driver, if required. For more information,

see the documentation that came with your network card.

3 The Network Settings window appears automatically the first time you

insert the network card, so that you can configure the network card.

To change settings later, tap Start Settings Connections tab Connections.

4 If you need to enter specific server information, tap the appropriate

adapter, and then tap Properties. You may need to enter proxy server

and VPN connection settings. For more information, see your

network administrator.

NOTE: Most networks use DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol),

so you do not need to change the connection settings unless your

network administrator instructs you to do so.

5 If necessary, connect the network card to the network with a network

cable. For more information, see the documentation that came with

your network card.

Creating a VPN Connection A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is constructed using public wires to

connect nodes. These systems use encryption and other security

mechanisms to ensure that only authorized users can access the network

and that data cannot be intercepted.

1 Tap Start Settings Connections tab Connections.

2 Tap Add a new VPN server connection.

NOTE: If you have already created a VPN Server, tap Edit My VPN Servers

then tap New.

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3 Enter a name for the connection.

4 In the Host name/IP field, enter the VPN server name or IP address.

Your network administrator provides you this information.

5 Depending on the type of authentication that you want to use with

your device, tap IPSec or PPTP next to VPN type.

If you are unsure about which option to select, contact your

network administrator.

6 Tap Next and enter your username, password, and, if required, domain.

7 Install the network card driver, if required. For more information,

see the documentation that came with your network card.

8 Tap Finish.

9 To manually start a connection, tap and hold the connection, and

tap Connect.

NOTE: A VPN connection requires physical connection to a network.

Ensure the unit is linked to a wire or wireless network before you

manually start a VPN connection.

Ending a Connection To disconnect:

To delete a connection, tap and hold the connection you want to

remove, and tap Delete.

When connected through a cable or cradle, detach your device from

the cable or cradle.

When connected through the infrared sensor, move the device away

from the computer.

When connected through a network (Ethernet) card, remove the card

from your device.

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Connecting Directly to an E-Mail Server You can set up a connection to an e-mail server so that you can send and

receive e-mail messages using a modem or network connection and

Messaging on your device.

NOTE: The ISP or network must use a POP3 or IMAP4 e-mail server and an

SMTP gateway.

You can use multiple e-mail services to receive your messages. For each

e-mail service you intend to use, you must first set up and name the

e-mail service. If you want to use the same service to connect to different

mailboxes, set up and name each mailbox connection.

To set up an e-mail service:

1 In Messaging on your device, tap Accounts New Account.

2 Follow the directions in the E-mail Setup wizard.

For more information, tap Start Help.

To connect to your e-mail server, tap Account Connect. For more

information on using the Messaging program, see "Messaging" on page 86.

Getting Help on Connecting For more information on getting connected, see the following resources:

"Messaging" on page 86.

Online Help on the device. Tap Start Help. Tap Messaging or

Connections.

ActiveSync Help on your computer. In ActiveSync, click Help Microsoft ActiveSync Help.

See www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile for troubleshooting

information.

106 Getting Connected

Adding and Removing Programs 107

Adding and Removing Programs Some programs are already installed in the ROM when you received your

device. You cannot remove these programs or accidentally lose the ROM

contents. You can update ROM programs using installation programs with

the *.pku extension. You can save data to Flash ROM.

You can install any program created for your device, as long as your device

has sufficient memory. The most popular place to find software for your

device is on the Microsoft

Windows Mobile Version 5.0 software for

Pocket PC Premium Edition website: www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile.

Adding Programs Using Microsoft ActiveSync

Before installing software on your device, you need to install ActiveSync on

your computer. See ActiveSync Help on your computer for more information.

NOTE: Customers need to have ActiveSync 4.0 or later revision before using Axim.

ActiveSync 4.0 or later is available on the Getting Started CD. For more help on

ActiveSync, visit the following website:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/help/activesync/default.mspx

1 Determine your device and processor type so that you know which

version of the software to install:

a Tap Start Settings.

b On the System tab, tap About.

c From the Version tab, record the processor information.

2 Download the software to your computer (or insert the Getting Started CD

or floppy that contains the software into your computer). You may see a

single *.exe or *.zip file, a Setup.exe file, or several versions of files for

different device types and processors. Ensure that you select the program

designed for the Pocket PC and your device processor type.

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3 Read any installation instructions, readme files, or documentation that

comes with the program. Many programs provide special

installation instructions.

4 Connect your device to your computer.

5 Double-click the *.exe file.

If the file is an installer file, the installation wizard begins. Follow the

directions on the screen. Once the software is installed on your computer,

the installer automatically transfers the software to your device.

If the file is not an installer file, you receive an error message stating

that the program is valid but that it is designed for a different type of

computer. You need to move this file to your device. If you cannot find

any installation instructions for the program in the readme file or

documentation, use ActiveSync Explore to copy the program file to the

Program Files folder on your device. For more information on copying

files using ActiveSync, see ActiveSync Help on your computer.

To open a program after the installation is complete, tap Start Programs

and then tap the program icon.

Downloading Programs From the Internet 1 Determine your device and processor type so that you know which

version of the software to install:

a Tap Start Settings.

b On the System tab, tap About.

c From the Version tab, record the processor information.

2 Using Internet Explorer Mobile, download the program to your device.

You may see a single *.exe, or *.zip file, a Setup.exe file, or several versions

of files for different device types and processors. Ensure that you select

the program designed for the Pocket PC and your device processor type.

3 Read any installation instructions, readme files, or documentation that

comes with the program. Many programs provide special

installation instructions.

4 Tap the file, such as a *.exe file.

The installation wizard begins. Follow the directions on the screen.

Adding and Removing Programs 109

Adding a Program to the Start Menu 1 Tap Start Settings.

2 Tap Menus and then tap the check box for the program.

If the program is not listed, you can either use File Explorer on the

device to move the program to the Start Menu folder, or use

ActiveSync on the computer to create a shortcut to the program using

the following steps:

a Use Explorer in ActiveSync to explore your device files and locate

the program.

b Right-click the program and click Create Shortcut.

c Move the shortcut to the Start Menu folder in the Windows folder.

The shortcut now appears on the Start menu. For more

information, see ActiveSync Help on your computer.

Removing Programs 1 Tap Start Settings.

2 Tap System Remove Programs.

3 Tap and hold the name of the program, and tap Delete in the

pop-up menu.

If the program does not appear in the list of installed programs, use File

Explorer on your device to locate the program.

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Using Companion Programs 111

Using Companion Programs Companion programs include Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, PowerPoint

Mobile, and Windows Media Player for Pocket PC.

To use a companion program on your device, tap Start Programs, and

then tap the program name.

NOTE: Before connecting your device to a computer for the first time,

install ActiveSync on the computer using the Dell Getting Started CD.

Word Mobile Word Mobile works with Microsoft Word on your computer to give you easy

access to copies of your documents. You can create new documents on your

device, or you can copy documents from your computer to your device.

Synchronize documents between your computer and your device to have

up-to-date content in both locations.

Use Word Mobile to create documents, such as letters, meeting minutes,

and travel reports.

To create a new file:

1 Tap Start Programs Word Mobile.

2 Tap New.

A blank document appears. Or, if you selected a template for new

documents in the Options dialog box, the template appears with the

appropriate text and formatting already provided.

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You can open only one document at a time. If you open a second

document, you are asked to save the first one. You can create, save, or edit

a document in a variety of formats, including Word (.doc), Word template

(.dot), Rich Text Format (.rtf), and Plain Text (.txt).

Word Mobile contains a list of the files stored on your device. Tap a file in

the list to open it. To delete files, make copies, or send files, tap and hold a

file in the list. Then select the appropriate action in the pop-up menu.

You can enter information in Word Mobile by typing, writing, drawing, or

recording. These modes appear on the View menu. Each mode has its own

toolbar, which you can show and hide by tapping the Show/Hide Toolbar

icon on the command bar.

To change the zoom magnification, tap View Zoom, and then select

the percentage you want. Select a higher percentage to enter text and a

lower percentage to see more of your document.

formatting

toolbar

input panel icon

Using Companion Programs 113

If you are opening a Word document created on a computer, select

Wrap to Window on the View menu, so that you can see the entire

document.

Excel Mobile Excel Mobile works with Microsoft Excel on your computer to give you

easy access to copies of your workbooks. You can create new workbooks on

your device, or you can copy workbooks from your computer to your

device. Synchronize workbooks between your computer and your device,

to have up-to-date content in both locations.

Use Excel Mobile to create workbooks, such as expense reports and

mileage logs.

To create a new file:

1 Tap Start Programs Excel Mobile.

2 Tap New.

A blank workbook appears. Or, if you selected a template for new

workbooks in the Options dialog box, the template appears with the

appropriate formulae and formatting already provided.

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You can open only one workbook at a time. If you open a second

workbook, you are asked to save the first one. You can create, save, or edit

a workbook in a variety of formats, including Excel template (.xlt) and

Excel (.xls).

Excel Mobile contains a list of the files stored on your device. Tap a file in

the list to open it. To delete files, make copies, or send files, tap and hold a

file in the list. Then select the appropriate action from the pop-up menu.

Excel Mobile provides fundamental spreadsheet tools, such as formulas,

functions, sorting, and filtering. To display the toolbar, tap View Toolbar.

formatting

toolbar

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Tips for Working in Excel Mobile

Use the following tips when working with large worksheets in Excel

Mobile:

Use Full Screen: Tap View Full Screen to see as much of your

worksheet as possible. To exit full-screen mode, tap Restore.

Show and hide window elements: Tap View and then tap the elements

you want to show or hide.

Freeze panes on a worksheet: Select the cell where you want to freeze

panes. Tap View Freeze Panes. You might want to freeze the top

and leftmost panes in a worksheet, to keep row and column labels

visible as you scroll through a sheet.

Split panes to view different areas of a large worksheet: Tap View Split.

Drag the split bar to where you want it. To remove the split, tap

View Remove Split.

Show and hide rows and columns: To hide a row or column, select a cell

in the row or column you want to hide. Tap Menu Format Row

or Column Hide. To show a hidden row or column, tap Menu Edit Go To, and then type a reference that is in the hidden row or

column. Then tap Menu Format Row or Column Unhide.

For more information on using Excel Mobile, tap Start Help.

PowerPoint Mobile PowerPoint Mobile works with Microsoft PowerPoint on your computer to

give you easy access to copies of your presentation slides. Many

presentation elements built into the slide shows, such as slide transitions

and animations, will play back on the device. If the presentation is set up

as a timed slide show, one slide will advance to the next automatically.

Links to URLs are also supported.

PowerPoint features not supported on the device include:

Notes: Notes written for slides will not be visible.

Rearranging or editing slides: PowerPoint Mobile is a viewer only.

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To start a presentation:

1 Tap Start Programs PowerPoint Mobile.

2 In the presentation list, tap the slide show you want to view.

3 Tap the current slide to advance to the next slide.

If the presentation is set up as a timed slide show, slides will advance

automatically.

You can open only one document at a time. If you open a second

document, you are asked to save and close the first one. You can view a

document in a variety of formats, including PowerPoint (.ppt) and

PowerPoint Mobile (.pps).

PowerPoint Mobile contains a list of the files stored on your device. Tap a file

in the list to open it. To delete files, make copies, or send files, tap and hold a

file in the list. Then select the appropriate action in the pop-up menu.

MSN Messenger With the MSN Messenger instant message program, you can:

See who is online.

Send and receive instant messages.

Have instant message conversations with groups of contacts.

Using Companion Programs 117

To use MSN Messenger, you must have a Microsoft Passport account or a

Microsoft Exchange e-mail account. You must have a Passport to use

MSN Messenger Service. If you have a Hotmail or MSN account, you

already have a Passport. Once you have obtained either a Microsoft

Passport or a Microsoft Exchange account, you are ready to set up your

account.

NOTE: Sign up for a Microsoft Passport account at www.passport.com. Get a

free Microsoft Hotmail e-mail address at www.hotmail.com.

To switch to MSN Messenger, tap Start Programs Pocket MSN MSN Messenger.

NOTE: Availability of MSN Messenger is subject to language base.

Setting Up

Before you can connect, you must enter Passport or Exchange

account information.

To set up an account and sign in:

1 Tap Start Programs Pocket MSN MSN Messenger.

2 Tap Menu Options.

3 Enter your Passport or Exchange account information.

4 To sign in, tap the sign-in screen and enter your e-mail address

and password.

Working With Contacts

The MSN Messenger window shows all of your messenger contacts at a

glance, divided into Online and Not Online categories. From this view,

while connected, you can chat, send an e-mail, block the contact from

chatting with you, or delete contacts from your list using the pop-up

menu.

NOTE: If you already use MSN Messenger on your computer, your contacts

show up on your device without having to be added.

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To see who is online without them seeing you, tap Menu My Status Appear Offline.

If you block a contact, you appear offline but remain on the blocked

contact's list. To unblock a contact, tap and hold the contact, and then tap

Unblock on the pop-up menu.

Chatting With Contacts

Tap a contact name to open a chat window. Enter your message in the

text entry area at the bottom of the screen, or tap My Text to enter a

preset message, and then tap Send.

To invite another contact to a multiuser chat, tap Menu Chats Invite, and then tap the contact you want to invite.

To switch back to the main window without closing a chat, tap the

Contacts icon. To revert back to your chat window, tap Chats, and

select the person with whom you were chatting.

To know if the contact you are chatting with is responding, look for a

message under the text entry area.

For more information on using MSN Messenger, tap Start Help.

Microsoft Windows Media Player for Pocket PC Use Windows Media Player 10.0 for Pocket PC to play digital audio and

video files that are stored on your device or on a network. To switch to

Windows Media Player for Pocket PC, tap Start Windows Media.

Use Windows Media Player on your computer to copy digital audio and

video files to your Pocket PC. You can play Windows Media and MP3 files

on your Pocket PC. For more information about using Windows Media

Player for Pocket PC, tap Start Help.

Using Companion Programs 119

Using Internet Explorer Mobile Use Internet Explorer Mobile to view Web or WAP pages:

During synchronization with your computer, download your favorite

links and mobile favorites that are stored in the Mobile Favorites

subfolder in Internet Explorer on your computer.

Connect to an Internet service provider (ISP) or network and browse

the web. For more information on connecting to the Internet, see

"Getting Connected" on page 93.

When the device is connected to an ISP or network, you can also

download files and programs from the Internet or intranet.

To use Internet Explorer Mobile, tap Start Internet Explorer Mobile.

Mobile Favorites If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or later on your computer,

you can download mobile favorites to your device. Synchronizing mobile

favorites downloads web content to your device, so that you can view

pages while you are disconnected from your ISP and computer. Use the

Internet Explorer plug-in installed with Microsoft ActiveSync

to create

mobile favorites quickly.

To create a mobile favorite on your computer and download it to your

device:

1 On your computer, open Internet Explorer and click

Tools Create Mobile Favorite.

2 To change the link name, enter a new name in the Name box.

3 Specify an update schedule next to Update (optional).

4 Click OK.

Internet Explorer downloads the latest version of the page to

your computer.

5 In Internet Explorer on the computer, right-click the mobile favorite

and click Properties.

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6 In the Download tab, specify the number of levels deep you want to

download. To conserve device memory, go only one level deep.

7 Synchronize your device and computer.

Mobile favorites stored in the Mobile Favorites folder in Internet

Explorer are downloaded to your device.

If you did not specify an update schedule in step 3, you need to manually

download content to keep the information updated on your computer and

device. Before synchronizing with your device, click Tools in Internet Explorer

on your computer and click Synchronize. The date in the Last Updated

column was the last time content was downloaded to the computer. You

can manually download content, if necessary.

NOTE: You can add an icon to the Internet Explorer toolbar for creating mobile

favorites. In Internet Explorer on your computer, click View Toolbars, and

then click Customize.

Conserving Memory

Mobile favorites take up storage memory on your device. To minimize the

amount of memory used:

Turn off pictures and sounds or stop some mobile favorites from being

downloaded to the device in the Favorites settings in the ActiveSync

options. For more information, see ActiveSync Help on your computer.

Limit the number of downloaded linked pages. In Internet Explorer on

the computer, right-click the mobile favorite you want to change and

click Properties. On the Download tab, specify 0 or 1 for the number

of linked pages you want to download.

Mobile Favorites Folder

Only items stored in the Mobile Favorites subfolder (in the Favorites

folder) in Internet Explorer on your computer are synchronized with

your device. The folder was created automatically when you installed

ActiveSync.

Using Companion Programs 121

Favorite Links

During synchronization, the list of favorites in the Mobile Favorites folder

on your computer is synchronized with Internet Explorer Mobile on your

device. The computer and the device are updated, with changes made to

either list, each time you synchronize. Unless you mark the favorite link as

a mobile favorite, only the link is downloaded to your deviceyou need to

connect to your ISP or network to view the content. For more information

on synchronization, see ActiveSync Help on your computer.

Browsing Mobile Favorites and the Web You can use Internet Explorer Mobile to browse mobile favorites and

channels that you have downloaded to your device without connecting

to the Internet. You can also connect to the Internet through an ISP or

a network connection and browse the Web.

favorites icon

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To view mobile favorites and channels:

1 Tap the favorites icon to display your list of favorites.

2 Tap the page you want to view.

The page that was downloaded the last time you synchronized with your

computer appears. If the page is not on your device, the favorite is

dimmed. You need to synchronize with your computer again to download

the page to your device, or connect to the Internet to view the page.

To browse the Internet, set up a connection to your ISP or corporate

network using Connections, as described in "Getting Connected" on

page 93.

NOTE: To add a favorite link, go to the page you want to add, tap and hold the

page, and then tap Add to Favorites.

To connect to and browse the Internet, you can either:

Tap the Favorites icon and tap the favorite you want to view.

In the address field that appears at the top of the Internet Explorer

screen, enter the Web address you want and tap the icon to the right,

or the down arrow to select previously entered addresses.

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Maintenance and Troubleshooting

Maintaining the Axim To conduct periodic maintenance of your device, use the Dell Axim Self

Diagnostic Utility available on the Getting Started CD. This diagnostic

utility tests many features of your device: buttons, operating system version,

battery status, video play, LED, driver, mirror mode, Bluetooth, Wireless,

and USB Link Test.

Installing the Diagnostic Utility

To install the utility:

1 Create an ActiveSync connection between the device and a computer.

2 Insert the Getting Started CD into the computers CD-ROM drive.

3 Click Getting Started Enhance Your Experience Tools.

4 On the tools selection menu, select Pocket PC Applications.

5 Scroll down the list until you see Dell Axim X51/X51v Self-Diagnostic

Utility.

6 Click Details Install.

7 Follow the instructions on the screen to install the Self-Diagnostic Utility.

To run a diagnostic, tap Start Programs Axim Self-Diagnostics.

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Troubleshooting The following table lists some common problems you might face and their

probable solutions. To troubleshoot, use a single solution from the bullet

list or a combination of solutions in the given order.

For soft or hard reset, please refer to "Resetting the Axim" on page 53.

Problem Solution

Accessory with form factor as Compact

Flash II or Secure Digital Card has not

been detected by the device.

Remove the card from the slot and

soft reset the device.

If the card is not detected even after

soft resetting the device, remove the

card from the slot and hard reset the

device.

Certain cards require their own

software. Install the software, if

necessary.

System not responding to screen taps Clean the touchscreen.

Check the button lock on the left side

of the system.

Clean the touchscreen.

Soft reset the device.

System not responding to button

commands

Check the button lock on the left side

of the system.

Tap Unlock on the Today screen if it is

in locked state.

Check button assignment settings.

Soft reset the device.

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Device gives memory error Run the device self diagnostics.

Soft reset the device.

Hard reset the device but do not clear

data.

Hard reset the device and clear data.

Bluetooth Keyboard not working Hold Left CTRL, Left FN, Right FN

for 3-5 seconds.

Soft reset the device, then:

Tap Start Settings Dell Axim

Executive Keyboard

Tap Enable and try to setup the

keyboard again

Replace the batteries in the keyboard.

Hard reset the device, then reinstall

keyboard driver.

GPS Unit not showing in Bluetooth

Manager after new search

Click New Partnership to start a fresh

search for devices.

No GPS signal when placed on the

dashboard

Many new cars from VW, BMW and

Mercedes have a metal UV filter in the

front window preventing GPS signals.

Try placing the GPS unit near the

rear window.

Problem Solution

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For more troubleshooting steps, please refer to your soft copy manual in

the CD shipped together with your keyboard.

Waiting for GPS signal or no GPS Info

in GPS Status Window

Turn off and then turn on the GPS

unit.

Check Bluetooth Manager for serial

port connection.

Use Auto Detect in Navigation

software to find correct COM port and

Baud Rate.

Check GPS unit location - Top of unit

must be able to "see" the sky.

Troubleshooting Microsoft ActiveSync

with your Dell Axim HandHelds

To view the Microsoft ActiveSync Help

on your computer, launch Microsoft

ActiveSync, and click HelpMicrosoft

ActiveSync.

For more information on

troubleshooting Microsoft ActiveSync,

see

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/

help/activesync/default.mspx

Problem Solution

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File Download Security Warning The following File Download Security Warning message appears when

attempting to install software programs on your Dell system running

Microsoft

Window

XP Service Pack 2 (SP2).

As a safety precaution, the File Download Security Warning appears

whenever you attempt to install a software program on your system.

This occurs regardless of who makes the software you are attempting to

install.

NOTE: This warning does not indicate a problem with your Dell system.

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Appendix 129

Appendix

Specifications

System Information

Processor

Hi Intel

XScale PXA270 processor at

up to 624 MHz

Med Intel

XScale PXA270 processor at

up to 520 MHz

Low Intel

XScale PXA270 processor at

up to 416 MHz

Memory

Hi 64 MB/256 MB NAND Flash ROM

Med 64 MB/128 MB NAND Flash ROM

Low 64 MB/128 MB NAND Flash ROM

Operating System Microsoft

Windows Mobile Version 5.0

software for Pocket PC Premium Edition

Display

Type QVGA, VGA TFT Color 16-bit,

touch-sensitive, transflective display

Size

Hi 3.7 inches (VGA)

Med 3.5 inches (QVGA TFT)

Low 3.5 inches (QVGA TFT)

Resolution 240 x 320 at 65,536 colors (QVGA)

480 x 640 at 65,536 colors (VGA)

LCD brightness QVGA:100 nits

VGA: 100 nits

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Controls and Lights

Navigation 5-way navigation button

Buttons: four program buttons: Calendar, Contacts,

Messaging, Home

power on/off

on/off button for WLAN/Bluetooth

wireless technology

voice record button

reset button

lock button

Lights: synchronization/communication

event notification

charge status

Expansion Slots

Secure Digital memory card one Secure Digital memory card slot (3.3v)

supports 1-bit and 4-bit SDIO card

CompactFlash card one CompactFlash Type II card slot (3.3v)

Ports and Connectors

Infrared standard v1.2 (115 kbps)

Cradle/synchronization connector 36-pin connector

Audio stereo headphone with mono microphone

supported connector

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Physical

Dimensions:

Length 119.0 mm (4.69 inches)

Width 73.0 mm (2.87 inches)

Height 16.9 mm (0.67 inch)

Weight

NOTE: The weight

described refers to the

device, not including the

CompactFlash card or the

Secure Digital memory

card.

Hi 175 g (6.2 oz) VGA with standard battery

Med 167 g (5.9 oz) VGA with standard battery

Low 167 g (5.9 oz) VGA with standard battery

Audio

Audio controller WM8750L sound chip

Stereo conversion 16-bit stereo; 8.0-, 11.025-, 22.05-, and

44.1-KHz sample rate

Record full duplex record and playback

Microphone/speaker integrated

Headphone stereo connector

Graphics

Hi Marathon

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Wireless Connectivity

WLAN (802.11b) Hi 802.11b

Med 802.11b

Low SDIO card only (CF not supported)

Network standard IEEE 802.11b

Data rate 1 Mbps, 2 Mbps, 5.5 Mbps, 11 Mbps

Modulation CCK (11 Mbps, 5.5 Mbps);

DQPSK (2 Mbps); DBSPK (1 Mbps)

Network architecture ad-hoc and infrastructure

Operating frequencies 2.42.497 GHz

Operating channels 111 (North America);

113 (Europe and Japan)

RF output power 13.0 dBm maximum

Range indoor up to 10 m (120 ft) at 5 Mbps

and 75 m at 0.5 Mbps

Client utility automatic location profile, site survey,

diagnostics, current link status, ping

Software support Wi-Fi certified

Lights green (WLAN status)

blue (Bluetooth wireless technology status)

Switch manual radio on/off (hardware button

and software switch) to comply with

aviation restrictions

Bluetooth wireless

technology

2.4-GHz ISM band operation;

compatible Bluetooth 1.2 wireless

technology; includes manager for

Bluetooth with wireless technology;

Class II device; Max 4 dBm o/p power;

3.3V operation; UART interface

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Power Supply

Battery type:

Main 1100-mAh lithium-ion removable,

rechargeable battery (standard)

2200-mAh lithium-ion removable,

rechargeable battery (optional)

Backup Capacitor to preserve RTC data

AC adapter:

Supply voltage 100240 VAC

Frequency 5060 Hz

Current consumption 0.4 A

Output voltage 5.4 VDC

Output current 2.41 A

Environmental

Temperature range:

operating 0 to 40C (32 to 104F)

storage 20 to 60C (4 to 140F)

Thermal gradient:

operating 15C (59F) per hour maximum

storage 20C (68F) per hour maximum

Relative humidity (maximum):

operating 10% to 90% non-condensing

storage 5% to 95% non-condensing

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Altitude (maximum):

operating 0 to 3048 m (0 to 10,000 ft)

storage 0 to 12,190 m (0 to 40,000 ft)

Maximum shock (measured with a 2 ms

half-sine pulse):

operating 200 G

storage 400 G

Maximum vibration (using a random-

vibration spectrum that simulates user

environment):

operating 2.6 GRMS

storage 3.41 GRMS

Environmental (continued)

Glossary 135

Glossary 802 .11 (W I-F I ) A wireless technology standard for mid-range networking

devices that allows for enabled devices to automatically recognize each other.

BLUETOOTH

WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY A wireless technology standard for

short-range (10 m [30 ft]) networking devices that allows for enabled devices to

automatically recognize each other.

COMPACTFLASH CARD A removable card that is used to expand the capabilities

of a device. Common types of CompactFlash cards include memory and wireless cards.

CRADLE A device that allows your handheld device to synchronize with a

computer, recharge its battery, and run on AC power.

DHCP dynamic host configuration protocol A communication protocol

that allows network administrators to manage and automate the assignment of

Internet Protocol addresses to computers in a network.

IMAP Internet message access protocol A standard client/server protocol

that allows you to access your e-mail from your device. Using IMAP, you can store

and browse your e-mail on the ISPs server.

INFRARED SENSOR A port that allows you to transfer data between the

computer and infrared-compatible devices without using a cable connection.

ISP Internet service provider A company that allows you to access its host

server to connect directly to the Internet, send and receive e-mail, and access

websites. The ISP typically provides you with a software package, username, and

access phone numbers for a fee.

LAN local area network A computer network covering a small area. A LAN

usually is confined to a building or a few nearby buildings. A LAN can be

connected to another LAN over any distance via telephone lines and radio waves

to form a wide area network (WAN).

PIM personal information manager A program that stores and organizes

your personal information, such as Calendar, Contacts, Messaging, and Tasks.

POP3 post office protocol 3 A standard client/server protocol that allows

you to access your e-mail on the ISPs server. Using POP3, you must download

your e-mail to your device to view and browse your messages.

RAM random-access memory The primary temporary storage area for program

instructions and data. Any information stored in RAM is lost when you perform a reset.

RAS remote access server A type of server that allows users to access a

network from a remote location.

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ROM read-only memory Memory that stores data and programs that cannot

be deleted or written to by the device. ROM, unlike RAM, retains its contents after

you perform a reset. Some programs essential to the operation of your device

reside in ROM.

SDRAM synchronous dynamic random-access memory A type of DRAM

that is synchronized with the optimal clock speed of the microprocessor.

SECURE D IG ITAL MEMORY CARD A type of removable memory commonly

used in digital cameras, handheld devices, cell phones, and other devices. Secure

Digital memory cards are approximately the size of a postage stamp.

SER IAL CONNECTOR An I/O port often used to connect devices such as a

handheld digital device or digital camera to your computer.

SMS short message service A service that is capable of sending short

messages to wireless devices.

SMTP simple mail transfer protocol A type of protocol used for sending

and receiving e-mail. SMTP is typically coupled with POP3 or IMAP.

SYNC CABLE A cable through which you can connect a handheld device to a

computer to transfer or synchronize files.

SYNCHRONIZAT ION An automated process that replaces the files in one

location with the most updated files from another location. For example, you can

synchronize the files on your computer with the files on your handheld device.

TCP/IP transmission control protocol/Internet protocol The basic

communication language of the Internet. TCP/IP can also be used as a

communication protocol in an intranet or extranet.

USB universal serial bus A hardware interface for a low-speed device such

as a USB-compatible keyboard, mouse, joystick, scanner, set of speakers, printer,

broadband devices (DSL and cable modems), imaging devices, or storage devices.

Devices are plugged directly into a 4-pin socket on your computer or into a

multiport hub that plugs into your computer. USB devices can be connected and

disconnected while the computer is turned on, and they can also be

daisy-chained together.

VPN virtual private network A set of communication protocols that allows

remote users to securely access a network.

WAP wireless application protocol A standardization for the way that

wireless devices access the Internet.

Index 137

Index

A

ActiveSync

installing, 78

appointments

scheduling, 81

audio

Media player, 118

notifications, 91

B

battery

charging, 44

main, 42

using and installing, 42

block recognizer, 67

Bluetooth

settings, 76

buttons

about, 47

Calendar, 40

Contacts, 40

Home, 40

locations, 39

navigator, 40

program buttons, 57

record, 40

reset, 41

C

Calendar

about, 80

appointments, 81

meeting requests, 81

Categories, 79

command bar, 59

communicating

with other devices, 93

CompactFlash

about, 52

installing, 52

slot, 39

computer

connecting to, 48, 51

Contacts

about, 82

creating, 82

finding, 83

cradle

connecting to a computer, 48

D

data

backing up, 62

delete

Using File Explorer, 92

138 Index

delete a contact, 60

delete a file in Excel, 114

delete a file in PowerPoint, 116

delete a file in Word, 112

device Buttons and the

Stylus, 47

disconnecting

dial-up connection, 104

from a cable or cradle, 104

from a network, 104

infrared sensor, 104

drawing

creating, 72

drawing on the Screen, 72

E

editing

written text, 69

e-mail

composing messages, 88

connecting to a server, 87, 105

message list, 87

Messaging, 86

organizing, 89

synchronizing, 86

ethernet connection, 103

Excel

about, 113

delete files, 114

tips, 115

expansion slots

CompactFlash, 52

locations, 39

F

File Download Security

Warning, 127

files

backing up, 62

finding and organizing, 61

H

help

ActiveSync Help, 105

finding, 105

I

icons

program, 58

status, 56

infrared

using, 100

input panel, 65

Internet

connecting to, 93

Internet Explorer

browsing the web, 121

favorite links, 121

mobile favorites, 119-120

Index 139

K

keyboard

soft, 66

L

letter recognizer, 67

M

Media Player

about, 118

meeting requests

creating, 81

memory

conserving, 120

Messaging

about, 86

microphone

recording a message, 73

Microsoft

ActiveSync

, 77

Microsoft

Windows Mobile

Version 5.0, 56

modem connection, 101

MSN Messenger

about, 116

setting up, 117

working with contacts, 117

My Text, 74

inserting, 74

N

navigation bar, 59

network

connecting to, 93

Notes

creating, 85

notifications

about, 91

P

Pocket Outlook

about, 79

pop-up menus, 60

PowerPoint

about, 115

delete files, 116

print-style text

converting written text

to, 67-68

programs

accessing, 57

adding and removing, 107

adding programs using

ActiveSync, 107

Calendar, 80

Contacts, 82

downloading, 108

Excel Mobile, 113

Media Player, 118

Messaging, 86

MSN Messenger, 116

Notes, 85

140 Index

programs (continued)

Pocket Outlook, 79

PowerPoint Mobile, 115

removing, 109

Start menu, 109

Switcher Bar, 58

Tasks, 83

Word Mobile, 111

projector, 51

R

recording

voice messages, 73

reminders. See notifications

rename

Using File Explorer, 92

reset

button, 41

resetting the Axim, 53

S

Secure Digital card slot

installing cards, 53

location, 39

Service Tag, 10, 44

Settings, 74

settings

Connections tab, 76

Personal tab, 75

System tab, 75

software. See programs

specifications, 129

stylus

using, 47

Switcher Bar, 58

sync cable

connecting to a computer, 50

synchronizing

with your computer, 48

T

Tasks

about, 83

creating, 83

text

converting written text to

print-style text, 67-68

editing, 69

input panel, 65

typing, 66

written, 67-68

transcriber, 68

U

Unpacking Your Device, 37

using Cards, 52

Using File Explorer

delete, 92

using the Batteries, 42

Index 141

Using the Power Button, 47

Using Your Axim, 45

V

video

Media Player, 118

VPN connection, 103

W

Word

about, 111

delete files, 112

writing

block recognizer, 67

converting written text to

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