Dell Venue Phone Getting Started Guide PDF

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Dell Venue Getting Started Guide

Status Bar The status bar appears at the top of every screen. It displays icons to indicate the notifications you have received, the phones status, and the current time.

Notification area

Status area

Notification area Displays icons for missed calls, new e-mail, messages, and so on.

Status area Displays icons for battery charge, charging progress, alarms set, network connections, and so on.

To open the notifications panel that displays the phone status and list of notifications, touch the status bar and drag it down to the bottom of the screen.

Touch a notification in the list to open it in the appropriate application.

To close the notification panel, touch the tab at the bottom of the panel and drag it up to the top of the screen.

Dell Stage Your phone has seven Home screens that you can customize. The Dell Stage widgets appear on the Home screens and provide quick access to recently used applications, contacts, music, pictures, and so on.

Setting Up Your PhoneAbout Your Phone

Slide up to silence ringer

Press and hold to turn on/off

Volume buttons

Camera button


Ring/Silent button

3.5 mm Headset connector

MenuMicro-USB connector

Power/Lock button

1. Remove the back cover.

2. Insert the SIM card and microSD (optional) card.

NOTE: The SIM card and microSD card may be pre- installed.

3. Insert the battery.

4. Close the back cover and charge the phone.

Charge time: ~2 hours

Making calls You can make a call by selecting a contact from the contacts list, call log, favorites, or by using the onscreen dialpad.

Touch on the Home screen to open the phone application.

Dial the number using the onscreen dialpad and touch

to make the call.

To switch to a recently used application while you are on a call, touch and hold

and then touch the applications icon.

If you open other applications during a call and want to return to the phone application, touch the status bar and drag it down to the bottom of the screen, and then touch Current call.

Answer or Reject Calls When you receive a call, the Incoming call screen displays the caller ID. The Incoming call screen will display additional information if the caller is available on your contacts list.

To answer a call, touch and drag it to the right of the screen.

To reject a call, touch and drag it to the left of the screen.


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To add a widget, shortcut, or folder touch and hold your finger on an empty area on the Home screen, and follow the instructions on the screen.

MUSIC widget Displays the music albums and playlists available on your phone. Touch the album or playlist to view the available songs.

SOCIAL widget Allows you to access social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter.

CONTACTS widget Displays your favorite contacts as tiles. Touch a contacts tile to call, message, or mail the contact.

EMAIL widget Allows you to send and receive e-mail from the e-mail accounts you have added.

The appearance of the Home screens on your phone may vary.

HOME widget Displays the current weather and the recently used applications. Touch to go to the Stage Home from anywhere.

To navigate across the Home screens, flick your finger to the right or left on the screen.

Center Home screen

Lock Screen The phone enters sleep mode automatically after a preset duration of inactivity. To wake up the phone from sleep mode, press the power/lock button.

The lock screen appears when you wake up the phone from sleep mode.

To unlock the screen, touch and drag to the right.

You can set a screen lock to prevent unauthorized access of your phone.

To set a screen lock, touch on the Home screen

and then touch Settings Location & Security Set up screen lock and follow the instructions on the screen.

Camera The camera allows you to capture photos and videos and save them on the microSD card.

To open the camera, press the camera button on the side of your phone.

To capture a picture:

Touch and drag 1. to the camera position .

Press the camera button half-way to focus, and press 2. it completely to capture the picture.

To capture a video:

Touch and drag 1. to the video position .

Frame the scene and touch 2. to start recording.

To stop recording, touch 3. .

Touch Screen Gestures The multi-touch screen on your phone allows you to use your finger to move the screen content, scroll through menus, view photos, and so on.

Text Input The onscreen keyboard allows you to enter text. Your phone may support the Swype feature that allows you to type a word by sliding your finger continuously over the keys on the screen.

To type a word using Swype, touch the first letter of the word and slide to the following letters of the word without lifting your finger. Lift your finger after the last letter.

To delete characters to the left of the cursor, touch .

NOTE: To learn how to use Swype, touch the Swype key and then touch either Tutorial or More Tips on the Tips screen.

Messaging You can use the Messaging feature to exchange text (SMS) and multimedia (MMS) messages.

To send a new message:

Touch 1. Messaging on the Home screen or in the Launcher.

Touch 2. New message.

Type a name or mobile 3. phone number in the To field.

Type a message in the 4. Type to compose field.

NOTE: Touch to include a subject, attach a file, or insert an emoticon.

Touch 5. Send.

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth To turn on Wi-Fi and connect to a network:

Touch 1. to go to the Home screen.

Touch 2. and then touch Settings .

Touch 3. Wireless & networks Wi-Fi. The phone scans and lists the available Wi-Fi networks.

Touch the network you want to connect to.4.

To turn on Bluetooth and make your phone discoverable:

Touch 1. to go to the Home screen.

Touch 2. and then touch Settings Wireless & networks Bluetooth settings.

Touch 3. Bluetooth to turn on Bluetooth.

Touch 4. Discoverable to make your phone discoverable.

To pair with another Bluetooth device:

Turn on Bluetooth.1.

Touch the ID of the device you want to pair your 2. phone with and follow the instructions on the screen.

Internet The Browser allows you to view web pages and search for information on the Internet. You can open up to eight browser windows at a time and switch between them.

To open the browser, touch Browser on the Home screen or in the Launcher.

To go to a web page, enter the address in the Search or type URL field, and then touch .

To scroll through a web page, slide your finger on the screen.

To go to a link on a web page, touch the link.

To zoom-in or -out on sections of a web page, use the stretch or pinch gestures.

To open a new browser window, touch and then touch New window .

To switch to another browser window, touch and touch Windows and then touch the window you want to open.

Search You can search for information and items on your phone or on the Internet using Google Search.

To start a search:

Touch 1. Google Search on the Home screen or in the Launcher.

In the search box, type 2. the keyword you want to search. A list of matching results appear on the screen.

Touch a matched result 3. or touch to search the Internet.

To specify a location for your search, touch on the Google Search screen, and then touch to select the appropriate option.

Android Market The Android Market provides access to applications and games you can download and install on your phone. Open the Android Market to browse for free and paid applications.

NOTE: Ensure that you are connected to the Internet before you open the Android Market.

To open the Android Market, touch Market on the Home screen or in the Launcher.

To see the available applications, touch Apps and then touch a category.

Touch to search the market.

To see the items that you have already downloaded from the Android Market, touch Downloads.

Additional Information You can sync contacts and personal content such as music and pictures between your phone and a computer using the Dell Mobile Sync tool. To install the Dell Mobile Sync tool, run the Sync installer available on the microSD card.

For more information about the features and advanced options available on your phone, see the Users Manual available on the microSD card.

The Dell Mobile Sync tool and Users Manual are also available at

Launch Applications The Launcher displays all the available applications on your phone, including any applications that you downloaded and installed from Android Market or other sources.

To open the Launcher, touch on the Home screen.

Flick the Launcher screen to the left or right to view all the available applications.

To open an application, touch the appropriate icon.

To create a shortcut to an application, touch and hold the applications icon until your phone vibrates, and then drag it to another location on the Home screen.

To switch between Swype and Android keyboard:

Touch and hold a text field until the 1. Edit text pop-up window appears.

Touch 2. Input method and then select the keyboard you prefer.

NOTE: Messaging automatically converts a message to an MMS if you send it to an e-mail address, add a subject, or attach a media file.

Flick Allows you to scroll through menus or pages, and move sideways in screens.

Slide a finger quickly in the direction you want the screen content to move.

Pinch Allows you to zoom-out on websites, maps, or pictures.

Move two fingers close together to reduce the view of the screen content.

Stretch Allows you to zoom-in on websites, maps, or pictures.

Move two fingers away from each other to enlarge the view of the screen content.

Screen Orientation The screen reorients automatically depending on the way you hold the phone.

Rotate the phone sideways to change the orientation of the screen from portrait to landscape mode, and vice versa. In l

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