Chris Ziegler Palm Pre For Dummies

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Palm Pre For Dummies

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9780470526897: Palm Pre For Dummies

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

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

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

  • Palm Pre is a new smartphone specifically engineered for a touchscreen device and loaded with features to maximize the user experience
  • This book helps you take advantage of GPS navigation, games on your phone, and media management
  • Begins with the basics: turning the phone on, making and receiving calls, and storing contacts
  • Covers applications for managing personal information and how Palm Synergy helps manage your communications
  • Shows you how to manage and synchronize e-mail accounts, use the calendar, take advantage of Web site resources, and install new webOS applications

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

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Making Everything Easier!

Palm® Pre for Dummies

Learn to:

  • Make, receive, and manage calls on your Palm Pre

  • Manage your contacts, plan your calendar, and send instant messages

  • Install new webOS applications

  • Multitask with more than one app open at a time

Chris Ziegler

Mobile Editor for Engadget.com

Learn to use every cool feature of the Pre and its exciting webOS —it's all right here!

Talk about a smartphone! The Pre is positively professorial. Now you can take advantage of every smidge of that smartness and all the functionality that the amazing webOS provides. This handy guide shows you how to use your Pre and all the cool tricks it has up its sleeve, like over-the-air updating and organizing your communications with Synergy technology.

  • Pre view — learn your way around the Pre's touch screen and how to control it with specific gestures

  • Talk to me — find out how the Pre keeps you in touch, not only with phone calls but with e-mail, multimedia messages, IM, and more

  • What do I do tomorrow? — use the Pre's Synergy technology to synchronize your calendar, contacts, and appointments, even from different systems

  • Search and retrieve — find information in your contact list, on Google or Wikipedia, or in various apps, all from the Universal Search screen

  • Where am I? — get directions to the nearest airport or find the cheapest nearby gas with the Pre's GPS features

  • Pre play — explore picture-taking and video, playing music and games, and watching TV on your Pre

  • The wonderful webOS — discover the stability, flexibility, and versatility of the Pre's OS

Open the book and find:

  • How to set up and sync your Palm Profile

  • How to launch and close applications

  • All the ways to initiate a call

  • How to send e-mail and instant messages

  • How to send a multimedia message while you're on a call

  • Tips for organizing your contacts

  • How to find and navigate Web pages

  • Easy ways to manage your apps

About the Author:

Chris Ziegler covers mobile devices for Engadget.com, a leading online technology review. He is a respected expert on mobile platforms and was one of only a handful of reviewers with the opportunity to try out a Palm Pre in advance of its release.

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