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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

Synopsis:

Palm Pre For Dummies is the perfect reference for those who are smartphone novices and are new to the Pre, as well as for smartphone experts who need to learn more about webOS and the new Palm Pre. The book starts with the basics (turning the phone on, making calls, storing contacts, understanding gestures) and progresses to more complex tasks, including taking full advantage of Synergy contact management, working with media, and managing and synchronizing email accounts.

Key topics will include (but are not limited to): Making, receiving, and managing calls Organization with the Pre GPS Navigation Calendar Search IM and Facebook Managing contacts and using Synergy Email Browsing Media, including the media player and Amazon MP3 store Installing new webOS applications Games Accessories Important website resources

Synopsis:

An ideal reference for those who are smartphone novices and are new to the Pre as well as for smartphone experts who need to learn more about webOS and the new Palm Pre, this book starts with the basics and progresses to more complex tasks.

Synopsis:

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.

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Introducing webOS and the Palm Pre.

Chapter 1: Your Palm Pre: The Pre-fect Phone.

Chapter 2: Meeting and Greeting Your Pre.

Chapter 3: Getting Around Your Pre.

Part II: All About Communicating.

Chapter 4: Making and Receiving Calls and Text Messages.

Chapter 5: Using Email.

Chapter 6: Staying in Touch with Instant Messaging.

Part III: Organizing Your Life.

Chapter 7: Searching for Anything and Everything.

Chapter 8: Managing Your Contacts.

Chapter 9: Planning Your Day with Calendar.

Part IV: Staying Connected and Playing with the Pre.

Chapter 10: Browsing the Web.

Chapter 11: Working with Photos and Videos.

Chapter 12: Finding Your Way with the Pre.

Chapter 13: Rocking Out: Music on the Pre.

Chapter 14: Relaxing with Your Pre.

Chapter 15: Managing Your Apps.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 16: Ten (Or So) Helpful Applications.

Chapter 17: Ten (Or So) Palm Pre Accessories.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470526897
Author:
Ziegler, Chris
Publisher:
For Dummies
Author:
hris Ziegler
Author:
C
Subject:
Hardware - Handheld Devices
Subject:
smartphones, Palm smartphones, Palm Pre, using Palm Pre, learn about the Palm Pre, webOS, new smartphone models, alternative to the iPhone, learn to use smartphones, learn to use Palm Pre, Palm devices, Palm Pre phone
Subject:
Computers-Reference - General
Subject:
Computer: Hardware/General
Subject:
smartphones, Palm smartphones, Palm
Subject:
Pre, using Palm Pre, learn about the Palm Pre, webOS, new smartphone models, alternative to the iPhone, learn to use smartphones, learn to use Palm Pre, Palm devices, Palm Pre phone
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
For Dummies
Publication Date:
20091019
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9.14x7.36x.72 in. 1.10 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Palm Pre For Dummies is the perfect reference for those who are smartphone novices and are new to the Pre, as well as for smartphone experts who need to learn more about webOS and the new Palm Pre. The book starts with the basics (turning the phone on, making calls, storing contacts, understanding gestures) and progresses to more complex tasks, including taking full advantage of Synergy contact management, working with media, and managing and synchronizing email accounts.

Key topics will include (but are not limited to): Making, receiving, and managing calls Organization with the Pre GPS Navigation Calendar Search IM and Facebook Managing contacts and using Synergy Email Browsing Media, including the media player and Amazon MP3 store Installing new webOS applications Games Accessories Important website resources

"Synopsis" by , An ideal reference for those who are smartphone novices and are new to the Pre as well as for smartphone experts who need to learn more about webOS and the new Palm Pre, this book starts with the basics and progresses to more complex tasks.
"Synopsis" by , 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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