Forward Slash Input – Microsoft Windows Mobile Smartphone

Ok, so you’ve just purchased an SPV C500 or Audiovox SMT 5600 (why has it taken you so long!?) and you want to use Pocket IE, perhaps to access OMA. One thing that’s not overly obvious though, as a friend realised recently, is how to input a forward slash. Of course it’s easy to do, but for whatever crazy reason, it’s hidden away a bit. So, this is what you need to do… hold down the # key for a second or so, and hey presto… you’ll see a number of different symbols from which the / can be selected!

While on the subject of Smartphones, it’s perhaps worth mentioning that I recently tried using Newsgator again, switching over from Bloglines, which I’ve loved, mainly to see how it’s developed and if there’s any new features. And yes, I did find something useful… Newsgator Mobile Edition… it’s not free but it does very neatly present my RSS feeds for reading on my SPV, which is especially handy on the daily commute 'up toon,' all for a small monthly fee.

Chris Meirick on March 22, 2005 at 04:13 PM in Useful Info
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The other thing worth pointing out is that, with default settings on, pressing and holding # to bring up this menu results in the phone emitting an anooying series of beeps ;)

Posted by: Adam Field at Mar 23, 2005 5:17:09 AM

Does anyone know how to setup SMT 5600 so as to access Exchange emails.

Here is the thing; i can acess my exchange email just with a internet connection by PC (no VPN etc), as exchange 2003 provides for browser based email. I was hoping with those settings i will directly be able to acess mails from the phone as well. But it every time tells me that can not connect to incoming mail server; i can access sites like google easily.


Posted by: Pankaj at Jun 2, 2005 6:39:33 PM