I just picked up my AT&T Siemens SX56 and wanted to compile a list of tips, tricks, FAQ’s and Cool Stuff…
PocketInformant 3.3 http://www.pocketinformant.com/
PocketStreets w/ your local map(s) http://www.microsoft.com/pocketstreets/
Vbar (Program closer) http://www.vieka.com/vbar.htm
Acrobat Reader 1.0 http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html
All Locations GPRS Traffic Counter 3.1 http://www.all-locations.com/Main.asp
ZioGolf 2 http://www.ziosoft.com/product.html?n=1
Microsoft Entertainment Pack http://www.microsoft.com/mobile/poc…ads/entpack.asp
128 Meg SD Card (install programs and documents)
Screenprotector (I use Fellows WriteRight)
Thumb keyboard (when its available)
-Hold down “Phone” button (at bottom, left of navigation buttons) to enable speaker phone after dialing.
-Hold down the “Hang up” Red button (at bottom, right of nav buttons) to turn off phone features (useful for boarding planes, etc)
-Tap Speaker at top of LCD to set volume or turn off or enable Vibrate only
-Go to http://usa.bmwfilms.com/clap.asp?te…a&film=&start=Y and grab some pocketpc format movies. Great for that “wow” factor.
-Play some MP3’s or WMA’s on Media player
-Add custom ring tones, any short .wav file works basically
-Flashing LED tells you alot…
1 green flash every 3 secs: GSM signal found
1 green flash every 1 sec: Notification or reminder
Steady Red: Battery is empty
Flashing Red: Battery almost empty
Steady Amber: Battery Charging
Steady Green: Battery Fully Charged
-Nav buttons (left, right, down, up) can be pushed in at center just like clicking on the screen
-Create your own Today screen themes with the new Microsoft Theme generator 2.0 and other powertoys…
-To do a soft reset, use stylus and press it in the hole to the left of the SD slot on the bottom of the phone.
-To do a hard reset, unscrew stylus top and press the small part into the the hole on the bottom left of phone twice.
-Use the nav buttons to scroll through quick dials to dial one handed without having to touch the lcd to dial.
-Hold down the corresponding number on the Phone app to speed dial that number. Holding down button 1 would dial the First speed dial number.
PocketPCPassion.com – Great site for news, reviews and these message boards
Pocketpcthoughts.com – Another great site for news and reviews/previews
Datanywhere.com – Site for XDA accessories – Batteries, sync cables and cradles, SD cards, and other cool stuff.