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Old 08-02-2008, 01:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am considering switching to the 8100. I currently use a phone and a pda but want to combine them. I don't/won't use the device for internet but will have heavy use for the calendar and contacts.

My concern: how difficult is it to check my calendar while talking on the phone? I need to be able to check dates while taking a call.

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It will be easy to check your calendar while on the phone... hit the escape key (right of the trackball) and it will ask if you want to "Continue Call and Exit to Homescreen?" and you click OK, and go to the calendar.
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I am considering switching to the 8100. I currently use a phone and a pda but want to combine them. I don't/won't use the device for internet but will have heavy use for the calendar and contacts.

My concern: how difficult is it to check my calendar while talking on the phone? I need to be able to check dates while taking a call.

Thanks,

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Assuming you would be using a headset, you can talk on the phone and access calendar and contacts quite easily. You'll need to hold the alt and back arrow key together to give you an application list and then the track ball to roll to the one you wish to use. However this method will only work if the device is unlocked. So, if you have taken a call while the device is locked, you won't have access to the other applications during the call.
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However this method will only work if the device is unlocked. So, if you have taken a call while the device is locked, you won't have access to the other applications during the call.
Is it possible to unlock during a call? I make a habit of keeping my phone locked to keep keys from being pushed in my pocket.

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Is it possible to unlock during a call? I make a habit of keeping my phone locked to keep keys from being pushed in my pocket.

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Not as far as I know, but others may know better! By locked I mean password protected, as opposed to keypad locked.
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Yes, you will be asked to enter your password if it is pw locked.

If just keypad locked, it is still possible.
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Yes, you will be asked to enter your password if it is pw locked.

If just keypad locked, it is still possible.
How do you prompt the password prompt. It's not an option I have ever been given and I have been in a tangle with this many times. For me the only option seems to be ending the call, unlocking the device and then calling the caller back, at which point I have full access to the applications I need.
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haha I do this when one call-in runs long, and the next one pops up, telling me I have five min to join the call.
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This is what I do: I have assigned the left convenience button to the phone and the right convenience button to the calendar. So, when I talk on the phone with a bluetooth headset I push the right convenience button and see the question, whether I want to go to calendar without disconnecting, I click yes/ok and I see my calendar. With the convenience buttons I can flip between calendar and phone without having to push with both my thumbs the alt and escape keys.
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How do you prompt the password prompt. It's not an option I have ever been given and I have been in a tangle with this many times. For me the only option seems to be ending the call, unlocking the device and then calling the caller back, at which point I have full access to the applications I need.
Um... Choose the option to unlock.
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