In order to use the telephone calling features of the device, you must install a SIM card. Make sure the SIM card is inserted with the angled corner positioned as shown (Figure 1).
Figure 1: Insert the SIM Card as Shown
To use the calling functions of the device, touch the Phone icon on the Home screen to bring up the calling screen (Figure 2).
Figure 2: Calling Screen in Portrait Mode
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Touch to call a desired phone number or contact from the call log.
Touch the typed number to make a call to the number.
Type the number using the on-screen dialpad.
Touch to call the typed number.
Touch to clear an incorrect number.
Touch a call record to view the call information, call or send a message to the caller, or save or view the caller in Contacts.
Touch to select a contact to call from Contacts.
Call handling buttons include:
Touch on the Incoming call screen to answer an incoming call.
Touch on the incoming call screen to reject an incoming call.
Touch on the Dialing screen to cancel a dialed call or end an active call. You can also touch the Menu button and End call to end a call.
Touch and hold the number 0 key on the dialpad to get the + symbol for international calls, then enter the country code, area code, and phone number and touch the displayed number to make the call.
Touch and hold the number 1 key to access your voicemail box. If there is no voicemail number stored on your SIM card, you will be asked to creat one.
Touch the Hold icon to place a call on hold or take a call off hold.
Touch the Mute icon to turn the microphone on or off.
Touch the Speaker icon to turn the speakerphone on or off.
Ensure that you turn off the speakerphone before you hold the device close to your ear as this could damage your hearing.
When a Bluetooth headset is connected to your device, you can accept calls on the Bluetooth headset by touching the Bluetooth icon .
If there is an incoming call while you are in another call, touch or touch the Menu button and Hold current call & answer to accept the waiting call and put the active call on hold. To end the first call, touch the Menu button and End current call & answer.
During an active call, touching the Menu button will allow you to Add call to place one call on hold and dial another call. You can then touch Merge calls to start a conference. You can also touch Swap calls to switch between two calls. You may add more participants by repeating this process. You may then touch Manage conference call to bring up commands for dropping a participant or for speaking to a participant in private, placing other participants on hold.
Your device is configured with GPRS, EDGE, 3G, or HSPA network available with the service provider of the SIM card installed in your device. However, this is normally limited to voice calling and text messaging. If a Wi-Fi connection is currently available, the device automatically uses the Wi-Fi connection to access the web. To connect to the web using GPRS, EDGE, 3G, or HSPA data networks:
Touch the Home button then the Menu button . Touch Settings, Wireless controls then touch Wi-Fi to disable it.
Touch the Home button then the Menu button . Touch Settings, Wireless controls then touch Mobile networks and Data connection to enable it.
As an alterntive, you can reach these same controls from the Home screen by touching the status bar as shown below (Figure 3).
Figure 3: Touch the Status Bar to Manage Data Connections
You can select a data network manually by touching the Home button then the Menu button . Touch Settings, Wireless controls then touch Mobile networks, Network operators, and Search networks. The list of currently available networks will be displayed and you can touch a network on the list to connect.
To select a data network automatically, touch the Home button then the Menu button . Touch Settings, Wireless controls then touch Mobile networks, Network operators, and Select automatically.
The device will try to maintain a constant web connection through either Wi-Fi or through a mobile network (GPRS, EDGE, 3G, or HSPA) however, Wi-Fi has priority over mobile network connections if both are available. To connect to the Internet using Wi-Fi:
Touch the Home button then the Menu button . Touch Settings, Wireless controls then touch Wi-Fi to select the Wi-Fi box.
Touch Wi-Fi settings. The network names and security settings of discovered Wi-Fi networks will be listed.
Flick the list and touch a network to connect to it.
Enter the password (if necessary), then touch Connect.
Activate the web browser by touching the Browser icon. Navigate the web using the Browser control bar (Figure 4).
Figure 4: Browser Control Bar
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Touch to view the previous page in your browser history.
Touch to view the next page in your browser history.
Touch the web page address field to type in the address of a web page.
Touch to refresh the current page.
Touch to access your web bookmarks.
Web Browsing Tips:
To set up your home page, touch the Menu button then Settings and Set home page.
Flick your finger on the screen to scroll and view desired areas of a web page.
Pinch-out a desired area of a web page by moving two fingers apart to zoom in on part of the screen. Likewise, pinch-in a desired area of a web page by moving two fingers together to zoom out on part of the screen.
You can open a second window by touching the Menu button then New window. You can also touch the Menu button then Window overview to display multiple browser screens and select one to view.
You can search for specific text on a web page by touching Menu button then Find on page. Enter the text into the search bar.
You can copy text from a web page into another application by touching Menu button then Select text. Position your finger at the start of the text and drag to the end of the text you want to copy to highlight it. In an e-mail, text, or multimedia message, touch and hold the text field and then touch Paste to add in the text you highlighted.
In general, to make use of information in a part of a web page, touch and hold on that area to see a list of options.
You can create POP3, IMAP, and exchange e-mail accounts from web-based e-mail services on your device. To begin working with E-mail, touch the Application button and then the E-mail icon .
To set up an e-mail account:
On the Accounts screen, touch Next.
Type the e-mail address and password of the e-mail account you want to add and touch Next.
If the e-mail account you want to set-up is not stored in the Streak e-mail database, you will be asked to manually enter the e-mail account settings including the server, protocol, and so on. You may touch Manual Setup rather than Next to directly enter the incoming and outgoing settings for the e-mail account.
Enter the name for the account and the name you want displayed in outgoing e-mails, then touch Done.
To compose and send e-mails:
Touch the Application button and then the E-mail icon .
In an e-mail account inbox, touch the Menu button and choose Compose.
Type the recipient's e-mail address in the To field. As you type information, matching contacts appear on the screen. Touch the recipient to automatically add the e-mail address or continue typing the e-mail address manually. If you are sending the e-mail to multiple recipients, separate their e-mail addresses with a coma. You can add as many recipients as you need.
Type the subject, then compose your message.
Touch the Menu button and choose Send.
To delete an e-mail:
On the e-mail account inbox, touch and hold the e-mail you wish to delete.
On the pop-up menu, touch Delete.
To delete or edit an e-mail account:
Touch the Application button and then the E-mail icon .
Touch and hold the account you wish to delete then touch Remove account on the popup menu. When asked to confirm the deletion, touch OK.
To edit an e-mail account, touch and hold the account you wish to edit then touch Account settings on the popup menu.
Using TouchDown TouchDown is an exchange e-mail client which allows you to access your corporate e-mail, contacts and calendar events on your exchange server. Touchdown supports synchronization by ActiveSync (preferred protocol), Exchange 2003, and Exchange 2007. For detailed information about using TouchDown, visit http://groups.google.com/group/nitrodesk. To open the TouchDown application, touch the Application button and then the TouchDown icon . To set up your exchange server account:
Touch the Gear icon to open the configuration menu.
The Quick Configuration wizard will open and ask whether you would like it to guide you through the quick configuration. Touch Yes to confirm.
Enter your user ID, domain, password, and server address.
Touch the No option from the Uses SSL menu and touch the Next button.
On the Protocols to check for menu, touch to select all of the options: ActiveSync (preferred), Exchange 2003, and Exchange 2007. Touch the Next button to proceed with the next step.
To learn more detailed information on any of these applications, consult the User's Guide.
Gmail - Touch the Gmail icon on the favorites bar to access Google's e-mail. If you do not have a Gmail account, you may now create one. If you already have an account, follow the on-screen prompts to access it.
Google Talk - Touch the Google Talk icon from the expanded Applications screen. Log into your Google account if you have one or create an account. You may touch the Menu button and touch Settings to have your device automically sign in to Google Talk when you activate it. The Menu button will bring up a variety of options specific to Google Talk that will allow you to manage your friends list, control your chat logs, and customize the program for your convenience.
Google Maps - With Google Maps activated, the Menu button will bring up options including marking My location. You can also touch Search and begin a serch for a specific address, city or country, or even a type of business or organizaiton such as "restaurant" or "school".
YouTube - Touch the YouTube icon from the Applications Screen. From within YouTube, the Menu button will allow you to search for videos bu subject, category, or even time frame. You can even enter voice commands by touching the Voice command icon .
Android Market - Touch the Market icon from the Applications screen. From here, you can enter your Google account information or create a new one. Android Market allows you to search apps and games and download a vast array of programs for your device.
Amazon MP3 - The Amazon MP3 store allows you to browse, listen to samples, purchase and download MP3s directly to your device from the Amazon store. You can search and listen to samples over a 3G network but must have a wireless connection to download MP3s.
Bluetooth is a short-range wireless communications technology that lets your device connect to other Bluetooth-enabled devices for data exchange.
To turn on Bluetooth and make your device discoverable:
Touch the Home button then the Menu button . Touch Settings, then Wireless controls.
Touch the Bluetooth check box to turn on Bluetooth functions. The Bluetooth indicator will appear in the status bar.
Touch Bluetooth settings, then touch the Discoverable check box to make the device recognizable by other nearby Bluetooth devices.
To pair and connect a Bluetooth headset:
Touch the Home button then the Menu button . Touch Settings, then Wireless controls then Bluetooth settings.
Touch and select the Bluetooth check box. The device will scan for Bluetooth devices within range and then display all detected devices below the Bluetooth devices banner.
To initiate a connection with a device, touch the name of the device.
You may be prompted to enter a password to authenticate. Enter the same password on both devices or enter a specific password provided by the device manufacturer. If you cannot locate the manufacturer's password, the most common default passwords to try are '0000' or '1234'.
When the pairing is successful, Paired but not connected is displayed under the paired device.
Touch the paired device to start connection. When the paired device is successfully connected to your device, the Bluetooth connected indicator appears in the status bar.
By touching the Home button then the Menu button , Settings, Wireless controls then Bluetooth settings you can perform a number of functions regarding Bluetooth including ending a connection, terminating a pairing partnership, or changing your device's Bluetooth name.
The Google Android operating system in the Dell Streak does not support Bluetooth file transfer services.