Setting e-mail on the T-Mobile Dash was again an easy task. Within minutes, I was receiving and sending e-mails. I entered my POP account information in the e-mail setup screen and it just worked. It is nice when technology just works. We don’t get to say this too often, or often enough.
Typing on the T-Mobile Dash keyboard continues to be a pleasant experience. The keyboard which may seem a little small when you look at it, actually feels comfortable when you type on it.
Locking/unlocking the T-Mobile Dash keyboard
Knowing that they keyboard of the T-Mobile Dash is “exposed”, putting the device in the pocket or purse can cause accidental dialing of phone numbers (this can be costly, confusing to people on the receiving end, and potentially embarrassing on this end). So locking the keyboard to avoid such mishaps is accomplished by pressing and holding the “Z” key (which has a small lock icon on it). Unlocking the keyboard is accomplished by pressing the left soft key, followed by the “Z” key. I found this easier than the multi-step process it took to lock and unlock the BlackBerry Pearl keyboard.
Silencing the T-Mobile Dash
The numbered menu items (similar to the menus in the Cingular 3125) are easy to navigate. Basically instead of having to scroll up and down, you just use the number key corresponding to the desired menu item.
When I was presenting at an online live workshop today, I needed to mute the T-Mobile Dash. To do so, from the home screen, I selected the Profile item, which took me to the list of profiles, which is a numbered menu (see picture on the left). Pressing “2” enabled the Silent profile. By the way, the profiles can be edited so that you can configure them the way you want.
More pictures of the T-Mobile Dash and Treo 700
I was asked today to compare the T-Mobile Dash to the Treo 700 again (size-wise), so here are some more pictures to show the differences more clearly: