Original Author(s): Prashant Ranjan Verma

This tutorial was prepared for use in the "Training on accessible mobile applications" conducted by SAKSHAAM TRUST, New DELHI, India. This is the reference guide for the training containing essential information on various topics to be covered in the training.

In this tutorial useful tips for using common applications with the NUANCE TALKS screen reading software have been provided. Please note that this is not a complete manual and does not contain description of all the features or functions of TALKS or the Symbian mobile phones.

This document contains excerpts and references the following manuals. Readers should refer to these documents for more information on the topics contained in this tutorial.

  • NOKIA C5-00 User Guide
  • Nuance Talks & Zooms Manual
  • DAISY2go Manual
Visually impaired can use the advanced features of the smart phone

The smart phone can be a great aid in independent living, education & recreation for the visually impaired.

Any of the following will work:

  • Phones & Tablets based on Android 2.3 and upwards
  • iPhone and iPads
  • Blackberry (only "Curve" models with certain limitations)

Customize the TALKS screen reading application as per your taste:

  • Speech rate
  • Typing echo
  • Reading of punctuations
  • Change voice
  • Verbosity
  • More…

TALKS & Phone basics

For mobile phones without a touch screen, the Nuance Accessibility Suite does not change the user interface, except for the following:

  • One key is used to initiate TALKS&ZOOMS commands. By default, this can be the [Edit], [Menu], or the [Chr] key, depending upon the actual handset. We will refer to this as the [TALKS] key from now on.
  • The various S60 3rd Edition phones have many of the same keys. Among these are two "soft" keys, which are located below the display. A soft key varies in function; it performs the function described in the label that appears above it in the display. In this guide, the left soft key is called [Key 1], and the right soft key is called [Key 2].
  • [Up], [Down], [Left], [Right]: Navigate through menus by moving the joystick upward, downward, to the left, or to the right. This guide refers to the four positions of the joystick as navigation keys. The navigation keys enable you to perform actions such as moving the cursor in a text field and scrolling through a list or menu. Some S60 phones let you assign an application to each of these keys.

TALKS shortcut keys

TALKS key sequence Description
[TALKS], [0] Activates and deactivates the training mode
[TALKS], [#] Repeats the last phrase
[TALKS], [Long #] Repeats the phrase before the last
[TALKS], [Select] Reads the current window, just as after a window change
[TALKS], [Key 1] Reads the names of the soft keys
[TALKS], [Key 2] Reads the status of the battery, the network, and other elements
[TALKS], [Long Key 2] Reads the status indicators related to text entry
[TALKS], [1] Switches between the various key echo modes. Each time that you press the sequence, you switch to a different mode.
[TALKS], [2] Activates and deactivates the announcement of uppercase letters
[TALKS], [3] Activates and deactivates the use of the NATO spelling alphabet
[TALKS], [4] Switches between the various modes of punctuation reading
[TALKS], [5] Decreases the volume of the speech output
[TALKS], [6] Increases the volume of the speech output
[TALKS], [7] Decreases the speed of the speech output
[TALKS], [8] Increases the speed of the speech output
[TALKS], [9] or [TALKS], [Call] Reads the time and date
[TALKS], [Long 2] Lets you select the way the cursor moves when you press the [Left] and [Right] keys: Letter, Word, and Original
[TALKS], [Long 4] Turns the graphics mode on and off
[TALKS], [Long 7] Turns the echo of passwords on and off
[TALKS], [Up] Reads the selected object or current line of text; in the WAP browser, also reads the text before the selected object
[TALKS], [Long Up] Spells out the selected object or current text line; in the WAP browser, also spells out the text before the selected object
[TALKS], [Left] In a text field, reads the character to the right of the cursor
[TALKS], [Right] In a text field, reads the word in which the cursor is located; in the WAP browser, reads the selected object
[TALKS], [Long Right] In a text field, spells out the word in which the cursor is located; in the WAP browser, spells out the selected object
[TALKS], [Down] Reads the text from the location of the cursor on; in the WAP browser, reads the selected object and the text below it
[TALKS], [Long Down] Reads the selected text; in the WAP browser, spells out the selected object and the text below it
[TALKS], [Menu] or [TALKS], [Long Key 1] Opens the TALKS&ZOOMS Settings dialog box
[TALKS], [Clear] or [TALKS], [Lock] Turns speech off and on. This feature is useful when you want to listen to ring tones or use the Recorder application.
[TALKS], [Long Clear] or [TALKS], [Long Lock] Deactivates speech completely, and reactivates it when you press this sequence again. If more than one voice is installed, it opens a menu that allows you to switch between voices, or to select "None" for deactivating speech.
[TALKS], [Long Exit] Turns Braille output on and off; see the additional manual for Braille, which you can obtain from your Braille device manufacturer
[Long TALKS] Stops the current speech output
[TALKS], [TALKS] Executes the original function of the key that is used as the [TALKS] key.

The TALKS&ZOOMS Settings dialog box

The TALKS&ZOOMS Settings dialog box enables you to change various settings related to TALKS, such as volume, speed, pitch, and key echo, or to ZOOMS, such as the zoom factor.

The TALKS&ZOOMS Settings dialog box consists of up to seven tabs, depending upon your product options. The tabs are Magnification, Speech, Advanced, Automation, User dictionary, Icons, and Braille.

When you select a setting, it applies to all applications in your phone. However, you can choose to apply certain settings to one application only.

To open the TALKS&ZOOMS Settings dialog box:

In the main menu, select the icon called Talks or Talks&Zooms.


Press [TALKS], [Menu]. If [Menu] is used as the [TALKS] key, the sequence [TALKS], [Long Key 1] should be used instead.

Repeat the last phrase

If you don’t hear or understand the speech output, you can have TALKS repeat the most recently spoken phrase (press [TALKS], [#]) or the next-to-last phrase (press [TALKS], [Long #]). This feature is useful in instances such as these:

  • Your phone alarm goes off, and you stop it by pressing [Key 1] or, to postpone wake-up to a few minutes later, by pressing [Key 2] (Snooze). In both cases, the message that was displayed is gone. Pressing [TALKS], [Long #] repeats the message. •
  • You enter *#0000# or *#06# to read the firmware version or the IMEI number of your phone, and TALKS reads out the resulting message once. When you press any key, the message disappears. Pressing [TALKS], [Long #] repeats the message.

Customise the phone as per your requirements

  • Create shortcuts to favourite apps
  • Customize profiles for different situations – home, office, outdoor, night
  • Set ringtones, keypad tone, message tones

Phone Settings and keyboard shortcuts

Using profiles and changing ring tones

Profiles let you quickly change the way your phone notifies you of incoming calls or messages. Your phone contains a number of predefined profiles—for example, General (the profile in use when you turn on the phone for the first time), Silent, and Meeting. You can associate each profile with a different ring tone, ring volume, and key tone; you can set the vibrating alert as on or off in each profile; and you can change the name of all the profiles except the General profile.

To switch profiles:
Briefly press the [Power] key, and from the menu, select a profile.

To modify a profile:

  1. Press [Menu], and select Profiles. On some phones, this can be found in a folder called "Control Panel" or "Settings".
  2. Select the profile that you want to modify.
  3. From the Options menu, select Personalise.
  4. Select the property that you want to change.
  5. Scroll through the options, and press [Select] to choose an option.

Creating shortcuts

It is possible to assign applications to all the navigation keys and the soft keys so that they open an application when used on the home screen.

To modify shortcuts

  1. Go to Settings and then into General settings. Note that in some phones the Settings option may be inside the Control Panel or Tools folder.
  2. Now go into Personalization and then into Standby Mode
  3. Open Key Shortcuts and then choose the key for which you want to modify by using Up or Down keys.
  4. Press select to modify and then choose Application or Bookmark and then from the next list choose desired option.
  5. Before disconnecting the USB cable from the phone or computer, right click on the removable disk icon in computer or press the Application key and choose Eject.

Using the memory card

Do not remove the memory card when an application is using it. Doing so may damage the memory card and the device and corrupt data stored on the card.

  1. Press the power key briefly, and select Remove memory card > Yes.
  2. Open the memory card slot cover.
  3. Press the memory card gently to release it.
  4. Pull the card out, and select OK.
  5. Close the slot cover.

Use a memory card reader to transfer files to the card. Many laptops have memory card slots and a portable memory card reader is also easily available in the market.

Connect a USB data cable

  1. Connect a compatible USB data cable to the USB connector on the phone and then the other end to the USB port of the computer. .
  2. A menu will appear on the screen. Choose Mass storage. The memory card of the phone will now appear in the drive list of the computer.
  3. Transfer files to this memory card the way it is done with any other USB drive.

Your phone is a great reading device

Use the DAISY2go app for reading

  • Audio DAISY books
  • Text DAISY books (e.g. from BOOKSHARE.org)
  • MP3 books (enjoy additional features)

You do not need to by DAISY or MP3 players to read books. Read your favourite novels or those most essential text books on the go.

Reading DAISY & audio books with DAISY2Go

What is DAISY2Go

NuanceDaisy2go is a player for DAISY books for mobile phones. Daisy2go is a part of the NuanceAccessibility Suite, and it has been optimized for the Nuance TALKS screen reading software.

Daisy2go supports the navigation features of the DAISY format. It allows navigation by headings, pages, phrases, time or percentage. It is easy to set bookmarks, resume playback from the last read position, increase or decrease the playback speed without pitch changes and search the book for specific word or phrase.

Supported phones

DAISY2go supports the mobile phones running S60 3rd and 5th Edition such as NOKIA C5, E5, E6 etc. A list of supported phones is available on the Nuance website.

Supported formats

DAISY2go can play books that conform to either DAISY 2.02 or DAISY 3 specifications. DAISY2go can also be used to read text-only books such as those available from Bookshare. DAISY2go has a DAISY-fy function which provides access to MP3 files with features like cueing, speed adjustment, bookmarks etc.

Opening books

To open a book on a mobile phone which has DAISY2go, you first need to copy the book into the phone memory and then add it to the DAISY2go bookshelf. Follow these steps to open a book:

  1. Connect the phone to the computer using data cable or use a memory card reader to access the phone’s memory card. Then copy the folders containing the books you want to read to the phone’s memory card.
  2. To start the DAISY2go application, open the MENU on the phone and navigate to the APPLICATIONS or INSTALLATIONS folder and press [Select] on the DAISY2go icon to open it. The DAISY2go bookshelf view will be displayed.
  3. Press [Key 1] for OPTIONS. Navigate to NEW BOOK, and press [Select].
  4. The SELECT MEMORY DIALOGUE appears; choose MEMORY CARD, and press [Select] twice. This action will search the memory card and present a list of all supported books. Note that you can alternatively browse the memory card and select folders or sub-folders to exactly locate and add a book to the bookshelf.
  5. Navigate the list of books on the screen and press [Select] or [0] to mark the titles that you want to add to the bookshelf. Finally, press [Key 1] to add all the marked books to the bookshelf.
  6. Now in the bookshelf screen press [Select] on the book that you want to open.

Book reading & navigation

When a DAISY title is opened, its table of content is displayed by default. Use the [Down/Up key] to select desired heading in the book. To play the audio and display the corresponding text, press the [Select] key. Pressing [Select] again will pause the playback.

When playback is paused, regular text reading commands of TALKS can be used to read the text of the DAISY title.

During playback, pressing the [Up or Down key] opens the PLAY VIEW that allows selection of level of navigation. Press [Up or Down key] to move between options such as HEADING 1, HEADING 2, TEXT BLOCK, PAGE AND PHRASE. Press [Select] on desired mode of navigation and then press [Right key] to move forward or [Left key] to go backward by selected unit of navigation. For example, if you select page as the level of navigation then on pressing [Right key] the playback will jump to next page.

The availability of navigation options depends upon the way the book has been produced. For example, if a book does not have page markings then page navigation will not be available during playback.

Note [Key 1] as used with TALKS keystrokes is generally the key on the bottom left of the screen. [Up, Down, Left, Right Keys] are the usual navigation keys on the phone.

Important DAISY2go shortcuts

Key to be pressed Function
4 Decrease playback speed
5 Normal playback speed
6 Increase playback speed
7 Jump to previous bookmark
8 Define a new bookmark
9 Jump to the next bookmark
* Return to the last visited position
0 Jump to a new position in the book - Enter a page number to move to that page in the DAISY book - Enter a time position in h:mm:ss format, where [*] represents the colon - Enter a percentage to move to the location that corresponds to the percentage of duration of the audio part; note that you can use [#] to represent the percent sign
Long Left, Long Right Backward / forward cueing, sounds like a tape recorder

Read and create text files in different formats

Accessible formats : HTML, TXT, DOC, XLS

Not accessible (with TALKS): PDF, PPT

Text reading – using different formats

The following file formats are most accessible for reading.


Note that the Quick Office application supplied on some phones do not have the editing feature enabled.

TALKS is able to read DOC files only in the edit mode. To read a MS Word created file, select it in the File Manager. It will open in Quick Word. Now press Key 1 and then select Switch to Editing Mode. Text can now be read using regular navigation keys.

Enjoy newspapers on the mobile phone

The mobile version of newspapers is much simpler

  • Read TOI, HT or any other English newspaper
  • Read BBC Hindi, Jagran, Amar Ujala and other Hindi newspapers
  • Make use of RSS

Web browsing

Steps for opening a website on the phone:

  1. Long press 0 or select Internet in the menu.
  2. Press key 1 for Options and select Go To and then select webpage.
  3. Now type the URL of the newspaper website. Note that generally you will find the URL prefix http://www. Already written in the edit box. Carefully type the correct URL such as http://www.m.timesofindia.com and press the select key.
  4. If internet connection is available on the phone, the website will open and Talks will announce the number of links and headings on the page.

It is desirable to create Bookmarks on the websites you frequently want to visit so that you do not have to type the URL again next time. You can also choose to set any webpage as your homepage so that the page opens automatically when you open the web browser. .

  1. After opening a webpage, press Key 1 for options and then press down arrow to find Web page options and press select to open it. Now press Up or Down arrow and select "Save as bookmark" or "Set as homepage"
  2. Next time you open the browser the webpage set as homepage will open automatically. To open a saved bookmark, after opening the browser, press Key 1, then select Go to and then select Bookmarks.
  3. Press Down or Up arrow keys to see all the saved bookmarks. Press Select to open any bookmark.

Reading webpages:

Single key or hot key navigation makes web page reading faster. The hot keys with description are listed below. For newspaper reading, generally two keys are required. Key 5 reads next link which is generally a hews headline and key 6 reads next available non-link text which is generally its description.

Key Description
[1] When the reading cursor is on the beginning of a list or table, this quick key moves it to the end of that structure, and vice-versa. When inside a list, the reading cursor is moved to the next list entry; when inside a table, the reading cursor is moved to the next row.
[2] Moves the reading cursor to the next form such as an edit box or button on the web page. This command can be repeated using [*] and [#].
[3] This quick key moves the reading cursor to the next frame on the current web page. Note that only frames belonging to the same domain are currently supported by TALKS. This command can be repeated with [*] and [#]. The corresponding letter is "F" for "Frame".
[4] This command moves the reading cursor to the next heading. It can be repeated using [*] and [#]. The corresponding letter is "H" for "Heading".
[5] This quick key moves the reading cursor to the next link or button. It can be repeated using [*] and [#]. The corresponding letter is "L" for "Link".
[6] This command moves the reading cursor to the next part of the web page that is not a link or button, and can be used to skip a group of links. It can be repeated with [*] and [#]. The corresponding letter is "N" for "Non-link".
[7] The quick key moves the reading cursor to the next paragraph. It can be repeated by [*] and [#]. The corresponding key is "P" for "Paragraph".
[8] This command moves the reading cursor to the next text field. It can be repeated using [*] and [#]. The corresponding letter is "T" for "Text".
[9] This quick key moves the reading cursor to the next table or list. It can be repeated using [*] and [#].
[0] This key moves the reading cursor to the initial line showing the number of frames, headings, and links on the current web page. Pressing it again moves the cursor to the end of the page.
[Call] This opens a text box, in which you can type text to search for. When finished, you can press [Key 1] ("OK") to search for that text, or [Key 2] ("Cancel") to skip searching. After searching for some text has been searched, you can use [*] and [#] to repeat that search on the current page.
[*]/[#] After one of the quick keys 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9 has been pressed, or after searching for text, [#] performs the same action again, moving further on in the text, while [*] repeats it moving backwards (for example, going to the previous occurrence).

Pressing Select on a link generally opens a new webpage having contents of the chosen link. Press Key 2 to go back to the previous page.

Newspaper reading in Hindi & English

To read Hindi text the Hindi language TTS should be properly installed. Currently Vocalizer Lekha is available for TALKS. Both Eloquence and Vocalizer TTS can be installed simultaneously and the user can easily select a TTS voice on the phone. Just press TALKS key and long press the C (Clear) key. The list of voices installed on the phone will come up. Press up or down arrow and select desired voice and press SELECT to activate it.

Several prominent newspapers have mobile versions of their website. These websites are easier to navigate and read. If you choose to open a Hindi language newspaper website make sure you select Lekha voice in TALKS. These websites have been tested




Email handling is easy and fast

  • Check email anytime anywhere
  • Reply, reply all, forward, compose in just one keystroke
  • More than one account can be configured

Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail etc. are supported out of the box

Configuring & using email accounts

Set up your e-mail

With the Nokia e-mail wizard, you can set up your corporate e-mail account, such as Microsoft Outlook, Mail for Exchange, or Intellisync, and your internet e-mail account.

  1. In Messaging select Mail. The new email setup wizard will start.
  2. Select your email provider and enter your e-mail address and password. If the wizard is not able to configure your e-mail settings automatically, you need to select your e-mail account type and enter the related account settings.

You can configure your phone to check email automatically or manually check for email after opening the Inbox. Press Key 1 after opening mailbox for these options.

Read e-mail

To read a received e-mail message, select the mailbox, and select the message from the list. Press Up or Down to select message and Select to open and read the message. To read it with TALKS, press the Talks key followed by Down key. Talks will start reading the message text. Now you can use Up or Down to navigate in the email message.

To reply to the message sender, select Options > Reply. To reply to the sender and all other recipients, select Options > Reply to all.

To forward the message, select Options > Forward.

Download attachments

To view the attachments in a received e-mail message, scroll to the attachment field, and select Options > Actions. If there is one attachment in the message, select open to open the attachment. If there are several attachments, select View list to see a list showing which attachments have been downloaded.

To download the selected attachment or all the attachments from the list to your device, select Options > Actions > Download or Download all. The attachments are not saved in your device, and are deleted when you delete the message.

To save the selected attachment or all the downloaded attachments in your device, select Options > Actions > Save or Save all.

To open the selected, downloaded attachment, select Options > Actions > Open.

Send e-mail

  1. Select your mailbox and Options > Create email.
  2. In the To field, enter the recipient's e-mail address. If the recipient's e-mail address can be found in Contacts, start entering the recipient's name, and select the recipient from the proposed matches. If you add several recipients, insert; to separate the e-mail addresses. Use the Cc field to send a copy to other recipients, or the Bcc field to send a blind copy to recipients. If the Bcc field is not visible, select Options > More > Show Bcc field.
  3. In the Subject field, enter the subject of the e-mail.
  4. Enter your message in the text area.
  5. Select Options and from the following:
    • Add attachment— Add an attachment to the message.
    • Priority— Set the priority of the message.
    • More— Add more fields.
    • Flag— Flag the message for follow-up.
    • Insert template— Insert text from a template.
    • Add recipient— Add recipients to the message from Contacts.
    • Editing options— Cut, copy, or paste the selected text.
    • Writing language— Change the writing language.
  6. Select Options > Send.

Add attachments

To add an attachment to the e-mail message, select Options > Add attachment.

To remove the selected attachment, select Options > Remove attachment.

Switch between e-mail folders

Select > Messaging and a mailbox.

To open another e-mail folder or mailbox, select Inbox at the top of the display by using the Up key and then press Select. Select the e-mail folder or mailbox from the list.

Using Dictionary (English to English & English to Hindi)

You can translate words from one language to another. Not all languages may be supported. First setup the languages in which you want to use the Dictionary. Currently only Hindi is available among Indian languages in the Nokia dictionary.

  1. Open Dictionary. It may be inside the Office folder in the menu.
  2. Press Key 1 and then select Languages and then select Download languages.
  3. The Nokia website will open. Click on the Hindi link.
  4. A file will be downloaded and Hindi will be added to the dictionary.
  5. Press Key 1 again, select Language and then Source. You can now choose the language in which you will type the words for translation. Repeat this step and set a Target language.

To Look up a word:

  1. Select > Applications > Office > Dictionary.
  2. Enter text in the search field. As you enter text, suggestions of words to translate are displayed.
  3. Select the word from the list.
  4. Now the word meaning will be displayed with synonyms in the target language at the end.
  5. Use TALKS text reading commands to read the screen.

Great aid in mobility – The GPS can help you

  • Know your location
  • Find your way to your destination
  • Know about your surroundings
  • Share your location and favourites

Use of the GPS Maps application for navigation

Courtesy: Harish Kotian

I have used Nokia E72 handset with Talks v 5.2 although I have mentioned Talks as the screen reader, the instructions holds good for Mobile speak as well.

Preparing GPS

  1. Go to Control panel, Settings, general, positioning, positioning method. It may be different in other models.
  2. You may select Integrated GPS and preferably also Assisted GPS (AGPS) if available on your phone. This is optional and helps in acquiring satellite signals quickly. If you have external blue tooth GPS, then you will have to select this as well.


  1. There are three folders which you will have to use. Maps, Landmarks and GPS data. Maps is usually found in the main Menu and the other 2 under Applications. I created a GPS folder in my Main menu and moved all these into it. This becomes convenient to use.
  2. Go to Maps and select it. After a while Talks will say drive. Now press key1.
  3. When Talks says Account, come down and select Settings
  4. When Talks says Internet, connection online if you want the search to be done so. If you will unselect it, search will be off-line. I have found, online gives better search. However, even off-line you get pretty good results in searching for a place.
  5. Network destination should be internet
  6. Press key 2 to return back to settings
  7. Select Navigation
  8. In both voice guidance for drive and walk select the language with street names. Initially, it may have to download it from the net; hence it is advisable to do when you have a WIFI connection. Else you will have to incur GPRS charges.

For English, Hindi and Tamil, you may not need to download from the net. Sometimes you don't hear the voice guidance, for which you will have to raise the volume up.

Getting Started

  1. You are now ready to go. Go to an open area, may be your terrace, balcony or window. A place where you can get signals from the satellite. Initially, it takes a very long time to acquire the satellite. About 30 minutes. Better use GPRS and try it with AGPS on.
  2. Select landmark, Key 1 and select new landmark
  3. Select current location to save the place where you are now. Once your GPS acquires satellite, it will fill the Latitude and longitude fields. Give it a name and save this position. Alternatively you can use the map or enter it manually.
  4. Henceforth, you will select this landmark and press Key1 and select show route
  5. After a while Talks says add new point. Move to GPS status. Talks says GPS status, No GPS connection, No GPS position. This means, your phone is awaiting signals from satellite. Once it picks it, it will tell you the quality of connection, like good, poor etc., the name of the nearest road and number of satellites. In case, you are traveling by vehicle and you want to essentially know where you are presently, this will keep refreshing as and when you change streets.
  6. If you want to change between walk and drive, in GPS status, move your cursor right. Selecting will toggle between walk and drive. I have found by toggling this, the satellite acquisition is faster. There should be no reason what so ever for this to happen, this is just my observation. It may be coincidental.
  7. In case you need voice navigation, you will press key 1 only after acquiring satellite. Talks says, calculating route. Wait for a while and again press Key1. Press Key 1 one more time and Talks says Start driving or walking depending what you chose in step 5. Bingo! You start getting turn by turn navigation. Again, you can use the volume button to adjust the announcement level.
  8. Pressing 3 shall give you a search box. I have found that this takes the distances of places progressively. So, if you select underground stations you can know the distances of the nearby bus stations. Please don't ask me why bus stations are called underground stations. I have no answer for this .
  9. To save your own route, set your destination, when you reach select save route and give it a meaningful name.
  10. In the Main Maps folder you will find favourites and here you will find your favourite routes. Select it and choose drive or walk guidance.
  11. In the search under the Main Maps, the search is very good. You can type a keyword and returns good results. You can also choose by Category.

Whenever you select a place, it will show up in the history. Now-a-days, whenever I want to use the OVI maps, I go to Maps, Drive and either I choose drive home or choose Set destination. Here again I choose between history, favourites or search depending on the situation. This makes the process much simpler.

Talks and long Key 2 gives you additional information like area, speed etc.

Contacts management – sending business cards

To send a contact to another device

  1. select the contact and then press Key 1 for Options
  2. Select Send Business Card. In some phones you may have to first select View details and then again press Key 1 for Options.
  3. When prompted select Message if you want to send the Business Card by SMS
  4. A SMS message will be created with the selected Business card as an attachment.
  5. In the TO field type the phone number or press Select key to open Contacts. Choose the recipient of the message.
  6. Finally send the message.

If you receive a message with a business car, open the message and press Key 1 for Options. Select Save Business Card to add it to your phone contacts.

Delete a contact

Go to a contact, and select Options > Delete.

Delete several contacts

  1. To mark a contact to be deleted, go to the contact, and select Options > Mark/Unmark.
  2. To delete the marked contacts, select Options > Delete.

The mobile phone can be used as an organizer and planner

  • Calendar
  • Meetings/appointment
  • Reminders
  • Alarms
  • Notes

Using the clock – setting alarms

  1. Go into the phone menu and select Clock. It may be inside the Apps folder.
  2. When Clock is open, press Key 1 for options and then select New alarm.
  3. Now Up or Down keys can be used to move between the alarm options. Set the alarm time by typing the appropriate digits.
  4. Choose if you want to repeat the alarm. Pressing Select on Repeat field will bring up options like Daily, Weekly, Workdays or No repeat.
  5. Press Key 1 to Save. You will get a message intimating the time left for the alarm to ring.
  6. Repeat the above steps for setting more alarms.
  7. To change any alarm time or to delete an alarm, press Key 1 and select Reset Alarm or Delete Alarm from the options menu.

To make changes to time & date, press Key 1 and select Settings. Here you can set time, time zone, date, date format, alarm tone etc.

Setting reminders, &appointments in the Calendar app

With calendar, you can create and view scheduled events and appointments, and switch between different calendar views.

Create calendar entries

You can create the following types of calendar entries:

  • Meeting entries remind you of events that have a specific date and time.
  • Meeting requests are invitations that you can send to the participants. Before you can create meeting requests you must have a compatible mailbox configured to your device.
  • Memo entries are related to the whole day but not to a specific time of the day.
  • Anniversary entries remind you of birthdays and special dates. They refer to a certain day but not a specific time of the day. Anniversary entries are repeated every year.
  • To-do entries remind you of a task that has a due date but not a specific time of the day.

To create a calendar entry, select a date, Options > New entry, and the entry type.

To set the priority for meeting entries, select Options > Priority.

To define how the entry is handled during synchronization, select Private to hide the entry from viewers if the calendar is available online, Public to make the entry visible to viewers, or None to not copy the entry to your computer.

To send the entry to a compatible device, select Options > Send.

To make a meeting request of a meeting entry, select Options > Add participants.

Create meeting requests

Before you can create meeting requests, you must have a compatible mailbox configured for your device.

To create a meeting entry:

  1. To create a meeting entry, select a day and Options > New entry > Meeting request.
  2. Enter the names of the required participants. To add names from your contacts list, enter the first few characters, and select from the proposed matches. To add optional participants, select Options > Add optional participants.
  3. Enter the subject.
  4. Enter the start and end times and dates, or select All-day event.
  5. Enter the location.
  6. Set an alarm for the entry, if needed.
  7. For a recurring meeting, set the recurrence time, and enter the end date.
  8. Enter a description.

To set the priority for the meeting request, select Options > Priority.

To send the meeting request, select Options > Send.

Select > Calendar.

You can switch between the following views:

  • Month view shows the current month and the calendar entries of the selected day in a list.
  • Week view shows the events for the selected week in seven day boxes.
  • Day view shows the events for the selected day grouped into time slots according to their starting time.
  • To-do view shows all to-do items.
  • Agenda view shows the events for the selected day in a list.

To change the view, select Options > Change view and the desired view.


To open the week view, select the week number.

To move to the next or the previous day in month, week, day, and agenda view, select the desired day.

To change the default view, select Options > Settings > Default view.

Keep in touch with Facebook, Twitter & Skype

  • The mobile version of Facebook is accessible
  • The Skype app for Symbian is accessible with TALKS
  • Use Tweets 60 for accessible Twitter experience

Using Social Networking apps

Use the mobile version of the Facebook website. The URL is m.facebook.com

Use Talks keys for web browsing to work on this website.

The Symbian version of the Skype app is available online. It is accessible with Talks. Sign in with your Skype ID.

Tweets60 is a free application. After signing in with your Twitter ID you are redirected to the Twitter website for authorizing this app to use your Twitter account.

Tweets60 will show a list of all tweets from yourself or people you are following. Press key 1 for options where you can choose to send a new tweet, retweet or reply. In settings you can set Tweets60 to automatically refresh at specific time intervals.

The Whatsapp messenger is also accessible with TALKS. You can use this app for sending SMS using the internet to any of your contacts who use this app. The only glitch in accessibility is that TALKS does not read the typed text during chatting.

Audio Recording

The in-built audio recorder generally has some time limitation and therefore you cannot depend upon it to record classroom lectures and meetings. However you can purchase and install accessible apps like Ultimate Voice Recorder and ALON Mp3 Dictaphone which are available in the NOKIA apps store.

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