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Installation and User’s

Guide

RIM 850 Wireless

HandheldTM

Installation and User’s Guide, version 2.0

Last revised 25/08/00

Part Number: MAT-02802-001Rev. 002

At the time of printing, documentation complies with versions: Operating System 2.0.20, Applications 2.0, and Desktop 2.0.

© 1999-2000Research In Motion Limited. All rights reserved. RIM, the RIM logo, Research In Motion, RIM 850 Wireless Handheld, BlackBerry, BlackBerry Exchange Edition, the BlackBerry logo, the “envelope in motion” symbol and ‘Always On, Always Connected’ are trademarks of Research In Motion Limited. RIM, Research In Motion - Registered U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. © Puma Technology, Inc. Puma Technology, the Puma Technology logo, DSX Technology, the DSX Technology logo, Intellisync, the Intellisync logo and Intellisync Ready logo are trademarks of Puma Technology, Inc. that may be registered in some jurisdictions. DataTAC is a trademark of Motorola Inc., that may be registered in some jurisdictions. Windows 95/98/2000, Exchange and Outlook are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks used herein are the property of their respective owners.

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FCC compliance statement (USA)

FCC Class B Part 15

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

This device may not cause harmful interference, and

This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

WARNING Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, may cause interference harmful to radio communications.

There is no guarantee, however, that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help

Industry Canada Certification

This device complies with Industry Canada RSS 119, under certification number 2503 195 5551A.

DOC Class B compliance

This device complies with the Class B limits for radio noise emissions as set out in the interference-causingequipment standard entitled “Digital Apparatus,”ICES-003of Industry Canada.

Contents

 

FCC compliance statement (USA) ..........................................

3

Industry Canada Certification ................................................

4

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION...................................

9

Welcome to your wireless solution ............................................

13

New for version 2.0.................................................................

14

Upgrading to version 2.0 .......................................................

15

Contents of your package ......................................................

15

System Requirements .............................................................

16

About this guide......................................................................

16

About Research In Motion.....................................................

17

Customer support ...................................................................

17

Get to know your handheld.........................................................

19

Handheld components...........................................................

19

Installing the battery...............................................................

22

Turning on your handheld ....................................................

25

Turning off the handheld.......................................................

26

Description of keys .................................................................

26

Setting the date and time .......................................................

38

Setting message notification..................................................

39

Setting message delete ...........................................................

39

Using password protection ...................................................

40

Summary and tips...................................................................

44

Start sending email........................................................................

47

Turning the radio on and off .................................................

47

Registering with the network................................................

48

Installing the Desktop Software............................................

49

Connect the handheld to your PC ........................................

50

Enabling email redirection ....................................................

52

Sending a message ..................................................................

53

Reading a message..................................................................

54

Summary ..................................................................................

56

Using the Desktop Software........................................................

57

Installation and setup .............................................................

57

Loading handheld applications ............................................

58

Backing up files from handheld to the PC ..........................

59

Synchronizing email and PIM...............................................

62

Redirecting email ....................................................................

64

Summary ..................................................................................

67

Composing and sending messages.............................................

69

Setting message options.........................................................

69

Setting level of importance ....................................................

71

Sending peer-to-peer messages.............................................

72

Sending one-time messages...................................................

74

Sending messages to many contacts ....................................

75

Customizing the auto signature............................................

76

Receiving delivery confirmation...........................................

76

Attaching Address Book entries ...........................................

77

Using AutoText .......................................................................

78

Automatic formatting.............................................................

83

Inserting symbols....................................................................

85

Summary and tips...................................................................

86

Receiving and reading messages ................................................

89

Received message options .....................................................

89

Receiving long messages .......................................................

91

Sending file attachments........................................................

92

Managing Address Book attachments .................................

93

Adding contacts to Address Book ........................................

94

Summary and tips...................................................................

95

Managing messages.......................................................................

97

Filing messages........................................................................

97

Saving messages......................................................................

99

Searching messages ..............................................................

102

Deleting messages.................................................................

108

Editing messages...................................................................

112

Resending messages .............................................................

112

Marking a message as unread.............................................

113

Marking all messages read ..................................................

114

Summary and tips.................................................................

115

Using the Address Book .............................................................

117

Setting Address Book options .............................................

117

Adding addresses .................................................................

118

Viewing addresses ................................................................

122

Editing addresses ..................................................................

122

Deleting addresses................................................................

123

Searching addresses..............................................................

124

Summary and tips.................................................................

124

Managing Tasks and Appointments........................................

127

Using the Tasks function .....................................................

127

Using the Calendar function ...............................................

131

Summary and tips.................................................................

142

Using the MemoPad and Calculator ........................................

145

Using the MemoPad function .............................................

145

Using the Calculator function .............................................

147

Summary and tips.................................................................

148

Customizing your handheld’s options ....................................

151

Setting the alarm ...................................................................

151

Customizing handheld options ..........................................

152

Handheld options .................................................................

153

Summary ................................................................................

161

Frequently asked questions .......................................................

163

Alarm ......................................................................................

163

Battery.....................................................................................

163

Storage ....................................................................................

165

Charging Cradle....................................................................

166

Home screen ..........................................................................

168

LCD screen.............................................................................

168

Messages.................................................................................

169

Punctuation............................................................................

172

Desktop Software ..................................................................

173

Resetting the handheld ........................................................

176

Specifications................................................................................

179

Research In Motion Limited Software License Agreement.183

Terms and Conditions..........................................................

183

Limited Warranty .........................................................................

187

Index ...............................................................................................

193

IMPORTANT SAFETY

INFORMATION

Please read these safety instructions and the operation instructions provided in this manual before operating the RIM 850 Wireless Handheld or its charging cradle. Retain these instructions for future use.

Remember to follow any special regulations governing the use of the RIM 850 Wireless Handheld and always switch it off in areas where radio devices are forbidden, or when it may cause interference or danger. Any safety laws and regulations pertaining to the use of cell phones and two-wayradios will likely apply to your use of the handheld. We encourage you to follow such laws and regulations at all times. In particular, please observe all restrictions on the use of radio equipment in fuel depots (fuel storage and distribution areas), chemical plants, where blasting operations are in progress or in any other area in which restrictions on radio transmissions are imposed. In addition, the RIM 850 Wireless Handheld should not be used in locations that may be hazardous including, without limitation, locations in which hazardous or combustible gases may be present.

The RIM 850 Wireless Handheld is not an FAA-approvedelectronic device for use on aircraft. Switch off the handheld when in an aircraft. The effect of the use of the handheld in an aircraft is unknown. Such use may affect aircraft instrumentation, communication and performance, may disrupt the network, and may be illegal.

Operation of any radio transmitting equipment, including the handheld, may interfere with the functionality of inadequately protected medical devices, including pacemakers. Consult a physician or the manufacturer of the medical device if you have any

questions. Additionally, while most modern equipment is adequately shielded from radio signals such that your handheld will not interfere with the operation of such equipment, certain electronic equipment, including automotive systems, may not be shielded against the radio signals from your handheld. You should check with the manufacturer of your motor vehicle or the manufacturer’s representative to determine whether the use of the handheld will present any safety issues.

Avoid using the handheld in any environment requiring your full attention, such as when driving a vehicle. If you need to use your handheld while driving, have a passenger in the vehicle use the handheld for you, or find a safe location to halt your vehicle prior to using the handheld. Do not use the charging cradle as a means of storing your handheld while in a vehicle.

WARNING Do not use any cradle, charging unit, or any other accessory or attachment that is not manufactured or supplied by RIM or an authorized RIM accessories supplier. Use of any accessory or attachment that is not supplied or approved for use by RIM in conjunction with the handheld is not permitted as it may cause hazards.

Do not place the RIM 850 Wireless Handheld or its charging cradle on any unstable surface, such as a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. It may fall, causing serious injury to a child or adult, and serious damage to the handheld.

RIM recommends that you use only single-usealkaline or rechargeable NiMH batteries in this unit. There is a list onpage 22 of recommended brands of rechargeable NiMH batteries. The use of any other battery may disable the handheld and may be dangerous. Only plug in the charging cradle AC wall adapter if you are going to use the recharging feature. Discard the handheld properly. As the unit contains a lithium cell, neither the handheld nor the lithium cell (nor the AA battery) should be disposed of in fire. Dispose of the handheld containing the lithium cell in accordance with the laws

and regulations in your area governing disposal of such cell types. Similarly, dispose of AA batteries in a responsible manner. Contact RIM if you have any questions concerning disposal of the handheld, the lithium cell, or the AA battery.

The handheld should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the marking label. Refer to the operating instructions starting on page 22 for more information on the battery and power supply. Power supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them, paying particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the charging cradle. Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.

Never push objects of any kind into the RIM 850 Wireless Handheld through openings as they may short-outparts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the handheld. Do not use the handheld near water (for example near a bathtub or a sink, in a wet basement, near a swimming pool, etc.). The RIM 850 Wireless Handheld and its charging cradle should be situated away from heat sources, such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other products (including amplifiers) that produce heat.

WARNING To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose the handheld to rain or moisture.

Unplug the charging cradle from the wall and refer the handheld and charging cradle for service to qualified service personnel if:

the power supply cord or plug is damaged

liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the handheld or charging cradle

the handheld or charging cradle has been exposed to rain

or water

the handheld or charging cradle has been dropped or damaged in any way

the handheld or charging cradle does not operate normally by following the instructions contained in this manual

the handheld or charging cradle exhibits a distinct change in performance

Adjust only those controls that are covered in this manual. An improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the handheld or charging cradle to its normal operation.

Unplug the charging cradle from the wall before cleaning. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners. Rather, use a damp cloth to clean the unit.

Failure to observe all these instructions will void the Limited Warranty, and may lead to suspension or denial of services to the offender, or legal action, or both.

Welcome to your wireless solution

BlackBerry is a mobile email solution that includes the RIM 850 Wireless Handheld, cradle, Desktop Software, and flat-rateairtime on a nationwide wireless data network. Equipped with a 132X65 screen, RIM’s “always on, always connected” wireless technology and QWERTY keyboard design, the RIM 850 Wireless Handheld provides users with the ultimatepager-sizedhandheld for messaging and personal information.

Get ready to experience the power of messaging with your handheld using functions such as:

Messages: Receive, read, reply to, compose, forward, save, file, and delete messages.

Compose: Create and send messages to Internet email addresses and to other handhelds.

Saved Messages: Store messages for future viewing.

Search Messages: Locate messages in seconds with the powerful search tool.

Address Book: Store your personal directory of contact information, such as multiple phone and fax numbers, and email addresses. Enter notes for individual contacts and search the database to find specific contacts.

Calendar: Keep track of appointments using one of the four calendar views: Day, Week, Month, or Agenda.

Tasks: Add, edit, and delete tasks and mark tasks as complete.

Alarm: Set the alarm on the handheld to sound daily.

MemoPad: Compose, edit, and delete notes, memos and lists.

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Calculator: Perform basic mathematical operations.

Options: Customize the way the handheld notifies you of new messages; set the password; add, edit, and delete AutoText entries; set the current date; program the automatic on/off feature.

Lock: Lock the handheld with a password security screen so that only you can use it. (This function is only visible in theHome screen after you have set a password.)

Turn Wireless Off / Turn Wireless On: Turn the handheld’s radio off when it may interfere with other radio communications, such as during a flight. Turn on the radio again to send and receive messages.

Power Off: Turn off the handheld at night or on weekends if you wish.

New for version 2.0

The handheld (pre-installedwith BlackBerry version 2.0 software) now supports folder management, which lets you file messages on the handheld. When you first reconcile email with your handheld (using the Intellisync tool), your desktop folder structure is transferred to the handheld. Any messages filed on the handheld are marked as read and moved into the corresponding desktop folder. (Seepage 97 for more information.) You can also set your Message List Options to delete messages on both the desktop and the handheld upon email reconciliation. (Seepage 111 for more information.)

The updated Search Messages function allows you to create and save pre-definedsearches on the handheld. You can use these searches in theMessages,Saved Messages, orSearch Messages screens to find messages filed in a particular folder, sent to a particular address, or containing specific text. (Seepage 102 for more information.) The expanded Calendar function now supports

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recurring calendar appointments and offers you one of four views: Day, Week, Month, or Agenda.

The updated Desktop Software lets you turn off email redirection if you are using the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. You can also specify the desktop folders from which you want email to be redirected. See the Redirector Settings online help for more information.

For a complete list of new features for version 2.0 of the software, refer to the README.txt file, found on your installation CD-ROM.

Upgrading to version 2.0

If you are currently using a previous version of the BlackBerry Software, you should upgrade to version 2.0. Before installing the new software on your desktop and your handheld, you should perform a backup to store the contents of your handheld (such as Address Book entries, messages, and calendar items) on your PC. See Chapter 3 or the Backup and Restore online help for instructions on performing a backup.

Once you have backed up your handheld information to your PC, follow the instructions on page 49 to install.

Contents of your package

Your package should contain the following:

Handheld

Charging Cradle

Holster

This Installation and User’s Guide

Handheld Getting Started Card

Installation CD-ROM

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If something from this package is missing or not working properly, contact the point of purchase.

System Requirements

The following components are required to install the Desktop Software:

Intel-compatible486 or higher desktop with an available serial port

Windows 95/98/2000 with 8 Mb of RAM

Microsoft Exchange Client, Microsoft Outlook 97, Outlook 98 or 2000 (Workgroup installation), with an email account on a Microsoft Exchange Server version 4.0 or higher, that is capable of receiving email from the Internet

You must have the Desktop Redirector (Redirector.exe) running on a computer with a continuous connection to the company’s Exchange Server. Use of the Desktop Redirector is not required if email will be redirected by the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

You have a Microsoft Exchange email account if:

You will be running Microsoft Outlook as your email client and,

In Outlook, if you select Tools>Services, the dialog box contains a list of services that includes Microsoft Exchange Server.

About this guide

This guide provides information for operating the handheld and for installing the Desktop Software.

Note Notes will appear in this format and will contain additional information to help you perform the task being described.

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Tip Tips provide information about performing tasks and offer different options to perform tasks.

A summary, including a list of relevant tips, is included at the end of each chapter.

The handheld has two display options: Large Font and Small Font. Throughout this guide, the graphics depicting the handheld’s LCD screen show the Large Font display option.

The ‘Frequently asked questions’ chapter will help you further with your handheld. As well, the Desktop Software offers online help to guide you and answer your questions. To open the online help, select Help from any active window.

About Research In Motion

RIM is a world leader in the mobile communications market. Our current product portfolio includes mobile email solutions, wireless handhelds, and wireless modems.

RIM has a history of developing breakthrough wireless data solutions. Our products are based on industry-leadingtechnologies, providing superior radio coverage, small size, high performance and long battery life. They offer the freedom of mobility and the ability to stay in touch with people and information. And as people discover new uses for wireless data technology, RIM will continue to address their needs and help them discover new frontiers in wireless data.

Customer support

For customer support, contact your service provider. Additional support can be found online at www.blackberry.net.

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Get to know your handheld

This chapter will help you get acquainted with your handheld before you start sending and receiving email.

Handheld components

Figure 1: Front view of handheld

Here are some details on the handheld’s main components:

LCD screen

The LCD screen is your interface with functions such as composing and reading messages, setting tasks and appointments, viewing and editing contact information, customizing device options, and performing basic mathematical calculations. The Home screen displays the current signal strength and battery level of the handheld.

20Get to know your handheld — Handheld components

In low light conditions, you can increase the readability of the LCD by using the backlighting feature. To activate backlighting, press the

ALT key three times. The backlight will shut off automatically if you do not press any keys or use the trackwheel for more than 10 seconds.

Keyboard and trackwheel

The 31-keyQWERTY keyboard provides access to all of the regular alphabetic characters; numeric characters, a symbols library, punctuation, and special characters can be generated using the orangeALT key in combination with the other keys. For easy typing, hold the device in both hands and use your thumbs. Roll and click the trackwheel for navigation and selection.

A trackwheel that clicks!

The trackwheel on the handheld has a unique feature for greater usability and performance: it clicks! Pressing down on the trackwheel with your thumb is comparable to the clicking function of your PC mouse. Click to open menus and to select functions and menu options.

Battery compartment

The handheld operates on one AA alkaline battery or one NiMH rechargeable battery housed in the battery compartment at the back of the handheld. See page 22 for more information on the battery.

Holster (belt clip)

A holster, equipped with a belt clip, accompanies the handheld. While in the holster, the handheld is protected and wearable. You can choose different forms of message notification based on whether the handheld is in or out of the holster.

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