"Jeffrey Kaplan" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Previously on misc.phone.mobile.iphone, Todd Allcock said:
>> THAT's what happened to RTFM! ;)
>> I miss the 100-200 hardcopy manuals that came with our shiny new toys. A
>> folded one-sheet "Quick Start Guide" and a PDF download just isn't the
>> as curling up with a manual to learn the ins and outs of a new device.
> My newest toy comes with a ton of printed paper and two CDs.
> Unfortunately, the printed paper isn't as useful as I first thought.
> What I thought was a user's manual of at least a hundred pages turns
> out to be a 10 page "Basic Reference" translated into almost every
> language on the planet.
LOL! I've fallen for that one before as well!
> At least one of the two disks claims to have the manual on it. Probably
> as a PDF.
To be fair, PDFs probably make a lot more sense for user-upgradable products
like the iPhone. I suspect an original iPhone 2G rev1.0 manual would be of
very little use to that same phone running 3.0 firmware!
I just upgraded an old circa-2003 hand-me-down Verizon Samsung i730 WinMo
phone from the WM 2003 OS to WM5, and the button assignments no longer match
the icons stamped into the buttons, and the old "power off" button (hold
down the hang-up button for several seconds) now toggles flight mode on/off!
I downloaded the new WM5 version of the manual from Verizon and was amused
to find it includes a section devoted to rearrainging the button functions
to the old assignments to match the printed icons! I still can't find a way
to turn the blamed thing off though! (The "power" button puts it in standby
like it always did, but there doesn't seem to be a way to actually power it
down completely, short of removing the battery! The manual claims the power
off function, which now triggers flight mode on/off, is still valid. It
isn't! Fortunately, a third-party app I use offers a shutdown function, so
I just use that when needed.)
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