Dial by contact search TIP

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  1. ToddP0530

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    To dial by typing in a contact's name, similar to blackberry, tap the phone icon then tap the search button (permanent magnifying class bottom right). Keyboard pops up and you type in the contact's name it brings a list of options to call.
     
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    Thanks, was wondering if this phone had that functionality.
     
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    Just hit the search then type. Hitting the phone button first is just an extra button that's not really necessary.
     
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    Ah thats cool. I have been hitting contacts then search.
    One less button iz guud! :greendroid:
     
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    Only problem I see with hitting search first is you get everything that's been typed into the search. For example, if I type c-r-a for someone who's name is craig, the first think that comes up is crackberry.com. hitting the phone button first eliminates the clutter and only searches contacts
     
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    Or press and hold the search button until Speak Now screen pops up. Then say "Call Joe Blow". As far as I know this works no matter where you are in the phone.

    Also works if you google search a business, i.e. Press and hold search, say something like "Comfort Inn, Minot North Dakota" The google search results have a direct dial button to the right of the search results.

    Pretty much the Speak Now search figures out what you want to do and does it.