Sendo X Smartphone
This page provides information on the Sendo X, and helps with getting connected to the Internet for email and WAP
X, announced in late October 2003, is powered by Symbian OS v6.1
(Series 60), and is a combined mobile phone and PDA.
Update: Sendo officially in receivership 29 June 2005. Motorola has bought Sendo's Research labs
Discuss the Sendo X in our Sendo X forum
The Sendo X is a stylish new handset from Sendo with a massive selection of features available to the user. With a cool carbon fibre effect body, you don't have to worry about not looking cool with an ugly handset.
The Sendo X comes with Bluetooth built-in so you can talk wirelessly using a Bluetooth headset or you can send pictures to your mates through its Bluetooth also.
The Sendo X also comes with a built-in MP3 and MPEG4 player so you can listen or watch your favourite music video listen to your favourite album.
The Sendo is equipped with a 640 x 480 VGA camera which is capable of taking photos and videos. A flash is also included for those extra dark places or when your going to take a picture in the dark.
Other features include: clock, alarm, GPRS, SMS, MMS, Symbian OS, Polyphonic Ringtones, Vibrating Alert, Games and Infrared
- Sendo X forum - for discussion of this new handset, see our Sendo X forum
- Handango - 100's of shareware titles for Symbian OS phones
- Sendo X2 - The planned replacement for the Sendo X
- AllAboutSymbian - Useful resource for details of the Symbian Operating system.
- O2 online - UK mobile phone network operator, offering free SMS text and Wap access
|Email from your Sendo X||If you're looking to use your Sendo X phone for sending and receiving e-mail, consider taking out an account with free provider, BT Yahoo. For details of connectivity, see our Series 60 Getting Connected section.|
|How do I install software?||
Software for Symbian OS phones is normally supplied using a Symbian installation file (with a .sis extension). This is a single file that contains the components needed to get a piece of software installed and ready to run. A SIS file can be run on a Symbian phone (e.g. from the Inbox or via a file manager. It can also be run via the PC connectivity solution that was supplied on the CD with the handset.
Sometimes SIS files are distributed inside a ZIP file (for compression). See the ZIP section of our Series 60 FAQ for details of how to extract a SIS file from a ZIP file
Assuming you have a SIS file on your PC/Mac (either downloaded from the Internet or on a CD), the ways to install a SIS file onto your handset are as follows:
|How do I install Java games?||
Assuming you're looking to download a Java game from a website via your PC - first, download the Java file onto your PC.
Normally the file will be in the form of a .jar file. Sometimes JAR files are distributed inside a ZIP file (for compression). See the ZIP section of our FAQ for details of how to extract a file from a ZIP file.
Next, send the Java file to your phone (see above)
The application should now appear in the main application menu, so you can exit Messaging and go and run it from the main menu. once you're happy that the application is running as expected, feel free to delete the JAR from the Inbox to save space.
|How do I install ringtones?||To use
a sound file as a ringtone, beam or email the file to your phone.
It will then appear in the Messaging Inbox. Open the message and
select 'Options | Save'. Then, from 'Profiles', select a profile
and set the 'Ringing tone' to the new file.
For more on ringtones, see the mobile phone FAQ
|Compressed ZIP files||If you've downloaded an application and find you can't install it - make sure the file you're trying to install is a SIS (Symbian Installation) file. Many files are distributed in a compressed form (using the ZIP file format). If the file has a .ZIP extension, you'll need to unzip it first. You can do this with a PC application such as WinZip, or on the phone itself using the ZipMan application.|
|Operating system||The Sendo X uses the Symbian Operating System. To check the version number of the operating system on your phone, type *#0000# as if it were a phone number.|
|How do I connect my Sendo X to a PC?||
Below is a quick summary of the options open to you:
Files beamed to a Sendo X can be found in the Messaging application, in the Inbox folder
|Sendo X manual||The Sendo X manual is no longer available from the Sendo site, and I'm afraid we can't find an online PDF any more. Found one? Let us know|
|Internet over Bluetooth?||Want to access the net on your device using your PC's connection over Bluetooth? It is possible, but pretty tricky. If you want to try, take a look at the complex instructions on Mika Raento's website|
|My phone reports that it's running low on memory||
If in the course of normal operation, you start seeing messages about low memory, you need to remove some files from the Internal drive to recover some space. Note that 'memory' and 'storage' are effectively the same on a Series 60 phone.
For more on memory, see the questions below...
The Sendo X supports
MMC and SD cards for memory expansion. It's often cheaper to buy
online... Here are a few online options we've found:
For more details, see our Memory Card page
|How do I format my memory card?||Go to Extras > Memory > Options > Format Mem Card|
|Hotmail and AOL access?||
Hotmail and AOL use proprietary email systems,
as opposed to the more common POP email systems - this makes it tricky to access mail on a Series 60 device. For email on the move,
consider using a standard POP3 provider such as BT Yahoo (see setup details) that offers free email accounts that can be configured on a Series 60 phone.
|How do I enable Auto Keylock?||Surprisingly, most Series 60 phones doesn't come with an automatic keylock that switches on after a certain period of time to prevent accidental keypresses - however, the Sendo X does - and we're very grateful. You'll find the settings to enable this under Tools > Settings > Security.|
|Receive faxes on your mobile||Looking to get faxes on your Series 60 phone? See our answer in the Series 60 FAQ|
|How do I get to the ringtones settings?||Go to Profiles, select which profile you're in (if you're not sure, it's probably 'General'), press 'Options', 'Personalise', then press on the 'Ringing tone' option. Scroll up or down, and press 'Select' on the tone you want.|
|FM radio?||Some mobiles come with a built-in FM radio, but not the Sendo X. We're often asked whether software is available to add a radio to a phone that doesn't have a built-in FM radio. Unfortunately, it's not that simple, as it's not just a software issue. Phones that have built-in radios contain dedicated hardware in the phone to do this (an FM RF tuner)... and if your phone doesn't have this software, then you're out of luck. If you're really desperate to listen to radio from your handset, note that it is possible to listen to streaming audio over the Internet via GPRS (using an application such as Avec Radio), although don't expect the results to be up to much!|
|Can I use it as a modem?||Yes, using
Infrared or Bluetooth.
|How do share my pictures with others?||
Once you have taken a picture, there are three ways to get the files from your phone to other people or computers:
|Changing the default picture||
To change the default wallpaper image used in the phone application, do the following:
|Copy entries from SIM to phone||If you're looking
to transfer all of your names and phone numbers from your SIM card
into the phone memory, here's what you need to do:
Contacts > Options > SIM Directory > Options > Mark > Mark all > Options > Copy to Contacts
|What's my phone's serial number?||Enter '*#06#' as if it were a phone number, to get your handset's serial number (known as the IMEI) - useful to keep a note of in case your phone is stolen. You may also need this number when registering certain types of software.|
Thanks to caller display, we can see who's calling. For answers to your Caller Display questions, see our Caller Display Series 60 FAQ
|Can I read my work email?||By default, Series 60 handsets
support collection of email using the POP and IMAP protocols. Office
systems such as Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Notes use a different
set of protocols when communicating to desktop PCs for corporate
email. Both Exchange and Notes support POP and IMAP email collection,
but this is a service that many IT administrators restrict access
to, for security reasons. If you are looking to collect your email
from your phone, contact your company's IT department to see if
they support POP and IMAP. They should supply you with the settings
For help with setting up POP and IMAP email, see our Series 60 connectivity page
|How do I format a Sendo X?||
We accept no responsibility for use of this procedure. It should be used at your own risk.
The soft-format code for Series 60 phones is *#7370# . You enter this code as you would enter a phone number in the Phone application. It performs a format of the Internal drive - All data will be lost if you use this feature.
The method of performing a hard-format, i.e resetting it completely to factory defaults and removing all data, is as follows:
Note that you shouldn't switch the phone off or remove the battery when performing either of these operations, and it's advised that the handset has a reasonable amount of battery charge before performing a format/reset.
|Alternative connectivity software||
Rather than the software
that came as standard with the phone, there's a rather useful
third-party application called Oxygen II- This application supports Contacts, Calendar,
Messaging and file management.
|Data conversion||For help with information on converting your Contacts, Calendar and documents for viewing on your phone, see our Conversion page for some general guidance.|
|Select Access Point?||
If this message keeps popping up for no reason, it sounds like your Series 60 phone is trying to connect to the 'Net using GPRS and doesn't know which access point to use. Reasons for this are likely to be:
May also be worth looking
at the settings of your access points (Tools > Settings >
Connection > Access Points).
|The various Series 60 passcodes:||Below is
a list of the various code types you may find on Series 60 devices: