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printed July 22, 2014
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Review: HP Veer 4G

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Calls

From the home screen, tap the green phone icon and you'll be taken to the software dial-pad. The on-screen software keys are easy to reach, though the Veer's small display means the buttons are a bit small.

If you want to search through your contacts, there is a little (and I mean little) button that lets you open up your contact database. Using the search bar, you can type out a contact name and it begins to sort through your contacts immediately. What I really like is that the search function shows you the contact name and all their associated numbers. So if they have a mobile, office and home number, you can easily pick out which one you want to call.

 

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Contacts

HP's Synergy contact database management system continues to work very well. You can easily import contacts from whatever email account you happen to use: Gmail, Facebook, Exchange and so on. Synergy then merges all the data from each of these individual accounts and forges a master contact that holds all the information about a single person.

If you have a friend stored in your Gmail contacts, but also in your Facebook, that contact will appear only once in your contact database, and it will include the information from both the Gmail and Facebook accounts in their profile, including a photo.

If you don't want to take the time to scroll through your thousands of friends, just start typing their name from the home screen; you don't even have to open the contacts app. I like that.

 

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