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  1. MassacrMan

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    To name a couple, say you're in a work meeting and your annoying pop music ringtone goes off. You need to shut up your phone FAST, so what do you do? Well you can pick it up and decline the phone call that is incoming. But what if you fumble it and drop the phone, the ringtone continues.

    Not to fret fellow Inspire owners, you can simply flip your phone over face down on the desk and the ringtone instantly stops playing.

    Another thing is if you are on the phone and want to go to speaker, simply pull the phone away from your ear and turn it over so the back of the phone is facing you and boom!

    The speaker phone turns itself on.







    Now it's yall's turn to name more things, GO!
     

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    I love these features... They included these features on their Tilt 2 for Windows Mobile, I used these features all the time. Good to know they're persistent in the Inspire.
     
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    If you hold the homescreen button , it brings up a list of the last 8 or 10 applications you used. Great time saver if you don't want to clutter your screens and need to access something quickly!
     
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    I believe you can also press and hold it... does the double tap take you out of whatever app you're in?
     
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    you are correct, you have to hold it. i altered my post. thanks!

    tapping twice gives you a macro view of your 7 pages, another way would be pinch and zoom out.
     
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    Does carrying the phone in your pocket have an effect on the turning the phone over feature?
     
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    I do not believe so. I believe the feature uses a combination of the accelerometer and the compass in order to determine which direction the phone is facing and the matter of which it got there. So you would actually have to perform the function of flipping it to its front and having it abruptly stop (as if setting it on a table) for it to function in such a manner as to silence the ringer. It's a gesture thing.
     
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    No. The speakerphone feature works only when you are on a call. I too had the Tilt2 and this was one of my favorite features of that phone and was happy when one of the first things I did was try this with the Inspire and it worked.

    As far as turning the phone over to stop the ringing, I did not know that.
     
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    Also if the phone is in your pocket or in a bag, the phone detects its in a concealed space and will ring louder for you to hear it. Once it it out of that concealed space it will lower the ringer volume back down to a normal level.
     
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    If you go to your clock app that came with the phone and go to the desk clock area, you can turn your phone into a desk clock in portrait or landscape by pressing the two buttons just above the selectors for timer, alarm clock etc... (One looks like a crescent moon and a single star).
     

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