The Phone’s External Features
Although Windows Phone 7 is designed to be used primarily through the touch screen interface, the phone does include a few hardware buttons that are designed to make the phone easier to use.
- The Power button—The Power button turns the phone or the phone’s display on and off.
- The Start button—Pressing the Start button takes you to the phone’s Start screen. It can also be used to access the phone’s speech recognition functions.
- The Back button—Pressing the Back button takes you to the previous screen or to the Task Switcher.
- The Search button—The Search button takes you to an interface that helps you to locate information quickly.
- The Volume buttons—The Volume buttons allow you to adjust the device’s volume.
- The Camera button—Pressing the Camera button activates the device’s camera. After that the button can be pressed half way to focus the camera or all the way to snap a photo.
In addition to the phone’s hardware buttons, there are a few other external features you need to know about.
- USB port—The USB port is used for charging the device and for connecting the device to a PC.
- Headphone jack—The headphone jack is used for listening to media through headphones or for hands free phone conversations.
- Camera lens—Windows Phone 7 includes a camera that can be used to take still photos and videos.
- Optical sensor—The optical sensor is used to automatically adjust the brightness of the display.
- Battery cover—The battery and the SIM card are found beneath the battery cover.
- Hardware keyboard—Some Windows Phone 7 models include an optional hardware keyboard that slides from beneath the screen.