Word list

Term

Comment

abort (v)

Use "end," "quit," or "stop" instead.

alert (n)

Use "indicator" instead to refer to an indicator.

Use "message" instead to refer to a message.

alert (v)

Use "notify" instead.

app (n)

Use "application" instead to avoid using jargon.

caller ID (n)

Use "contact picture" instead.

cancel (v)

Use to give users the option not to proceed with the associated action, or to stop an action in progress.

carrier (n)

Use "wireless service provider" instead.

close (v)

Use if there is no associated action other than to dismiss a dialog box.

continue (v)

Use "continue" so users know when the steps in a process or procedure are not complete.

company (n)

Use "organization" instead.

corporation (n)

Use "organization" instead.

corporate (adj)

Use "work" or "organization's" instead.

desktop (n)

Use only to refer to the onscreen work area of a computer. Otherwise, use "computer" instead.

desktop computer (n)

Use "computer" instead.

e-mail (n)

Use "email" instead.

E-mail (n)

Use "email" instead.

email program (n)

Use "email application" instead.

ensure (v)

Use "verify," "make sure," "provide," or "check" instead.

erase (v)

Use "delete" instead.

friendly name (n)

Use "display name" in BBM.

Use "screen name" in all other instances.

hang (v)

Use "stop responding" instead.

image (n)

Use in the context of the browser and HTML messages. Use "picture" in the context of the camera and media applications.

keypad (n)

Use "keyboard" instead.

memory (n)

Use "memory" to refer to temporary storage (RAM or heap memory).

Use "application storage" to refer to persistent storage (flash memory).

Use "built-in media storage" to refer to a built-in media card.

Use "media card storage" to refer to a removeable media card.

To specify a file location, use "device" or "media card."

memory card (n)

Use "media card" instead.

nuke (v)

Use "delete" instead (for example, "delete all device data").

picture (n)

Use in the context of the camera and media applications. Use "image" in the context of the browser and HTML messages.

PIM application (n)

Use "organizer application" instead.

PIM data (n)

Use "organizer data" instead.

PIM synchronization (n)

Use "organizer data synchronization" instead.

please (adv)

Use "please" if you ask users to repeat an action or if users need to wait.

radio (n)

Use "wireless connection" or "wireless transceiver" instead where possible.

ribbon (n)

Use "Home screen"' instead.

reboot (v)

Use "restart" instead.

remove (v)

Use only to refer to removing software. Otherwise, use "delete" instead.

speaker (n)

Use "speakerphone" instead.

terminate (v)

Use "stop" instead.

uncheck (v)

Use "clear" instead.

user name (n)

Use "username" instead.

voicemail (n)

Use "voice mail" instead.

web site (n)

Use "website" instead.

wireless PIM synchronization (n)

Use "wireless data synchronization" instead.



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