Published by Steve Litchfield at 7:23 UTC, August 7th 2006
A. Speed dialling is easy, once you know that it exists! Go into 'Tools | Spd dial' and you'll be prompted to turn 'Speed dialling' on. Now pick a position on the number grid and use 'Options | Assign'. Find a contact in the usual way by quick-matching a few characters from the start of their name and then 'Select' whichever of their contact numbers you want to use. You're done (for that speed dial shortcut anyway). If you have a thumbnail photo associated in Contacts, it'll show up here too, as a quick visual reference.
To speed dial one of these contacts, on the active standby screen, just press and hold the appropriate number key.