How do I unlock my Cruz and get past the first screen?

Here is an example of a Cruz Reader (R101, R102, R103) lock screen. The finger-motion pictured is required to unlock the screen. Place your finger tip on a padlock icon and swipe it across the arc toward the other side of the screen. The Reader, having a resistive screen, requires pressure, while the Tablets, having a capactive screen, do not.

The lock screen typically will show for only 5 seconds without accepting input, then the screen will go blank as the unit reverts to standby mode. If this occurs, tap the power button to bring it out of standby mode so that you can unlock the screen.