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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by jburkart, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. jburkart

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    I'm in the process of weaning myself from a 15yr addiction to Apple products and dumping my iPhone 3G(a.k.a -- iCant or iWont) and its partnership with AT&T in favor of the Motorola Droid was my first step in this arduous process.

    I thought it would be the most difficult, until I learned that I can copy my iTunes library to the Droid. Since doing so, I haven't thought twice about my iPhone... except when wishing that it allowed email "push" for Apple's "MobileMe" email (which hosts my primary account).

    I'm thoroughly impressed by the Droid, to the extent that I think Google went overboard. So many options, so much freedom. So much faster and powerful. What excites me the most is that the Google OS is still young, and this is only the first generation Droid. I can't wait for future releases and generations.

    My only gripe is the keyboard. I'll always prefer physical keyboards over virtual (which stems from my 6+ years of Blackberry usage), but I find myself using the Droid's virtual keyboard more than I'd like. I'd be more than happy to sacrifice the jog dial (useful, but slightly redundant with a touch screen) and the Droid's thin profile (it's thin for a "slider", anyway), if it means I could use the physical keyboard again.

    At least "raise" the center of the keys. It's nearly impossible to type accurately without knowing where the center of each key is.

    Kudos to Verizon and Motorola... for providing me with pristine call quality this city-dweller hasn't experienced in years and for building a high-quality electronic device.

    Nice to meet you guys
     

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    Welcome to Android Forums!! :)
     
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    Well thats Android for you - too many options! ;) I sometimes think, wow, my phone does everything I want, and a ton of things I don't want, and then a ton of things that I don't even know that it can do! I personally think that using the soft, virtual keyboard is the only way to go. I have a Mytouch, so there is no physical keyboard, but still if there was one, it would be way to big, I wouldn't like it. But to each their own. Anyway, hope you have a great time here, I know there is a way to get your contacts from MobileMe to your phone or Google, PM if you care to know how, oh and for more detailed information check out the Motorola Droid threads.
     
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    Welcome to the AF forums and enjoy your visits !! :cool:


     
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    thanks for the many welcomes, folks.

    jfritzs2:

    I was already syncing my MobileMe contacts with Google, months before I got my Droid so that's all taken care of. Thanks!
     
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    welcome to the forum, glad to have ya aboard!
     

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