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Hello Droidians......I think.

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by IndyRat, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. IndyRat

    IndyRat New Member
    Thread Starter

    Feb 26, 2010
    Okay, i almost don't know where to begin now that I have made the jump..... I have written on another forum about my Palm to Android experience as I too am trying to make the switch. I'm hoping that you "Droidian's" can steer me in the right direction.

    The ONLY reason that i am even remotely looking for a different phone is because I have "damaged" my Palm 700P. Dropped well too many times and lost the antenna screw about 8 days ago, I figured I might as well see what else may be out there. Particularly since Palm has dropped the ball on this Palm Pre. It was so bad that i was tempted to use a Blackberry. Well, after taking advantage of Verizon's FREE Droid ERIS this past weekend, I am distraught.

    The Droid Eris, and what seems to be all the Android based phones, caters more toward the "young-minded" adult rather than the "grown" adult. People more into Tweeting, looking at their Facebook, texting, and just "geeking" around. It does make business since, considering they are the ones that spend the money frivolously. Heck, when the phone does a reboot it displays a "droid" on a skateboard......go figure........ROFL

    On the ERIS, the difficulty using the keyboard is an understatement, it's darn near impossible to type without typos while walking...... LOL Heck I have to install a program to kill running programs that won't close themselves? Its amazing how marketing will get some people to buy anything, thank goodness this is FREE.....LOL

    The more that i dig into this phone the more issues i seem to find. Things such as....

    1) The inability to privatize individual contacts from prying eyes. I know many celebrities & popular in-the-public people and it is my duty to keep their contact information protected. Even the way the contacts are displayed is sort of sad.

    2) The lack of a standalone PC/MAC address book/calendar app to sync with like the palm desktop. I really do not like using Outlook for contacts and calendar items.

    3) What about important docs that you need to secure. Yes, one could use BioWallet but you need syncing capabilities so changes that are made on the phone can be synced to your computer.

    4) Where is the media sync? Or am I really missing something here? If I take a picture on my phone why can't i just press a "sync" button and have them installed on my computer also?

    Synchronization is important nowadays and for some reason this Android platform seems to put that as a second or third thought. I have used Palm Desktop for Contact & Calendar management for a while. So now i'm having to dump my contacts into Outlook just for synchronization via the HTC Sync manager and it is a pain. Heck now that I've put my 3200+ contacts in this thing it seems a little sluggish now. What other surprises are around the corner?

    Yes, one could sync to Gmail/Google or some other "web-based" service but who wants to open up all their contacts to the government and others that can legally force them to turn over all information on you. They would have your entire lifestyle, who you know, what you do, where you go, where you are at any given moment, everything about you. Even Verizon's "Wireless Sync" is vulnerable to legal levying. I am truly amazed how many people place their "life" online.......

    So far i've installed the following in hopes of making this work.......

    * Wavesecure
    * BioWallet
    * Advanced Task Killer
    * To Market

    I've had this phone for 3 days now, and after researching the internet to find apps that will provide the security, convenience, and ease of use of the Palm and its apps, I'm about to sell this thing. I wish Palm would pull their heads out and produce another phone with quality workmanship as the 700P, because the Palm Pre is truly NOT worth it........

    Anyway, I hope that i am just missing something here. Maybe there's a few other applications i need to make this a "grown up" phone.
    I'll give it a little more time searching otherwise i'm running back to my Treo 700P and replace my antenna screw and be happy......[​IMG]


  2. bigdroid

    bigdroid Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    Campus Safety Officer
    Earlville, NY
    Welcome to Android Forums!! :)
  3. Welcome to the forum, glad to have ya aboard!
  4. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member

    Nov 3, 2008
    Washington DC, USA
    Welcome to the AF forums and enjoy your visits !! :cool:

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