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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by MBS, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. MBS

    MBS Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Well my Droid saved my a$$ today big time. I had 10 stops to make and my Garmin GPS kept losing signal. So I pulled out the ole Droid and punched in the first address and it popped right up and took me there.

    I continued to use it the rest of the stops and it worked like a champ!!


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  2. Redflea

    Redflea Android Expert

    It stopped a bullet today that would have hit me square in the heart.

    Oh, plus I used it to find a subway when I was really, really hungry. That was the best part.
  3. Legacystar

    Legacystar Android Enthusiast

    i was able to find a bank that was open till 3 with my Droid so i could take my hairdressers deposit to the bank. we found out the closest one was only open till 1 :( but droid saved me (i get free haircuts so i was glad to do it)
  4. SlotCAR

    SlotCAR Lurker

    We were out of town with my Wife's Jeep.

    Jeep started to 'steam' and dump radiator fluid everywhere.

    Via voice search found Jeep dealers near my current location.
    Surfed their websites and decided on which one to call.

    Was able to get their website from the 'details' section in MAPS [excellant feature] as well as their service phone number.

    They dispatched the 'hook' and towed the Jeep to the dealership who diagnosed it as a water pump. They sent us to the mall and two hours later and a $100.00 dollar deductable, they picked us up at the mall and we continued the trip.

    - Google Voice Search
    - Google Maps
    - 3G Broswer
    - Droid even used as a phone.

    - PRICELESS ...

    - SlotCAR

    An absolutely true story by the way ...
  5. gonzoguy24

    gonzoguy24 Android Expert

    Today at the gym aNd I threw on my raps and got ready for ten rounds on the bag...what's this? Round timer missing from my bag...shittttt....pick up droid and search for round timer app...five minutes later I am happily pounding away and the heavy bag :) hell yeah
  6. CookieMomster

    CookieMomster Member

    Maybe not my a$$ but definitely my money. An app I use, easy money, reminded me of bills that autodraft out of my account so I was able to make sure the money was in the bank to cover them and avoid overdraft fees. I have a big problem remembering the autodrafts.
    I was also able to pull up reviews on a video game I was about to buy through the bar scanner app and saved my money by NOT buying that game.
  7. troybal

    troybal Newbie

    For Black Friday I really wanted to order Microsoft Office for $59 from Tiger direct but I did not want to wait for the shipment. So I decided to go to Best Buy and fork over $69 for it. When I went to the counter I asked if they did competitive pricing they said they did if they could see the ad! I brought up the speedy droid, went right to Tiger direct (all while at the register and manager talking to me). He told me that I would have to pay for shipping at Tiger direct anyway. By then the front page of Tiger Direct had already loaded and I zoomed into the ad and showed him $59 with free shipping. He looked at me then said, let him have it for $59.00 Woo Hoo!!!! Now that was Fast!
  8. Apeman

    Apeman Well-Known Member

    The day after I got my droid (Nov. 9th) there was a question on my favorite radio station to be able to go see "Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular" show in a local theater. I quickly googled the answer, and was the first to call in! Got the tickets and it was an awesome show. My mom (I took her with me) paid my phone bill for the month as a pay back :p
  9. I dropped my friend off in an area I was unfamiliar with. Got completely lost. Turned on GPS, put it on my dock. Droid navigated me home. :) It was like a week after I got the droid too and before that, no internet on my phone and no gps.
  10. Amaroth

    Amaroth Android Enthusiast

    Well I just moved to california bout 3 months ago and I have no idea where anything is. GPS helps me have a life hahaha. It's making me used to my surroundings and roads too now.
  11. JM33

    JM33 Well-Known Member

    The night before Turkey day my transmission blew out in my Jeep halfway home. I was able to call a tow truck, and a ride.

    Ok so any phone could have done that, but it did save my a$$ from walking. ;)

    I actually called my insurance to remind me I was too cheap to get roadside assitance on my plan. They were nice enough to connect me to a tow company. I guess if they didn't do that I would have looked one up in the browser, making it more of a droid savior story. Later I found a roadside assistance app... that could have been the ultimate story. (Even though it merely gives you #s to AAA, not giving assistance itself, but seems like a great app if you get in a wreck.)
  12. NJLiveFree

    NJLiveFree Newbie

    I had a client who desperately needed a software update on an accounting program. It wasn't working within the program's help/update link. I was able to quickly find the link to a download from the software company and email the link from the side of the road in 30 seconds. It made me look like I give the best customer service. The client is singing my praises.
  13. ItalianScallion

    ItalianScallion Well-Known Member

    If you're a Jeep owner, apparently a Droid is a must-have!
  14. GDroid

    GDroid Android Enthusiast

    All the time. I use it as a self-defense weapon. :p
  15. VandalDuck

    VandalDuck Member

    My wife inadvertantly installed Advanced Virus Remover on our home computer. This is a well known bug....which is very difficult to get rid of.

    I was able to disconnect internet access to the computer and use my Droid to do all of the searching to find the Registry settings I needed to set back to normal...or remove, find out where the programs were installed and remove, etc.

    After 7+ hours of messing around...and lots of searching on my Droid...I was able to eradicate the thing. 3 weeks later, nothing shows up on my scans on the home computer! I would never have been able to do that on my BlackBerry. The browser would not have allowed it!
  16. anuleif

    anuleif Member

    MotoTorch is the most useful non-native app on my phone. I got the droid soon after the super flashlight on my keyring died. I have no fantastic rear-saving stories, but I haven't slipped on any hot wheels in the dark. I haven't fallen down the basement stairs. I haven't had any problems finding my keys or unlocking the door after dark. The contents of my purse are clearly illuminated. I can find anything anywhere now. :)
  17. tmette

    tmette Member

    Apparently no one else has found the hidden feature that makes the Droid transform into a robot bodyguard?
  18. anuleif

    anuleif Member

    ^ Well... there is the police siren... Close enough. A droid taser app would be hott. lol j/k
  19. jackburnt

    jackburnt Android Enthusiast

    I've had it less than a week and it hasn't saved my ass (yet). But I plan to go Christmas shopping Saturday and Google Goggles will come in handy price checking/reviews.

    Otherwise, MotoTorch avoids fights when I go to bed after a late WoWing session. My wife hates when I wake her up.

    My boss found a picture online of an airport and Google Goggles was able to find the airport from the monitor!
  20. bigdroiddog

    bigdroiddog Well-Known Member

    mototorch on the droid saved me too! my windshield was covered with ice and my light under my hood was out, i had deicer but my washer fluid was empty, it was so dark out, i clicked on moto torch and lite up my whole engine compartment so i could fill my fluid.
    I love you droid....
  21. Melon Bread

    Melon Bread Newbie

    Mostly The Scan and Compare app (I think thats what its called) helps me when i go shopping for like anything
  22. rtillaree

    rtillaree Newbie

    hasn't just yet...
  23. melmigs

    melmigs Newbie

    It's saved me from dying of boredom during 3 hour class lectures ;)
  24. patrick3002

    patrick3002 Newbie

    Rofl - yeah what's up w/ all the jeeps breaking down & the DROID coming to the rescue hahaha
  25. del2484

    del2484 Well-Known Member

    Didn't exactly save my ass, but it helped. Was in a cab with some friends and we were on our way to the bar. We were a block away (stuck at a light) from the turn I thought the bar was on but I wasn't 100% sure. The driver asked me what the address was but I didn't know. I took out my phone figuring I wouldn't have enough time but used voice command with the name of the bar and the city. Ended up having the address with a few seconds to spare. Awesome :)

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The Motorola Droid release date was November 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.7" inch screen, 5MP camera, 256GB RAM, processor, and 1400mAh battery.

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