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  1. MisterEff

    MisterEff Android Enthusiast
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    I just got my DROID!!! Some of you may know that I should have gotten it Saturday, but I went to an authorized dealer, just to show my brother, and asked if I could get it a little early and I was expecting a no. The guy calls up Verizon and a few minutes later I am holding my Droid. I just got home and I got the push to upgrade it so it is doing that while I am on here...I am just happy they let me upgrade almost a week early. Shows that Verizon is nice sometimes.
     

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    Congrats bro welcome! :)
     
  3. MisterEff

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    Thanks. I downloaded like 10 apps.
     
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    I get mine on friday. I absolutely can't wait! I actually have a list of about 30-40 apps that I plan on downloading/trying out as well as a number of other todos that I've compilated since finding this board.
     
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    That's what I did and when I got the phone I just got the barcode scanner and downloaded the apps. If you can't wait for it like I couldn't I suggest going into the store and seeing if you can get it early.
     
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    Download more! It's so addicting.

    Enjoy :)
     
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    Congrats on finally getting one! The first 24 hours the droid will pair with your neural system and by 48 hours you and the Droid will be ONE



    Essential apps:
    Handcent (txt app)
    Home++
    Genisis emulator (Genisoid I think?)
    GBA emulator (Gameboid I think?)
    ebuddy (best IM app out there)

    I don't want to bog down ur App wishlist so I'll leave it to that :D
     
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    I got all the ones I was going for so feel free to add more. I might get home++ but I have one home screen completely empty so I don't see the point yet
     
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    I'd suggest Meebo IM over eBuddy. It's light-years ahead in terms of the "not hideous" feature. Especially now that they've fixed the connection issues.

    Also look into Google Voice and an account with them for free texting, Meridian music player, Pandora internet radio, PdaNet, and AK Notepad.
     
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    Heres an updated list of ALL the apps I currently have and recommend:
    Essential apps:
    3banana
    Handcent (txt app)
    Home++
    Genisis emulator (Genisoid I think?)
    GBA emulator (Gameboid I think?)
    ebuddy (best IM app out there)
    Aldiko (good e book reader app with free books)
    BBC News (or NYtimes)
    Speedtest.net app (check ur 3g speeds wherever u are)
    Droid Coupon (nice coupon app with widget)
    Key Ring (add rewards cards and library card on ur droid. retailers scan ur droid u can forget abt the cards!!)
    google sky and google googles (fun apps to play with)
    pdanet (search this on google first and u'll find out what this does ^^)
    OI shopping list (nice shopping/to do list)
    Real time (traffic updates)
    Acast (for podcasts and rss)
    compass
    dockrunner
    droid light (B&B light kept randomly turning on so I switched to this one)
    beautiful widgets (def worth it costs $1.45)
    andftp (for ftp server access)
    androlib wallpapers and backgrounds (for wallpapers)
    Beamreader (pdf reader)
    Calwidget (better calendar widget)
    fxcamera (camera app with more effects)
    dog whistler (fun to play with)
    craigslist
    free dictionary
    Layar (augmented reality app uses ur camera to scan ur area and displays on your screen where things are and how far )
    Contact Owner (free alternative to ICE in case of emergency contacts)
    Quick uninstaller
    snaptell
    Wavesecure (backup ur data and lock ur phone and erase remotely when its stolen)
    Wheres my droid (rings ur droid when lost and on silent mode)
    wikimobile
    Weatherbug or Accuweather
    ringdroid
    mabilo ringtones


    Games:
    Zombie Run (uses gps and plants fake zombies which u must reroute around. Good if ur talking a walk and want to play a fun game, but not really good when ur in the car)
    steamy window
    star wars sounds
    useless facts
    poke a mole
    papi river
    papi pole
    papi jump
    maths workout
    light racer 3d basic
    keepy uppy
    copycat free
    blockx 3d
    2 player reactor (fun 2p game)
    4ever fall free
     
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    Yea, I use google voice for texting anyone not on verizon. I will get rid of my current $10 txting plan when GV doesn't refresh only every 5 minutes.
     
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    So with GV do you guys have to give out your google voice number for ppl to text you? or can they still text you on your regular cellphone number?
     
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    You give out your GV...I gave it to everyone without Verizon so far because I can txt unlimited to verizon. When the App speeds up I will change it forever.
     

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