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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dewalist, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. dewalist

    dewalist Android Enthusiast
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  2. Podivin

    Podivin Android Expert

    A magnet will definitely mess up an SD card if it get's close enough. It may or may not mess with the ROM and RAM that's built into the phone, depending upon it's technology. In any case I wouldn't recommend using a magnet to mount your phone.
  3. gregandgail

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  4. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead

    I like the concept, but don't know if I want to be the first one to try it out.
  5. mj_b90

    mj_b90 Well-Known Member

    A magnet won't do anything to flash memory in the SD card or phone, especially not a weak one from a phone holster.

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  6. Zerethusta

    Zerethusta Member

    I just broke contract with sprint and went from a palm pre to the eris. The pre has the touchstone charger, which uses magnets to hold the phone in place. Strong enough that I fabricated an aluminum plate that was wedged between two pieces of my dash in the car, mounted the touchstone to it, and used my phone like a GPS unit that way. Never once fell from a pothole, hard cornering, etc.

    Granted, the pre doesn't have expandable memory, but I can't imagine SD card flash memory being much different than internal flash memory as far as magnets affecting them.
  7. jj3699

    jj3699 Android Enthusiast

    Dewalist sorry to thread jack you, but since VZW is going to be getting the palm pre and pixe plus in the near future, I was wondering how do you like your Eris compared to the Pre?
  8. jj3699

    jj3699 Android Enthusiast

    Once again sorry for the off topic question, but to the original topic I dont believe that it will mess anything up because a guy I work with has the storm w/ the vzw slider case with a magnet on the inside that puts it to sleep as soon as it come into contact with it (suppose to be that way) and when he pulls it from the case it is perfectly fine, but they are two completely different phones, so I am not entirely sure
  9. Zerethusta

    Zerethusta Member

    On topic: My old BB Pearl also had a case available, where the magnet in the case would make it auto go to a preset mode (silent, etc.) when in the case. It had removable memory as well. Yet more flash memory doesn't mind magnets evidence.

    Off topic: The pre is an AMAZING smartphone. Internet was solid, touchscreen responsive and easy to use. The card system, where you could have as much open as ram would allow was great. Palm ENCOURAGES homebrew, and the community has truly stepped up to the plate.

    But the battery is the single unforgivable. I'd take off charger at 9 am, leave it sitting next to me at the comp all day, nothing but checking it when the e-mail alert went off, and by 6 pm it'd be down to 15 percent or so, and ready for a charge. There is NO way I found to bump battery life, and that's just ridiculous in a place with decent reception. When I first got it in July, the batt would last me a good 4 hours before needing charged. Update came out, would go 8. Next update got it up to about 12, and last update didn't help at all. The phone radio has also been reported as underpowered, and I can see why, my pearl would have 2 bars where it has 1/0, and my gf's iphone 3gs the same. At least when I hold it it does. She doesn't answer half the time I call and it's not in her log, so maybe I'm just a sorcerer.

    The touchstone is the greatest thing I've ever seen as far as cell accessories go, and I'll buy one in a HEARTBEAT for ANY phone I ever have which has a similar option available.

    The Pre Plus and Pixi Plus have done away with the home button (silver button below the screeen) and I don't see how it'll be usable without that, it's like the alt+tab/escape button, I'd use it just about every time i touched the phone. I dunno how it's gonna work, but the bump in memory doesn't seem a good enough tradeoff. I'm not gonna be breaking contract with my eris, that's for damn sure at this point.

    WebOS is very easy to use, but sense UI is even better as far as I'm concerned. The android's marketplace pwnz the palm app catalog, comparing apps across platforms, but to be fair android OS has had much longer for developers to learn it.

    I was able to break contract since sprint changed the terms, giving me a 30 day window to cancel without an early termination fee, and got my eris. I absolutely LOVE it. If I hadn't been able to, I probably would've stuck with the pre until contract over, though not been especially happy until they figured out the battery issue. Once it was up to a day and a half or so I'd have been telling people to get it, but until then I'd have advised looking further.

    Wow. I wrote a lot more than I expected.

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The HTC Droid Eris release date was November 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 288GB RAM, MSM7600 processor, and 1300mAh battery.

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