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General Noob droid eris user getting phone on monday

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rubinscube, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. rubinscube

    rubinscube Well-Known Member
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    do you have suggestions and advice on what to do before I get my droid eris and the day I get it? I will be on the verizon bandwagon:D
     

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  2. Jlopcpa

    Jlopcpa Well-Known Member
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    Congrats, you will love the phone. Dont know if this is your first smartphone or not.

    What I did, since the it syncs seemlessly with GMail, is go through and trim and organize your Gmail contacts and emails. If you dont have a GMail account you may want to working on setting it up and moving your contacts over. I found being organized before helped out a ton.

    Since I use my phone for my corporate email (exchange) and had address on both Gmail and exchange, in order to avoid duplicate listing (Gmail and exchange) I move all my personal contacts to Gmail and keep exchange for all my professional contacts.

    There are a lot of great tips thought out the forum including what apps to get an what apps not to get. Also I would get a car charger, starting off the battery life is not that good but seems to get better over a course of a couple of weeks. Some people choose to install some Task Apps (cant remember the names) but I did not and really I can get the battery to last most of the day, but I charge it in the car and at my office.

    Some good apps are;
    Bloo - Facebook (Much better than the official app)
    Google Sky
    Shazam
    Spare Parts
    OI Shopping
    ColorNote
    Shop Savvy - barcode reader (Really cool)
    Mileage

    Good luck have fun and make sure you keep checking the forums they are the best source
     
  3. rubinscube

    rubinscube Well-Known Member
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    :D:D:D

    thanks for the info
     
  4. tats_06

    tats_06 Well-Known Member
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    I would suggest starting by reading the battery tips and tips & tricks stickied threads. I am new with Eris and learned tons of helpful info! :)
     
  5. Ataranine

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    Listen to this one. Don't be disgruntled by the battery life when you get it, it just takes a little battery conditioning and some sweet talking and you'll be getting at least 15 hours on one charge, with moderate to semi-heavy usage.. :D
     

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