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Showing some Droid Love

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by leftystrat, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. leftystrat

    leftystrat Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    It's almost against human nature, but between the threads about WHEN ARE WE GETTING FROYO, I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT FLASH, and I WANT THE NEWER NEW PHONE, I wanted to appreciate what I have.

    I am a Droid owner. I have no roots, roms, active wallpaper, or rhythmically blinking lights. Today I visited someone in the hospital for hours. She mostly slept so I mostly Droided.

    Using one app, I scanned for open wireless. I checked many different email accounts, including Exchange at work. I read RSS feeds. I skimmed newspapers. I visited my favorite websites. I brought my laptop and a modem just in case but only used it as a very expensive charger for the Droid. If I had remembered my headphones, I would have listened to podcasts and maybe some streaming radio.

    If I were to complain, it would only be about battery life (and privacy).

    Nice going, Motorola/Google/Verizon.


  2. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    Oct 28, 2009
    Graduate Research Assitant | That part time IT guy
    3rd Rock
    As for battery, us early adopters are benefiting from the following link:

    Amazon.com: Used and New: Motorola DROID 1300mah Standard Battery

    Get a new battery - LiON batteries seem to have a charge rate of 200-250 times, and if you have ever charged your battery more than once in a day, you've probably reached that limit and your battery is starting to suffer.

    I myself bought 2 of the batteries and the following as well:

    Amazon.com: NEW OEM Motorola Droid Cliq Battery Charger SPN5564: Cell Phones & Service

    To keep one charged all the time and carry it with me to perform a swap out. in the day on those days I ma in an area that I cannot charge the phone.
  3. leftystrat

    leftystrat Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

  4. laminar_e

    laminar_e Guest

    leftystrat - i couldn't agree more. It's amazing how quickly we can begin taking things for granted sometimes. What a truly amazing device, and witnessing all the tech advances we have recently, what an amazing time to be furtunate enough to own a device like this (not that we don't all work plenty hard for the $ to purchase them, etc...). Very refreshing tenor to this thread - thnx.
  5. Rodeojones

    Rodeojones Well-Known Member

    Apr 21, 2010
    Bloomer, WI
    Just imagine the love you feel for your phone when you're rooted. When the X was announced as arriving, not once did I consider getting it. I have a phone that is more technologically advanced than just about any other device I've ever owned. Being rooted, I can ramp up the CPU speed so that it's faster than the first desktop computer I bought when I was in college in the mid/late 90s.

    I love my Droid as well and I'm going to stick with it for a long, long time.
  6. dressagerider

    dressagerider Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    Verizon recently switched my Eris (horrible phone) for a Motorola Droid and I LOVE this phone. THey offered me a few other choices, but I decided on this phone because it has been out for a while and still receiving great reviews and still a top seller. Having an external keyboard is something I never thought I would like or use, but I find myself using it far more than I thouht. The phone is fast and I have not had one problem with it. I absolutley love this phone and I have had several smart phones: bb storm 1, bb tour, palm pre, htc imagio and htc eris. The new droid x looks great, but I can't imagine ever switching from this phone.

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