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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Imsods, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. Imsods

    Imsods Newbie
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    My brother has an iphone and after I find info faster than him I say "Droid Does" lol

    I always use goggles to show how much cooler my phone is when an iphone,blackberry etc is around..

    What do u do to show off when other phones are around?

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  2. may2700

    may2700 Well-Known Member

    very simple, i make a phone call that dosn't get dropped and actually goes thru.
  3. firesarge

    firesarge Lurker

    I like going on the web for info and getting it faster than the people at work with cable modems.
  4. jeepguy_1980

    jeepguy_1980 Well-Known Member

    I just use mine, I'm not trying to compete against other phones.
  5. Barbara

    Barbara Android Expert

    That's me too. I love my big dumb black lab (he's not really dumb, just lovable) and my neighbor across the street loves her little ankle biter. I would never criticize her for her choice of dog. Different strokes for different folks.
  6. GDroid

    GDroid Android Enthusiast

    I don't like showing off my phone as some people translate that to "I can now get my greasy hands all over your phone, and maybe just maybe even drop it"..sorta like when people feel it's okay to poke my LCD screen..NO THANKS!
  7. bmar29

    bmar29 Member

    luckily my self esteem isnt link to the type of phone i have. no desire to show off my droid
  8. dmodert66

    dmodert66 Android Expert

    I don't show off intentionally. Here is how a normal conversation goes if I'm using my Droid and someone spots me...

    "Oh wow...Is that a Droid?"...
    "Cool...What does it do?"

    I then proceed to show them one of these : Web, Youtube (HQ), Shazam, Goggles, etc.

    Many people/co-workers now want Droids due to my little "demos" :)
  9. Tymanthius

    Tymanthius Well-Known Member

    This. It's better than worrying about others.

    Although my buddy is trying to convince his boss to move the company to Vzn from ATT & is using me as a proving ground.

    Too bad I don't work there . . .
  10. Spotmark

    Spotmark Newbie

    I don't. That's mePhone owner behavior.
  11. droidpcguru

    droidpcguru Android Enthusiast

    I simply change my notification tone to the "DROIIID" robot tone in public.. People hear it and some look, some don't...lol
  12. zandroid

    zandroid Android Enthusiast

    Google Skymap is pretty impressive, and something to show your friends.
  13. tjrocks91

    tjrocks91 Newbie

    i show off shopsavvy and the barcode scanners, and everyone freaks out
  14. Optimus

    Optimus Well-Known Member

    I don't show mine off..it stays in a holster most of the time :p.
  15. PaulDroid

    PaulDroid Newbie

    I set a crapload of alarms at ten minute intervals throughout the day so I can pull my phone out and show everyone how the droid has more awesomeness than all the other phone. lol jk.
  16. Amaroth

    Amaroth Android Enthusiast

    sometimes I get embarrassed when i get a text and the droid sound plays....
    but lately I have just let it play loud and proud haha. i dunno
  17. dave412_4

    dave412_4 Member

    Yep the easiest way to show it off without really trying is putting the tone to "DROID". I some many people look back. I actually went to the apple store to get some accessories for my macbook and it went off kinda loud. I felt a little embarrassed because everyone turned around. On guy said is that the moto droid i was like yeah he said do you like I said yup couldn't be more happier. My droid was only $65 bucks :D
  18. TXLady

    TXLady Member

    I guess I don't understand the need to show it off.

    One of the reason I never seriously considered buying an iPhone was because of how obnoxious most of the iPhone users I know were about it. I hope the Droid users do not become that obnoxious. The superior phone should stand on its own. I don't need to see a note at the bottom of each email that says "sent from my Droid" or some yahoo waving his phone around saying "look at my Droid (and me!)".
  19. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    Nothing. I don't care if my DROID is better than brand X or phone whatever. It is better "FOR ME", and that's all that really matters. Isn't it???

    The fact is, if the iPhone was on Verizon, it would probably win this peeing contest hands down. (Pun intended!) But it isn't, so I own a DROID. But that doesn't mean I'm going to trade it in when the iPhone finally does work on Verizon's network. ;)
  20. Takami826

    Takami826 Lurker

    I have zero desire to do the anything you can do I can do better shlock... really who has time for that?

    Seriously, droid does, it speaks for itself, I don't need to wave it around in people's faces.
  21. johninbigd

    johninbigd Android Enthusiast

    There's no need to show off, but people ask me about mine all the time and I show it to them. They're usually very impressed with Google Sky Map and Google Navigation.
  22. jmccarthy14

    jmccarthy14 Well-Known Member

    The responses to this are silly. Just answer the OP's question.

    To those of you who are so secure you don't need to show how secure you are with your phone, good for you. Continue to be so secure that you need to Tell people you are secure. Continue to make fun of those who aren't 'happy with who they are' and all that feel good stuff for teh fat chix.

    The iPhone comment was kinda silly too. To win 'hands down' is pretty silly to say. Who would 'win' is a tough question, but hands down definately not. I came from a 3GS, going to school in boston where ATT coverage isn't horrible (least in spots i freq in cambridge, so no posts about how back bay sux plz ;) ). So the network was Not the reason I swapped. And I am happy as hell with my droid.

    My girlfriend, a needlessly obsessed with designers and celebz iphone user, said she was jealous of it. She isn't sure if its for her, but she asks to use it all the time. This is the girl who said 'this is stupid' and 'its not an iphone joe' when I was trying it out in the store, she was tapping her foot.

    She now steals it from me on the train, wanting to listen to pandora on my A2D bluetooth cans while playing her favorite SNES games from when she was a kid.

    I like being able to do that while checking my sync'd calendar and getting messages from meebo or google voice without considering 'do i want to answer now and have to reload this app after?' Or thinking about what icon I want for my browser or what theme I want on my phone when I'm bored.

    All things I couldn't do on my iphone.

    So there is plenty for people to show off, if they want, and leave people be if they wanna have fun with their new toys. They are no better or worse. Except me, I am worse. I think I'm better than people who still own those 'old newz' smartphones ).

    PS. I liked the greasy fingers reason though.
  23. Trapper31

    Trapper31 Well-Known Member

    I wonder if the original poster's question has been misunderstood. Instead of "how do you use your Droid to draw attention to yourself and then proceed to show off?", what if we rephrase as "what cool features/apps do you show your friends when they ask to check out your phone?".

    My Droid will [hopefully] arrive via Fedex today and I am very interested in "neat" and "cool" apps that may not serve any other purpose than to provide a little wow-factor. I've seen a few threads about apps that are useful and really improve the day-to-day functionality of the phone, but I would certainly like to hear from others about less useful but really cool apps. We didn't pay this much for just a phone, right? :)

    P.S. This is my first post, and I'd like to give thanks to everyone on this forum for the volumes of information and great advice.
  24. vevans

    vevans Lurker

    All I do is just speak to it with the google search and it pulls up almost anything I am searching for. I used it to search for anything and people believe it is like a robot. Then they hear the Drooiiid and that really causes a stiiiir.
  25. omgitsjen

    omgitsjen Newbie

    ShopSavvy, Google SkyMap and Voice Activated searches have been the most impressive feature to non owners so far. My boyfriend isn't exactly tech savvy so when I showed him Pandora he got uberjealous right away and started talking about how he needs a new phone.

    There are several iPhone users where I work who heckled me pre November 6th. When I walked into work on Monday, they demanded to size up my phone and compare it to theirs right away. They handed it back to me less than 3 minutes later looking dejected and commenting on how cool it was that I have a youtube widget from the home screen.

    The phone shows itself off, its nothing to do with me :)

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