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    (un)Official "Top 10 Reasons I Love My Droid" thread

    So, just thought it would be fun to start a thread where we list our top 10 reasons we love our new devices (if you can't think of 10, just list the ones you can come up with)

    So, to start out here's my list:

    1. The huge WVGA screen, makes it almost netbook-like for web surfing
    2. App market (compared to BB App World) -Quick downloads, too
    3. Truly useable Remote Desktop capability - the screen is to thank for this
    4. Google voice search - works better than on most other devices i've used
    5. Google Navigation - beats paying VZW's $10/month fine for VZ Nav
    6. OpenGL ES
    7. Space for tons of apps - my phone has 145 apps/games (built in and downloaded) and 131MB free for more
    8. The browsing experience. I find myself using desktop sites instead of mobile quite a bit
    9. Old school console emulation. It might not be optimal, but the d-pad and keyboard make it POSSIBLE
    10. Exchange support using TouchDown email app. Beats my Storm on BIS by a mile!


    EDIT: i'll add a couple of extras for all of you ex-Storm owners

    11. No need to worry about memory leaks. The thing does a good job managing memory, and if a reboot is needed, it's quick
    12. No installing a new OS every other day trying to squeeze performance out of it. The Droid performs admirable for a launch device.
    13. Even doing it manually, update process is much quicker and easier - it's even possible to do it all from the phone itself.
    Last edited by Dave12308; 12-09-2009 at 11:04 PM.



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    I hate you!!!

    Am impatiently waiting for the Passion/Dragon/Bravo.

    Hope it is all that it is supposed to be.

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    1. Customizing the homescreen with widgets. See my pics below of my homescreen.
    2. MarketPlace
    3. Memory/Stability
    4. The screen is insane (watching movies on flights)
    5. Open Source - can be changed
    6. Video Camera
    7. Keyboard and D-pad for some editing (copy and paste functions).
    8. Voice Searching the internet/eveywhere
    9. Quick restarts, less than a minute.

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    1. Overall SPEED SPEED SPEED (!) of the device
    2. Camera - Still and video
    3. Widgets - If I need to leave myself a reminder, I stick a post it note widget on the home screen in 2 easy clicks.
    4. Voice search (for browsing, navigation, everything) is quick and accurate
    5. Turn by turn navigation - superb. I gave my Garmin away after I got this. You can even add layers while using tbt navigation. Pretty cool to see 'street view' while you drive down the street, or have it pop up when you get close to see what the building looks like. Got the car mount so if I want directions, just say "navigate to ___" and throw it in the car mount and a few seconds later, we're navigating.
    6. Better apps/ Marketplace - all paid apps can be returned within 24 hours for full refund if they suck
    7. Physical keyboard has grown on me. Good if you don't want spell check to eff things up, but if you need to spell check while typing just close it and use the softkeys.
    8. Android system - again, quick. And it handles everything so well you never have to worry about an app being left open.
    9. GMail - I never used gmail before, but it works very well with this phone. Even my calendar and stuff sync immediately. I'm a fan.
    10. Radio - The radio on this device is noticeably better on this device compared to my storm and storm 2. I always have great service. I rarely need wifi because signal strength is always good and 3g speed is waaaay fast on this thing.

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    I have to concur with the posts above. I’m a long time Blackberry lover. I converted my company to Blackberry, but I must admit I love this Droid with Android OS. It's crazy fast & the response is UNBELIAVBLE!!!! I'm carrying both the Droid & my Storm 2 (Primary), but it's getting old carrying both phones. I may have to convert solely to the Droid.

    Good post Dave!!


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    In addition to my own list, I fully agree with everyone else's points as well.

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    Well, I did it... I done rooted my Droid and installed the custom recovery console. Now bring on the custom ROMs!!!!!!!

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    Great job Dave! Was it scarrier than messing with bb cods? Now...where is my root for eris
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