Calguns.net  

Home My iTrader Join the NRA Donate to CGSSA Sponsors CGN Google Search
CA Semiauto Ban(AW)ID Flowchart CA Handgun Ban ID Flowchart CA Shotgun Ban ID Flowchart
Go Back   Calguns.net > GENERAL DISCUSSION > Technology and Internet
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Technology and Internet Emerging and current tech related issues. Internet, DRM, IP, and other technology related discussions.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-07-2009, 9:14 AM
f4iguy f4iguy is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: San Jose
Posts: 184
iTrader: 4 / 100%
Default Anyone else get the droid?

How do you like it? I've had some trouble updating contacts but overall like the phone any other thoughts, or tricks?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-07-2009, 9:36 AM
jarhead995 jarhead995 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,209
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

On November 20th, its either droid or iphone I'm not sure what to get. How are the apps?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-07-2009, 10:00 AM
f4iguy f4iguy is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: San Jose
Posts: 184
iTrader: 4 / 100%
Default

the android market is cool, I didn't like that you have to have a gmail account to sync, as I've used yahoo forever but they forward from your acct for 30 days. I like it better because it has the qwerty keyboard. very stout!!!! I'd give the apps 2 months and they'll be as good if not better than apple, seeing as the Android software is open we will see. hope this helps, anyone else?

The google maps feature is the stuff, amazing feature, if you get confused like i do with directions.

Last edited by f4iguy; 11-07-2009 at 10:04 AM..
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-07-2009, 10:04 AM
GlennG31 GlennG31 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 1,327
iTrader: 4 / 100%
Default

I'm thinking about picking up the Droid Eris. My contract is up, and with my New Every 2 discount, I can get it for $49.99. Not a bad price for an Android phone. The only drawback is that it comes with Android 1.5, not 2.0 like the Droid.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-07-2009, 10:06 AM
jarhead995 jarhead995 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,209
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by f4iguy View Post
the android market is cool, I didn't like that you have to have a gmail account to sync, as I've used yahoo forever but they forward from your acct for 30 days. I like it better because it has the qwerty keyboard. very stout!!!! I'd give the apps 2 months and they'll be as good if not better than apple, seeing as the Android software is open we will see. hope this helps, anyone else?

The google maps feature is the stuff, amazing feature, if you get confused like i do with directions.

You can only use gmail?!?!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-07-2009, 10:14 AM
f4iguy f4iguy is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: San Jose
Posts: 184
iTrader: 4 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jarhead995 View Post
You can only use gmail?!?!
Dont take my word but it is a GOGGLE phone.......
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-07-2009, 10:14 AM
aemergin aemergin is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 85
iTrader: 19 / 95%
Default

I have a Sprint HTC Hero .. Android 1.5 works great, but I can't wait for 2.0 (or at least 1.6). Very happy with the system, HTC has made a very slick interface to sit on top of Android. Going from a Mogul (HTC 6800) to this is a huge difference .. I just miss being able to use WMWifiRouter to share my 3G connection .. I'm sure there will be something similar for Android soon enough.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-07-2009, 10:15 AM
f4iguy f4iguy is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: San Jose
Posts: 184
iTrader: 4 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GlennG31 View Post
I'm thinking about picking up the Droid Eris. My contract is up, and with my New Every 2 discount, I can get it for $49.99. Not a bad price for an Android phone. The only drawback is that it comes with Android 1.5, not 2.0 like the Droid.
Pay the extra for 2.0
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-07-2009, 10:18 AM
uzigalil uzigalil is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: L.A.
Posts: 1,007
iTrader: 19 / 100%
Default

I read that the Droid is good and maybe the best Android phone yet,But I'll stick with my Iphone.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-07-2009, 10:26 AM
f4iguy f4iguy is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: San Jose
Posts: 184
iTrader: 4 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by uzigalil View Post
I read that the Droid is good and maybe the best Android phone yet,But I'll stick with my Iphone.
dont blame you. Its a fair phone.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11-07-2009, 12:38 PM
JDay's Avatar
JDay JDay is offline
I need a LIFE!!
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: El Dorado County
Posts: 18,870
iTrader: 5 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jarhead995 View Post
You can only use gmail?!?!
You need a google account to use the marketplace.
__________________
Oppressors can tyrannize only when they achieve a standing army, an enslaved press, and a disarmed populace. -- James Madison

The Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms. -- Samuel Adams, Debates and Proceedings in the Convention of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 86-87 (Pearce and Hale, eds., Boston, 1850)
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-07-2009, 12:48 PM
Scratch705's Avatar
Scratch705 Scratch705 is offline
Calguns Addict
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 8,751
iTrader: 15 / 100%
Default

wish droid came for SIM carriers....

although it would be moot since i just got a new contract... so it will be till next year oct before i can get a new phone.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by leelaw View Post
Because -ohmigosh- they can add their opinions, too?
Proof we can all comment on whatever we want if it's at all related to the topic at hand!
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11-07-2009, 12:54 PM
Eric Mayer's Avatar
Eric Mayer Eric Mayer is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Idaho
Posts: 909
iTrader: 9 / 100%
Default

I just went and checked it out. VERY nice. However, the plans Verizon has are way too expensive. I'll stick to TMO and wait for the other Droid phones to start rolling out...

Eric
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 11-07-2009, 1:18 PM
TonyM's Avatar
TonyM TonyM is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 3,056
iTrader: 85 / 100%
Default

I'm waiting it out for a bit.

I think the best devices on android will be out in awhile and I'm not going to jump ship to Verizon now and pay their fees until we see more hardware.

The killer for me is that the VPN client doesn't allow you to use a grouppasswd key by default and you have to do some hacky stuff to get it to work. When they change that, I will be happier to leave my Blackberry behind and get my work email via a VPN connection.
__________________
NRA Benefactor Life Member.

Quote:
Originally Posted by NorCalK9.com View Post
Also dont worry if u have never built one once you go to a build party you will know everything and have a perfect functioning rifle.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 11-07-2009, 3:31 PM
JDay's Avatar
JDay JDay is offline
I need a LIFE!!
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: El Dorado County
Posts: 18,870
iTrader: 5 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scratch705 View Post
wish droid came for SIM carriers....

although it would be moot since i just got a new contract... so it will be till next year oct before i can get a new phone.
There is a GSM version of the phone and you could buy it and just stick your existing SIM card in it.

http://www.talkandroid.com/1847-moto...d-gsm-version/
__________________
Oppressors can tyrannize only when they achieve a standing army, an enslaved press, and a disarmed populace. -- James Madison

The Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms. -- Samuel Adams, Debates and Proceedings in the Convention of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 86-87 (Pearce and Hale, eds., Boston, 1850)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:31 AM.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Proudly hosted by GeoVario the Premier 2A host.
Calguns.net, the 'Calguns' name and all associated variants and logos are ® Trademark and © Copyright 2002-2016, Calguns.net an Incorporated Company All Rights Reserved.