I just switched to Droid2 from Blackberry, I too would have stayed w/ BBerry had I known I couldn't sort by "Last Name" & "Company". This is a MAJOR shortcoming & it needs to be fixed ASAP! They need to add a multiple sort function immediately. I still have time to turn this back in for a $35 restocking charge. I'm seriously considering it.
Another problem is inability to increase the size of the font. Blackberry has it. Why not Droid. It's a safety hazard!!!
Last edited by KMBrowser@aol.com; 09-22-2010 at 07:23 AM. Reason: misspelling
I just upgraded to 2.2 this afternoon. One of the features that I was looking forward to was the ability to sort contacts by last name. However, the keystrokes outlined in this thread are not possible on my Droid X.
Previously, contacts were sorted pretty randomly. Some were sorted by last name and others were sorted by first name. This has got to be the worst possible scenario. After upgrading to 2.2, they're all sorting by first name- a step in the right directon, but not far enough.
I can't believe this whiz-bang phone can't sort the way most of the world does. Am I missing something?
I would like to sort the names by last name first as well. I have over 1200 names in my contact list and since I am a lobbyist I know most of the member of Congress as "Congressman __________" or "Senator _____________". It seems like a simple fix and I have never understood why the Android phone won't permit you to sort them the way you would like to do it. A phone should provide you with the options that you want, not the other way around.
After incalculable time and frustration, but still being stuck w/ the phone, I've done a "work around". I use the search function at the bottom (the magnifying glass) and type in what I want to find. It will then bring up the addresses with that particular search. Then I scroll down to what I want. The "work around" is putting the entire name in the First name field, as well as city & state, and anything else I might want to search by, i.e. "Restaurant" (ABC Restaurant, Boston, MA). The search should pull up all contacts with "restaurant" in the first field.
The Catagories function also is a bust. One would think that Catagories is in the contact. It's not.
This platform is terrible. It must have been designed by a 12 year old.
I have decided that the program was written by a twenty something who has a limited number of friends, knows them all by first name, and so never realized that in the business world most sorting is done by last name. I keep hoping that they will fix it but the moment I am able to ditch the phone I will be out of it. We purchased 7 of them and have to wait at least one year or eat a pretty hefty cost.
I like how the answer is always "blame it on the youth" - no way a sophisticated business oriented adult could make such insufficient software