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    a questions re: answering calls

    Is theren way to change how to answer an incoming call? The slide bar is a bit of a hassle and isnt really easy when driving. I would love a single icon to just tap that would automatically wake up on an incoming call, or even remap the camera button?

    Also, how do you stop the screen from going blank during a call? I would like to keep it active but perhaps dimmed so I dont have to hit the top button to bring the phone out of sleep to hang up a call.

    Thanks in advance for any help.....
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    Did you get any response yet - answering calls on Droid?

    I also have that problem. Wondering if there is a solution. Or if not, hoping that there will be a software update. Because that's the one hassle. This is, after all, a phone, and it's hard sometimes to grab the phone in time and slide that bar across to answer it.
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    If enough people stress about a potential safety concern then I am sure there would be a change....

    I, of course, have no issue with it and do not mind it. Find it convenient for security purposes to just incase of an accidental touch on the phone.
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    If safety during driving is a concern, get a bluetooth headset or speaker for answering calls while driving. Unfortunately, the Droid doesn't support voice dialing by BT at this time, but you certainly can answer incoming calls using BT without having to touch your Droid.

    As for the Droid's screen not blanking during a call, it is designed that way, for the proximity sensor to blank the screen, so that you don't activate button presses and such when you are in-call. If they didn't deactivate the screen during a call, then a lot of people would complain about those unintended button presses while using the phone.
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    get the Jupiter Jack : )

    The slide to answer is what I believe to be an excellent implementation because you CANNOT accidently answer OR cancel a call. You have to intentionally move the slider to answer.

    Once you get used to the device it is second nature.

    As xliderrider said the proximity sensor is essential not only to save battery life but also to cut down on accidental pushing of the speaker phone, dial pad, mute, hang up features. Imagine what a mess that would cause : )
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    I'm waiting for an ap to replace the slider answer with a touch screen button, or better yet, with the HOME button.
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    I think I read that if you implant a magnet in your cheek, the Droid will automatically answer once you bring it to your ear. An enterprising dentist near us has converted his gold filling business to a magnets for Droid owners.

    We can pretty much expect replacement lock screens so those who want to touch their phone while driving can do so without becoming too rearranged. Personally, any of the ideas above would result in my calls being answered before I get my phone out of my pocket. I happen to like any phone that is intentionally difficult to answer while driving. In fact, I wish the Droid could detect that the owner is driving a minivan and go radio silent if it doesn't have a bluetooth connection. I also get an obscene joy flicking unwanted calls to voicemail, it seems so much more physical than pushing a simple button. I wish I could assign a muted trumpet wahnt-wahnt-wahhh to the action.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleeve View Post
    I think I read that if you implant a magnet in your cheek, the Droid will automatically answer once you bring it to your ear. An enterprising dentist near us has converted his gold filling business to a magnets for Droid owners.

    We can pretty much expect replacement lock screens so those who want to touch their phone while driving can do so without becoming too rearranged. Personally, any of the ideas above would result in my calls being answered before I get my phone out of my pocket. I happen to like any phone that is intentionally difficult to answer while driving. In fact, I wish the Droid could detect that the owner is driving a minivan and go radio silent if it doesn't have a bluetooth connection. I also get an obscene joy flicking unwanted calls to voicemail, it seems so much more physical than pushing a simple button. I wish I could assign a muted trumpet wahnt-wahnt-wahhh to the action.
    Hahaha,

    Basically, what I don't want is a bunch of (silent) OTA updates that fundamentally change the way this phone was designed and make me change the way I use it now.

    Are you listening VerGooMoto? We've already speculated about the silent update for the camera auto-focus, so don't go fixing things that aren't broke, k?
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    I to as well have trouble answering the phone even at home not driving a car I have missed more then one call cause it would not flick all the way. I have a portecting privce screen . Any kelp would be great
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    This drives me nuts. You complain about the safety hazard and yet you talk on your phone while driving which is a KNOWN safety hazard.

    The only thing my Droid gets used for while driving is navigation. Everything else can wait and if it cannot, I will pull over.
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