In a few days I'm getting a Used Droid shipped to me form a friend of a friend. Now I'm super excited about replacing my old phone, and have just a few questions about it.
I need to set a little context here...
I don't plan on running the droid on Verizon's or anyone else's network. Until the FCC gets their act together and fixes America's wireless infrastructure, (Which won't be for a very long time), I have zero intrest on getting any kind of cell service.
I'm replacing my Windows Mobile Motorola Qm9 that has served me well. When I got the Q, I purchased a WiFi card that allowed me to use the interenet without cell service. Almost everywhere I go I have Wifi so I could be "off the grid" and use the internet whenever I wanted. There is also a SIP program that I got (For free) that allowed me to use my home phone over WiFi patched through an Asterisk server. (Upshot: free phone calls too). Because cell phones without service still can call 911, I could also use the phone directly in case of emergency (Something I had to do twice).
I came across the used droid for $200, a screaming deal. I went to the Verizon store and they told me the WiFi was built in (No card sticking out, YAY) and that you could develop/install apps yourself. I plan to use the droid the same way I used my Q. Pretty much grab a SIP client, and use the Wifi, and 911 emergency. I do have some questions.
I assume I can plug in USB and drag/drop files. Do I need sync program like WiMo, or does it mount stright?
If I wanted, I could plug my Q into the USB, charge my phone, and then "borrow" the internet from my computer. The driod does that too right? The Q required that sync program though. Kind of related. Strangly, I also needed the sync program to charge(!?). Something to do with the driver or something.
Any other things I should be aware of? I've been using Linux for years now and really want to sink my teeth into a mobile version.