Just got my Droid today an I love it. Installed Touchdown and everything is working almost exactly how I want it.
My only gripe is I use this for work and have hundreds of contacts, on my WinMo phone I could dial by name on the dial pad to easily and quickly dial a contact. I looked in the marketplace and the only apps listed say they are not compatible with 2.0
Does anyone know of an app or a built-in way to make this happen?
I'm completely with you on this I love that in WM6
I also have 780+ contacts and would like to be able to do this
Motorola Droid Forum (Phone Scoop)
just found this
"does anyone know how to use T9 dialing on this droid? the HTC Eris works great if I want to call mike I can dial 645 and any contact with that combination comes up. I've tried superdial and easy dial pro but the digits are smaller in those 2 apps which make them harder to use."
I just installed both that he says but I would like something that builds right in
I think I found something that will work even better..Voice Dialing. I had a thought maybe the reason they don't put in T9 is because it's the old way of doing it and Voice Dialing works better.
I made a shortcut so I'm going to try this out and see if this works, and maybe then T9 dialing will become just a bad habit from an outdated smartphone :)
I had the same issue getting adjusted to the Droid. I created a few folders on my home screen with direct dial contacts in them (family folder, work folder, etc). All I have to do is open the folder and click the contact to connect. For the hundreds of other contacts that I don't call as often, I just hit the search button (magnifying glass) on the phone and start typing in a name.
Not sure what you mean when you say "I made a shortcut..."
Originally Posted by ragnoir
You do realize that long pressing on the magnifying glass icon on the phone will bring up a voice search box with a mic, and speaking "Call Mike Jones" will dial Mike Jones?
No I didn't know that, I thought that was for searching the phone.
Thanks for the tip.