I've had my Bionic since mid-October now, and as a former long-time Blackberry user (almost 5 years), I am very pleased with the switch to Android from BB, with one exception. I cannot find a quick & simple way to dial the phone.
With the Blackberry, I simply had to be on the home screen and I could call someone, either by dialing their number or simply typing in their name.
With Android, it seems to always bee a multi-step process. I have to go to the home screen, then click on the phone icon. Then, I have to make sure the phone icon is on the dialer (which I can type in the name or number), or on Contacts. From there, I can click on the search icon and find a name that way. I have 1,000+ contacts, so using the slider on the right-hand side isn't very practical.
What I want to be able to do is hit one button from the home screen and be able to start dialing by name or number. I have not yet found a way to make the phone icon always pull up the dialer when I click it (it seems to revert to the last icon used).
So, I'm looking for tips, hints, widgets, apps, suggestions, etc. that can help me to dial the phone as quickly & with as few button presses as possible.