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I took a call on Droid. Screen grayed out so I assume it was locked. After 30 secs, phone happened to touch my cheek. A recording that sounded like my voice mail came on asking me for a password and I lost my call. Flipped screen on and saw "manage messages" with 2 diverging arrows, but was unable to retrieve my call? I do not even have a voice mail button on my home screen.... can't figure out why it interrupted in-progress call. I do have Screebl, but it is disable during phone use, and the screen did seem to lock. Any ideas/solutions welcome.
I've had my droid for 2 weeks and have had smartphones since an IPAQ in 2001. I agree with many of the posters that smartphones/pda phones are not designed to be as 'phone use friendly' as a standard flip phone. The Droid is different from every other smartphone I've ever used because it doesn't have hard buttons to send and end calls.
The steps I expect to have to make to place a call are 1. unlock 2. open dialer app 3. dial number 4. hit send. Every other phone I've used allowed me to hit the send button to bring up the dialer after unlocking.
This process on Droid works as expected EXCEPT there is no hardware button to bring up the dialer app. So, I have to keep an icon on my desktop for the dialer app. That's no problem unless all my desktop icons disappear like they did today and have one other time previously. This is why a hard button should be mapped to the dialer which it sounds like can be done with the camera button using the app recommended above.
My biggest gripe is the experience when trying to end a speakerphone call. I frequently make calls in speakerphone mode. On every smartphone I've ever had, calls could be ended by pressing the END button on the phone. There was no process to press that button. On Droid, I have to wake up the phone and possibly unlock it, then access the dialer app, then press end.
Aside from that, I think Droid is a great device.