I just purchased a Droid 2 Global phone. I used to have the Blackberry phone which recently crashed.
My reasons for joining this forum are simple:
1) it appears there is a super knowledgeable crew of wizards here
2) want to tap into the potential of my new smartphone
and the biggest reason:
3) struggling to make a smooth transition from Blackberry to Droid 2
Before you clobber me for not having read the FAQ page...I did, but many of the exchanges were about my current pay grade. And yes I messed with several "settings" with limited success. Bear with me, I really appreciate the help.
Enuff of the fluff, let me jump right in with a few newbie questions:
a) my USB cable currently is not working. It keeps asking me to download some software, etc. Honestly I just want TO CHARGE my fricken way-too-smartphone. How can I accomplish this? Example: my office pc, home pc and laptop are not allowing my phone to charge, BUT I went into a different office work station and cancelled out of the first prompts and my phone was charging. So, how do I make my primary computers virgin again..if you catch my drift?
b) on my blackberry, when I set calendar reminders...I loved how the entire blackberry screen was taken over with alert/reminder notifications. Is there anyway to do this on the Droid 2. All I get are super small little icons at the top of my phone screen. I have downloaded the Notes, CalWidget and Springpad app with limited success.
b1) also, should I uninstall these calendar apps (do they drain power)?
c) all this talk about Kill app/battery managers...the Verizon store put the Advanced Task Killer Free on my phone. Is this the most efficient FREE battery/app allocation manager, or should I uninstall and something more useful?
d) is there anyway to set my phone to ring via vibrate only (for phone calls)? do i just have to move the phone to silent mode and then select "vibrate only when in silent mode". Access to ringer settings on the BB was super cake and user friendly.
e) is there a battery upgrade available for purchase for the Droid 2?
You deserve a medal if you made it this far. If you got frustrated reading these questions, please re-read my handle...i need help.
Thanks in advance for any input.