I've been waiting forever to be a part of an open source phone community, I'm so so happy to join the Droid family.
I had BlackBerries almost since they came out, my last was the Tour which had an AWFUL track ball, thankfully, so two days ago instead of hitting it agaist a brick wall I replaced it and got me a Droid.
Couldn't Be Happier ! Honey, I'm home !
I don't want to extend my welcome too much so I'm hoping you can help me with some pointers. There are some little quirks RIM have worked out, I'm wondering if you can point me to the answers (looked in forums, checked faqs, you can send link and I'll read no need to retype for another android virgin):
1. Sleep mode - RIMs clock has a simple "sleep mode", you switch to it and the display goes dark, phone will sound only incoming calls and wake-up alarm. Is there a way to duplicate this with one app/button click ?
2. Locking - RIM phone lock is so simple, you cset a button which renders the screen inactive, but still visible if you want. Clicking the desired buttons releases the phone from it's locked state and voilla. In Droid, as far as I can tell, only way to lock is to either set screen to turn off in 10 or to push the most inconvenient on/off button in production. Now the phone is dark, and in order to unlock, the same inconvenient button must be clicked, than slide the green unlock and it's unlocked.
Isn't there an app which simply locks the screen, leaves it ON for x time, and all required to unlock is the slide mechanism ? I can't believe it doesn't bother everyone.
3. Gmail app. (A) Doesn't show new items on icon, only in phone notification; and (B) Is it possible the Gmail app will not let me edit an email I'm trying to forward ? What an I doing wrong ??
I have a few more doozies, but these really really bug me.
Thank you for reading, and replying. I'll be sure to pay-it-forward and be a helping member of this community.
Have a great day ! Y.
I guess I should mention the iPhone at least once, so there it is.
My last apple hardware was APPLE IIe (I'm oooold), which I concider to be the last good apple product. Now I wouldn't touch apple crapware with a 10 foot pole.