a few questions about the droid...

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  1. Sean6293

    Sean6293 New Member

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    I am a future droid owner (will get my phone in about a week) and have a few questions:

    1) is there any alternative way to "wake up" the droid? the unlock button on the top of the phone is so awkwardly placed... is there a way to use the camera button to unlock the phone or maybe a long press on one of the touchkeys?

    2) not a question about the droid, but about android... If you have an htc android phone running sense UI, can you still use custom home replacements?

    3) anyone have any videos of replacement keyboards on the droid? i found the virtural keyboard to be almost useless compared to the iphone's which i'm used to. I'd love a decent replacement and i'm wondering if anyone knows of any...

    thats pretty much it....

    the first two people to post helpful responses will get google voice invites for their troubles.
     
  2. Vladimir

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    1: NO, atleast not yet.
    2: YES
    3: Market place has options to change the keyboard ( virtual )
     
  3. Vladimir

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    search " keyboard " in market place. tons of cool skins and what not. vladn02@gmail.com thanks :)
     
  4. Sean6293

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    are any of the keyboard replacements multitouch? do any work as well as the HTC keyboard or the iphones?
     
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    1. The only other way I know of is just sliding it open. Other than that, just the unlock button.
    2. Yes. Panda home is a good free alternative.
    3. Better keyboard is just about the best replacement out there. Its theme-able too.
    Seen here:
     
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    i've heard that phones running sense can't use new home replacements, you're saying they can?
     
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    Oh I misread your original post. No I don't think they can. Not yet anyway.
     
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    gotcha, thanks. want a GV invite?
     
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    Just slide it open a tiny bit. Just enough to show bottom row of keys on keyboard then close. I do that instead of using top power button.
     
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    Yes I would. Thank you.
    My email is kamtheman777@gmail.com
     
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    glad your questions were answered! :) congrats on a cool phone and thanks for the GV invite!!!
     
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    for what it's worth:

    ScreenModeWidget, which is designed to allow bypassing the lockscreen when turned on, also causes both the volume and camera buttons to wake up the phone. The downside is that you lose the lockscreen and the phone will wake up in your pocket much more easily. The upside is quick access and not needing to use the power button to wake. I use it when using the phone as a media device.