A week's worth of observations

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  1. mattygabe

    mattygabe Member

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    So, after having my Moto Droid for over a week now, I've been able to form a pretty solid opinion of it in stock form. Haven't rooted it yet, and don't plan on doing so for at least another month or so, possibly longer.

    Here are a couple things I've noticed or come across in this past week:

    -Any one else also keep bumping those darned menu, home, search and back buttons on accident? I even have an Innocase that helps a bit, but I keep slipping onto them occasionally!
    -Keyboard is difficult to use, as many people have read. My fingers are becoming more adept at using it, though, takes practice
    -Swype is an absolute must install!
    -After getting a hang of the phone, learning to tap the power button to lock the phone and put the display to sleep is a must.
    -I feel that the micro-USB port is placed very well, as if it's a great place to anchor the phone on my hands. Anyone else?
    -The phone isn't as large as I imagined it would be, which I guess I thought it was going to be absolutely massive. Isn't as large of a footprint (or handprint, depending on how you look at it)
    -Why won't the homescreen change it's orientation unless I slide the keyboard out? Every other application does it, I kind've expect it there, too. Am I missing something?

    Again, these aren't complaints, merely observations. I love the phone, so don't tell me "return it and get something else". It's a really impressive piece of hardware, and I have no buyer's remorse whatsoever with this piece of tech.

    Truthfully, it's my first smartphone, so I'm still adjusting to the fact that I have all of this data at my fingertips. Email on the crapper? News in the passenger seat? Weather at the dinner table? Yeah, it's awesome. :)
     
  2. rda990

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    Only thing that stood out to me/I feel like replying to...Well you could before the 2.0.1 update...when i first got my phone it wasnt on 2.0.1 and I could do horizontal view or vertical.
     
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  4. eliassami5

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    the phone never changed orientation when on the desktop..not in 2.0 and not in 2.0.1

    I came to love the fact that it doesn't rotate on the home screen and i think you will too once you spend more time with the phone.
     
  5. SinCitySRT4

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    yeah i could do without the landscape on the home screen even when the keyboard is opened up
     
  6. jozhua

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    If you get tired of pressing the sleep button, you can check out Screebl Lite. Great app that will put your phone to sleep when you set it down.
     
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    yes i understand that but we were talking about the screen rotating without flipping open the keyboard
     
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    yea i know im just sayin i could do without the landscape homescreen period
     
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    Glad you're liking it so far.
     
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    -Nope. I hold mine with all fingers around the body and thumbs grabbing both sides. Try that. Or just one hand in portrait mode (although I dont see how you are bumping it in portrait mode)

    -Agree, takes a while to get used to it, but after a while, you will get used to it.

    -I don't use Swype.

    -Don't hate it or like it..just there.

    -Yeah I guess it is pretty small for a smartphone touchscreen slider.

    -It won't. However if you root (I would recommend it, of course make sure you do the proper research to do it properly first) you will be able to use home landscape w/o opening the keyboard
     
  11. mattygabe

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    Great find on Screebl Lite. Anyone used Pro, is it any better? Worth the $2?
     
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    I've used Screebl pro....but that's the only one I have used so I don't really know what would be any different between the 2
     
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