Add another Droid to the Army of Droids

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    Hi,
    Had my Moto Droid for a month, Never had a iphone so this is my first smartphone.

    Currently I use a screen protector on the my droid with new upgraded car dock case combo.

    Had the shell hoslter combo, but didnt like the rigid feel of it.
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    :welcome: to the army:icon_ banana: You'll find there's no consensus on case or screen protectors so just do what you want:icon_ banana: that's what Android is about. Personally I use both because I like the feel and looks and a little extra protection never hurts.
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    Welcome soldier: )

    Enjoy the forums and most importantly enjoy the Droid.
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    I would just like to point out that there were many smartphones before the iPhone.

    I have never had an iPhone, but the Droid is hardly my first smartphone.

    Welcome to the forum, in any case. This is the place to be.
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    Many people, myself included don't consider the iphone a 'smartphone' (it really depends on your definition of a smartphone) and I'm still on the fence whether the Droid fits the bill or not. Don't get me wrong (no need for flaming) I LOVE the phone and what's behind it but there are a LOT of small and, arguably essential things that the phone doesn't do that many people would expect a 'smartphone' to do. (okay, flamers go ahead, I know you won't be able to resist...:icon_ devil:).
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    Not looking to flame. What are the things are you talking about?
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    he!! where to begin...

    • Basic document editing/support
    • Calendar features (lack there of, there's a LOT here that's missing)
    • Printing (lack of wi-fi printing support)
    • Basic email features (attachment handling (or lack thereof) mass emailing, forwarding, no embedded image support, no calendar integration (i.e. invites accepting invites ect)
    • POOR exchange support for email and calendars (that aren't google based)
    • Poor integration of included features (email and calendar interfaces are crude at best)
    Just a few off the top of my head. There's a lot more. I know a few of the items are addressed with apps but even then it's very lacking for many people and falls short of even basic/cheap WM versions and WELL short of a well cooked ROM. That and it's a BS to HAVE to pay $$$ to get what should be standard FEATURES at least for a 'smart-phone.' To be honest IMHO the Droid (like the iPhone) is really more of media-device (some call them semi-smart phones) than a true smart-phone. But again, that will vary on your definition and what you're looking to do with it. But with that said I have no plans on returning to WM (for now). I'm not needing most of those 'business' features at the moment so I'm good.
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    thanks for the replies and welcomes, Love the Droid my wife got the Droid Eris. Whatever the Droid is considered it can do it all.