Droid Newbie.....

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid' started by dispatcher0531, May 4, 2010.

  1. dispatcher0531

    dispatcher0531 New Member

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    Hello all, and thank you for allowing me to participate in this forum. I have been a loyal Blackberry user for the past 2 years and lately, I have just gotten sick and tired of paying for a monthly service that really didnt deliver, so I stepped up and my Motorola Droid should arrive tomorrow... As a newbie, I have been reading that the Droid is somewhat more advanced than my former Blackberries (my latest, being the Tour). Could someone please explain the basics to me on this? I understand the basics (and I do mean very basics..) of the android operating system, and from some of the posts that I have read, the android users seem waaaaaaaaay happier than some of the ones in the Blackberry forums. Is this new device I am going to be receiving really that much better? I am really hoping the answer is yes. I am also reading some of these posts regarding customization and I had no idea there were so many talented developers out there.

    I look forward to reading your comments and please, dont hesitate to let me know what I am in for when I receive my new device tomorrow. Thanks again..:)
     
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    Welcome to the party!dancedroid

    Anything you need help with you can find on here. There's tons of information to help you get started, and once your familiar, there's even more information on advanced features.

    The Droid is the first smartphone I've ever owned, and I don't think I would have gotten anything else. It is by far one of the best phones on the market (in my opinion). Good luck, have fun, and welcome aboard!
     
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    Welcome to the forum. Read through this, it has some good tips for beginners
    Master Google Android: 40 Tips and Tricks - PCWorld

    You have come to the right place if you want to learn about the droid. There are plenty of info on here and everyone is always willing to help with any questions you might have. Don't forget to use the search feature because most things have already been covered but if you still can't find the answer you are looking for, ask away.
     
  4. hookbill

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    :welcome: to the Droid Forums. There will be a huge learning curve, the hardest one will be forgetting everything you've learned about Blackberry. Those rules don't apply. Battery pulls, app memory worries. All things of the past.

    I suggest you start with our FAQ's section and if you do need some assistance ask, we'll be happy to help.
     
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    I too came from the Tour for the same reasons. It was my first smart phone and I was all excited for the first few days. Then it wore off and found I was just using it as a phone and for email. For $30 a month, I want more. The DROID came out and my brother hooked up with it and loved it. I had a chance to use it and fell in love. Had to have one. Used my wifes upgrade and dumped the BB for the DROID. Close to a month now and I still can't put it down. You will not be sorry.

    The only thing that shines on the BB is Blackberry Messenger.

    I also can't stay away from the forum, you will learn so much so fast just hanging out and lurking.

    Mike