Droid X pre purchase prep

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid X' started by ccartertn, Jul 13, 2010.

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    So I'll be there at 8:00am when the store opens (I have an appointment at 8:00am). Get the phone, maybe buy some accessories, then out the door and play!

    What prep items can I do before I buy the Droid X so that my transition to a smartphone is enjoyable?

    Some things I have done so far:
    I have spent a LOT of time on these forums, youtube, other sites learning about Droid OS, apps, etc.
    Setup gmail account.
    Added all my contacts (cleaned / purged) to gmail.

    What else?

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    Did you take care of your calendar? Set up Google calendar if you haven't already.
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    How do I import my Palm calendar and contacts to Google in anticipation of my Droid X?
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    Adding your contacts to gmail is key. Will keep you from having to program them in later :D
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    OK, but how?
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    Hendrix - good answers.

    Basically you have to export from what you're using and then import into Gmail.

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    Thanks guys; I'll report back.
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    Forgot to mention that I had made a mental list of the apps I was going to download after I left the store....

    Handcent
    File manager - Astro?
    RingDroid - does everyone assign a diff ringtone to thier frequent contacts?
    LauncherPro - seems like most use this....
    FancyWidgets - free version like Beautiful Widgets

    Suggestions.....

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    just search here for ones that you would find useful

    AndroLib, Find all applications and games available in the Android Market for your Android Phone, HTC Dream, HTC Magic etc...
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    Couldn't import my Palm Desktop contacts into gmail; anyone else with this problem?
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    755p owner, royal PITA but only spent 2 hours on 380 contacts.

    Here is how i did it:

    1. Export .csv to desktop

    2. Import in Gmail

    3. Open both Palm Desktop and Gmail 50:50 on screen.

    4. Review each record, esp the ones with "Custom 1,2,3 etc." because this is where things get mixed up or omitted. Also watch for text you entered showing up under phone numbers.

    Overall a lot less painful than anything else i tried.

    God i love the possibilities, Gmail, Voice, Calendar, now if corporate can get their gears moving and get my Droid X. It has been "ordered" and it will arrive "maƱana" :)