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  1. cLovis_ll
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    I just noticed, but the black horizontal part from where the camera to the google logo on
    The back gets warm after a while when browsing the web and especially when I am on a 1X signal..

    Anyone else having the same thing?
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    Most of us just report having it get warm while charging. Are you charing it when this happens or is this a normal use problem?
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    mine does the same thing while be used sometimes. I think it might have to do with bad reception when the phone has a 1x signal.
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    no i wasn't charging it.. just normal use.
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    yeah it happens when quickly when im browsing on 1X signal but takes a while when im on 3G
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    I have that problem too just during normal use. ive noticed it when browsing and downloadling from the market
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    same problem here, But only when using the browser, not when charging.
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    Mine also gets rather warm when browsing for a long time.
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    i noticed the same thing. i was just kinda messing around with the phone for a while and realized it was getting pretty warm.
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    Its the same as being on a phone call for a while... have you never used a cell phone before? All phones get a little warmer when they are using data, with either 1x, or EVDO.
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    yeah coming from the blackberry tour, i could browse the web for an hour either in 1X or 3G, and it doesnt warm up the phone..
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    now this is weird, my phone is in the leather side pouch on my pocket and i could feel its warming up so i took it out and it is warm.. its like i used the browser for 20 minutes. i checked and apps were closed..
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    Yeah mine was very warm in my pocket @ a party last night. I pulled it out after about 3 hours (on a full charge) and it was dead. No Juice.

    Weird.
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    Your old cellphone doesn't double as a handwarmer? Droid does
    :D
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    that happened to me today as well.. i wonder if i should take it back or not.
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    Mine runes warm and Verizon said it was normal...but heating up the your pocket is another issue. Take it back.
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    Screen brightness is a huge factor. My phone was on fire when i figured out how to crank the brightness up (and the battery life went way down). Turning the brightness down helped cool it off and save some battery.
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    Computers and radios do get warm....

    Ok... keep in mind, some people say "phone", but what you really have here is a pocket computer with radio network.

    The power of today's ARMs, why few other CPUs are in this niche, is do to low power per MIPS, but also very good power management. When the CPU isn't working hard, it's not sucking much power. But when it does work hard, yeah, you'll get a little heat.

    Radio is likewise... cell towers tell the phone how good they're getting the phone's signal, and whether to boost it or not. At peak, most phones can put out 1/2-1W when transmitting... that's pretty serious, and will also yield heat, if you're doing enough transmitting. I don't know if EDGE/x1 is necessarily more power hungry than EvDO, but it's likely in most places, if you're not getting EvDO, you're just too far... it needs that high power output just to get the 1x link working.

    I'm sure it'll be repeated constantly, but do be careful about the stuff that's running. Android keeps the last six apps running, unless it needs the resources. Well behaved ones sit on the idle queue, waiting for input, and don't consumer power. Bad ones keep sucking power. If you ever find your DROID is warm in your pocket after not being used interactively for awhile, you can bet you have one or more of these still active.
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    i guess i have to check it again before putting it on my pocket.. but i was so sure the last time, i killed all the running apps using ASTRO before putting it on my pocket..


    thats the first thing i did when i got it.. i turned the brightness down to the lowest level.
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    i just realized that my phone got really hot after half an hour of browsing the net today! and when i picked up a phone call it kinda burned my eye a little.
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