Hi, am I welcomed here?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions & Site Assistance' started by pointzero1, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. pointzero1

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    Hi all,

    I came by here a few weeks ago, as a new member, but no one welcomed me, so i was sad.

    Well, my contract is ending this weekend, and will probably be getting a new phone as well, im pretty excited. But not knowing a single thing about smartphones or verizon for that matter.

    As a new user, is there a difference between the Incredible, Droid, Droid X, or any other phone?
     
  2. mwhartman

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    Welcome! Sorry that no one replied to your earlier post.

    The Droid, Incredible, and Droid X all use the Android OS. The Incredible is from HTC while the Droid and X are from Motorola. The Droid has a slide out key board the others do not.


    My best advice go to a VZW store and try all three.

    Let us know what you decide.

    Mike
     
  3. Johnly

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    welcome android enthusiast!
     
  4. Vulcan1600

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    Welcome to DF! I am very sorry nobody greeted you with open arms. Anyway, glad you're here. I am a former VZW employee and several current employees on DF so fire away with any question you might have. And, thousands of people read every day on here and have very good knowledge of the Android phones, so sit back, relax and make yourself at home.
     
  5. pointzero1

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    Thanks for the warm welcome, mwhartman, vulcan1600rider, and johnly!
    Im happy.

    I just did some forum snooping, and I had a quick question.

    I've been using a feature phone up to now, what is the main difference between my featurephone and the now current trend of smartphone.

    Thanks, Johnly, but I don't really have clear idea as to what android is... I know it's an os, but how do these so called "apps" work. Do I need to pay for them or are they free to download? I ask, because I see my friend's phones with all these "apps" on their phones, like more than 20, it feels expensive to have so many, no?

    *Edit*

    Btw, what is tapatalk? I see many posts on the forums saying, "sent from tapatalk." or something similar.
     
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  6. Johnly

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    Jump in! Apps are free, and there is a ton, but the better ones are a buck to 30 bucks. The difference between a feature phone and a smart phone is a data plan....an extra 30+ bucks a month. If you can swing that, then be prepared to have some power in your pocket!
     
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    Dont worry about this app problem. the apps are both free and paid. but mostly free. second :welcome:
     
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    Hi ya! A few weeks back every other word was Droid X and Froyo.....to the point I did not read as much as I normally would. Good questions, nice answers, welcome aboard.

    Tapatalk is neat and was my last download outside
    Of a Scorpio wallpaper that is rather bling bling that it caught my six year olds attention....with tapatalk though things I missed was seeing for example you are a new user verses say being a member of the Beta Team, or a moderator. I also like to see the thread listings at the bottom of the webpage, but last Friday night I covered many threads and learned a lot more without those distractions because I focused on just text in tapatalk. Its more to the point of conversation and no zoom in and out and grumbling at yourself for tapping that ad again...in the background. Worth your dollar I think.
     
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    @onmyway

    Sorry, I am confused, I'm not sure if you answered my question regarding "What is Tapatalk?"
     
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    I am going to be honest...tapatalk seems popular, but I have lived without it, and I have no trouble navigating, or visiting forums. I am prolly missing out, but oh well, if it ain't broke, why fix it?
     
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    Tapatalk is extraordinarily efficient for viewing DF and sister fora posts...I can view/read threads and post very quickly, remotely...sometimes, in between updates, they futz things up, but quickly fix within another week...I think it's worth the $. Enjoy DF, and sorry for the skipped welcome! :icon_ banana: