Horizontal Phone Call?

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  1. SirSyeco

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    I searched with no result.. does anyone know if you can use the phone in car dock/ horizontal mode?

    Its annoying to be using nav in the car dock horizontally to have phone calls come in and it switches to vertical mode while still on its side.

    THanks!
     
  2. Martin030908

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    Not that I know of... would be nice however.
     
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    Consider using your Car Dock in Vertical mode, IMHO it works better for Naviagtion because seeing more in front of you instead of more beside you is better on the road.
    :)
    Just a thought.
     
  4. Martin030908

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    This has been my solution :) I find it easier to respond to texts if need be as well.
     
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    I was able to initiate a phone call from the car dock (in horizontal mode). I just touched home then phone (like normal). The dialpad didn't show, I was driving down the freeway, so I couldn't look into this further (I will next time I'm in the car), so I just went back and clicked the "Voice Dial" icon (I put on my home screen) and said Dial x.xxx.xxxx it worked perfectly.

    Love the car dock - definitely worth it. My phone is about 2 to 2 1/2 feet from my head while in the dock. The other caller could hear my fine and the droid speaker phone sounded great.

    I have a habit of losing my bluetooth earpiece, but now I don't need one.

    Droid - It's officially "Peanut Butter / Jelly Time"!

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    What, What, What? Please tell me your not on the 10 Freeway in California! If so, I'll find another route home! :icon_eek:
     
  7. SirSyeco

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    ok well thanks for all the info.


    I'll try the vertical thing out next time. Now that I mention it, I can't really think of a good reason why I was obsessed to keep in horizontal.. I guess all the pictures or something.
     
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    I love my car dock. I have an aux input on my stereo so I connect the Droid to that and when I get a call I hear it through my car speakers. Same with navigation, music, etc. I like listening to Pandora while I drive to work lol

    I also like responding to texts at red lights and whatnot. It's actually pretty easy and with it on the windshield I can see when the light turns green. Doesn't take my attention from the road at all IMO
     
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    That will work for the Car Dock, but the Multimedia Dock has the same issue when answering calls horizontally. The problem with using the Car Dock vertically in my car is that the position of the car's power outlet puts a strain on the microUSB when it's plugged horizontally into the DROID, and I suspect that might cause some weakening of the connector over time. The plug goes in vertically when the mount is horizontal, so there is little to no strain on the connector.
     
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    I'd like to see the in-call screen rotate, too. Not just for the car dock, but I sometimes have it in the multimedia dock and answer the phone on speaker. Would be nice if it rotated.
     
  12. Martin030908

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    I'm on the other side of the country. :) No need to change your commute! lol.

    Western MA, only on the highway getting city to city... other than that it's surface roads. Stop lights, ya know ? :)
     
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