New Droid X Quick Start-Up

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  1. Dr.Dad

    Dr.Dad Member

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    I have been reading this forum for the last month, but I should have been taking notes because I am brand new to droid (coming from storm 1)... and my brain is mush.
    Now that I have finally received my X could you guys give me a few pointers for a complete newbie?
    thank you!

    This is what I can remember:
    1. battery in performance mode for faster speed
    2. turn off GPS when not using it until fix comes (turning wifi off is debatable)
    3. save myself a large headache and don't install anything that says "Facebook"
    4. K9 is good for email, especially if you have a mobile me account
    5. PDAnet is good for tethering
    6. getting a screen protector is debatable
    7. having insurance is a lot less debatable
     
  2. heycow

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    Honestly IMHO:

    1) Leave it set at the default. It'll be plenty fast and will give you more battery life.
    2) Leave it. It'll be turned off when an app doesn't need it.
    3) Why? I use the Facebook app many times a day (blocked at work) and it works great (well, not great but much better since the latest update).
    6) Agree. I just took mine off. The naked screen looks so much clearer and I just try not to keep keys or a handful of screws in the pocket with my phone.
    7) Can't hurt...depends on the price but the number of times I've dropped phones paying $1/month for insurance seems worth it to me.

    BTW, the best thing to do is take the phone and sit with it and read the manual. It has some great info in it and will help show you the MAJOR changes between Android and Blackberry.
     
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    There's a bug that leaves GPS on even when it says it's off -- so turning off improves battery noticeably.
     
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    Does it show up in Battery Use or is it hidden?
     
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    Also, are you specifically referring to "Use GPS satelites" or AGPS as well?
     
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    Droid X Insurance

    Where were you able to find insurance for $1 a month?
     
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    I'd like to know that as well.
     
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    Sorry, meant Extended Warranty for $1/month. :) Asurion is $6/month.
     
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    Insurance for Droid X in my region (East coast) is $7.99 per month
     
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    It's $7.99 here too. Still weighing the $96 a year PLUS an $89 deductible. It's a quandry.
     
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    Here's a thread. Referring to "Use GPS satellites" selected. Turning it off after use will save battery life -- it has for me any many others. Hopefully a fix is coming. Not sure about AGPS.
     
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    Awesome, thanks for the info. I'll try it out and see if it makes a difference for me.
     
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