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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions & Site Assistance' started by JP 5.56, Feb 23, 2010.

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    Hello folks,

    Just ordered a Motorola Droid and it should be in my hands tomorrow or the next day. Long time crackberry user and feel good/excited to be getting away from it and into Android.
    :icon_ banana:

    I've heard nothing but good about these phones and am hoping I find a bunch of good information and conversation on this site.
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    My work phone is a BB tour and I'll have to say I like the keyboard way better than the Droid's slide out one. But all thats a mute point once you D/L and install Swipe. That should be on every newbies short list of things to do.

    Welcome.
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    Me too OP. i've been lurking here since I orderded. The thread about posting the home screens is really cool. Hope I can figure out how to do all that stuff.
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    Welcome! I suggest that you get as much rest as possible before your Droid arrives because once you get you hands around it you will NOT put it down.
    I hope you have good eyes because reading all of the good stuff on this forum will require it.

    Mike
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    From my limited experience with a droid at the store, I don't have any issue yet with the droid keyboard.

    I have the Blackberry Pearl, it can't be any worse than that POS.

    Does the Moto droid also have touch screen keyboard?
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    Yes. Infact, it has two - a portrait keyboard and a landscape keyboard.
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    Awesome. I figured this to be the case but wasn't sure.
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    Bah- it wont be here until tomorrow!
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    just one more day to read and learn some stuff :)
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    i'm in the same boat as you...i thought mine was gonna be here today, but when i checked the tracking number it said tomorrow. sad.

    i agree with BlazinCaucasain....just more time to try to figure stuff out:)
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    I manage my company's verizon account, and when I order a phone for that account I get it next day. I just figured the standard shipping for my personal account was the same - I guess I was wrong.

    I can wait until tomorrow. BUT I DON'T WANT TO! :icon_evil: lol
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    For those of you who will receive their Droid tomorrow go home and get a good nights sleep. Thursday night, you'll be up way past your usual bed time.
    Mike
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    Fedex guy needs to hurry up. The Fedex freight carrier showed up and teased me.. have to wait for the Express truck.
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    That 'patience is a virtue' thing just doesn't apply when you're waiting for the FedEx man! Good luck and don't hug the FedEx man too hard!
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    Express is usually here by now. No hugs for him. Boot to the face is a possibility if he keeps me waiting much longer! :icon_ devil:

    What is this patience thing you speak of?
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    It's an old adage. You're probably too young to have ever heard of it. :huh:

    "Patience is a virtue. The ability to wait for something without excessive frustration is a valuable character trait. The proverb has been traced back to 'Piers Plowman' (1377) by William Langland and is similar to the Latin, Maxima enim..patientia virtus (Patience is the greatest virtue) and the French, Patience est une grant vertu. (Patience is a great value.) Some ten years after Langland, Chaucer wrote in 'The Canterbury Tales' (1386) that 'Patience is a high virtue.' Sometimes followed by the wry rejoinder 'but virtue can hurt you.' First cited in the United States in 1724 in the 'Works of Thomas Chalkley' (1766)..."

    I feel so old...
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    LOL I'm sorry. I've heard the phrase before. I use it from time to time myself. I was being sarcastic in my post above: "What is patience?"
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    Finally got it. Now for my biggest question. I've seen screen caps that show people's droid desktops and they have pictures of people inserted in with the icons. How?
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    To many forums

    DOES ANYONE KNOW OF ANY CHARGES TO YOUR ACCOUNT FOR SYNCING YOUR MUSIC FROM YOUR COMPUTER TO YOUR DROiD I CANT FIND AN ANSWER IN ANY OTHER FORUMS [:icon_eek:]