Old phones :(

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    I'm curious to know if there is anything about the older style mobile phones from the early to mid 2000's that you guys miss? I will start buy saying I miss the true 1 touch speed dial. Love my Droid, good thing for voice dial. Manually I gotta 1.slide to unlock and maybe wait about 5 seconds minimum for screen to load(good thing I use no pass codes) 2.tap my contact 3.tap call. Not very speedy.

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    You could create a "direct dial" shortcut on the home screen....for those that would have been on your "1 touch speed dial".

    You'll still have to slide to unlock but then just tap the direct dial shortcut and it dials that person.

    Why does your phone take 5 seconds to display it's screen after unlocking. Mine is immediately displayed.
     
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    Gonna try that tip. Thanx. The lag issue is just the norm I guess. Not often, but say I tap home from using an app the home screen will be blank until the icons pop up. But I discovered that even though its blank I can tap an area and that app will load up. This droid likes to test my memory I guess. Damn smart phone :)

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    One thing I miss about my two pre-Droid phones is the sense of indestructability. I had an LG Chocolate that survived repeated droppings, impacts, and even full submersion in a deep puddle. I just found it the other day, and it still had a smidgen of a charge even after 3 years of sitting in a box in my closet. After that I had an LG Voyager that was sturdy enough to be used as a deadly weapon. The front screen was crunched from being punched at full-force when trying to break up a fight, but it still functioned perfectly if you could see around the mess of cracks.

    And it isn't that I don't think of my D1 as durable. It surely has handled my rough-and-tumble life quite well. I just think that the more technical a device is, the more likely that a slight break will ruin the phone.
     
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    I will say I'm really impressed with the durability of the D1. No problems from being dropped, scratched, rain, even being sat on. I also still have an old phone w/acc from the att days ('04 I think), simple yet awesome nokia 3100b w/ac,dc chargers, wired headset & leather case. Went thru two sony/ericson clamshell phones real quick (cool phones really liked them) 1 cracked screen from horse playing other cracked screen from falling out of my shirt pocket while reaching down. Moto Droid has handled same situations with ease.

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    Though I nearly faint each time something happens to my droid. Thank my lucky stars.

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    I used to have an old nokia phone that survived being driven on the roof of my moms car for a while and then falling off. We went back and found it and it barely has a scratch

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    My first phone was an LG VX5500 and it was pretty tough. I would leave it in my lap and forget about it, then get out of the truck really fast only to accidentally hurl it into the ground. The battery cover would pop off, but I would just put it back on and everything was good. It barely even had any scratches. Too bad they had software issues. I went through 3 of them because the screen would turn white. Once it was sitting in my friend's car and it did that and the next time it was in my pocket.

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    I have to agree...the toughness of them..I had a razor 3 for the longest time ..its been thrown at a windshield(it broke the windshield),dropped,dropped in water,ran over with a car..twice,fell off the motorcycle several times and when I finaly retired it ..it was still working...wasnt very pretty...but working..the guys at VZW thought I was crazy when I brought it to them to transfer my contacts.
     
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    I loved my Motorola Razr for all the reasons you guys listed. I had a Motorola V1 (I think). It was a flip phone precursor to smart phones. At the time I think I paid ~$250 for it. Ended up giving it away to a guy who was using a 10 year old candy bar phone that was so beat up I couldn't even hear the other party thru it. He thought he had died and gone to heaven when I found it on a shelf and gave it to him.:)
     
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    Something I kinda miss from my older phones is simple ways to answer phone and also simple ways to send it to speaker phone. Say I am doing something where my hands are dirty, like eating. I don't want to smear cheese doodles all over the screen.

    My older phones I could just hit a physical button and answer it normally, and/or I could hit another physical button and enable speaker phone. My LG Voyager, I could answer with my elbow quite easily.
     
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    "Cheese doodles" lol

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