What are YOU gonna do with your D1 when you upgrade?

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  1. poooookah78
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    I'm definitely going to get a Droid Bionic (hopefully in April if all our wishes can be met) and I'm thinking of the possiblities the D1 has beyond its service life.

    I'm not going to sell the D1 I don't think, it doesn't seem to be selling well on ebay. I also see more value in keeping it than selling it for the 50-75 bucks I could get for it. I was hoping we as previous D1 users could all put together a list of things we could use this beast for.

    I was hoping we could keep this a rolling type of thread that increases suggestions for uses... maybe I have some ideas for the D1 that others haven't even thought of.

    Here is a list of things I can think of that a D1 with Wireless access and no service could be used for. PLEASE CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG IN ANY OF THESE FEATURES:

    1. Storage for documents, etc.
    2. mp3 player to be taken to the gym
    3. Drop box access point
    4. Verizon HD Remote Control (a lot better and more responsive than the standard remotes they give you).
    5. Nes/Snes Emulator - Wii Mote app is AWESOME!
    6. gaming system for games you've saved (anywhere for lots of games like angry birds, etc.)


    I could go on more but I wanted to get this started and see what else people can think of.

    Are you going to keep your D1 or sell it/give it away?



    I look forward to the responses!!
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    already upgraded to an Incredible.

    Gave it to my little sibling.
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    Bahh... touche'!
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    I plan to bronze my Droid 1 when the times comes to retire it. I shall place it upon my mantle and gaze at it very lovingly from time to time.
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    TBolt being delivered tomorrow. Keeping my Droid1 to use as a MP3 player when I go for my walks and working out. Don't know what else it can do without service so will be interested to see what others list.
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    Alarm clock (you can wake to music) and back-up phone. At home on wifi it has lots of practical purposes. And if you have VoIP, there you go...
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    Yeah, skype would work w/ wifi right? International calls from home for free... :)
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    Lots of possibilities. Strip it down to the bare essentials (i.e. maybe email but no RSS feeds, no youtube, no google nav) and you should be able to use that spare power for some coming goodness.
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    Gave mine to the kids to play games with.
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    There is no way I could ever get rid of my D1. I am just not sure what I would do with it other than store till I need it again. Though, as long as devs keep updating roms, I might just stick with it for a while. The Bionic looks sick and is the one phone I would upgrade to so I am not counting anything out yet.

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    Testing out some apps before I put them on my D2.
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    My D2 just sold for just under $250 the other day. The secret is how you market your sale item.
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    My old D1 went to my wife....from there it will become a portable gaming device with WiFi access. Still quite useful IMO...
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    and how will this help? Apps that work for the D1 don't always work for the D2 and vise versa.
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    true, but some apps work on both. Yesterday, I wanted to explore Astrid before installing it on my D2. That was a help.
    I mainly keep the D1 charged and up to date (just had a system update yesterday as well) as an instant replacement in case one of our D2s dies. Prefer that over paying a monthly insurance premium.
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    I'll probably try to sell it on Craigslist. I'll ask my mom if she wants it first- she has one of those awful LG enV phones, so I think a good smartphone for her would be the Droid. I'm probably going to get a Thunderbolt eventually, maybe after the price goes down. I checked it out, and it's beautiful. Who wants 3G anymore when 4G LTE is out!
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    Yea. me too. I bought ALARM CLOCK PRO and that with my dock... it's a really nice alarm clock.
    Seems only the D1 and D2 have these cool docks that I am aware of.
    Motorola doing something right.
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    I occasionally use Kaleor clock....Nice little feature where you can tough the clock screen and it will read the time out loud for you. Has a wake to playlist feature, too, with phasing in of volume.
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    Yaaa I am just going to sell it so hopefully i can afford a Bionic in June when I can upgrade... or whatever phone strikes my fancy at that time... (i like a qwerty, maybe if the D3 is good looking)
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    My good ol beat to crap D1 is going to become a portable music/gaming device.

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