What do you plan to do with your OG droid after upgrade?

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  1. TyrantII

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    Looks about the rate going on Ebay / craigslist for clean ESN in good condition. I was surprised too.

    3rd party sellers selling used ones want $150 without any extras.
     
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    Short term?

    My D1 is rooted. I've used it as a wifi hotspot twice when power was out to get to work remotely from home. The current rom it is using supports ad-hoc networks too. That is required to connect to a toy I recently picked up, a Parrot AR.Drone (pic below). Until such time as tethering works on the new device I can always reactivate the D1, use it as a hotspot, then reactivate the new phone when done.

    Long term? Who knows. We have a rooted Nook tablet, the replacement phone will have game/web/email access just like the tablet does so it won't really be needed. It will most likely sit around as a spare, even though I know if the new phone craps out a replacement won't be far away.
     
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    I'm thinking portable media player immediately. It will be able to do Netflix, music, movies, games, etc.

    One thing I'm curious about, is if I can use it as my in-car navigation device with Google Maps. Would I be able to tether it to my Droid Bionic to get a data connection and then use Google Maps Navigation? I know it uses an ad-hoc network for wi-fi, so I'm wondering if that would cause it any problems in connecting to the Bionic for wi-fi tether?

    The only reason I would do this is to limit the battery drain on the Bionic. Obviously I could use the Bionic if necessary, but it would be awesome on battery life to have two devices with access to the Android Market.

    Brandon
     
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    Has anyone tried going into airplane mode then enabling GPS after downloading area maps and seeing if navigation works? I don't know if directions can be preloaded into the phone for offline use, but if GPS works when no wifi and no 3/4G is available then the D1 could be used as a limited GPS device.

    However, with a car charger and Bionic in the car...why bother.
     
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    With wifi its an awesome alarm clock on the media dock.

    Loaded it with movies too incase I get bored in bed.
     
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    Even without wifi it is a great alarm clock. I've got a dock next to the bed and have been using it as an alarm pretty much the entire time I've had it.
     
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    Haha! I was planning on posting something just like this..

    Except, I'm in the works of getting my OG Droid plated with with gold and diamonds, so when the sun hits it, a big glow of light surrounds it. ;)
     
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    Am I reading this correctly? You have had your hands on the Bionic?
     
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    Originally Posted by xxturbowesxx
    Originally Posted by BayouFlyFisher
    It's getting passed on to my wife. And because of that, she is insisting that I get the Bionic on release day. I will say, that if I don't like the Bionic after playing with it at a store, I'll buy the Droid 3.

    Have a good day!!
    I tried it and the Droid x2 and liked the droid x2 better.

    I know benchmarks arent that conclusive but quadrant scores were considerably higher on the x2 than the bionic.

    Doesnt matter because i am stuck with my phone until begining of 2012.. Next time I wont buy a device toward the end of its cycle.

    I cant really complain about my OG droid though its running at 1.1ghz and does okay.
    Am I reading this correctly? You have had your hands on the Bionic?


    Ya know, I was thinking the same thing! Hmmmm, where's the pics at? LOL
     
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    Most probably continue to use it on wifi and keep flashing the ROMs that I know the devs will keep putting out. First phone I've ever kept for 2 years and there's a reason for that haha...i just hope the bionic can be as fun a phone as the OG is.
     
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    My 4yr old daughter is going to get it. She already knows my security swipe and can run any app that she wants, so it might as well be hers.
     
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    The wife is getting mine when I upgrade, I am sick and tired of going to leave the house and the battery is run down from her playing angry birds and not putting it back in the charger.

    Plus she can use it for jog tracker and an mp3 player when she goes for her runs in the evening.