Palm Users Who Changed to Droid?

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yep, and that works great for the contacts I want to speed dial. I just think this functionality on the contact list is a must. Also, its a pain to start typing a name to filter them. I am just starting to learn that this phone is not 1 hand friendly.

You can place the contacts into groups in gmail, but you cant sort by those groups on the droid. seems odd.
 

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Another thought for palm users... if you liked to group applications in palmos (as I did) using categories, I found a way to get a "similar" result. I have now set up several folders on my home screen that I drop similar applications into. That way Im not searching through what is now becoming a pretty large collection of apps to find something Im looking for.

A nice substitute for speed dial is to create a folder that contains shortcuts for direct dial... I've done one for all my family - The icons are pictures.

It takes some effort to set up, but it should be a one time event.

I think mjeagent's review is very good. Ive "played around" with the IPhone 3GS quite a bit . Awesome devices. Having said that, I think you have to consider carrier too. For me and the way I use the device, the Droid is looking like a great choice, and one that I think will be a fairly quick leap for those who were PalmOS fans in the past. For me, it was a very intuitive migration.

My 755P was still in great shape... needed to be hard reset, and reloaded (was running a little slow lately). But the Droid is at another level!

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Ohhh, thanks!! That does make things a lot neater. Now, can you figure out how to get folders onto my Kindle??
 

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yep, and that works great for the contacts I want to speed dial. I just think this functionality on the contact list is a must. Also, its a pain to start typing a name to filter them. I am just starting to learn that this phone is not 1 hand friendly.

You can place the contacts into groups in gmail, but you cant sort by those groups on the droid. seems odd.

I follow you... and I agree. My old contact list had a group name field that I could filter on - that would be excellent.

RE: one hand friendly - since I havent been on the road yet since I got the Droid I hadnt noticed ... yet. Im forever walking through an airport dragging my bag with one hand and trying to operate the phone in the other. The Treo was decent at that. The folder trick works for that, but there is no way Ill ever put every possible group in a folder (much less maintain that on an ongoing basis).

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i go all the way back to the kyocera 7135 palm flip phone :) Man that thing was HUGE

The thing that I really miss is being able to group contacts so that on the contact list i can choose neighbors and limit the list. I am hoping there is a way and I just havent figure it out.

I had one! I loved it, clunky as it was. I went to a Treo and the rep at the VWZ store said a lot of people loved the Kyocera... but I never missed the size!
 
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Good news - a calendar app is coming!

:icon_ banana: The guy who does Datebk is bringing out an entirely new but very similar calendar called Pimlical: Pimlico Software home page. It is already available for the desk and he plans to develop it for Android as well as other platforms! I am going to register a copy to support him... cross our fingers that the Android version comes out soon-ish!
 

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i go all the way back to the kyocera 7135 palm flip phone :) Man that thing was HUGE

The thing that I really miss is being able to group contacts so that on the contact list i can choose neighbors and limit the list. I am hoping there is a way and I just havent figure it out.

I had one! I loved it, clunky as it was. I went to a Treo and the rep at the VWZ store said a lot of people loved the Kyocera... but I never missed the size!

I was always afraid my wife was going to throw it at me.
 
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i go all the way back to the kyocera 7135 palm flip phone :) Man that thing was HUGE

The thing that I really miss is being able to group contacts so that on the contact list i can choose neighbors and limit the list. I am hoping there is a way and I just havent figure it out.

I had one! I loved it, clunky as it was. I went to a Treo and the rep at the VWZ store said a lot of people loved the Kyocera... but I never missed the size!

I was always afraid my wife was going to throw it at me.

That would have been fatal! :)
 

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Heh heh - funny I too started many moons ago with Palm V, then Kyocera 6035, 7135, Treo 650, Treo 700p, Centro, and a brief dance with the dark side of WinMo - Samsung Omnia (with Spb Mobile Shell it wasn't too bad).

But I must say even though I have issues with the Droid it is the best smartphone I've owned hands down, and one of the best I've tried.

Looking forward to Dec 11th update....
 
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"But I must say even though I have issues with the Droid it is the best smartphone I've owned hands down, and one of the best I've tried. Agreed - in my case the Eris!

Looking forward to Dec 11th update.... " Amen!
 

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i go all the way back to the kyocera 7135 palm flip phone.

I still have my 7135 in the closet (it was a backup for in case something ever happened to the Treo 650 that the Droid just replaced). Before the 7135 I had a Handspring Visor.
 
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The Visor was my first Palm phone. I came from the HP 100 & 200 LX handhelds - not phones, but fabulous. The Handspring combined a pda with a phone... a revelation!

Between us all we could start a museum! :)
 

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I finally took the leap. My 2 1/2 year old Treo 755 was going into a reset loop everytime a text message arrived so I figured it was time! Nervous as heck, but thankfully I found hope from others on this thread the survived the move, I went to VZW last night and got the DROID. Said goodbye to Sprint and my SERO plan. With only a little time with the phone I'm already loving it. A few things I can't help and laugh about...one is getting apps on the phone. Rather than all the effort of the download and sync with the treo I just click on an app in the Marketplace and it's there in seconds! I was just telling my friend how cool the Compass program was on my Treo where I just had to choose my city, then line up the sun with the sun on the display and I knew which way was North...and then I see the compass programs for the DROID. Wow, a lot has changed.

Good luck everyone and thanks for giving me the confidence to change.

Treo 600>Kyocera 7135>Treo 650>Treo 755
 
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I finally took the leap. My 2 1/2 year old Treo 755 was going into a reset loop everytime a text message arrived so I figured it was time! Nervous as heck, but thankfully I found hope from others on this thread the survived the move, I went to VZW last night and got the DROID. Said goodbye to Sprint and my SERO plan. With only a little time with the phone I'm already loving it. A few things I can't help and laugh about...one is getting apps on the phone. Rather than all the effort of the download and sync with the treo I just click on an app in the Marketplace and it's there in seconds! I was just telling my friend how cool the Compass program was on my Treo where I just had to choose my city, then line up the sun with the sun on the display and I knew which way was North...and then I see the compass programs for the DROID. Wow, a lot has changed.

Good luck everyone and thanks for giving me the confidence to change.

Treo 600>Kyocera 7135>Treo 650>Treo 755

That is why I started this thread... really kind of scary, making that change after years with Palms! I have gotten so much support and great information here... the transition has been much less traumatic than I feard.

We'll all be cheering for you!

:welcome:
 

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Well, Im now five days into the Droid. Im never going back - amazing how clunky the 755P seems now in comparison, and a short 2 years ago I thought it was the slickest tool I had ever had. The Market is unbelievable, Ive found so many cool apps that would have been unthinkable on the 755. For example :

I always wanted a GPS rangefinder/scorekeeper for golf. I found a palm implementation of StarCaddy. I dont remember what the exact price was but I seem to remember it was in the $40-60 range. The idea was that you would tether the palm, download the course you wanted to play and away you would go. Unfortunately, the VZW 755 didnt include GPS, so I fought with a GPS brick for about 2 weeks before throwing in the towel, and letting the trial SW expire.

Today I bought GolfCard. $8.99, uses the Droid GPS and the satellite view from Google maps. 2 mins after purchasing, I had downloaded over the air ALL of my local course data, and could see that I was 3785 meters from the #1 green on a nearby course!

Easy. Inexpensive. Photographic vs Cartoon. Spectacular UI. Works immediately. Now, if I could only hit a 3785 meter drive! (have to find out how to change that to yards, I still cant play metric golf). :)

I picked the palm platform years ago because of the great app collection, and how easy to use it was. Droid has "out palmed" Palm.

jc
 

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You'll love droid. go to settings, touch language & keyboard, it will bring up a list with user dictionary. At this point you can add words. Not textplus which would give you the option to add new words on the fly, but worth trying. Good people on this forum. Reminds of the Palmnet forums in the 70'22 and 80's
 
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