Droid Incredible

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Kruss, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. Kruss

    Kruss Not Auto-Tuned

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    iPhone, schmi-Phone - I just got my new Droid Incredible.

    It's my first 3G and oh boy, I am geeking out big time over this beauty! It's going to take me awhile to fully go through all the apps available and figure out exactly how to set up everything I want.

    Anyone else have one?
     
  2. Christina

    Christina Well-Known Member

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    Nope, but we're due to upgrade in October if we want. I'm considering getting one of the many Droids to replace my Motorola 9q. What's so snazzy about a Droid? Do you have to do a data plan??
     
  3. Rukia

    Rukia Active Member

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    I don't have an Incredible, but I heard they are great. As for apps, I just got Swype. It is spectacular. Makes typing so much better. I love Reverse Lookup too. I can use it to send all those pesky robocalls straight to voicemail. The other awesome thing about android phones is that if there's an app I want and can't find, I just get my genius husband to write one.
     
  4. silverstars

    silverstars New Member

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    I think that Droid phones in general are going to be the next big thing. I like my Blackberry, but my dad just got the Incredible and it is awesome.
     
  5. made_in_canada

    made_in_canada INTJ

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    Can anyone compare a droid with an iphone? In the next few months I'm going to be upgrading to a smartphone. I know I don't want a blackberry, and I love apple products but the droids intrigue me.
     
  6. Kruss

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    Yes, you do need a data plan. I don't know much about iPhones, but the Droid can run multiple apps at once. In fact, one of the free apps is to shut all the other apps down to save battery time when I'm not using the phone. It's so fast! The camera is an 8 megapixel and is pretty good for a phone camera. The apps are endless!

    Like I said, I don't know much about iPhones. But I do know that the CNET.com review of the Droid Incredible basically said that iPhone needs to watch its back.

    My particular favorite is the voice recognition, which makes it easier to send compose messages. When I don't want to type, I simply speak and the text appears. Love it.

    Being a long standing Verizon customer, the Droid is a great option for me. You couldn't pay me to go with AT&T for cell service.
     
  7. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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  8. myhoneyhoney

    myhoneyhoney Well-Known Member

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    oooooh, that looks so nice!
     
  9. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    I have never cared about having a smartphone, no interest in an iPhone....but my sister has a Droid and I confess I've considered it. :shuffle: I don't think I can justify the expense to myself, though.
     
  10. cruisin

    cruisin Well-Known Member

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    That video is hilarious! I'm a Mac person and want an iPhone, but I still think it's incredibly funny (and a little bit true :D).

    The Droid EVO 4G is only Sprint, for now. Around here Sprint is worse than AT&T. So, not an option for us. Motorola is releasing two new Droids for Verizon (maybe one or both are already out). One is a newer version of the original, one is more like the EVO/iPhone (no slide out keyboard).

    Apparently Verison is finally acknowledging that there will be a Verizon version of iPhone. The first leak says Summer of this year, but it's more likely that it will be Spring of next year. Verizon will not have iPhone until the phone is 4G, and Verizon will not be 4G ready for at least a year. Then I heard some nonsense that Apple is mad that Verison leaked the deal. :rolleyes: Children - play nice :lol:
     
  11. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    "My sister says Walgreens has them" :rofl:
     
  12. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    I have Sprint and am thinking about that sweet HTC machine but am not due for an upgrade yet. So I'll just keep thinking.
     
  13. made_in_canada

    made_in_canada INTJ

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    That video makes me think an iphone is a better choice. I think maybe I need to play with a droid... I feel like I'm missing something.
     
  14. Pretty Vegas

    Pretty Vegas Well-Known Member

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    I have the Incredible - I got it a few weeks ago. Absolutely LOVE it. It's my first Smart Phone and I can never go back, haha.
     
  15. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    May be you need to watch the second video I posted. ;)
     
  16. Debbie S

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    For those that have the Incredible, how is the keyboard mechanism? I'm a bit leery of getting something with a touchscreen keyboard - I've used my dad's BB Storm and it was really annoying - half the time the letters wouldn't show up, you had to touch again and again.
     
  17. cruisin

    cruisin Well-Known Member

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    I have the original Motorola Droid. It has a slide out keyboard and a touchscreen keyboard. I didn't think I'd use the touch screen keyboard much, because I have nails. I never use the slide out. I have never had a problem with the touchscreen. On occasion I will hit too close to another letter, and the wrong one will pop up, but that's me not the phone. It's also intuitive, as in anticipates misspellings, very helpful.
     
  18. Hooloovoo

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    That's good to hear. I'm planning to get the Droid X when it comes out but I've been concerned about switching to something without a keyboard with my nails. (I have a Treo now).

    -Hoo
     
  19. made_in_canada

    made_in_canada INTJ

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    I did, lol...
     
  20. cruisin

    cruisin Well-Known Member

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    Yes you have to have a data plan. As far as I know, the only smart phone that does not require a data plan is the Palm.

    The Droid camera is better than the iPhone at this point. The running of multi aps is better with the iPhone. The Droid cannot run the internet and pprocess calls at the same time, iPhone can.


    The touch screen is totally nail friendly :). Especially if you hold the phone horizontally.
     
  21. Kruss

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    The Incredible touch screen is not nail friendly, but is very easy to use (horizontally or vertically). I have rather wide fingers and can still use it easily; it's what sold me on it, actually.
     
  22. Lara

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    The Storm's not the best smartphone to judge touch screens by, it uses a different type of tech and is not as well liked overall. You'll likely be fine with the Incredible after the adjustment period. :)

    Comparing Droids to the iPhone...hmm. I can tell you what I don't have:

    1) Free Navigation courtesy of Google - a lot of people love it
    2) Flash!!! Imagine possibly watching IceNetwork.com on the Evo or Droid X??? :D
    3) Widgets and customization in general. The iPhone finally allows you a static background wallpaper, but that's about it. Compare that to say the cool Super Mario seen here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pf6XZge_Mo
    4) A much better notification system for emails, texts etc. For example if I get an email and didn't hear the sound, I wouldn't know until I actually saw the icon. This is probably going to be one of the biggie "should have been done long ago" updates come next year in iOS 5, like multitasking this year.
    5) Little things like for example, no quick toggles to switch wifi on or off.
    6) On the iPhone apps are completely restricted to what Apple approves unless you jailbreak, Google Voice not being approved is probably the most prominent example. You don't have that degree of restriction with Droids (some claim this is a positive and others negative, you'd have to decide).

    The flip side being that the iPhone is more "polished" with a pleasing UI, the iPod and integration with iTunes is huge, and while most major apps are now on Android the iPhone will usually be first to get support for anything - witness the new Hulu Plus and upcoming Netflix. And it still has one of the most responsive screens out there with extremely smooth scolling.

    Hope this helps!
     
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2010
  23. NancyNC

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    Just got my first smart phone, Droid X, and wondering what took me so long to take the plunge?!? :rollin: