Turned in my old Omnia (Windows Mobile ) for a Droid and feel like I died and went to heaven. The phone is great.Got a new smart phone. A Droid. Battery lasts almost a whole day. Any one else having the problem?
Seems to work okay otherwise.
Generally, you have to pay once, and you are done.I have been looking but am still skeptical because I use the phone and only the word processor stuff. Do you have to pay for the apps once, monthly are some free or how does that work? is it really worth the extra cash per month for the privilege of having a cool toy in your pocket to break or keep track of. just curious because I have been checking out the droid.
This is the first thing I thought of but some unscrupulous carriers also carry a higher capacity battery they would love to sell you. I would call your carrier customer service and ask them why.there should be a bunch of stuff you can turn off to increase battery life. For example if wifi is enabled, the thing will constantly be looking for a wifi signal and eating battery.
Big Caveat. GPS on Droid is great when you are in cell/dataI like the GPS features and wonder if it has lake map apps and stuff like that. now it is very useful if you can use it for hiking and fishing and other stuff I am not even sure it does. Yet time will tell.
So are you saying the iphone has the maps on the phone, so this would not be an issue?Big Caveat. GPS on Droid is great when you are in cell/data
coverage. But if you are out of the coverage area,
you won't have access to maps because the maps are on
the network, not on the phone. Was driving in the mountains
last week -- no maps . Could be an issue.
No, the iPhone uses google maps, so without a cell connection I imagine it wouldn't work. You can load the instructions before you head out of town, though.So are you saying the iphone has the maps on the phone, so this would not be an issue?
No. Phones including iPhone don't have maps onboard.So are you saying the iphone has the maps on the phone, so this would not be an issue?
No, you can't buy the map chips.so can you buy the map chips and use them like that? I am happy someone actually started this thread. I have questions and phones are so new no one has all the answers.
I just peeked at the App Store for iPhone, and there are map apps that store info. They cost a few bucks, and I don't have a use for them, so that's all I got for that.Theoretically, one of these GPS apps could work around this by caching data if asked, but AFAIK
none of the applications actually do all the overhead to do this.