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Subject:Droid tethering
Time:02:04 pm
I installed PDANet from June Fabrics on the Droid. Bluetooth tethering doesn't seem to work very well, but wired tethering is great. I used it while I was at the car dealership today, and it was very robust and speedy.

I mostly love the phone. My biggest complaint is that the indicators for voicemail, missed calls, and text messages are small and non-obvious. Also, you can't change the ringer volume (such as to set the phone to vibrate) without going through the process of turning on and unlocking the phone-- I'm used to just flipping a switch on the Treo. The email app is pretty crappy.

Google turn-by-turn driving directions are good if a bit rough-- I've gotten some of the voice commands a bit later than is reasonable. The screen is fantastic, and the keyboard is starting to suck less. Voice search is an amusing toy, though I couldn't get it to search for my name-- it insisted on searching for Patty Beatle.

Still, it's a pretty slick phone, and way more usable than the iPhones I've played with.
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violet_tigress1
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Time:2009-11-13 10:49 pm (UTC)
you can't change the ringer volume? That would be a dealbreaker for me.
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whipartist
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Time:2009-11-13 10:51 pm (UTC)
Oh, you can. It's just that you have to go through the cycle of unlocking the phone to do it-- the volume switch only works with the phone unlocked. That takes hitting the power button followed by swiping your finger across the screen to unlock it.

On the Treo, there was a switch for (audio/vibrate) that you just had to flip.
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brec
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Time:2009-11-13 11:20 pm (UTC)
The iPhone is like the Treo in this respect.

IT CAN'T BE WAY MORE USABLE THAN THE IPHONE BECAUSE I HAVE AN IPHONE!!!1!

Oh, just more usable than the iPhones that you've played with. That's all right, then.
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whipartist
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Time:2009-11-13 11:24 pm (UTC)
It has a keyboard. QED.
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bittercrackbaby
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Time:2009-11-13 11:55 pm (UTC)
I'm carrying both the iPhone and Droid while I test it out.

Both the physical and keyboard are not as easy to input/correct as the iPhone.

The browser under EVDO spanks the iPhone.

While Exchange support is native in 2.0, it's not as clean as the iPhone.

I noticed it can drop out of EVDO and lose GPS lock a bit more often as the iPhone.

But it's nice to have more choices (although under carrier exclusivity).
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evwhore
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Time:2009-11-14 01:53 am (UTC)
Fuck June Fabrics.
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