I’ve got it

My first impressions since taking it out of the box 12 hours ago.

  • It’s heavy for it’s size and feels very solid. Reminds me of the build quality of the Razr.
  • Call quality is on par with the Blackberry so far as I can tell.
  • It’s fast! I’m zipping around everywhere, no problem.
  • 2.1. Mine came running 2.0.1. The update took 5 minutes from the time I downloaded until the time it was back up and running.
  • So far, very easy to figure stuff out. The inline help on the device is actually helpful.
  • 5 minutes after turning it on, all of my google stuff was sync’d and email was working. Including contacts and calendar.
  • Part of the weight comes from the physical keyboard, which I don’t really like. But, I have only used it twice. The lad rocks it pretty well however.
  • The browser works and pages load quickly over the VZW network. I haven’t tried WiFi yet because I’m trying to get an idea about battery life without it.
  • Google Nav would rule so hard if not for Robot Woman’s voice.
  • I read lots of complaints about having only 3 home screens. I don’t see it being a problem, but I only have 1 screen of shortcuts so far. That could change.
  • I don’t like widgets, at least none that I have tried. Take up too many screen.
  • It makes a great flashlight with the official Moto app.
  • Gmail. This is how it should be done. For Gmail alone I think this device is going to change my life.

I’ve got today to finish sorting things out, trying the camera and media playback. So far, I’m digging it, but I also liked having the Storm for the first 24 hours, right? If you have any questions, go ahead and leave those below.

Published by Don

Lead bottle washer at donburnside.com, host at whiteroofradio.com and tech guru for the MotoringFile family of sites.

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4 Comments

    1. Thanks guys.

      @Dean- I don’t have your gmail and what update are you talking about? I downloaded and installed 2.1 last night.

  1. Welcome to the droid. Really hope MINIUSA comes out with an app like the one for the iPhone. Give the latitude option on maps a try.

  2. While I love a physical keyboard, after dealing with the Samsung Captivate for about quarter-hour, it is laborious to head back. At this time I’m debating whether to go to Verizon for the Droid X, move to Sprint for the EVO, or stick with AT&T for the Captivate…choices, decisions.

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