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Old 05-20-2010, 07:41 PM   #101
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Does anyone know of a good construction calculator app? I'm getting the EVO in a couple weeks, and I would love to have 1 (since that beast of a phone is as big as my construction calc, it should have 1)

I don't use one but check these out:
http://www.polyclefsoftware.com/apps.php
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Old 05-20-2010, 08:00 PM   #102
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would it be bad to get a droid if I have a macbook pro laptop as my main computer? i rarely use windows anymore. only for the business software on the old D ell desktop.
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would it be bad to get a droid if I have a macbook pro laptop as my main computer? i rarely use windows anymore. only for the business software on the old D ell desktop.
I don't see why. I have no reason to connect my phone to my computer.

Maybe more of an issue whether or not you use other Google products. When you update contacts, mail or the calendar on the puter, they get updated on the phone OTA and vice-versa.
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Old 05-20-2010, 09:12 PM   #104
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I second that thought. There is no reason to ever connect your android to a computer. Everything is OTA. I run mac and win and have never conected to a computer once. I just had to douche out the phone with a reset and within a minute of restarting it was completely reconfig'd ota.
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I don't see why. I have no reason to connect my phone to my computer.

Maybe more of an issue whether or not you use other Google products. When you update contacts, mail or the calendar on the puter, they get updated on the phone OTA and vice-versa.
I'm up w/ google apps and never go through the phone (connecting to PC and SYNC) to sync-the data is the 'cloud' and changes show up quickly.
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The Android software is Linux based, not Windows or Mac. Not sure how this effects syncing. I use gmail for contacts and google calender, and it works great.
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Andriod 2.1 is now available for Sprint HTC Hero Sprint
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Andriod 2.1 is now available for Sprint HTC Hero Sprint

Have you updated yet?
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No the HTC Sync is taking forever to download 1.5 hr left to go, going to have to wait till tomorrow. Did you notice much difference with your 2.1?
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Some. But I haven't played around too much.

There's lots of "pretty" updates. The icons and colors have really brightened. On the AMOLED screen, it's pretty amazing. I have noticed a much better battery life.

I don't use the GPS so no clue about that.

I hear the bluetooth have been updated. I'll check on that tomorrow when I connected to my truck stereo.

I noticed the touchscreen keyboard is a lot more accurate.

Basically, it's way more polished than version 1.5
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well. i've had the same phone for 4 years, lol. non smart phone but a very rugged one. i am not sure I can have this droid and have it hold up for 2 years on jobsites. depend what kind of strong case i can get for it. in a way i almost don't want to have too much info while at work. my current phone is the original Gz0ne mil. spec. phone.
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well. i've had the same phone for 4 years, lol. non smart phone but a very rugged one. i am not sure I can have this droid and have it hold up for 2 years on jobsites. depend what kind of strong case i can get for it. in a way i almost don't want to have too much info while at work. my current phone is the original Gz0ne mil. spec. phone.

ApgarNJ 4 years old. you have one of these then

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anyone have info on the Incredible yet? being released later this week and considering one.

for you guys on Verizon, does the regular data plan allow access to your Outlook account so that you can get to the tasks/contacts/calendar features?
Got mine the Friday it was released, My first smart phone. At this point it's mostly a geek toy for me. Still perplexed by the fact it wont play facebook videos. Nor will it upload videos directly to facebook as my old chocolate would do. Have to upload to my comp, l then transfer to facebook. the HTC incredible plays youtube videos ok. I love the phone. Downloaded a few free apps. Put a bluetooth in a free usb port on my computer and can now transfer all kinds of stuff from my incredible to my computer without plugging anything in. (as long as I'm within 35 feet).

Downloaded the 20 something page pdf user manual and read it to see what it can and cant do. And I can view the contracts I sent to my clients in the droid pdf viewer. Did I say I love this phone?

the touch screen takes getting used to. The most difficult thing to do? Ironically, make phone calls. You can make a whole bunch of unintentional phone calls just trying to scroll down the contact list if you're heavy handed. And id rather not have they keypad come up when trying to make a contact phone call.

Also confused as to why it added every facebook friend with a phone number to my phone contact list. Didn't want that and don't know how to to undo it.

It also takes me longer to answer phone calls because the phone is larger than my chocolate and takes longer to extract from my front pants pocket. A belt clip will destroy any phone in the work environments I put myself in.

Anybody use the voice navigation? I dont have one of them mother in laws on the dashboard thingies, I always printed out a google map with a clients contact info in the notes, then write estimate data on the back of the sheet to take home and do a quote. Is ther much lag in the voice navigation? I may try it.

Took a while to set up my domain e-mail, Didn't know that i had to set it up as IMAP and not POP, Then saw that I couldn't set it up to leave mail on my server if i deleted the mail off my phone. It worked in POP but wouldn't send mail with attachments.
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Still perplexed by the fact it wont play facebook videos.
Have you tried the Dolphin browser?

The Android FB app kinda sucks.
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Have you tried the Dolphin browser?

The Android FB app kinda sucks.
ok im seeing two of them available. dolphin browser HD and just dolphin browser, Which one for the incredible?
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Dolphin HD is the newer one. It will give you pinch to zoom, and a couple other features that Dolphin won't have. It will run well on the Incredible.
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nope still wont play facebook videos., same error as default browser.
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I'm guessing the FB videos are Flash. Flash Lite will play some videos, and thats whats on Android 2.1. You may have to wait for Froyo (Android 2.2) to come out. It will have full Flash 10.1 support, and should play all flash videos and games. All of that being said, I currently have a slow as molasses Blackberry that won't really play any video, so I have not tried FB video on a phone at all.
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I got my EVO 4G this morning! I'm now a proud member of Android Nation!
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I got my EVO 4G this morning! I'm now a proud member of Android Nation!
Do tell.....is it really that awesome? I want one so badly....

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