I got my new Droid phone two days ago and I am just loving it so far. I was one of the holdouts that was still using a regular cell phone with Verizon, this phone came along at the right time. My contract was up on October 25th and I was in a debate with myself about what to do. Did I want to stay with Verizon or jump to an IPhone.
My town is well know for cell phone dropped calls and everyone I spoke to hated the service they had with AT&T so I was on the fence about what to do. With Verizon I rarely had a dropped call so I was very happy with the service, I just didn’t want to go through the hassle of testing another cell phone carrier. I really needed the service that an IPhone delivers to run my vast network of websites. I was in a catch 22 so to speak.
When Verizon announced that they were coming out with the Droid (Hate the name) I decided that I would just go and get one and hope for the best. It has been two days and I am more then thrilled with it. Although I am still finding useful apps an such I am finding it easier to be connected by using my Gmail and Facebook and especially Twitter. I am now in contact with the world almost 24/7.
While I have not done so just yet I am planning on writing my webpages using the Droid when I am traveling or just heading into the city by train. The battery life is good except when you have the GPS turned on. That is a huge drain on the battery. The app that I like the best is Cardio Trainer as it acts as a pedometer and tracks your steps. I have been walking about 8 miles a day with it. It updates to my workout plan and I am just loving it.
Some things I don’t like are the glass, I am not use to having that so a screen protector is a must have. I have it in a nice rugged case that clips to my belt. I didn’t like the choices Verizon has for the cover as I got two of them so I improvised.
All in all I am very happy that I didn’t get an IPhone, this came about at the perfect time for me. I am sure you can see me twittering happily about out it on Twitter.