Sunday, February 28, 2010

Droid Shipped

Today I received my "your order has shipped" email from VZW. Not really sure how true that is since i ordered it yesterday, on a Saturday. I doubt the phone will be here today even though I got free overnight shipping. I'm still thinking it will be here Tuesday. But it would be totally awesome if it came tomorrow. I tried to track that phone on FedEx, but they say they have no information about the order. My guess is that VZW just printed and notified FedEx of the shipment, but it will not be picked up until tomorrow.

The waiting continues.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Day One... Sort of

Today I took the first step to being a fan of ANDROID. I ordered the DROID (Motorola) from Verizon Wireless. Although I was not eligible for an upgrade, my wife was. Since we are on a family share plan, we can swap upgrade dates. I currently have the Windows Mobile based, Samsung Omnia. I have had this phone for less then one year. Since the day I activated it, I wanted to throw it out the window. My wife has the LG Voyager and is happy with it so she agreed to swap dates. THANKS ANNIE, I LOVE YOU!

My day started out with a visit to my local VZW store to touch and play with the DROID to see if I liked it. Once I got home I ordered it online since the price break was offered immediately. (in store you pay $299.99 with a $100 mail in rebate, online it was discounted to $199.99 already)

OK so the order is placed, the confirmation email has arrived, the excitement has kicked in. I have scoured the Internet for others peoples issues and fixes to two things I found irritating while playing with it in the store.

1. The default setting to view web pages in landscape only. I found there is a setting to change this.
2. I noticed that some letters where being duplicated while using the onscreen keyboard. I read that many of the resolutions for this was to not use a generic phone charger. I'M sure that's what the case was in the store.

Just before placing this order, and any other for that fact, I looked at my favorite shopping companion site, to see if there where any discount codes I can take advantage of and just before my eyes, FREE OVERNIGHT SHIPPING. YEAH! (although, if I looked on the home page for VZW, I would have seen the same offer), but YEAH free overnight shipping. I should have my phone by 3:00 pm Tuesday.

I can't wait. I already saved off my contacts from my Omnia and imported them to my google account and I am browsing the Android market.

I will keep you posted...