I picked up a new phone a few weeks ago. I went from a Blackberry Storm to a Droid X. My wife went from a Storm to a Droid 2, she wanted the keyboard. She loves it compared to the Storm. Much more user friendly and works better for her office emails, contacts and calendar.
I really like the Droid X as well. I was a little worried about the size. Over an inch longer than my Storm, but it took no time at all to realize the size was one of the huge advantages. I have never been a fan of the touch screens. I did like the touch screen on the Storm because the screen was also a big button. You actually had to push it to activate an icon. The X is purely touch. I tend to accidentally touch things on it. Having the habit of turning the screen off helps.
One thing that sold me on the X was the HDMI out. I thought “how cool is that?” Well, it’s a little disappointing. It only works on your gallery. You can view pictures and videos you have taken via the HDMI to your television, but you cannot watch You Tube or NFL.com videos through it. They don’t really tell you that when you are doing the research on the phone.
The X has great memory, tons of apps to download, and is very user-friendly. I have it connected to my Outlook via a program I purchased from 4 Team Corporation, called Sync 2 (www.sync2.com). No more plugging in my phone to the computer and syncing. Outlook syncs to Google Calendar and Contacts and the android software connects to Google. Syncs automatically. Works great.
Also had a bit of a challenge to connect bluetooth to my car. I have a BMW 5 series. It would try to connect but would bomb out and drop the phone, try again and bomb out, try again and bomb out. Eventually it would just remove the phone from the bluetooth list on the car. Here is what I found out. When the car and X are trying to connect the car wants to download the phone book. The X receives a message to “allow the phone book to be accessed by BMW.” If you ignore, or cancel, the message the phone book will download and the phone will connect to the car. If you push “allow”, the connection will bomb out. Apparently this is a common problem from my research with BMW, Audi and probably others. That’s how I got mine to work.
If you have some time take a look at my blog on www.medicalgpsblog.com titled ‘When Will Google Take Over the World” http://www.medicalgpsblog.com/?p=85 dated December 2009. Some of the items in the blog came true, some haven’t, but it seems Google just keeps creeping in.
Anyway, all that said, I Love My Droid X.
— Marty Hudson