I'm trying to decide if I'm too "phone stupid" for a Droid. I'm looking at either a Droid Incredible or a Droid X. Right now I have a Samsung Straight Talk phone which is around $35 a month and gives me more texts, minutes and data than I've ever come close to using. Going with one of the Droids will apparently run me about $100 a month, so I want to make sure I'd really be able to use it enough to make up for the 3x cost difference. I've never used a phone or device with "apps". I'm really uneducated about everything beyond texting - so how complicated would one of these phones be to use? How does it compare to a computer? If anyone wants to give me the "droid for dummies" breakdown, that would be awesome.
I could have written the above post word-for-word (see my earlier post on this page for my 'current' phone....).
I will likely never root or use a Droid to its full capabilities, but I've been told by friends who have iPhone, smartphones that they said the same, until they got their new phones.
I ordered the X yesterday, after going back and forth between a Blackberry, Incredible, and the X. I really had only used my previous phones for talking and texting, and hadn't cared for the physical hard qwerty keyboards or touchscreens of newer phones. I probably would have gotten used to them, but just trying them for a few minutes in the store was frustrating.... every third letter I typed was wrong. The Incredible was the first touchscreen keyboard I tried that actually felt pretty good right away in the store. Then I tried the X, which is significantly bigger screen/keyboard (with Swype, which seems pretty cool), making typing that much easier. The biggest question for me was whether it was too big. This is where I really went overboard in my evaluation - since you can't actually get a good feel for how 'big' a phone is in terms of putting it in your pocket/etc. in the store, I made a couple cardboard cutouts of the size of the X and the Incredible and kept them in my pocket for a while. While the weight obviously wasn't representative, I didn't really notice the X being 'too big' taking it in and out of my pockets. I'm kind of proud/ashamed that I took it this far, but with something as important for feel as the cell phone, I didn't want to commit without really trying that aspect. I also didn't feel like I was holding a 1980's walki-talkie when holding it up to my ear to talk. So the felt-OK-size, plus the keyboard, camera/video all in one sold me.
I'm sure I won't ever utilize the X to it's full capabilities, but that's OK with me. I'm not too worried about being 'phone stupid' as long as I can use the phone, text, browser, mobile email, gps navi, anything else is a bonus. I'm making some other cuts in my budget so the extra data plan will balance out. Verizon's non-data plan phones are getting less and less of a selection, so it was just a matter of time till I made the jump.
I think I may have made the biggest quantum leap from one phone to another in the history of cell phones. The salesperson literally jumped back when I pulled out the old Motorola tank I'm upgrading from.