Friday, July 23, 2010

The Droid X-Ceptional!!!!!

I finally got a second Droid X today!  This was after my first one turned out to be broken, by way of the bottom half of the touch screen being dead. It's so nice to finally have the phone I waited for for so long and to begin to explore it's wonders.

Right off the bat the first that impresses me is the huge screen, a side by side comparison of it and the original Droid really shows the difference.  The next thing that I noticed happened while I was playing one of my favorite games, Smiley Pops (which I highly recommend you check out and download). Before when I played the game, the animations would lag and it was quite sluggish.  Now when I play it's as though my Droid X somehow managed to find a line of premium coke and snort it!  It's insanely fast and I can't wait to see how all the internal functions and other programs benefit from this raging speed.

My favorite gesture/slide keyboard "ShapeWriter" was still unavailable to download on the Android Market, but I was lucky enough to find the newest version 3.0.5. Apk file.  If you're interested in trying it or have been looking for it, I'll leave a link at the bottom of this post.  I think the link I left a couple of posts ago was an older version.

It was really funny and I would say lucky, but I don't believe in luck, that I was able to get a replacement today.  Everywhere is sold out and I mean everywhere.  To order one you have to wait over two weeks, which is what I went to the Verizon Wireless store to do today.  But on a lark, while I was waiting in line at the store I decided to call Best Buy.  I had been on a waiting list there and they said they would get some phones in this week and call after all of their pre-orders had been filled.  So I called while I was waiting expecting to be shot down, but they said they had just one left and it was first come first serve.  Luckily that Verizon store was only like two minutes away from Best Buy! So I hopped in my car and recklessly drove to the store (wouldn't it be sad to get in a reck for a phone??? YES!). But I got there and just in time because two people showed up after me that had also called and been told the same thing.

So, like I said, I don't account "luck" for what happened but it sure was lucky.

ShapeWriter Apk File Download:
ShapeWriter .apk file

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