This is for you, @jcarlin…
I have had my Droid Incredible for over a week now and I absolutely love it. When I first opened the box and checked out the phone, I was taken aback at how small it is…I was briefly disappointed that I hadn’t gone with the Droid X. But when I finally charged it up and turned it on, I was hooked.
The phone…the call clarity of the Incredible is…well, incredible. I was used to the fuzzy call quality of my Storm…didn’t realize how poor it was until I made my first Incredible call. Hus told me I needed to re-record my greeting with my new phone, because my Storm-created greeting quality was poor. Nothing’s perfect, but the Incredible is definitely better!
The feel…it is lightweight and smooth and feels good in my hand. It feels a lot lighter than my Blackberry Storm felt. With the Storm, some of the function buttons on the side were poorly placed for my grip; I was constantly activating things just by holding it in my hand.
The touch…ohmy…on this aspect alone, the Incredible has it going away. I got used to the clunky touchscreen on my Storm, but the touchscreen of the Incredible is perfect for me. I even find I make fewer typing mistakes with my new phone…my big fingers were constantly hitting the wrong letters on the Storm.
Apps…I am taking it slow with the apps. I did install my bank’s link, my Gmail, Comcast email, Twitter, Facebook, Mashable (thanks, @kwidrick!) and Google Earth, among others. What I haven’t figured out yet is how to get music into my phone.
Cons…this tiny little phone is a BATTERY HOG!!!! I’ve never owned a piece of equipment that drained a battery faster. Now, that is all relative…I charge it when I get to work, leaving it on the charge until I have a good reason to take it off (i.e., taking a call). Then I plug it into my computer when I do my evening online work. But when I woke up this morning, the phone was totally dead, after having been on the charger until fully charged last night and not accessing it at all. I’ll wager I have something activated that is causing this and at some point I will explore it. Right now, it isn’t important, as I have a wall charger and computers…it will be that much easier when the car charger (along with a two-fer that will allow my phone to charge while my GPS is plugged in) I ordered arrives (I also ordered a case and screen protector).
All in all, I am positively enamored of this little thing. I am actually using it more, which is what I hoped would happen. I’m using it more because everything is just plain easier. I’m enjoying it so much, I wasn’t even phased when I read the article online yesterday that said the IPhone is that much closer to coming to Verizon. I don’t care anymore.
Any questions, @jcarlin?