Thursday, June 24, 2010

HTC Droid Incredible - Review Part 1

Alright, I admit it… I switched from AT&T to Verizon back in the day because their phones were cuter. That was my only reason behind it. At the time that I switched, there was a Nokia phone with a see-thru faceplate and you could design and create your own faceplate, and even print a photo on paper they provided for you in order to customize the look of your phone. After that, came the LG Chocolate and I LOVED being able to use my phone as an MP3 player. Next came the LG Dare, and it was a niftier version of the Chololate with a touch screen and was a little more user-friendly. I have now graduated to the new HTC Droid incredible. The commercials caught my attention (the one with the robot using the phone) and their marketing team had a great campaign to push their new baby. I was intrigued… Was this phone as ‘Incredible” as they claim it to be? I HAD to get this phone, so I went in an pre-ordered my new toy.

I finally got it in the mail three weeks later, and the packaging was very durable and well organized. I had ordered a package deal with accessories: A red fading to black hard case, a Motorolla Bluetooth headset, a car charger with a separate USB input to charge a separate device, and screen covers. I was daintily opening the package… Well, who am I kidding. I ripped into it like I was 5 again and this was the last Christmas present I got to open (because you know the last your parents gave you was always the one thing you really wanted) – The battery was red. Neat! After opening the whole thing, I popped the battery in and started the charging process. My dad and I were meeting up to go to the double bobblehead Ichiro and Ken Griffey, Jr. night at Safeco to watch the Mariners, and I figured it would be at a full charge by the time I got home so I could play with it.

I have now had the phone for almost a week, and here is my review. First off, the Verizon hard-shelled case. It doesn’t quite match up on all the sides, and I am afraid if I catch it on something while taking out of a pocket, it may come off. It’s not too bad, but bad enough to catch my attention the first time I put the case on.

Alright, the phone: I powered it up, and began to set it up. The phone began to automatically run a set up tutorial where it walked me through my settings and the basics on how to use my phone. I felt like I was about to go into a game of FFXIII or something, and I was learning how to use my weapon. Anywhoo, I went through the process of setting it up, and on my last phone, I had installed a free app called “Back-Up Assistant” – I HIGHLY recommend this for EVERY Verizon customer. After I had set my phone up, it linked to my old phone’s Back-Up, and pulled all my contacts onto my new phone. I didn’t have to go to the store and have them do that computer thingy for an hour!!! YAY!! This made me happy. The internet is fast, and I have not had any issues with anything crashing when I am running multiple apps. I have discovered that my pervious blog post is now null and void – I could not save a ringtone from MMS, so I am still trying to figure that one out. I just don’t like having to pay for them every time I get a new phone. One bonus is, it also pulled my voicemail… I didn’t have to set this up brand new AND I had three messages on there I was saving from my biological mom from over a year ago and I was afraid they would have been erased but they were still on there. I have noticed the two most difficult things to do, however, is make a call, and text a picture. I mean, it’s not “hard”, but way more difficult than any phone I have ever had. There are tons of free apps for this phone, and it comes with a fun game, too. I highly recommend it, and might write another review as I use more things on it. Till next time, take care of you and yours.


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

HTC Droid Incerdible - Saving MMS Ringtone To Your Phone

Hello! Alright, so since I just figured this out, I thought I would share - Did you just get the new HTC Droid Incredible, and you would like to use one of the various "make-your-own-ringtone" websites so you can send and save on your new shiny toy like me? What you have to do is:

1. Make your ringtone (Duh) and send it to your phone via MMS
2. When you receive the file, DO NOT open it... Instead, press and hold a finger on just the message, not the file.
3. After holding your finger on there for about 4 seconds, a save option will pop up. Save the ringtone, and then you can set it as a ringtone under the "Music" option in your phone.

Sounds easy enough, but it was a total pain trying to figure it out. (I have been a loyal LG customer for 6 years, and HTC/Droid settings kinda threw me.

Take care, enjoy your new phone, and feel free to post other tips and tricks for HTC DI users. :)

Monday, June 21, 2010

Ohh Monday

Today was a bit more of a strain than it needed to be, and there's just way too much insane energy floating around for people to be completely oblivious to it. I'm pretty sure this 12-21-2012 polar shift theory will happen, and it's about time Mother Nature turned around and gave all of us a good bitch slap. We need it... The human species are way too arrogant, money-hungry and abusive to all their surroundings, and we deserve the whopping we're about to get dished out to all of us. Blah~ Soooo much on my mind and so few fingers and keys to share thoughts with. My best friend was diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease... I think this will be a few entries all on its own, but if you have the means, please take the time to watch a movie called, "Under Our Skin." It's a documentary about this disease and all of the political bullshit surrounding it. I bet you'll learn at least ten new things by watching it, and if you don't, then comment on my blog and call me a liar. I just moved into a new space, and my finacee is 1000 miles away - I feel... Well, I don't know. I don't feel lonely. I have a multitude of amazing people surrounding me always. I feel... Stagnant? No... That's too dramatic. I don't know a word to describe my feelings, but what I do know is I don't like it. I think I am just way too stressed out over finances (and who isn't right now) and I guess I can't really bitch to my friends about it, so my venting outlet is gone, so I am stifled. Yeah!! That's it... I am purposely stifling myself. I am muting my own voice and causing this internal claustrophobia... Hmmm. Well, now that I have figured it out, guess I better go do something about it, huh? Thanks, blog. You've been therapeutic once again. I'll write more later and make more sense, but for now, this is all the sense I needed to make happen for me, so you're SOL for now. hehe ~Z