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Old 10-25-2011, 01:24 PM
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getting all giddy and exciting about a phone

After all these years as a basic phone user i decided yesterday for my 2 year upgrade with vzw that i will go with a Smart Phone. Purchased the Samsung Stratosphere w/ data plan and it shipped yesterday and out for delivery today.
Cant wait to get my sausage fingers on it and start learning about what i can do with this platform.

I also brought a aftermarket HU for the truck so i can use some of the apps over blue tooth. Speaking of Apps. I have no idea what is out there but joining up the android forums to learn more
Got a couple in mind to put on at the moment.
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I was in the same boat a couple months ago, I purchased a HTC thunderbolt after having my old phone for longer than I can remember.

I suggest when you have some free time, going to the Android Market on the phone, clicking on "Apps", and then you can browse them by Category, Top Paid Apps, Top Free Apps, along with something else. Especially with the free ones, I just downloaded the ones that looked interesting and if they weren't I just deleted them. Also, a lot of the Apps that cost money also have a free trial version you can try first.
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hahahaha..."sausage fingers"....ROTFL...

Can we get a vid of you using your new phone soon?
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I know on the Generation 4 Rams, there are several Apps for our Rams, including some kind of trouble shooting manual

https://market.android.com/details?i...am_truck&hl=en

try the Navigation App too
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I don't have tapatalk but I haven't had any problems viewing forums through the web browser so it's not worth it for me.
I actually don't have to many apps. Weather channel app is nice although wrong alot.
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I would suggest that you get some sort of "app killer" that will kill all of those pre-installed apps that do nothing more than kill your battery.

I also have a battery indicator app, all that it really does is put a numerical icon in your "status bar" that gives you a digital battery level

"Ring Droid" is great if you like to create your own ring tones. All you need to do is place a sound file on your phone music/ system sounds etc

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Thanks all. I am loving it so far and can't wait to install the HU to listen to some streaming audio via BT.
There is a task manager that was loaded already so make sure to check in there to kill any apps that are still running when not needed.
Apps downloaded so far is
Tapatalk ( use it for two other ram forums)
Scanner Radio (be using this quite a bit once the HU is setup)
Netflix
Gas Buddy (love this one)
Life360 (nice GPS tracking for your love ones)
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