vamonticello wrote:I also live in Hampton Roads and my delivery est. is September 27th (departed Dallas at 4AM on the 21st)
Mine is sitting at my local post office here in VA, as of 11am Friday. It should be delivered tomorrow, although I'm not as excited as the rest of you, since I already have a Galaxy S phone. The reason I bought this was for the larger screen and 60 hours (!!!) of battery life. My phone barely lasts a day on a full charge, and I refuse to buy one of the large extended batteries, because I cannot part with my awesome Otterbox Commuter case.
If it's anything like the Galaxy S phone, this should be a fantastic device. In fact, if I wasn't locked into a 2-year contract with my cell phone provider, I'd use this in conjunction with a normal cell phone in order to skip the $240/year data plan. My work, home, and school all have open wifi access, so I really have no need for the over-priced data service. Actually, because 90% of my life is spent at these 3 places, I'd even consider dropping cell phone service altogether and just using Google Voice's free phone service. Come to think of it, even Tyson's Corner shopping mall offers free wifi. (Phone companies beware...Your days of gouging customers are numbered.)
My favorite, must-have apps for Android are as follows:
1) MoboPlayer (free, plays nearly any video that doesn't go beyond the limitations of the hardware; also offers some other advanced features over the built-in player)
2) ES File Explorer (free, works great for browsing / transferring files on Android or shared on PC over wifi; also allows for video streaming and a variety of other features)
3) MortPlayer (free, for playing audio books and listening to recorded lectures, since it offers bookmarks and other handy features)
4) TapeMachine (paid app, but I believe it's the best audio recorder for android. The interface reminds me a bit of Cool Edit, for those familiar with that.)
5) Gmote (free, turns your Android into a remote to play media files on your PC)
7) JeFit (free, best app I've seen for keeping records of weight-training, including exercises, sets, reps, etc. Plus, you can also record your measurements and body weight, which are displayed in a nice graph)
8) AnyMemo (free, the best flash card app I've found; has an internet search feature to find free sets of flash cards on nearly any topic)
9) aCar (free, for keeping track of automobile gas mileage, oil changes, repairs, etc.)
10) List Master (free / paid, best list app I've found based on my needs for "to-do" projects, groceries, etc.)
11) TuneIn Radio (free version allows access to nearly any radio station in the US)
12) BeyondPod (free podcast app, although I'm not sure it's the best, but it's definitely worked well for me)
So many great apps to mention. These were just a few that I use most often.