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I have a buddy that has a droid and he is wondering if there is a way to google pictures and then download them, any advice?
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That's some great news! I'm waiting to root mine after the 2.1 OTA. BTW any word on when flash is coming out? Also what's with people saying you need to root in order to tether? I just use PDANet and it works fine without rooting.
The OTA will most likely close your ability to root, which will eventually be solved, but who knows when. The tethering is just bundled into the ROM is all. Should offer same functionality as PDAnet, but I haven't used it so I don't know what the differences are.

No word on flash. Rumors keep flying about late march as a second OTA, since there have been demos of it working on 2.1 on the N1 and Droid, but who knows. It'll probably be more like end of Q2.

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I have a buddy that has a droid and he is wondering if there is a way to google pictures and then download them, any advice?
After you search, long press on the image, wait for the menu, go down to 'save image' and it will end up on your /sdcard/downloads
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Alright ladies, I request help.

Engadget posted a sale for the Droid at Best Buy, which is from Facebook, for $99 with a new Verizon contract.

Now, basically, this is my thing. My contract is over in April, and at that point I can get the Droid for whatever the price is at that point minus $100 for the renewal discount. Can I walk into Best Buy and grab one of these for just $99 this week, or would I still get roped into paying the early upgrade as well as not the sale price?

And yes, I asked the same question at the end of that thread on Facebook.

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Alright ladies, I request help.

Engadget posted a sale for the Droid at Best Buy, which is from Facebook, for $99 with a new Verizon contract.

Now, basically, this is my thing. My contract is over in April, and at that point I can get the Droid for whatever the price is at that point minus $100 for the renewal discount. Can I walk into Best Buy and grab one of these for just $99 this week, or would I still get roped into paying the early upgrade as well as not the sale price?

And yes, I asked the same question at the end of that thread on Facebook.

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Don't quote me on this, but I think you are eligible for the upgrade price within a certain number of months toward your actual end of term. Believe it or not, I've called VZW customer service and actually gotten several helpful people who answered my questions, so if no one here knows for sure, you can always call them, or just mosey up to the BB mobile booth and ask them.
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Don't quote me on this, but I think you are eligible for the upgrade price within a certain number of months toward your actual end of term. Believe it or not, I've called VZW customer service and actually gotten several helpful people who answered my questions, so if no one here knows for sure, you can always call them, or just mosey up to the BB mobile booth and ask them.
If you definitely want to renew with verizion, you can renew and get your discounted upgrade as soon as 18 months after the last renewal (6 months before the 2 year mark.)

If that's the date you're talking about in April, you're out of luck most likely. 18 months is the earliest you can upgrade unless you're one of the lucky people that get the chance to upgrade to a smart phone early. I got a thing in the mail from Verizon the other day offering me an early upgrade.
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Mmm, I don't think I've gotten anything in the mail. I know that I got to upgrade early for a discounted rate when the Dare first came out though.

My actual date is April 6th I believe, and yes while I can upgrade to a phone for the discounted price, I won't get the $100 off for the new every two thing. So, going through Verizon I might as well just wait until April to scoop up the Droid for whatever the current price is minus $100.

Buuuuuuuuuut...if I can shimmy my way into a Best Buy and scoop up a Droid for the flat $99 without having to wait until April, I'm all over that. I've never renewed with anyone other than a VZW store, so I'm still unclear about this.
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You should go and ask someone at BB. I got my Droid through them as a renewal with VZW, and they might offer a better price, never know.

Thanks to everyone who voted, we got gadget, smartphone, and gps in voter's choice, and gadget and gps in editor's choice over at engadget for their 2009 awards. Of course the iphone had to win something, we wouldn't want the fanboys getting butt hurt.
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Alright ladies, I request help.

Engadget posted a sale for the Droid at Best Buy, which is from Facebook, for $99 with a new Verizon contract.

Now, basically, this is my thing. My contract is over in April, and at that point I can get the Droid for whatever the price is at that point minus $100 for the renewal discount. Can I walk into Best Buy and grab one of these for just $99 this week, or would I still get roped into paying the early upgrade as well as not the sale price?

And yes, I asked the same question at the end of that thread on Facebook.

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Apparently the kicker for the deal they give is in the small writing. I have heard this happen and someone at Verizon (which is skeptical though) told me the same thing; if you are late on a payment anytime during your 2 yr contract through Best Buy they will charge you the full price of the phone. I decided not to mess with any small writing deals and pay the extra $100 for mine, hell the wife got the Eris for free too so that worked for me.

Another option you might try (which is what I did) is get an additional line for $9.99, buy the Droid for that line (got my wife the Eris free because she was available for it) and have your other line have nothing on it. Yes I will be paying $10 a month more until that contract is up and I can drop it in November but I got a new Droid
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Apparently the kicker for the deal they give is in the small writing. I have heard this happen and someone at Verizon (which is skeptical though) told me the same thing; if you are late on a payment anytime during your 2 yr contract through Best Buy they will charge you the full price of the phone. I decided not to mess with any small writing deals and pay the extra $100 for mine, hell the wife got the Eris for free too so that worked for me.

Another option you might try (which is what I did) is get an additional line for $9.99, buy the Droid for that line (got my wife the Eris free because she was available for it) and have your other line have nothing on it. Yes I will be paying $10 a month more until that contract is up and I can drop it in November but I got a new Droid
How did you manage that when both of those phones require a $30 data plan when you activate them? Wouldn't that cost you way more than $10 a month? Also, you could only get the Eris for free if you also started a new play for it as well, right?
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How did you manage that when both of those phones require a $30 data plan when you activate them? Wouldn't that cost you way more than $10 a month? Also, you could only get the Eris for free if you also started a new play for it as well, right?
I already had data plans though so it was only the $10 more. She was available for the 18month upgrade (I wasn't) which allowed her to piggyback on me purchasing a new Droid and get her Eris free.
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