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The Droid Pocket Guide by Jason D. O’Grady

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5. Email, Messaging, and Web

Now that I’ve given you a look at three fundamental Droid apps (Phone, Contacts, and Calendar), it’s time to turn your attention to three critical communication apps: Email, Messaging, and Web browsing.

Many people purchase a Droid specifically for its ability to send and receive email. Email is one of the defining features of a smartphone, and if your Droid has a QWERTY keyboard (sorry, Eris owners), you’ll be tapping out emails almost as fast as you can on your desktop computer.

Even if you don’t have a hardware keyboard, both the Droid and Droid Eris include software-based, onscreen keyboards. The software technology behind virtual keyboards like these is improving, and accuracy and speed are improving with every ...

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