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Samsung Acclaim

dsiebert24

Jul 25, 2010, 9:10 PM
😕 I have had Blackberry and I now have the Htc TouchPro @.. I now have the chance to get the Acclaim.. I really like my Htc.. But I am hearing good things about the Acclaim,aside from its hard to figure things... My question is, will I be happy about giving up my Htc for this Acclaim or am I better off keeping my Htc? I surf the web. I text like a maniac and email like a fool and send and forward pics to just about everyone.. Will some one please give me some advice : )
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dsiebert24

Jul 25, 2010, 9:16 PM
I meant Htc Touchpro 2
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LuciousAsh

Jul 26, 2010, 1:02 PM
I definitely recommend it. I went from a windows mobile device to android as well and it is a huge step up. It does take a little bit to get used to, but after you do it is sooo much more intuitive, and as far as android handsets go I am very pleased with the speed and usability of the Acclaim itself.
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dsiebert24

Jul 26, 2010, 8:31 PM
Thank you LuciousAsh.. Actually I just checked the phone out at the US Cellular store and, it IS different, but it doesn't seem that hard to learn.. You might be able to answer one question for me tho.. When I am on a web site, How do I close the window?? I can hit the home button and it takes me back to the app icons, but when I hit the browser again, it takes me right back to the web page I was on. I know how to start a new window, but I don't want other windows running in the background. The sales person didn't know how either. LOL.. Anyway, I am going to get it in a few days.. Thanks again for your input...
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LuciousAsh

Jul 26, 2010, 9:52 PM
I honestly don't think there is a way, but it has never really been too much of an issue for me, but then again I'm not a big fan of home pages loading up everytime I open a browser 😛. You can just type in the new address on the top of your previous window anyways.

I personally would recommend Opera Mini for browsing, especially with USC data services 😛. It helps a little with larger pages becauses it compresses everything on Opera's servers before sending it to the phone, so even graphically heavy websites load up pretty snappy.
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dsiebert24

Jul 26, 2010, 10:05 PM
Absolutely Opera - mini is getting alot better now days..I use it as my main browser for the Htc I have and it works great..The customer service guy got the phone to go to the USC homepage but he doesn't know how he did it.. I guess it will be trial and error..LOL.. Thanks for your help!!!!
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Droid Prime

Jul 27, 2010, 12:45 PM
The way I do it is I just put the browswer back to the home the homepage before I exit or if you go into your applications menu and clear the cache for the browser it will clear all the history and you'll go back to the homepage when you open it again. I had the TP2 as well and i was in love with the keyboard but I didn't like the phone all that much. I was going to wait for some other phones to come out but then I did my research and found that none of the new ones will have keyboards so the Acclaim is my Android of choice. Read my review in the reviews section on here! LOVE IT!
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dsiebert24

Jul 27, 2010, 1:40 PM
Thanks D.P.. I'm not sure how to put it back to the home Position, but I'm sure I will figure it out!!The main thing is, I don't want any thing to run in the back ground.. If I hit that home botton and that automatically closes that window, I'm good.. LOL.. I will check out ur review this evening!! Thanks again!!!
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LuciousAsh

Jul 27, 2010, 5:47 PM
Android is extremely good about managing processes in the background. You have to keep in mind this is not a windows based phone anymore 😛 When you exit the browser by pressing home it keeps your page in the background but is not actually running. It just keeps a temporary state of the program. The only reason it will actually use up processing and slow your phone down is if you hit home while loading a page it will finish loading before going inactive, but as soon as it's loaded up it goes into that inactive state. And if the system needs the memory taken up by that browser it will close it down as soon as it's needed. Same with all android apps. It's linux based so it might be worth it to read up a little on the type of processes used in ...
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dsiebert24

Jul 27, 2010, 6:43 PM
Do you have a link to where I can read up on the processors used in the Androids?? I really 🙂 don't have alot of things I download.. Maybe the quick pull(like on Blackberry) If its available. And really just minor things.. But, I appreciate you again for taking the time to respond!!! One of these days "I" will be answering questions instead of asking!! LOL 🙂
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LuciousAsh

Jul 27, 2010, 7:40 PM
I unfortunately don't have a link, I'm actually on work computers at the moment, which are pretty well restricted 😛 My comment gave the gist of it. Basically android is very good at managing it so no need to micromanage like on a windows phones. If you hit home and an application goes into the background, forget about it unless you need it again 😛
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dsiebert24

Jul 27, 2010, 8:34 PM
Ok.. Gotcha.. I think.. LOL.. Thanks again!!!! 🙄
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LuciousAsh

Jul 28, 2010, 1:09 PM
You're welcome, I love answering questions about Android, I've been following it since it was just a rumour 😛
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dsiebert24

Jul 28, 2010, 3:30 PM
I am sure glad to hear that cuz i will probably have many "how to" questions when i finally get it!!! LOL (should recieve it Friday)...
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GodOfDog

Aug 23, 2010, 1:01 PM
there is a way to kill all running programs without downloading any apps. All you have to do is a soft reset (turn the phone off, wait 10 seconds, and then power the phone back on). But as stated before Android will stop the apps if memory is needed.
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dsiebert24

Aug 23, 2010, 5:31 PM
Thanks GodofDog. I learned I can also click on settings. Go to apps and I can kill running apps in there too. Samsung Acclaim is a pretty cool little phone. Havin a little trouble with pasting. And trying to figure out what the heck the clipboard is and how to get to it. But it gets the job done for what I want it for. LOL
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