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The DROID X is a smartphone that uses the Android operation system. It combines a telephone, wireless Internet device, and media player all rolled into one. Third party applications can be downloaded via the Droid Market. You must have an active Verizon account to use the phone and text/MMS services. The DROID X is $199 with a two-year Verizon subscription.

  1. To turn the DROID on, press the button on the top of phone.
  1. The buttons on the bottom bar are (from the left) the Menu button, the Home button, the Back button, and the Search button. To return to the Home (main) screen from any other screen or app, press the Home button (the second button from the left) on the bottom bar of the phone.
  1. The icons that appear on the screen just above the button bar are, from the left, the telephone icon, and the contacts icon, the launcher icon (that will take you to all of your apps) Tap to open apps on the screen. Use your finger to swipe left or right or up or down in screens.
  1. To practice typing, try adding a contact:
    1. Select the contact icon in the lower right of the screen
    2. Tap the  + button in the upper right corner of the screen to add a new contact
    3. Start typing. To move to a new field, just tap in it.
    4. When you are done, click Save or Discard changes.
  1. To access the Internet, tap the Browser icon on the screen.
  1. To use the camera:

a.     Press and hold the Camera Key (the red button) on the right side of your device to activate the camera. You can also select the Camera application from your home screen or applications tray.

b.     Rotate the device to the horizontal position (for landscape orientation) and frame your subject.

c.     Use volume keys to Zoom in or out.

    1. To take the photo, lightly press the Camera button halfway to focus (focus is complete when green box appears) then press the camera button all the way to take the photo. 
  1. Device will automatically go to sleep when not in use. To turn off, press and hold the button on the top of the phone. If the phone is asleep, press the Home button, then use your finger to slide the unlock bar on the screen to the right.