This is the online manual:
This is for requesting a copy:
where do we go to request this free manual and why dont they ship one with the phone?
Piper posted where.
Here's why...Money. Or saving money, rather. Posting the manual online allows for "a greener approach to offering instruction manuals" (gee, I almost gagged just writing that).
The real reason is saving money from not having to supply a print manual. It also allows Verizon to package the Droid X in a REALLY small box. I mean, REALLY small. When I saw the box, I seriously asked the rep if the phone was actually in there. She laughed and said that was her first question, but yes, the phone is indeed in the box. My thought was "Gee, Verizon, don't open yer shirt or yer heart will fall out".
But powering up the phone, activating it, then using it made me forget the silly little box (then, I was thinking, gee, this thing doesn't ring very loud, now does it?....Oh ,well, maybe that will be solved under the subject of my next post, which is.......(stay tuned)
I always laugh when I read posts of people slamming a particular phone for one reason or another. There's not a phone on the market by ANY manufacturer with ANY carrier that is perfect. Whether it be the Iphone4 or the DroidX, they ALL have a bug or two whether it be in the hardware or the software. The issue is to buy a phone that will suit YOUR particular needs/wants. It's all just a matter of preference and people shouldn't expect everything to be perfect. Life isn't perfect and neither is your phone, so the sooner people stop "sweatin the small stuff", the better off we'll all be.