Verizon employees getting trained on the HTC Droid Eris and much more
This article contains unofficial information.
With Big Red gearing up for the upcoming holiday season with their vast new lineup, employees are getting the low down before they start rolling out devices to stores so they are properly trained. It's always a good thing for employees to diligently train on new products before they begin selling them to customers. Of course it'll make them more knowledgeable about the products and comfortable being able to answer questions that arise. Not to be overshadowed by the hype around the Motorola Droid, the HTC Droid Eris is getting a piece of the spot light in the form of a training module. Unfortunately pricing was not part of the online training the employees are required to complete – it just provides some useful information about the features of the phone. So far the rumors are pointing to a launch date of November 6 for the HTC Droid Eris. One of our own tipsters has informed us that employees have been traveling to certain Verizon locations to get some hands on time with the Motorola Droid, HTC Droid Eris, and the HTC Imagio. In addition, they are taking these customary training modules in order to fully grasp the understanding of these devices. These modules point to a telling tale that an imminent launch date can be expected soon.
Thanks to our tipster!
1. vzwtechbill (Posts: 175; Member since: 16 Mar 2009)
...and employees will continue to get shafted when it comes to pre-release, thorough device information/training/hands-on thanks to these bone-head tipsters......
3. vzwman (Posts: 385; Member since: 26 Oct 2009)
why is it that the imagio is still not in vzw stores in south florida? anyone.
6. BrokenImaege (Posts: 173; Member since: 27 Jul 2009)
It is not anywhere.... They aren't shipping them to the stores because of the Storm 2 and Android launches. That don't want that phone messing it up. It is absolutely retarded..... As many as I have shipped out to customers and my store has only seen 2 in it, and that is in a Seattle Store.
9. cjz78 (Posts: 7; Member since: 27 Oct 2009)
They have the Imagio here in Georgia so they are shipping them. But out of the 3 stores I know only 1 has it, so you have to call around. It's very nice, but there is noticeable lag.
12. jporterweb (Posts: 25; Member since: 17 Jan 2009)
They haven't kept WinMo phones stocked in store for a LONG time. The Omnia has been the only one stocked steadily over the past I would say year. The others each store gets maybe 1 or 2 and when those are gone they have to ship them out from there. They just don't see WinMo as a big draw so they don't stock them. Even though the Imagio is a pretty darn good device...
13. rjt185 (Posts: 257; Member since: 11 Jun 2009)
We have the Imagio at the downtown PGH store.
14. JocularJester (Posts: 40; Member since: 28 Oct 2009)
I dont know about anyone else, but I live in Augusta, GA but travel to Atlanta, GA every weekend. All the Atl and Aug stores that Ive been to ... about a 12 ... all have the Imagio, Omnia, and other WinMo phones on the floor. None of them have the TPro2 for as they all said "exigent reasons". I know VZW wants to keep it in stock or fix whatever bug it may have, but its really quite hard for me to buy the phone if I cant even play with it first.
4. kvenderley (Posts: 31; Member since: 09 Aug 2009)
so i know the droid, bb s2, o2, passion are all going to be smartphones...will the droid eris be a smartphone as well? thats alot of smartphones and not alot of "dumbphones" coming out for verizon.
7. BrokenImaege (Posts: 173; Member since: 27 Jul 2009)
Lots of smartphones are the plan for the rest of the year...... And Android is considered smart.....
5. BrokenImaege (Posts: 173; Member since: 27 Jul 2009)
BTW, Both Android phones will launch same day.......
10. vzwman (Posts: 385; Member since: 26 Oct 2009)
QUICK QUESTION. I have bin with VZ for a year now and I want to know how I can upgrade my lg dare to a smartphone I know I need to wait for 2years but I can't wait that long especially with the new androids that are about to be released I am aware that I would have to change my plan and im in a famillyshare plan and I am the account owner can anyone give me any suggestions????
11. johnolesen (Posts: 20; Member since: 17 Oct 2009)
..i feel like i'm at work... depending on things on your account (Price Plan, MyVerizon subscribed, etc) you (or one of the lines on your account) SHOULD be eligible for an ANNUAL / EARLY UPGRADE..the Annual Upgrade will get you the two year price of the phone + a 20$ charge (no biggie) so let's take the Storm2 price point. At the top, 280$..plus a 20$ Early Upgrade fee makes it an even 300 -100$ mail in rebate leaves with with a shiny new Storm2 for 200 bucks... seems fair, since you technically broke your contract to upgrade anyways.
15. Sethdras (Posts: 61; Member since: 22 Jul 2009)
just got off the phone with verizon, setup an appointment for Friday November 6th to purchase my Motorola Droid and have it overnighted to be at my door Saturday the 7th. I was told that buying it in the store would also be more expensive so they are most likely giving online/phone order discounts.
16. vzw fanman (Posts: 1968; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
this is great. this is an iphone killer, imo.