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Oct 16, 2009
Market status
Release date
Nov 6, 2009

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Verizon


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  • Low pixel density screen (180 ppi)
  • Single-core processor
  • Too little RAM memory (288 MB RAM)
  • Low resolution display (320 x 480 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (5 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • No front-facing camera




The HTC DROID ERIS became popular as the second Android phone for Verizon Wireless, although it got launched at the same time. Straight out of the box, it is equipped with version 1.5 of the operating system, but also has the social-centric Sense UI on top. It sports all the hardware features one would expect, including a 3.2-inch screen, 528MHz processor and 288 MB RAM.

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  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (2.1, 1.5)
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.45 x 2.19 x 0.51 inches (113 x 56 x 13 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.23 oz (120 g)
      the average is 5.1 oz (145 g)


  • Physical size:
    • 3.2 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 320 x 480 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 180 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 48.50 %
  • Colors:
    • 262 144
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)


  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Geo tagging
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes


  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm MSM7600
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 528 MHz
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 288 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC


  • Talk time:
    • 3.56 hours
      the average is 13 h (785 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 15.5 days (373 hours)
      the average is 18 days (421 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1300 mAh


  • YouTube player:
    • Yes


  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EV-DO Rev.A
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS


  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • miniUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, OTA sync
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Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Service lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3, T3
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD


  • Officially announced:
    • Yes

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