Say goodbye to the late HTC Droid Eris, no longer sold online

Say goodbye to the late HTC Droid Eris, no longer sold online
Launched by Verizon at the same time as the Motorola DROID, the HTC Droid Eris thus became part of handset history. With the release of the high-end Motorola model, Androidmania had made it to the states as grown men fainted at the mere sight of what was then Verizon's flagship phone. Not everyone could afford the price of admission, so the carrier offered the lower-end Droid Eris. The device introduced many to the Android OS without having to pay a high price for it. Now, we are sorry to say, the Droid Eris is gone. It will no longer be offered online and once supplies at the retail level are gone, the device will no longer be available. With the DROID X and DROID 2 coming, we might see the price of the original DROID get knocked down to bargain bin territory. Such  is the nature of things in this circle of life that we call the cellphone industry. HTC Droid Eris RIP.

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source: Engadget


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7 Comments

1. BlackSirius16

Posts: 84; Member since: May 21, 2010

old news

5. hallfrankg

Posts: 30; Member since: Nov 16, 2009

Old news to some New News to others so blow!

2. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

You had a good run HTC Eris. At least you weren't as non-effective and terrible as the MyTouch 3G or the Samsung Moment and definitely better quality than the Motorola Backflip/Devour. You will be missed dearly (not really tho).

7. tuminatr

Posts: 1125; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

got to admit you are correct wish we still had this phone a good quality cheap droid

3. ace1122

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

Remember the days where Verizon would have the same phones for a couple years straight before discontinuing it? Verizon did that with phones that weren't even that great (not that this phone is superb) but now Verizon keeps a phone not even a year before its considered old and useless. Its crazy. But kinda good for customers who want great phones without the huge price tag bcuz now this will be basically on clearance and the same will happen to the DROID and Incredible soon. Verizon has evolved so much in just the past few years! I'm not sure its entirely for the better though. This android/arms race thing going on is insane. Also... How the heck did the HTC Imagio outlive this phone?

4. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

For real +1. Sprint is still trying to pass the Touch Pro 2 off for 199...as if. But that's the difference and one factor that makes Verizon a better company. To have almost double the customer base but still sell a phone to the precise bottom of the barrel to maximize profits and limit losses by poor marketing or high priced out dated phones. No latter which way you spin it Verizon is ALWAYS thinking about the customer.

6. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 2010

The only reason the HTC Imagio is still a "current" model and the Eris is not is that there have not been any phones to replace the Imagio (yet). This is primarily because WinMo is garbage (at least in my opinion, and i've owned several WinMo phones).

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