Verizon employees getting trained on the HTC Droid Eris and much more

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Verizon employees getting trained on the HTC Droid Eris and much more

With Big Red gearing up for theupcoming holiday season with their vast new lineup, employees aregetting the low down before they start rolling out devices to storesso they are properly trained. It's always a good thing for employeesto diligently train on new products before they begin selling them tocustomers. Of course it'll make them more knowledgeable about theproducts and comfortable being able to answer questions that arise.Not to be overshadowed by the hype around the Motorola Droid, the HTCDroid Eris is getting a piece of the spot light in the form of atraining module. Unfortunately pricing was not part of the onlinetraining the employees are required to complete – it just providessome useful information about the features of the phone. So far therumors are pointing to a launch date of November 6 for the HTC DroidEris. One of our own tipsters has informed us that employees havebeen traveling to certain Verizon locations to get some hands on timewith the Motorola Droid, HTC Droid Eris, and the HTC Imagio. Inaddition, they are taking these customary training modules in orderto fully grasp the understanding of these devices. These modulespoint to a telling tale that an imminent launch date can be expectedsoon.

Thanks to our tipster!

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1. vzwtechbill

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 16, 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......

2. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009


8. jovel16

Posts: 59; Member since: Oct 05, 2008

You're a moron vzwtechbill.....

3. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

why is it that the imagio is still not in vzw stores in south florida? anyone.

6. BrokenImaege

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 27, 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 unregistered

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: Jan 17, 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: Jun 11, 2009

We have the Imagio at the downtown PGH store.

14. JocularJester

Posts: 40; Member since: Oct 28, 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: Aug 09, 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: Jul 27, 2009

Lots of smartphones are the plan for the rest of the year...... And Android is considered smart.....

5. BrokenImaege

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 27, 2009

BTW, Both Android phones will launch same day.......

10. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 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: Oct 17, 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$ 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: Jul 22, 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: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

this is great. this is an iphone killer, imo.

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