Verizon introduces its second Android, the HTC DROID ERIS
posted by Ray S. / Nov 05, 2009, 7:45 AM
The HTC DROID ERIS will be a great alternative to those Verizon customers who would gladly get themselves an Android phone, but would rather bypass the stock interface of the operating system. Its main selling point (in addition to the more affordable price) is the manufacturer’s Sense interface, which offers some nice integration with Facebook and Flickr. Users will be able to do stuff like link their contacts with their respective Facebook profiles and view Facebook and Flickr galleries directly from the phone’s built-in application. To learn more about the Sense UI, check out our review of the HTC Hero for Sprint.
As for its hardware goodies, the HTC DROID ERIS will sport a 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen, 5MP camera, microSD slot (comes with a pre-installed 8GB card), 3.5mm jack and Wi-Fi.
Expect our hands-on with the HTC DROID ERIS soon!
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I hope this isn't supposed to compete against sprints hero... Hero looks better and has cheaper plans. No reason to go eris over hero. Unless your that much of a vzw fan.
posted on Oct 20, 2010, 1:44 AM 0
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In my opinion the Eris looks WAY better then Sprint's Hero. Verizon has a better network and the phone does the same exact thing that the Hero does you just get it @ a lower price (More 4 your money). That's a WIN, WIN 4 me personally. In the long run you come out better getting the phone from VERIZON!!!
posted on Nov 05, 2009, 8:43 AM 0
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For a company and network like Verizon whos so confident in there product and service, it sure seems odd that they would strap people to a $350.00 early buy out. Are they just not so sure about there new smartphone lineup?
posted on Nov 05, 2009, 9:16 AM 0
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It's because kids would sign up for service, take advantage of that contract deal, especially those bogos, short after, sell the phone close to retail price, pay the old EFT, and pocket the rest of the money they 'earned' , which would be a pretty killer amount if they did that whole bogo thing w/ VZW. Wireless carriers shaft us, but they don't like to get shafted, so VZW, as a wireless carrier, raised its EFT because they were getting shafted...
posted on Nov 05, 2009, 10:31 AM 0
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The reason why they upped the ETF to $350 is because people were buying 2 phones for the price of one, for example when they had the 2 for one sale on the blackberry storm. Then they would cancel the second line and sale the free blackberry on ebay or something and Verizon would lose big on those sales. It makes sense that they would want to prevent people from taking advantage of those kind of promotions.
posted on Nov 05, 2009, 10:32 AM 0
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btw, D. Eris looks 1000x better than Sprint's Hero. At least there's no crappy fake metal on this, it's simple and to the point. Sprint's Hero looked like they tried too hard to make it look stylish...
posted on Nov 05, 2009, 10:35 AM 0
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I think this is a DAMN good looking phone! Style wise I prefer this much more to the Moto Droid. Sucks it doesn't come preloaded with @ 2.0, but I'm sure an upgrade will be imminent. Not to mention the price point is FAR better than what VZWs asking for the Droid. Not a huge fan of physical keyboards on touchscreen devices, but only time will tell. I def have to play with both these devices to make my final decision.
posted on Nov 05, 2009, 10:39 AM 0
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The $350 buyout is because people keep jumping to the latest and greatest smartphone, simply buying out their old deal and getting a new discount on a new phone this is a deterrent. I guess this will require a data plan ?
posted on Nov 05, 2009, 11:00 AM 0
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