i would say that htc has all the reports of problem we currently have
they are knee deep in development of a sense compatible android 2.0 (2.1 whatever)
i am sure they will be doing their standard testing to make sure things are up to snuff, and maybe a little more for the concisely reported existing issues we have now.
they have already confirmed we will get 2.0, 2.1 can't be that different
that said, yes, i believe whole heartedly that the eris can handle it.
keep in mind, just because a new version comes out with more features doesnt mean it is heavier and thus harder to run. look at vista to win 7, 7 is supposedly much lighter and actually preferred over vista for netbooks although it has more features.
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