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Old November 10th, 2009, 08:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Goodbye, Eris...

...it's been fun, but you just have too much baggage for me. I'll go check out your big sister from Motorola, but if she has some of the same problems, I'll be destined to beg my old BlackBerry to take me back.

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Sorry to see you leave but change is difficult.

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Old November 10th, 2009, 09:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Sorry to see you leave but change is difficult.

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Has absolutely nothing at all to do with change. I love the Android OS and everything I do is in the Google Cloud, so why would I not want an Android phone?

- Can't carry around a magnifying glass to read Gmail (non-scalable font)
- Phone redials last number involuntarily about twice a day
- Phone hangs up at least once a day

Other than that...I love it :-) I HATE the look/feel of the Moto Droid, but I'm going to try it because it runs circles around the BlackBerry Storm 2. Perhaps I'll get used it and I'm sure someday there will be a fix for the Gmail font size as there are too many complaints about it in all Android phones.
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Sorry you're having problems, but honestly I'm looking forward to hearing what you think of the Droid. Most of us just compared the two phones after a few minutes at the Verizon store. You'll have some good hands on info. Please share :-)
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just as a side note. I heard others complaining about font sizes as well, they said that they liked the htc email client better, and that you could scale font in that client.
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just as a side note. I heard others complaining about font sizes as well, they said that they liked the htc email client better, and that you could scale font in that client.
The HTC client doesn't seem to get instant e-mails like the Gmail does. Its a little disappointing. I like getting updating when I get mail although I guess it could get cumbersome once I start getting spammed to all hell lol.

However it does seem to have a better interface than the Gmail client. I had no problem forwarding about 20 picture messages last night. And opening up all of the pdf attachments. The zoom in and out works just fine.

I'm playing with Gmail a little bit right now but I can tell you that I don't really like that client nearly as much.
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Sorry you're having problems, but honestly I'm looking forward to hearing what you think of the Droid. Most of us just compared the two phones after a few minutes at the Verizon store. You'll have some good hands on info. Please share :-)
I've already returned the Eris and played with the Droid for another full 30 minutes. It's really difficult for me to like its form factor. I could get used to the UI...it's not Sense but it's not bad. Where it is better is web browsing. I'd venture a guess that loading the same web page on both phones is probably 30x faster on the Droid...seriously, it just "appears".

The Eris has a wonderful feel to it, a great holster already...and I'm not sure anyone could even make a "good" belt holster for the Droid...it's just boxy and clunky. But that said...if it works for me, I may have to get it anyway.
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The HTC client doesn't seem to get instant e-mails like the Gmail does. Its a little disappointing. I like getting updating when I get mail although I guess it could get cumbersome once I start getting spammed to all hell lol.

However it does seem to have a better interface than the Gmail client. I had no problem forwarding about 20 picture messages last night. And opening up all of the pdf attachments. The zoom in and out works just fine.

I'm playing with Gmail a little bit right now but I can tell you that I don't really like that client nearly as much.
Not to mention you don't have true two-way push with the HTC mail client, or Gmail labels, or stars, or.... :-)
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I'd venture a guess that loading the same web page on both phones is probably 30x faster on the Droid...seriously, it just "appears".
I realize that the Eris has a slower processor but wouldn't your web experience depend more on your connection speed?? Seems really odd that there would be that much disparity between the two. I have also seen comments by others who thought the Eris was snappier. Does anyone have any controlled test results they can share?

BTW, "boxy and clunky" is EXACTLY the way I describe the Moto Droid. I really want the Eris to be a good handset because I am leaning towards it rather than the Moto Droid. But I have waited forever for Verizon to come out with an Android phone, I guess I can wait a little while longer to see how it all shakes out.
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I realize that the Eris has a slower processor but wouldn't your web experience depend more on your connection speed?? Seems really odd that there would be that much disparity between the two. I have also seen comments by others who thought the Eris was snappier. Does anyone have any controlled test results they can share?

BTW, "boxy and clunky" is EXACTLY the way I describe the Moto Droid. I really want the Eris to be a good handset because I am leaning towards it rather than the Moto Droid. But I have waited forever for Verizon to come out with an Android phone, I guess I can wait a little while longer to see how it all shakes out.
I think I'll wait a little longer, too as I think the next one comes out either late this month or early Dec. The other think I have to do anyway is wait at least two days...if I did an exchange today it would be the last exchange I could do within 30 days so I'd be stuck with the Droid. If I return it (which I did) and come back in two days to upgrade from my old BB (which I reactivated) it's like I came in fresh again. The rep was very kind to tell me this rather than screw me.

The tests I did on the web page rendering were not totally controlled, but they were on the EVDO network in the VZW store and I went to a site first on both phones so they were both in cache and the Droid clearly won the race by a mile...not even a comparison.
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The tests I did on the web page rendering were not totally controlled, but they were on the EVDO network in the VZW store and I went to a site first on both phones so they were both in cache and the Droid clearly won the race by a mile...not even a comparison.
For my experience the Eris loaded the pages a lot quicker and was a lot smoother. And I also did a speed test on both of them, the Eris was downloading about 30% faster.
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This is my first ever smart phone so having nothing to compare it to I'm REALLY happy with the Eris :-).

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This is my first ever smart phone so having nothing to compare it to I'm REALLY happy with the Eris :-).

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same here. was thinking about the storm 2 but opted out and waited for the eris. now i'm pretty glad i did.
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Having run a Blackberry Curve for almost two years, the touch screen for the first few days was an absolute headache. I believe the Eris came out last Thursday? Friday? By Sunday morning I was ready to switch back to Blackberry. I bought the Droid on a whim, my Blackberry was having a classic charger port breakdown and having been scratched, dropped, stepped on, tripped over and used to open many, many beers, thus I figured it was time to replace it to get ahead of its imminent failure to function. The saleswoman at the Verizon Store at Downtown Crossing in Boston, where I live, was very skillful and still claims that she sold me on the lightsaber app which was on the demo phone. But it was the price that really sold me. I needed something quick and easy and I realized I had bought a poormans iPhone. Monday and Tuesday rolled by though and I decided I would keep it. The Droid is much, much more capable of glitches than the Blackberry. Sometimes when an app is opening I feel like its not going to work and the black screen it shows when loading an app is unsettling. But then I realized that if I'm shelling out the rediculous amount of money for the verizon data plan on a college budget, I may as well get a keep the phone that has all of those apps that use the high data for free. The amount of apps available for the Droid is staggering and the fact that so many of them are free was eventually the deal sealer for me. I will be keeping the Droid instead of crawling back hands and knees to my Blackberry and its convenient BBM, because it is capable of alot more than the Blackberry and has much more to offer on a college budget.
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Thanks for the info and welcome to the forums. Just one thing.. why did you not like the Eris? You say it was the touch screen, but the droid uses a touch screen too...
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Thanks for the info and welcome to the forums. Just one thing.. why did you not like the Eris? You say it was the touch screen, but the droid uses a touch screen too...
fyi...the droid has a slide out keyboard also.
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which from what i hear (not first had experience other then about 1 minute at the store) sucks.

i came from a bb storm, typing is a dream on the eris.
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which from what i hear (not first had experience other then about 1 minute at the store) sucks.

i came from a bb storm, typing is a dream on the eris.
I have a BB Curve 8330 and I actually type faster and more accurately on the Eris.
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fyi...the droid has a slide out keyboard also.
.. Yea, but I was simply wondering if there was another factor besides the touch screen that motivated his choice of switching. I was focusing on one characteristic.
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