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Old September 21st, 2011, 09:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I'm curious: who else is still using the Eris as their phone?

Of course we are well past the point where people like me, who bought the Eris early, were able to get upgrades. I'm wondering how many people, besides me, are still using the Eris as their primary phone?

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I am....was going to get the Bionic, but glad I waited. The little Eris is rooted and works, but as soon as the Prime is released and if it has any type of positive reviews..its new phone time. My actual upgrade isnt until Feb2012 but I'm eligibal for an discount upgrade or what ever they call it. Dont care about the contract, as I'm staying with VZW anyway.
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Still using my Eris as my primary. Eligible for an upgrade Nov. 2011. I need to add that I've had no real problems with this phone and it has served me well up to now. Any quirk I've discovered I've been able to overcome thanks to the Eris community here.

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I am still using my eris as my phone. I am up for an upgrade at the end of October. I'll probably wait into November in hopes that the Prime or Vigor come out by then.
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ME!!!!!!!!

My little Eris is running xtrSENSE 4.6 and just chugging along. My wife, who got her Eris at the same time I did (BOGO free deal), long ago dropped it and shattered it, and moved on to an iPhone.

I'm eligible for an upgrade around Christmas (yes, that late!) But I'm not quite ready to move on yet. I've got it set up the way I like it, and I don't want to change.

I thought about the Bionic when my contract is up, but from what I gather from the forums I'll probably wind up throwing it out a window. I'll have to see what's coming.
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Still using my original Eris. Although it appears to be declining in it's relative old age.


I WILL be upgrading to something by 12/2 if not sooner. I love the phone when it works. It's just too under-powered.
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Im still using my Eris at my primary phone. Its been about 18 months now. I love the thing, its just a bit slow. Im able to upgrade now ( cuz we have several phones on the same plan)but im waiting for the Vigor and I think I will jump on that.
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Still using mine. I'm eligible for an upgrade now but I can hold on. We may switch carriers because Verizon has no signal where I live.
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Im still chuggin along with my eris- still a decent phone but boy is it sluggish. Waiting to see what all the holiday releases are before I upgrade. I love the small size I dont think any of the new ones are that small. We shall see
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I'm still using my rooted Eris, and my wife is still using her stock Eris (though hers if giving her a little trouble). She's getting by but is frustrated with it at times.

We plan to upgrade this Fall. I think my NE2 is mid-November. Hoping that Verizon will have an answer to the GS2 by then.

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Me, too! And still pretty happy with the thing.

I'm eligible to upgrade now, and probably will do so sometime this winter, but first I want to see what the new fall phones look like ... especially the Prime.
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 09:22 PM   #12 (permalink)
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My DX is my day-to-day phone, but I still have my lovable, beloved Eris.

I did encounter a co-worker a few weeks ago who I saw flipping his phone up in the air while we talked. I then realized that it was an Eris! Couple of days later, he was flipping his newly rooted and overclocked phone in the air .

We also have a consultant in from Florida who has a well-used Hero that keeps chugging along (its running Android 1.5 / Cupcake...I checked for system updates for him...no dice).

These things will last forever .
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Count me in! I'm still using the little droid that could!!! I'm eligible for an upgrade next month but I'll probably wait a few months.

I love the form factor of this phone. It's size is very functional for me; it fits in my pocket easily, is easily held and is the right size for a phone.

I rooted my phone over a year ago and I'm now using a GSB rom (CM7 v18) and love it!

Unfortunately, it is underpowered for games like Angry Birds so I'll eventually upgrade, but I'm gonna frame this bad boy because it's been the most functional phone of all of the phones I've had!

LONG LIVE THE ERIS!!! WOOT! WOOT!
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I was still using mine until Thursday, when it gave up on life and jumped from my shirt pocket into the canal. RIP Droid Eris 9-22-11.
I've got a Droid X coming from Ebay, and hopefully is as good as the listing said.
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I was still using mine until Thursday, when it gave up on life and jumped from my shirt pocket into the canal. RIP Droid Eris 9-22-11.
I have an Otterbox Defender case on my Eris and the back plastic case is cracked; it's hit concrete pavement twice, the second time expanding that crack. I've been thinking of painting on fake stitch lines, like the hockey goalie Gerry Cheevers used to paint on his facemask every time his was hit by a puck.
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Since 12/1/09 my Eris has been my primary phone. Very happy with the pocket (ability?). Although keeping the battery charged when camping for several days in fringe reception areas was a challenge.
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i got the lg ally awhile back (what an upgrade, right?) but it shattered and im back to the little old eris. Still runs like a champ but ill hopefully be getting the Prime when it comes out.
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Still using it, eligible for an upgrade but don't care as long as it still works. Still love it in spite of its sluggishness. Better since about January when I finally rooted it and installed XTRSense. 18-month old granddaughter loves it too, she can turn it on, find and start her favorite apps, and run them with no help now. Too fun to wach her!
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My g/f is still using her Eris as primary, much to her displeasure. She hates how slow the phone can be sometimes, but ultimately there's no real reason to upgrade. It still allows her to do everything she needs to, even if it's not a few seconds faster like a new phone would be. I just don't see the point of spending $200+ to "upgrade" to a new phone that will not be a monumental improvement.

When we got our phones, I got my Droid 1 for $99 with the Eris free.. where the hell are those deals now Verizon? For both of us to upgrade will be around $500 (for Bionics) even with another 2 year agreement, hardly see the point. At the least would be around $300 for moderate 3g phones, sure ya can get deals at Amazon or Wirefly, but I'd rather not have to deal with them if I have issues.
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Still my everyday phone...purchased a week after it came out, and still loving it.

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I'm still using the Eris, Doogald. In fact both my wife and I still use them. We will be until at least next Jan or Feb. We'll see then if there's anything useful out there. I may just keep mine going...don't see any reason to swap it out yet.
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Still using my rooted Eris. Slow and freezing rooted Eris!! Even if I wait for my upgrade date of Feb 2012, getting another smartphone is going to cost a couple hundred bucks, with a 2 yeart contract. There is no free in the New every 2 for smart phones. The next release of any new phone thats an upgrade over the Bionic and I'm there, hopefully Prime or a Sammy SGSII. In all relality, why wait, im gonna have a 2 year contract whether I do it now ort in Feb and the price will probably be the same, unless someone knows some good deals.. I will saw the Eris is my first smartphone and a good learning tool!!
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I bought my Eris from Amazon for $10 and am now posting from my new Incredible 2 bought from Amazon for a penny.
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I bought my Eris from Amazon for $10 and am now posting from my new Incredible 2 bought from Amazon for a penny.
Hey, let us know what you think of the Inc2. It's one phone I'm thinking about upgrading to. The only bad thing that I heard about it was the radio reception - that's kind of important to me, because I live in a place with poor reception.
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*raises hand*

Still using my little Eris as my every day phone, but I'm eligible to upgrade now and will do so when the Vigor comes out of the financial situation allows it lol.
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You guys are making me miss my "little Eris." *sniff*
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still using my little Eris, Rooted OC 806 and running Xtrasense. great little phone and its great how it fits in my pocket. Till I play around with my wife's Incredible, her's is SOOOO much faster and smoother, I am eligible for upgrade next month and have my eye out for Incredible 2
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I haven't taken my Incredible 2 into the woods to check reception yet but I have noticed that the way I hold the phone can drop two bars. If you hold it normally it does worse. I'll have to check it away from a tower to see if that is a problem.

You should check Amazon to see if they think you are eligible for an upgrade. They will let you upgrade before Verizon will. Odd but true.
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I haven't taken my Incredible 2 into the woods to check reception yet but I have noticed that the way I hold the phone can drop two bars. If you hold it normally it does worse. I'll have to check it away from a tower to see if that is a problem.
I'm more curious about signal strength than bars (settings->about phone, somewhere in there is signal strength in dBM.) It'd be useful compared with the Eris in the same place. I'm already used to holding the Eris only by the sides when I call anyway, so not holding it normally is ok by me, if that's what I need to do.

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Oh, I'm eligible since August. Just waiting a bit until I'm sure of the phone I want. Sad that they all have one issue or another.
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Mikrom has an option to display the dB on the notification bar but it doesn't work properly. There is an update coming soon. There is a 3 mile stretch of road here where I can test reception. I'll get out there soon. I need to visit the creek anyway.
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I traded a VZW Palm Pixi Plus for a used Droid Eris back in May for my wife. She loves it! I rooted it with no problem but haven't gotten the courage to flash a ROM yet. One of these days...
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Was using my Eris up until a week ago when I upgraded to an Inc2 for $50. Overall I love the Inc2 but I do haveto agree that reception can be an issue at times when surfing. No dropped calls yet. Just mad that I took the 2.3.4 update before rooting. Now gotta wait until a new exploit is found.

I sold my wifes Eris for $100 (only thing extra was a hard case she got for free and a new screen protector that only costed me $1), 2 months back. With all the accessories I have for mine figured I might get $130 for it, maybe more.
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I'm out in the woods at a place where my Eris had poor reception. I think the Incredible 2 is slightly better.
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I'm out in the woods at a place where my Eris had poor reception. I think the Incredible 2 is slightly better.
Right now I'm leaning toward the Bionic or the iPhone 5. I figure if I am paying that much, I want a phone that's as up to date as possible, but also has good reception and battery life. Maybe I'll wait for that Prime thing.
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Right now I'm leaning toward the Bionic or the iPhone 5. I figure if I am paying that much, I want a phone that's as up to date as possible, but also has good reception and battery life. Maybe I'll wait for that Prime thing.
Weren't you interested in a world phone? The prime might be, but I don't think the bionic is.
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Weren't you interested in a world phone? The prime might be, but I don't think the bionic is.
I was; The Droid 3 is a world phone as well, but I think that it also has a poor radio (weird for a Motorola phone.) I've decided that I'm home a lot more than I'm away and I'd rather have a phone that works well at home than one that drops calls, etc.
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Right now I'm leaning toward the Bionic or the iPhone 5. I figure if I am paying that much, I want a phone that's as up to date as possible, but also has good reception and battery life. Maybe I'll wait for that Prime thing.
If the Eris isn't driving you nuts you might as well wait. I don't use a full sized computer anymore so I really wanted a newer phone. And for a penny on an individual plan the Incredible 2 was worth using my upgrade on.
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I've loved my Eris for almost 2 years but am getting ready to move on. I really like it's size (pocketability) and am dismayed at how large the new and upcoming phones are. I'm considering the Rhyme (such a great size and color) but am worried about two things:

1) I won't have tons of smart and helpful people on it's Android Forum since I'm assuming most smart techy people will be on the forums of more powerful "masculine" phones. I'll just have to decide if I can live with that. I did get a kick out of rooting etc.

2) Also, I'm wondering if I'll be sorry that I didn't go with dual core and 4G. Here's where I can use some of your famous assistance. Since I don't watch movies, play games or do much downloading, is that stuff very necessary. I talk, text, email, browse, listen to Pandora, NPR. I played with the Rhyme in the store and it seemed plenty zippy enough for me.

Any advice, (sans ridicule!), especially about 4G and dual core will be welcome.

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It depends both on where you live and how heavy your data usage is ... but if you're at least a moderate data user I'd say that at this point getting a 4G phone is probably a good idea. Remember that you'll have the thing for the next couple of years, and during that time Verizon's 4G network will probably envelop most of the country. When it gets to you, you'll really appreciate the higher speeds.
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I still use my Eris for my only phone. Why would I switch? It runs great, and I love the size. The only thing it doesn't do is some internet video (Flash). Otherwise, it's still a fantastic device. I'm eligible for an upgrade, but don't see any good smart phones that really are worth the outlay, when the Eris is working so good.

BTW, I'm rooted on xtrSense 5.01 - a real gem of a ROM, rock solid and reliable.
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2) Also, I'm wondering if I'll be sorry that I didn't go with dual core and 4G. Here's where I can use some of your famous assistance. Since I don't watch movies, play games or do much downloading, is that stuff very necessary. I talk, text, email, browse, listen to Pandora, NPR. I played with the Rhyme in the store and it seemed plenty zippy enough for me.

Any advice, (sans ridicule!), especially about 4G and dual core will be welcome.
This depends on you, really. I think one thing that the Rhyme may miss is a lot of future Android upgrades; you can imagine that dual-core phones may have a longer shelf life. That said, I know that I can live without 4G - I have WiFi at home, and I really have no interest in playing games, watching a lot of vide on a small display, etc. - and I can live with 3G. (In fact, I'd love for Verizon to put a tower closer to my house - that would be handier for me than 4G.)

You can upgrade in 20 months; I assume that you've come this far with the Eris, so you can stand running a lower-end phone for a while. The Eris was using low-end hardware components when it was released, and, while there is no 4G and dual-core in this phone, it does have a 1 GHz processor, 768 MB of RAM, and a fairly big battery. The display at 480x800 is ok; not great, but better than the Eris. This essentially looks a lot like the Incredible 2 specs (with a better battery), and people seem to like that phone. I think that the Rhyme has more legs than the Eris did at its release.

I like the size myself, but I think it's a little too feminine for me...
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Where do you live? There are large areas of the country that still don't have cell service. If you are near those areas 4g won't be available for decades.

Hang out in the Rhyme forum. You will probably notice a regular there who is very knowledgeable. That's the way these forums work.
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Was eligible in early august, decided to keep it.

I think I might jump on the S2. It's too darn pretty.
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I've been eligible for an upgrade for months. I'm just waiting for my contract to run out in December so I can divorce Verizon to go to a carrier with decent reception in southern Ohio.

It's a good thing that the eris is tough as I've been throwing it alot. It's getting slower and slower and freezing up a lot lately no matter the ROM.
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It's a good thing that the eris is tough as I've been throwing it alot. It's getting slower and slower and freezing up a lot lately no matter the ROM.
Even xtrSense 5.0.1?
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Even xtrSense 5.0.1?
Yep. It's faster than most ROMs but it still lags pretty bad.
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My wife still uses her Eris and I would still be using mine, but sadly the touch screen failed on mine after a run one day. Think it got moisture in the sleeve it was in and that about did it in.. Had to buy a new phone after that..
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I just got a Motorola Bionic.

Yes, I now know that the Eris is slow, rooted or stock.
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I just got a Motorola Bionic.

Yes, I now know that the Eris is slow, rooted or stock.
LOL, nice, doogald!

That's a beast of a phone!

If the Prime (whatever incarnation) doesn't come to VZW, I might head there myself...

I'm guessing you were underwhelmed by Apple's announcements (or lack of iPhone 5 announcement) yesterday? (I didn't read too much about it, but I know you were biding your time).

Cheers!
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