Hello, I'm about to purchase my first ever smartphone. My anticipated uses are pretty simple: gmail, occasional google searches for food, etc, a few apps to manage my calendar and passwords. I'm definitely going to stick with VZW, as I have an existing family plan and they are the only carrier with good service in my area. So I'm torn between the Droid and the Eris. I've researched the crap out of them and am well aware of the hardware/software differences. My two concerns are: 1) Will I be disappointed with Android 1.6, i.e.is it insufficient for my needs? 2) The keyboard issue. My (limited) experience with touchscreen keyboards (some iphone use, garmin gps's) has left me less than thrilled. But the Droid keyboard does not look very easy to use. The droid is $50 right now on amazon, and the eris is basically free, so I don't think I'm going to want to shell out $ when the N1 finally comes to VZW. What say you guys?