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  1. Prime

    Prime Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    is the HTC Droid Eris on the out

    I have seen a few threads with people saying that it is being outed on verizon.

    should I be worried seeing as Im going to be getting one in the next few days

    its the only droid phone I can afford right now. plus I have messed around with one and I really like it.

    OPINIONS PLEASE!
     

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    Howie Well-Known Member

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    yes, skip it
    Check out the LG Ally that is in the same price range and has real keyboard. Or you could check 3rd party sites for cheaper prices on Motorola Droid or HTC Incredible (like Best Buy or Wirefly)
     
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    It is being discontinued for sale at the end of this month, the LG Ally is supposed to replace it as the mid level android phone. I like mine, if you like it too go for it.

    As far as the ally is concerned I have had mixed luck with their phones, and this will be their first Android, and it is not much faster than ours. But I would consider it over an Eris if I were buying a new phone, but I wouldn't buy it before it drops and it gets reviewed.

    It is possible that 2.1 will be the last update it receives. But I personally think it will receive some of the parts of 2.2 (minus flash of course) to speed it up. I think that migrating from 2.1 to 2.2 will be easier than from 1.5 to 2.1. Especially with no changes to sense.

    I would weigh that into your consideration for purchase, but if it is all you can afford I would not worry about it. There will ALWAYS be phones being EOL and new phones coming out.

    If it is a large concern specifically ask for a 1 year contract and pay a little more.
     
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    Get it, you'll be happy. You have 30 days, a no brainer IMO.
     
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    Tooleman694 Well-Known Member

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    Is your contract about to expire.. if so you can get an incredible for 100 dollars..
     
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    jxnrxy Well-Known Member

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    i would wait another month or so, i think there's supposed to be more Droid phones coming out this summer, the eris has been out for awhile and technology is always changing

    wait unless you really like the eris

    who knows maybe if you wait about a month the eris will be free
     
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    good point, but i thought you only have 15 days to exchange for a different device? i don't remember
     
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    Prime Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    the cheapest I have seen the Droid was 20 bucks at Amazon but that was with a new contract which Im not doing.

    I have looked at the ally. comes out a day after my birthday. and I doubt the verizon stores with have any in stock aka be sold out
     
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    it is a 30 day exchange limit.

    i traded in my samsung rogue for the droid eris and i am so happy i did that (the rogue sucked)
     
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    I was considering exchanging my Incredible for a more solid phone (this one feels really cheap and VERY breakable). They no longer carry the eris in the store and they said I'd have to pay a 35 restocking fee. I guess they don't give you a "free" 30 days anymore :mad:
     
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    30 days but they may charge a restocking fee
    Return Policy - Verizon Wireless
    I'm guessing that is fairly new since they never charged me this in the past doing exchanges.
     
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    I got my Eris for $0 from Amazon's Verizon store about three weeks ago. If it had not been free I probably would have waited for the Incredible. So far I have no issue with the Eris and Im totally glad I did not 1) wait and 2) spend another $100 on a phone that will be free in 6 to 10 months.
     
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    Prime Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I want to get the eris because I want a a phone that not everyone has. I have 3-4 friends that have the moto droid and I won't want to follow suit. I might try to go halfzies with my dad on the droid. the only thing I didn't like on the droid was the keyboard. it didn't feel responsive at all.
     
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    I got my Eris for free too, but my Wife had to pay 80 bucks for hers lol..
     
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    If you like it, get it.
     
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    Prime Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Im probably gonna go with the eris at this point. of course if the Ally gets good reviews I will do the exchange before 30 days is up. I just like the feel the the eris it feels like a solid phone with really clean lines and such.

    I don't know yet once I get to bestbuy this week I will figure it all out.
     
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    The price of the Eris does not make a difference when you are paying so much for service. The Eris is discontinued because of very outdated hardware.

    Avoid the Eris and get the Incredible. I switched from the Eris to Inc. and would never go back. Eris is just way too slow IMO.
     
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    Prime Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    yeah I can't afford a 200 dollar phone right now

    as I said I can probably afford the moto droid if I go halfzies with my dad
     
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    How old are you????
     
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    Prime Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    old enough not to answer that question
     
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    5th element? Is that you? Eris is ok yes incredible is better but as a phone the Eris very good. Great reception and talks great! I'd buy another if I had a need.
     
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    Prime Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    my wifes friend just got a droid about a hour ago. she loves it. I might as well go with the moto droid
     
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    Your married and you have to ask your dad for money for a phone?? what..
     
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    Prime Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    birthday gift duh!

    lol

    I have a house payment and bills.

    I wish I had the 200 bucks for the inc. but I think the moto droid will be fine for me
     
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    Is the incredible suppose to replace the eris?

    I love my eris. It works very well and no one I know has a smartphone as fast as mine, and its now out of date. LMAO!!! What does that tell ya?
     

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