This forum is such a great place for information. Even if I am late to the party! I recently bought a used Eris from a co-worker ($30! steal!) to replace my Blackberry Storm 1 and I must say I love it. I suffered through that Blackberry for 2 years thanks to a contract, the phone never worked right. I had so many problems, so many restrictions, it was thick, bulky, sluggish, unreliable, nothing about it ended up going my way ever. Finally the battery crapped out completely, just as my contract ended. This new(used) Eris is such a breath of fresh air. I've always known what I was missing, but never really got to experience it for myself. Working IT and doing constant setups on all the new I-phones and Androids has been a torturous task to say the least. After having just about every type of phone in my hand at one time or another I finally get a small taste of everyday use. I bought this Eris to hold me over for a few months because it was such a good deal. As it turns out I'm finding it does just about everything I want, even if it is a little dated(slow) compared to the current phones. I rooted and flashed it before I even activated it, so it is running about as well as it can I imagine. My only complaint is the little bugger refuses to connect to my Windows 7 machine. I have tried pretty much everything, Windows will just not recognize it. Might be a fault in the phone I guess(?) I've tried 4 or 5 different cables, including the proprietary HTC one. No dice. HTC sync software doesn't see it either. Any suggestions? I tried everything I could find in the troubleshooting forum as well, nothing seemed to help. When I upgrade to a newer phone, does anyone have any suggestions? I like the small form factor of this phone. Some of the new phones are just too big for what I would want in an everyday-carry-it-everywhere phone. Thanks!