The Eris Simulator at VerizonGeneral


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  2. LiverpoolsNo9

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    Thats pretty cool, never seen that before. It would be good to send people to that are on the fence about the phone and want to see how it works.
     
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    That was pretty neat, wish I knew it was there a couple of months ago. Oh well still went and played with it.
     
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    I too wish I'd have known about it months ago.. even before choosing the device, but mostly after I got it when I was setting it up to my needs, etc.
     
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    they should've made it more realistic lol

    it gives the impression the phone is fast
    when in reality there is delays with every button press
     
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    I see that posted around here, about delays and lag, etc. Mine just does not do that and never has, not even very much before I learned how to do maintenance on the device (caches, message deletion, backing out of apps instead of hitting the home button, etc).

    The closest thing to lag on mine is when I'm inputting numbers during a phone call, "if you want to blankety-blank, press 1," etc.

    As I keep saying, is there a huge difference in the number of apps between some users of the Eris? Is it about hardware quality control at the factory?
     
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    The only time I have any lag is immediately after disconnecting from a phone call. Other than that, absolutely no lag.
     
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    Looks like it's just me and you, mate..

    ..wadda ya say we head on over to the pub and quaff an ale or three? :D
     
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    Ha! I'm down for that.

    I don't get the impression that they make it seem fast though. You can definitely tell it's a simulator and not a realistic phone. Now, if they posted a You Tube video, then it would be real. I think this simulator is a lot better than just reading a manual.

    I will say 2.1 cut out most of the slight lag I had in 1.5. I posted in another thread, that I think the OTA update will be different than the leaks. The Droid users are able to access MLB At Bat 2010 (which I want) since they've gotten 2.1. I cannot and I'm running the newest leak of 2.1. Grrrrr.
     
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    I've never noticed a lag using 1.5; but then again, I'm a little slow...
     
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    That has been my girlfriends major complaint about the phone recently. After suffering in silence for a while I come to find that her soft keys don't work on a regular basis and that her phone is extremely laggy. She was also having network (intermittent 3G) problems and battery problems. I took the phone back to Verizon on Saturday and she is getting a new one mailed out. Should be here Tuesday.

    Personally, I would say that the simulator is pretty accurate as to how my phone is running. Button presses have a close to if not instant reaction from the phone.
     
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    Yes, my first surprise when joining this forum was the thread about the buttons not being even and not functioning on the Eris.

    The quality control issue seems to be real, complicated, of course, by user habits and mis-use, etc. (leaving in pants pocket, pants into washer, etc. :D).
     
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    I had the intermittent 3g problem, but it was user error. Haha. I didn't have the "mobile always on" checked. Whoops. All is good now. I even figured it out before i activated the replacement, so I sent the refurbished back!
     
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    LOL

    While my girl is not the best with tech, she did check that before telling me about it. Her phone was really weird about it though. Mobile would be on and the 3G would come up and then almost immediately go away. All of this while I had my phone side by side with 4 bar signal. I'm just glad she didn't let me put 2.1 on it.
     
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    The amazing part of all this is that the VZW braintrust never led me to that option in the settings. I stumbled upon it myself.

    I'm loving my Eris even more now with 2.1. I recently figured out how to install an apk file from the interweb if the app's not available in the market.

    Yep, nerd.
     
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    OMG OTD...lol had a blonde moment

    in the 2 months i've been here.

    I didn't realize what you meant by girlfriend till now.
    Aw!!
    lol

    and im having that 3g issue your girlfriend is/was having
     
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    LOL, a blonde moment indeed. :D

    You may want to take your phone by Verizon then. They said it was replaceable under warranty. No insurance involvement needed. We got our phones back in December so they wouldn't/ couldn't replace it on the spot, but they are mailing one out.
     
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    Aren't they cute? They beep each others noses and dance in the garden at midnight and pet bunnies and get into coffins at daybreak and stuff. ..goochie-goochie.. tee-hee... giggle-giggle...


    :D
     
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    FYI when I trained on new devices and features (back when I used to work at the VZW) we used these emulators. Every time someone got a phone they thought was "too much" for them, I would point them to these. Great tool for people who are technologically challenged.
     
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    I have no idea what movies you have been watching and I don't think I want to.
     
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    Ha! Funny! :)
     
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    What, no daisies and butterflies and puppies and stuff?

    Ahh.. you want leather and spikey things and blood and growling and werewolves, etc.. :D
     
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    How about a nice mix between the two.
     
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    Yes indeed.

    My sister is a long-time Vampire at "Second Life," a virtual world type of place online. She belongs to a clan of hundreds of Vampires.. I've watched their goings on there.. she explains things about "the hunt" etc., but I keep waiting for everybody to change into something less Vampirey and go have a picnic or to the beach and surf or something.. but they are Vampires 24/7. ;)
     
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    lol forgive me...I just kept seeing u say girlfriend or girl all the time when you spoke of her and i finally got it...ii swear.....this constant partying is taking a toll on my mind haha

    But it's cute! i love gays and lesbians(my best friend is my favorite homo and little brother is gay so i'm a huge gay rights supporter and what not)

    Well my phone has 2.1 on it so this wouldnt work for me really?

    Besides i use 3g if im on my internet and to be honest i rarely use the eris for internet unless i'm in that boring ass Western Civilization class and i connect to PSU wi-fi

    and the occasional need to find things quick when im out and about

    sometimes i wonder why i have a smartphone...i really technically never use anything besides the apps, email and text lol...i use the web like 2% of the time
     

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