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  1. stmartin84

    stmartin84 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    OK guys and gals, I love my Eris. Great phone, but I just heard that Verizon is putting out a new droid. Has anyone seen these? I think they are called HTC Passion.

    I have this stray thought of returning my phone and grabbing one of these when they release.


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  2. aleis

    aleis Android Expert

    i have another upgrade in my families plan im going to use in six months...
    but im thinking, do i want to do that.
    this phone is perfect!
    to be honest, im a winmo guy. so i said i would get this droid until microsoft gets its act together...it doesnt look good.
    on top of that, THIS phone is amazing!
    let alone what comes out in the next 6 months!
    i would say keep this phone. once its rooted we will have plenty storage so it will be "future proof" for at least another year and a half.
    by that point you should be ok for a early upgrade :)
    android is the future and the phone we have now is sufficient for all the advancements that look destined for this platform.
    forget you have days to send it back and focus on customizing it to your lifestyle :D
  3. stmartin84

    stmartin84 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I wanted the latest and greatest phone and I've been holding out for the Droid Eris. Got it 2 weeks ago, love it. I am hoping that as the software is upgraded, this phone too will get upgraded. I can't wait for 2.0 mainly for the navigation feature, but other then that I just didn't want to keep this phone then have one come out with a larger screen, faster, newer, etc. when I just got this phone. I'd rather wait and get that one if in fact it's much, much better. Just my two cents.
  4. thetomlin2

    thetomlin2 Guest

    If you return this one to wait for the Passion, I am sure you will see rumors of a phone thats even better than the Passion and will wonder if you should return it and wait for this next phone. You will never have the latest and greated because as soon as you decide to keep something, another phone will be coming out.

    If you like the Eris, keep it ... if you dont like it take it back. I wouldnt worry about a phone thats not out yet, because there is always going to be something better thats not out yet.
  5. stmartin84

    stmartin84 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    So true buddy! I agree 100% I wanted the iPhone for 2 years being that I'm a huge mac guy, but fell for the Android. I guess I could always pass this onto my wife when her contract expires and I could upgrade.

    Thanks for the advice. Point well taken.
  6. DDustiNN

    DDustiNN Android Enthusiast

    Same exact situation here. I got my phone 2 weeks ago (during buy-one-get-one), and I love it, but the HTC Passion rumors are starting to get me wondering if I "jumped" too early. I also like to have the "latest and greatest", but I had the same thought... There is always going to be something better on the way. If you keep waiting for that, you'll never get a new one, because you'll just be waiting forever.

    Unless this phone magically comes out before January 5th (end of my 30 days), and happens to be the best phone ever created, I will be sticking with my Eris ;)
  7. W4LLY

    W4LLY Android Enthusiast

    I will continue to wait for iPhone to come to verizon. In the mean time, I needed my first smart phone. I couldn't be happier with my Eris. Will I pissed if the Passion comes out January 16th? Yes, yes I will.

    No regrets on getting my Eris though. :)
  8. J.R.

    J.R. Member

    Funny how many of our wives get hand-me-down phones! My 30 days is up tomorrow and I am really torn on what to do. Does anyone know for sure what/when the next droid phone will be?
  9. snorge

    snorge Android Enthusiast

  10. mcbtrain929

    mcbtrain929 Android Expert

    there could be a passion that does = the google phone. nobody knows for sure.
  11. DDustiNN

    DDustiNN Android Enthusiast

    Judging solely on those Nexus One pics, it appears to be slightly wider than the Eris. One of the things I love most about the Eris is it's slim design, and that was also one of my main reasons for not considering Blackberry.

    So, I will be content with my Eris :D
  12. aleis

    aleis Android Expert

    the nexxus needs to be in black or silver or no go.
    its been rumored also to be carrier agnostic meaning i could get it directly from google (hopefully for $199) and activate it on verizon (NOT gonna happen im sure lol) :)
  13. Jeep297

    Jeep297 Newbie

    Check your receipt. I bought my Eris November 26th and I have until Jan 13th to return it due to the holiday return policy. I love mine and will have no problem keeping it if nothing better comes out by then.
  14. DigiPimp

    DigiPimp Newbie

    well im trying to wait mine out. according to the verizon website and my receipt if you purchased your phone after november 15th your return date is extended during the holiday season until january 18th. so with the rumors of this nexus one getting a possible january date im going to wait and find out if it shows up, if it does ill return and get it, if it doesnt ill keep my droid and look forward to the android 2 or 2.1 update hopefully in january as well.
  15. J.R.

    J.R. Member

    Let's say I return my phone. I wait a month or two to see if these problems get fixed (or to see if Verizon puts out a better product). If I then decide that I want the Eris back, will I be allowed to get it again with my upgrade deal?
  16. DDustiNN

    DDustiNN Android Enthusiast

    Should be able to... By returning it, you are not upgrading, so I believe you should still be eligible for whenever you decide to.
  17. kraze0g

    kraze0g Android Enthusiast

    i also read about this extensively that google will be selling it "unlocked" and will cost a bit of money since there is no data plan attached (ie att, tmobile, verizon) .. the other thing is that the phone is supposedly NOT supportive of cdma which is what verizon is (while att and t-mobile are not cdma), so it cannot be carried by verizon but rather a different company, so prepare to change carriers if you want the phone.
  18. kraze0g

    kraze0g Android Enthusiast

    As a follow-up to me previous post: It seems reuters has news of their own but can only say its a "rumor", so don't take it to heart.

    Reuters is reporting that a source of theirs indicates a January 5th date for the Nexus One to go on sale. They’ve been advised that it will be at a “reduced price to consumers who agree to a service contract from Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile USA“. Are we skeptical? Sure. It’s only a couple weeks away but whatever. We thought it would be months before Google Goggles was ready and here it was rolled out days after we learned of it.

    Here’s the price: $199 unlocked in stores. $100 rebate online if you have an active and old Google account. That $100 rebate is either to buy it $99 online from Google’s online phone store, for using on Android Marketplace or for using on any Google Checkout stores. Can also be used for T-Mobile or AT&T pre-paid Data SIM card service at $29 per month, no contracts required.

    if you want to believe in rumors, your going to have to switch out of verizon (i dont know how much you like verizon) and move to GSM... CDMA might not come out for months afterward. There is no recognition of verizon because it does not do GSM. This phone will not come out on verizon, period. I have no plans on moving out of verizon's network myself because ive always been satisfied.

    also this bit of information is disheartening...

    Google will push full VOIP usage on these, meaning no voice/sms plans needed at any carrier. Voice will go through Google Voice on Data SIM cards and will provide unlimited free voice calling. And SMS is replaced by unlimited free Gtalk.

    no sms? replaced by Gtalk? what about the rest of the world...

    My thoughts as of right now, stay with the Eris.. i mean there's so much to look forward to and the phones are very similar. wait for one new phone, and another one will top it.. its endless... but if you think Verizon is going to get the Nexus One, your crazy. Yeah it sucks that Verizon is getting stiffed after getting the android os just a few months ago but what can we do? its cdma folks. start planning on getting on ATT (which sucks too much in my area to even think about) or T-mobile now if you don't like it.

    to each his own :eek:
  19. kraze0g

    kraze0g Android Enthusiast

    so in other words, your leaving verizon (they aren't getting this phone - verizon is cdma). which carrier are you going to?
  20. thetomlin2

    thetomlin2 Guest

    Verizon is the only carrier that has a signal at both my cabin in Northern Wisconsin and my wifes Grandparents house in Northwestern Minnesota. I havent checked any others, but Verizon also works in Puerto Rico, which we visit once a year.

    I wont be leaving Verizon for any reason.
  21. Doheny

    Doheny Member

    What's the holiday return policy? I was talking to 611 yesterday and they didn't mention it; I bought mine online if that matters.

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The HTC Droid Eris release date was November 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 288GB RAM, MSM7600 processor, and 1300mAh battery.

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