If you go to Verizon web site and click on the smartphone's-pda's tab you'll notice their phone reviews for each phone. Look past the "stars" and look at the reviews count on each phone. You will see that the Droid has really blown away the competition as far as reviews. The closest phone with similar reviews count is the i910 Omnia which has been for sale for over a YEAR!! Yes the "stars" mean something but the number of reviews show that the Droid is a great phone. The Eris isn't a slouch either. I think if the screen had been larger on the Eris sales and reviews of a positive nature would of been much higher,It is a fine phone also. I think Android has a very strong future. I know i'll be "going robot" by the end of January if all the rumors are true about the Bravo/Passion/Incredible phone.