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Droid Eris a nice toy, but not a great phone

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by ElliotActor, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. ElliotActor

    ElliotActor New Member
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    My son gave me a Droid Eris for my birthday in May and while it is a great device for email and to play with, I am not happy with it as a phone or as a navigation device.

    The lack of hands free dialing on Bluetooth to me is an irresponsible omission and if the phone was not given to me for free I would immediately return it. Hasn't anyone at Google ever heard about hands free telephone use? I was able to download a better voice dialer which at least doesn't require me to confirm each entry on the touchscreen, but not being able to initiate the call from the bluetooth device and its microphone is plain stupid!

    Right now I am trying to get Google Navigator to issue directions through any of my bluetooth devices, but again it looks like the programmers left that out also. I had been using VZ Navigator on my previous Motorola W755 and that was a far richer and easier to use program.
     

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  2. Kelmar

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    Welcome aboard!

    Check the Eris section of the site and see if they have any insight/advice for you :)
     
  3. ari-free

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    this will be addressed in the latest android OS version 2.2
     
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  4. bigdroid

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    Welcome to Android Forums!! :)
     
  5. rick12

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    I've read that the Eris might not get the 2.2 upgrade since the phone has been discontinued. Has anyone heard otherwise?
     
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  7. rick12

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    Oh. Sorry. I thought since the title of the thread is "Droid Eris a nice toy, but not a great phone" that this would be a good place to ask about Eris.
     
  8. Steven58

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    Please, please don't take my link as a criticism! I am a guide here and my job is to guide you to where you'll get the most help. I remain your most humble servant! :)
     
  9. Kelmar

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    ... and he'll wash your car if you ask nicely :p
     
  10. Steven58

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    HAHAH! You should see my car! I always keep it cleaned and waxed! It's the one part of my life I can exert that influence on. I have a family! ;)
     

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