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  1. xzillerationer

    xzillerationer Well-Known Member
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    I'm not sure... I think... somewhere...
    From what I've found, Verizon has kicked the bucket with the Droid Eris. Phandroid has called it extinct, and correct me if I'm wrong, it's apparently on the list that Verizon puts it's obsolete phones. This means no 2.2 for Eris. :(
     

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    For goodness sakes, doesn't anyone care about the penguins.

    If you like your phone, then like it. Don't worry about when it will receive 2.2, 2.3, or 5.6. It can't get the latest updates indefinitely.

    At some point the Eris will reach the end of life, and Verizon and HTC will be forced to discontinue the updates.
     
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    Mine is still kickin'.
     
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    I hope not, I just bought mine two days ago. :(
     
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    See... there you go. Welcome to the forums.
     
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    Who cares about 2.2. We have everything with 2.1 that the Eris is capable of providing.

    I guess I should drive my 2007 Tacoma into a lake because it's "obsolete" now.
     
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    No don't! 2007?!....it's a classic. ;)
     
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    Maybe I should buy a classic Pontiac. You know, like a 2010 model.
     
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    even though i'm getting the incredible in 2yrs when they produce a few, i think the eris is just fine. hell, i was in the local store tonight and they still have env2's, 3's, touch's and other model T's. still don't get why they eol'd the eris. i mean, h/w wise and all, the ally is no better. i have a feeling htc is the one pushing(or have pushed it) off the shelves. maybe htc just wants to be regarded as the very high end phone manufacturer. i mean, my daughter had a broken env touch that she refused to get rid of. i showed her the eris and she forgot all about her beloved touch. then my other daughter jumped in too when she saw it. got them for free, so why not. they were well over the new 25mb limit anyway, so they might as well have a more worthy phone if im gonna pay for the data anyway.

    point is, everything being relative, its not eol'd to most people that have touched one. just a business decision by idiots with power. so i'm with most here, just keep liking it. when your new every 2 comes, grab an incredible. they might be shipping some by then.
     
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    By the time my 2 year contract ends, I hope Verizon will start pushing 4G devices.
     
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    the report is that verizon will have the iPhone by january 2011 so 4G must be around the corner
     
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    yeah. i was just joking about the incredible debacle:D by the time te stop pushing out the ship date, it will be 2011 sometime
     
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    Hey but good news. I was talking to the girl at best buy and I was joking because the Devour was now free but the eris was still $29 and she said that they were down to their last one and weren't ordering any more.
     
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    but seriously, whats so wrong with the eris in its short life? nothing more than any other phone. old or new
     
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    Really? I got my eris for free from Best Buy in March
     
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    And it will be functioning fine next March, if you take good care of it.
     
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    I don't doubt that, I was just surprised that Best Buy was charging for it now.:eek:
     
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    Oh, I hear you on that. Retail pricing policies have always kept some shoppers wondering what happened.

    I think the big chains must have some very sophisticated computer programs that tell them when to have sales, give-aways, two-fors and ripoffs.
     
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    i agree. especially if you overclock and we get it to use the sdcard for apps
     
  20. xzillerationer

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    I'm not sure... I think... somewhere...
    I still love my Eris. I love it to death. I would rather have my Eris running 2.1 than nothing. I'm just saying that Verizon and HTC have probably discontinued it, and won't update it except for major bug fixes. And no, don't drive your Tacoma into a lake.
     
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    It's a good phone. Most people just don't care about getting a new phone every 3 months, and paying full price because they have to have the latest and greatest.
    I'm amazed at the number of people on here who do nothing but whine about how they haven't gotten the latest OTA update, rooters, and all the like....my goodness, people, it's just a cell phone! (That being said, I am a bit of a gadget 'queen'). ;)
     
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    Um..no comment on the "gadgets"..... :D
     
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    That parenthetical remark you saved for last should have been the first sentence you typed; it negates and at once renders the remainder of the post not relevant. ;)
     
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    so. east, usa
    a closet gadget queen I see. :p
     
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    But his stage name is "Kenneth of the Night"....
     

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