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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by K_love0x, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. K_love0x

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    well I've been wanting a new phone forever.. i'm currently using a Env2 and i liked it for the most part but i wanted something more updated and a smartphone.. well this past Saturday night i dropped my Env onto a tile floor from about 3 feet up and cracked the screen.. internal only.. you can't feel the scratch on the screen and the LCD liquid is spreading on the left bottom of the screen more and more each day and i can't read my txt msgs so sunday i went to verizon to use my moms upgrade and they wouldn't let me because it was a week to the date of the upgrade so i left very annoyed... My step dad called them and needless to say they upgraded my phone and shipped it Yesterday.. so It should be here by 7 tomorrow night.. i am impatient and i can not wait. I've done some research on the Eris and it looks like i'm going to be very pleased.. so my question is how long is it going to take me to get used to the set up of the phone and what pros and cons do i need to know about? and anything else that would help.. thanks!
     

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    Welcome to the forum. I would start with the sticky threads at the top of the forum here. The tips and tricks thread along with the battery thread will be the most helpful. The others will just leave you with a strong urge to beat your head against a wall.

    Hope you like the phone.
     
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    Hmmmmm............I would have definitely recommended he do a forum search for 'why you should use a task killer.'

    My bad. Just trying to inject some humor :D

    The eris is a great phone. It lags sometimes. The battery life leaves alot to be desired. But everything else about the phone is really good and for the price, you can not go wrong. If you can't wait for 2 seconds while the device switches screens, then perhaps you should just go back to a simple flip phone (not implying anything, just making a global statement for the whiney inclined).
     
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    Welcome. Refreshments are available in the lobby. Enjoy the show!
     
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    Welcome! And by you screen name I see you are a fellow KLOVE listener. :) I contacted them about an Android app and they replied saying they are on the process of developing one.

    As for the Eris, I love mine! Sure there are minor things here and there, but no phone is absolutely perfect. I hope you enjoy your Eris as much as many of us do.
     
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    I came to the Droid Eris from an Env2 also, and I've been constantly pleased. The minor quibbles about battery life, lag, etc don't begin to compare with what I *couldn't* do with the Env2.

    For some idea of geek level, the first application I installed was ConnectBot (I've been waiting since my first cell phone, circa 2006, to be able to affordably ssh via my phone into the boxes to which I have ssh access) and I've not looked back. If you're not on such a geeky trip phone-wise, you'll still likely be pleased coming from the Env2. I'm using that phone as a backup alarm clock (doesn't hurt -- search for the alarm issues some have had with the Eris here), but that was its best feature now as far as I'm concerned. Enjoy!
     
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    Welcome!!!

    Lol sounds like your stepdad is the man haha :)

    the lags in the phone are annoying but coming from an env2 it probably wont seem laggy to you haha...but me coming from a droid it's annoying

    but it's a good phone :)

    i love hate her
     
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    and by her i mean my phone :)
     
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    I just got mine yesterday.:D I have been a long time windows mobile user, and was resistant to changing platforms. But I was using my wife's Eris over the weekend and I was sold. Everything just WORKED. I looked at the Droid, but came to the same conclusion I did when I bought her the Eris. It's big, boxy, and UGLY. Anyway, I'm converted. I've been playing with the Eris non stop since I got it. Now if we just get root so I can customize it like I could the windows phones I'll be a happy camper.:cool:
     
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    And if i get 2.1 i will be an even HAPPIER camper! Sorry, just ever thread seems the need to turn into a 2.1 thread now a days. BTW: Welcome to the forum and lot of the problems that we see now should be fixed in 2.1.

    2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1


    I CANT STOP! I NEED HELP!!!!!....or 2.1 ;D GAH!!!!!
     
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    Agreed, the Eris is on-point like cactus needles, one of the best. imo, you made a good choice. And rooting would take it to next level...(crosses fingers)
     
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    Switched from an iPhone. I love the Eris so much more! I don't want to stop messing around with it!
     
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    Had my Eris for a few weeks and love it. Some minor complaints but nothing I would write about. With the upgrade to the 2.X android OS in the sometime hopefully near future would be icing on the cake for me. Enjoy your new phone.
     
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    I love the Eris, I have had it for a week now. My battery last me all day.

    Enjoy.
     
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    Welcome to the happiest place on earth.
     
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    Great phone the only thing I would complain about is the stock battery life... I now have the SEIDIO 1750 battery and it is great I would recomend this to all that have a ERIS...
     
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    Had mine for 3 weeks and love it. I came from an env2 myself. Finally got the droid and love it while my wife is still iffy of her moto droid. She likes my phone but I said no dice, I don't wanna trade. We are still within 30 days so she needs to exchange it if she really wants eris soon.
     
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    We weren't moved to Disney, this forums oozes nothing but vibrant happy charm;)
     

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