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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by chrlswltrs, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Extreme Android User
    Thread Starter

    I have had the Droid Eris for 2 1/2 weeks now and I have to say I have never been so disappointed in a phone. I have had the iPhone for 2 1/2 years before this and most recently the iPhone 3GS. I knew any other phone would be a down grade but I could no longer deal with AT&T.

    I am moving on the the Samsung Omnia II on Wednesday, hopefully it is a functional phone unlike the Eris. Hopefully Verizon really does get the iPhone next year, until then I think all of us really do have to choose: Better phone or better network!

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  2. Fadelight

    Fadelight Android Expert

    Or the Moto Droid with Android 2.0.

    There are other options than the Eris... why are you posting this like it is "Either eris or AT&T"?

    Maybe it was just YOUR phone, too. Maybe you could've exchanged it for another eris and got one that worked.
  3. AndroidSPCS

    AndroidSPCS Android Expert

    How were you disappointed? Without details it's kind of useless to post threads like this.
  4. kabbie_mcfeely

    kabbie_mcfeely Android Enthusiast

    Sounds like a little flame bait to me.
  5. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Extreme Android User
    Thread Starter

    The battery sucks, the market apps are bad, the phone is sluggish.

    Can't get the droid because it has a keyboard which I hate and it makes it so bulky to put something useless like that on there. Why take up so much room when on screen keyboards are so good?

    Maybe if the passion ever truely comes to verizon or the sony x10, then I can give android another try.
  6. WaLkeR

    WaLkeR Member

    You sir, are a moron...
    Have you noticed the majority of users are liking the phone far more than the iPhone??
    You gave us no reasoning...
    Your opinion means nothing because obviously you know nothing...

    I'm angry

    Angry Eris Owner

    P.S. The Eris didn't like you more than you didn't like the Eris..
  7. Rumel

    Rumel Newbie

  8. punkzanyj

    punkzanyj Android Expert

    I'm sorry, but something that's measured in 8ths of an inch can NEVER be called "bulky". What are you, some Kowai enthusiast? Are you going to use your phone as a slap bracelet? Bookmark? Why the hell do people want their phones so thin, what, are they too hard to break in half at the moment?

    And no, sorry, virtual keyboards are NOT "so good". Not even close. I have small hands for a guy and I still make ridiculous mistakes typing with a virtual keyboard, the kind of mistakes I never make with a real keyboard. They're too cramped.

    Plus they take up screen real estate. When you turn the phone to landscape, oh look NOTHING on the screen except the keyboard and input box. Now I can't see what time the email was sent, or if Bob was Cc'd or Bcc'd because all I can see is what I'm typing.

    Winter is here, and with a virtual keyboard you get to choose between wearing gloves so thin they're worthless, or not wearing gloves at all if you want to type anything.

    Onscreen keyboards need a heck of a lot more research and development before they'll replace physical keyboards altogether. Device screens need to be at least 25% bigger so that the virtual keys can be bigger and so that at least some of the screen is still visible in landscape. But that kind of size increase isn't likely with so many people wanting small phones. So, that being the case, there will always be people who prefer a real keyboard, and so they'll keep making them. Supply and demand.
  9. lekky

    lekky Lover

    Lol, funny post, especially as the title says android, yet the thread says eris.

    I think you are better off with iPhone, but don't make out its androids fault. Better phone or better network? I thought the best network in the USA does have an android???
  10. Michel Dover

    Michel Dover Newbie

    I am moving on the the Samsung Omnia II on Wednesday, hopefully it is a functional phone unlike the Eris. Hopefully Verizon really does get the iPhone next year, until then I think all of us really do have to choose: Better phone or better network![/quote]

    Android is still under construction, so you may have good reasons to leave it until it becomes more complete or forever. But moving on a Samsung phone? That lowers the value of your post. Sorry. I had one, 5 times in reparing, until I gave up with it. Very poor quality.
  11. mjschmidt

    mjschmidt Android Expert

    Attention newbs thinking about buying _any_ new smart phone... you don't have to have the newest thing the moment it comes out. You can wait a month and then use this awesome new thing called the internet to read these things called "reviews" to know whether or not it's worth your money and time.

    Thank you, and goodnight.
  12. FoFa

    FoFa Newbie


    The interweb thingy can do that???
  13. doc832

    doc832 Newbie

    I have to say most of what I read about being disappointed here is related to unreal expectations of a phone. First off if you grew up with cell then your in a different thought process. However if you grew up sharing a home line with your neighbors and realize what these phones can do its amazing. After testing the droid Vs Iphone, Att vs Verizon I can tell you they have shortcomings. You have to find what works for you. The DROID does everything but wipe your butt and plan your meals if you make it work. The Iphone will always have its draw backs as well. Even if it comes to Verizon network since they got neutered when they bought Alltel and lost some abilities it may be no different than ATT network. The phones are toys for most. What business runs on a droid? Blackberry has the market and apps for that.
    Enjoy the fact you can afford such luxuries.
  14. craighwk

    craighwk Android Enthusiast

    Windows Mobile? Ouch. Have fun with that.

  15. shivers316

    shivers316 Godmember

    OK, guys. No need to feed the flame. He's obviously unhappy with it for whatever reason. Everyone has a right to their opinion. And if the OP did, in fact, just post this to get a reaction out of you, he wins. Let's just leave him to enjoy (or not enjoy) his new device.
  16. esmith818

    esmith818 Android Enthusiast

    This is the part I find most interesting. Are we to understand that it took you 2 1/2 years to decide that AT&T didn't fit your needs? Sounds like you are incapable of determining whether or not the Eris is adequate in such a limited time frame...
  17. ocean1

    ocean1 Well-Known Member

    I had a Winmo phone, dont do it! Android has a couple issues but it may be phone related not OS. Plus we get upgrades quick like Droid month later update (Dec 11). Winmo kept crashing laggy etc. none of those issues with Android. Just trade in the Eris.
  18. W4LLY

    W4LLY Android Enthusiast

    Here is a fun fact;

    iPhone OSS is on it's 3rd version (3.0). It took them 3 versions to include copy/paste, and an [unhacked] video camera, and MMS options.

    Android is only on 1.5/1.6/2.0.

    So, even while being a whole version behind, Android is still slowly stealing iPhone users away. As of now, iPhone is still superior imho. However, Apple is seriously going to need to step it up if they hope to compete with android, because by the time Android is on even 2.5, I have a hunch it will be running circles around iPhone 3.0.

    And this comes from an Apple employee :p
  19. W4LLY

    W4LLY Android Enthusiast

  20. Stojko

    Stojko Lurker

    I agree. I'm not the biggest fan of on-screen keyboards. That's why I'm reluctant to buy a Samsung Galaxy, even though the Milestone/Droid won't be available in Canada until next year and I'm stuck with a LG Rumor 2 right now. :(
  21. DA717

    DA717 Member

  22. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants

    Haha and my first post has to be this one... really. I just xfer'd from WinMo, and I have to say, I liked WinMo, due to full, and I mean FULL customization, but for the average user WinMo is not great. Android however, works great OUT OF THE BOX. I love it! and it retains customization that I yearn for. I just picked up the Samsung Moment and I LOVE IT!

    HA! Great post. Obviously an iPhone/Apple fanboy just here to cause trouble.
  23. NightFury

    NightFury Lurker

    im wondering.. didnt anyone read this post? lmao. oh well happy winter :D
  24. falcon444

    falcon444 Lurker

    I had an HTC Droid Eris and was very disappointed for two reasons:
    1) THE worst battery life of any phone I ever had. I could not get more that 9 hours, even with bluetooth and wifi off. HTC has needs to fix the battery life problem before anyone should buy this phone.
    2) while I originally thought the smaller size to be an advantage, it soon became evident that the smaller screen and accompanying smaller soft keys made it impossible to type without constant backspacing and correction.
  25. ajuarbe

    ajuarbe Newbie

    People do have a right to their opinion, but that doesn't mean I have to agree.

    I love my Hero, and I would never go back to any non-android phone. There are different strokes for different folks so if the Iphone is your thing so be it. I just think Android is the future, and it is only getting better with time. The Iphone took a while to get to this point and no doubt will also improve, but any further improvements will be accomplished by trying to imitate Android OS functions. Just my 0.02 :D

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