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Gotta choose today(Eris or something else)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by iheotp, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. iheotp

    iheotp Member
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    Hi I am new to the forum. I haven't had an android phone either. I went through alot of the early smart phones and kinda went away from it for awhile. Now today I am gonna pick up a new one and the Eris has really caught my eye. So my decision is the Droid, Eris, or Storm 2. I have read and read and It seems that it comes down to personal preference. So I can say the Eris is the front runner right now. But should I wait for Verizon to get the Nexxus or whatever the google phone is gonna be called? Ahhh decisions decisions. Well, good to be here. Hopefully I will be posting more in the near future

  2. Caddyman

    Caddyman Android Expert

    well with verizon you have 30 days to really choose. pick up the eris and if you don't like it in 30 days try something else....make sure you try all the options at the store first though.
  3. iheotp

    iheotp Member
    Thread Starter

    Thanks Caddy. I went to the store the other day and tried the 3 out. I kinda dismissed the Droid right away. The keyboard is useless and it is pretty big. The storm 2 was the one that was harder to put down. I like the touchscreen on it maybe more than the Eris. But the Eris seems way cooler. The UI is better and I have read some problems with the BB. I have been reading problems with the Eris also but I think for the most part everyone loves them.
  4. Caddyman

    Caddyman Android Expert

    i think i have the phone magic touch cause i had a storm 1 (how many problems did people report on those!?) for like a year and never had a single issue, my wife is on her 5th one now. I have had the same eris since day after launch and hadve very little to no problems, no real problems for sure.
  5. aleis

    aleis Android Expert

    wait for the nexus one.
    its only a month and a half away (well until spring anyway).
    i would wait.
    i just found out i have to wait until may to upgrade so im not too happy but...i can wait :)
  6. iheotp

    iheotp Member
    Thread Starter

    My thoughts on the Nexxus one is that it will probably have some bugs to work out as most phones do. So by this time next year when I can upgrade again, it might be a good time to get that phone. That is even if I like it over the Eris
  7. aleis

    aleis Android Expert

    so basically your leaning eris :)
    i mean dont get me wrong, IM just a tech freak of nature.
    so im always trying to get the lastest (im the early adapter idiot).
    the eris is a magnificent machine!
    you will not have regrets.
    particularly when we get the update to 2.X update by the end of march :)
  8. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead

    There will always be new and better phones on the horizon.

    Droid 2 Coming With Better Keyboard [Nexus Two?] | Android Phone Fans

    Qualcomm's Dual-Core 1.5GHz Snapdragon: Smartphones Are About to Go Hyperspeed - qualcomm snapdragon - Gizmodo

    The real trick is to find something you are going to be happy with for the next year or two. Every phone has its own unique advantages and disadvantages. For the Eris, people have reported battery life (it does get better), the youtube app (can still be played via the browser), lack of bluetooth voice dialing (still does voice dialing, just not over bluetooth) and lack of memory for apps (moot if we ever get to install apps on the SD card) as their major problems with the phone. Most people just view it as a great device.

    Personally, I have never used the Storm 2. I did use BlackBerry for a few years before getting the Eris and I can say that the comparison isn't really fair. Android, in only a couple of years, is much farther ahead in the OS game than BlackBerry is. BlackBerry works and does work well (on most phones), but the overall UI and especially the browser are lacking in very big ways in my opinion. I know I am biased, but at least I admit it.;)

    In the end it is all up to personal preference and you should get what you like and what works for you. Like Caddyman said, you have 30 days to make up your mind. If you get one and just can't live with it, take it back.
  9. iheotp

    iheotp Member
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    Thanks for the input guys. I am totally in agreement with you on finding a device that I will be happy with for a year. And yeah new devices are always popping up and getting better all the time. So I feel this is the right move for this year. And who knows. Maybe the Nexxus or something else will be cool next year. I also have to think about my girlfriend because I will be getting her one too. I think it will be perfect for her. She loved it at the store. I think the biggest hurdle will be texting without a physical keyboard. Right now she has an Env2 and types like a court reporter on it lol. I had her try out the Droid keyboard because she liked having the option. But after 2 minutes, we agreed that it is pretty bad.
  10. Many sites are saying the Nexus One isn't as revolutionary as it was made out to be but is still a good phone. Other problems include double early termination fees to both google and VZW. So if you get the Nexus, you better like it.
  11. iheotp

    iheotp Member
    Thread Starter

    One more thing that I forgot about in my concerns is battery life. I know most smartphones do not have good battery life but man I really don't want to have to charge it twice a day. Are you guys getting some good battery life by doing any tricks or whatever? I read they sell a bigger battery but people are having problems getting the case to close fully
  12. ErisDroid?

    ErisDroid? Well-Known Member

    The Eris is pretty new, but between the two I would go with the Eris, not because I have one, but because of the free apps. Blackberry has them out there but I found it hard to find them.
  13. aleis

    aleis Android Expert

    battery problem is an issue...
    it is tweaks but it is a problem.
    nothing deal breaking but...
    u wanna see a really nice phone though??
    not sure when/if its coming out:

    its the LG Lephone...
    Lenovo Lephone Gallery - - Gizmodo

    also if it comes to verizon, im paying full price (no more than $500 lol)

    both REALLY hot droids...
    but worst case scenario, i will most certainly have a nexus one if none of these phones come to verizon.
  14. MisterMcGoo

    MisterMcGoo Well-Known Member

    I'd have to go with an Android device over a BB. BB just seems like legacy technology at this point and the app store pales in comparison to that of the Android market place. Maybe BBs are better for business, but my company has yet to offer to pay for a phone for me... :D
  15. mpaquette

    mpaquette Member

    I'm still puzzled by the comments about poor battery life, I guess I don't use my phone as much as everyone else. I easily make it through each day and put my phone on the charger when going to bed. I use Touchdown email with activesync push and get my personal email through Gmail. I use Google Talk a lot throughout the day. Toss in a few short calls and a lot of web browsing and that's my typical daily usage. I don't think my Eris battery life is any better or worse than my last 2 BlackBerry's (Storm2 and Tour).
  16. iheotp

    iheotp Member
    Thread Starter

    So I pulled the trigger and I'm responding from my new Eros. Thanks to everyone for responding. It helped a lot and right now i love this thing! Any apps that are a must have?
  17. aleis

    aleis Android Expert

    good for you! :)

    i recommend (from my taste lol)

    i music
    google skymap
    imap weather
    phantom alert
  18. rudykip

    rudykip Newbie

    It is one sexy phone! For apps, Advanced app Killer, Google Sky, A Online Radio, Pandora, and the Dolphin Browser.
  19. gentlefury

    gentlefury Android Enthusiast

HTC Droid Eris Forum

The HTC Droid Eris release date was November 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 288GB RAM, MSM7600 processor, and 1300mAh battery.

November 2009
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