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General HTC Droid Eris vs. Nexus One

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    Absolutely correct, assuming VZW doesn't restrict the plan options in the way T-mobile did. Over there, that $179 price is only for new accounts, and it requires an $80/month phone plan ... probably a major reason the N1's sales haven't been stronger.
     

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    Google's strategy on the N1 is interesting.. there's even an offering on the order page for two carriers that don't have it yet but will have it in the near future.

    T-Mobile is the big weakness in the whole thing, in my opinion, and makes me wonder why they selected them as the inaugural outfit for their device.
     
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    Yeah ... it almost looks like Google was expecting people to swoon over the Nexus with the same fervor that they did over the original iPhone back in the day, to the point where they'd do anything to get one. Definitely didn't happen!
     
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    Hmm, good point. Any idea how much people who are already tmobile customers have to pay? The N1 site says they may qualify for an upgrade pricing deal.

    Luckily I'm already due for my 'new every 2'. The Eris I'm using is from my brother who couldn't get used to the keyboard. He has so many phones on his plan that I'm able to use this month to month.
     
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    $279, if you're at the end of your current T-Mobile contract ... and of course, if you're still in your contract term, there's no discount. Not the greatest deal -- most of those people would be better off just buying at retail.

    And I re-upped my contract by getting an Eris, so probably no N1 for me. :( Could have done much worse than the Eris, though ...
     
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    Yep, you could do far worse than the Eris.

    $279 w/ two year contract? Yikes. I bet already existing tmobile customers feel burned.

    My theory on why google gave it to tmobile is that they're trying to level the playing field with all the carriers, so they gave it to the weakest of the weak first.
     
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    I've heard that some pissed-off T-Mobile customers were getting around the price by adding a second line for their N1, then canceling their original line and porting the number over. Whatever works, I guess.

    And yeah, giving the N1 first to T-Mobile was just weird. Obviously they wouldn't have struck a deal with AT&T, but signing on with Verizon seems like such an obvious choice.
     
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    I don't know for sure, but remember that T-Mobile gave an exclusive to Google and HTC for the first Android phone, the G1, in late 2008, at what I assume were decent terms for them. It could be that Google was rewarding T-Mobile for that deal last year. Given AT&T's data and voice problems with the iPhone, I'm guessing that scared Google away a bit. And, considering that the world is far bigger than the US alone, and most of the rest of the world uses GSM rather than the CDMA on Verizon (and Sprint), it made a lot of sense to use a radio that could be sold elsewhere without selling two different versions out of the gate.

    Also, given the customer service issues that Google. T-Mobile and HTC had with this phone at launch, perhaps it was for the best that they chose one of the less popular networks here for launch.
     
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    True, that!

    I wondered about the GSM vs. CDMA thing, too ... but now it seems like VZW is probably going to get the phone at about the same time it goes overseas, so who knows ...
     
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    I think you guys are hitting on it. Google is a giant, and they are a giant across the board with computer users irrespective of those users' cell phone carriers. Going with T-Mobile, one of the lesser carriers (in the U.S. anyway) is smart strategy to bring them into the fold first.

    Next up Verizon and beyond.
     
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    ABSOLUTELY! The Eris uses a very old outdated in-order ARM 11 CPU design similar to an ancient 486 CPU while the Nexus One uses a superior out-of-order design with superior FPU similar to Pentium III cpus.

    1ghz SnapDragon is 3-4 time even 5 times faster than the 528mhz ARM11 cpu the Eris uses.

    Here you go...
    http://androidforums.com/htc-droid-eris/36480-nexus-droid-g1-pre-iphone-eris-speed-comparison.html

    Even more...
    Take a look at the HTC G1 which uses the same CPU the Eris does vs Nexus One.
    http://androidforums.com/nexus-one/36859-new-nexus-one-benchmark-scores.html

    Im sorry to SHOCK you but this is the reailty of the old CPU used in the Eris and the reason why the phone is so slow. The Eris was already outdated even before it was released...I am here to help people make the correct choice and to WARN them of the horrid performance of the Eris.
     
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    You're still comparing an apple to an orange.

    I did my research before buying my Eris. I knew full well the processor was out of date, and knew that a Snapdragon phone was bound to come up sooner or later. I didn't feel like waiting until the Spring to get my first SmartPhone, and my LGEnv was dying on me and I needed a new phone. No, I would never switch my carrier, I'm very happy with Verizon and get a very nice discount on my family plan.

    Yes, the N1 is a better phone than the Eris. Do you want a medal? Cookie, perhaps? Have fun with T-mobile, stop arguing things that shouldn't be argued.
     
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    When the Nexus One comes out on Verizon, does anyone plan on buying it to replace their Droid Eris?
     
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    Not paying 500$ for a phone, unless there is an "i" in front of it :p.

    i already used my upgrade, and just passed my 30 days. I'm with my Eris for the long run :)
     
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    Only if I win a lottery in the meantime.
     
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    Not this puppy. Two reasons: 1. I really like my Eris, 2. I am of the opinion that subsequent updates to the Eris will bring it pretty close to N1 in certain areas.

    And then there's root. ;)
     
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    i am. my wife wanted to upgrade her phone, so when they had the buy the moto droid get the eris free deal. we jumped on it. got her the moto droid and i took the eris. now my NE2 is coming up feb 18, gonna save it for the N1.;) i will probably end up giving the eris to my wifes younger sister. she was playing with it and she almost didnt give it back.
     
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    Either that or the new one, the Incredible. HaaaaaHot.
     
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    I have had the eris since right before Christmas as I lost my previous phone (not smart phone) at the Atlanta Airport while traveling. My contract had expired and I went to Verizon to get a BB but bought the Eris because the Motorola phone looked too big & bulky. I loved the small size and feel of the eris. I'm not sure what all the lag is about as I really don't notice it at all other than a slight delay if I turn the phone sideways to type an email or message which is no big deal. I'm actually amazed how fast it loads internet pages, (maybe that is just verizon service) as my friend who has the newest Iphone is always complaining about how slow his phone loads internet data or dropped phone calls when he travels. I also didn't want to change carries as I use my phone heavily for business and verizon service is unbeatable in that regard. The eris was also very easy to sync to my Outlook as I don't use google mail at all. The Nexus sounds like a nice phone but TMobile sounds almost as bad as AT&T. Would I switch to it this summer just to have the lastest & greatest, nah that would be silly since the eris does everything I want in a phone. When my contract comes up again the Nexus will be old news then and there will something new out there that blows the Nexus away. I just bought a new Thinkpad laptop and certainly didn't buy the newest and fastest processor which seems silly as I saved hundreds of dollars on a laptop that is better than the one I had and does everything I need.

    Compared to my old phone, the eris rocks!
     
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    immediately!
    though...the HTC incredible...looks edible! :)
     
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    this should not even be a thread on here. the nexus blows the doors off the eris. period. I messed around with an eris, and I own a nexus one. no comparison.
     
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    Yeah the Eris is totally better then the Nexus in every way, anyone who thinks different should have their head examined, seriously.
     
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    dude, you need to get YOUr head examined, ******. nexus beats eris in every category
     
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    The compact size and physical keys categories go to the Eris. :p
     
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    My N1 went back to the factory (malfunctions and overall wigginess).

    Thus my joy with Eris.

    I do admit I could have exchanged it and carried on with the replacement for a while, and that T-Mobile sucked baseballs through garden hoses so I wanted a different carrier as well as a different phone, but getting the Eris on a whim was a great choice as it turns out; solid, reliable, fun, fast, cute.. heck, all the attributes I love in a woman. :D
     

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