1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

General I'm curious: who else is still using the Eris as their phone?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by doogald, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. paleodust

    paleodust Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    128
    Posts:
    1,023
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2009

    Dec 19, 2009
    1,023
    71
    128
    Male
    Finance
    Utah
    I went with Verizon because they were reliable and had unlimited data. They have the fastest 4G, too!
     

    Advertisement

  2. carmendiva

    carmendiva Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    163
    Posts:
    2,556
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2010

    Feb 11, 2010
    2,556
    118
    163
    Female
    Intern, Model, Acting, Dancer
    New Yor
    Aw i remember my love hate relationship with the eris :)

    i have sense moved to my Lumia 900<3 and GS3
     
  3. TheMortallyWounded

    TheMortallyWounded Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    73
    Posts:
    276
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2010

    Mar 11, 2010
    276
    51
    73
    PTS Manufacturing Technologist, Ithaco Space Syste
    Spencer, New York
    Has anyone looked at the HTC Desire C from over the pond? Take away the hardware buttons/trackball, overclock it to 600MHz, add 4G of internal flash, and the Eris IS the Desire C. In fact, I do believe that if you still have the original ROM, the Phone Identity in Settings refers to the ADR6200 as the Desire C. Kinda neat if you ask me... Especially since its running 4.1
     
  4. Demache

    Demache Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    183
    Posts:
    3,010
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2010

    Apr 18, 2010
    3,010
    341
    183
    Sioux Falls, SD
    Except the Desire C is running a Snapdragon processor which easily eclipses the Eris's.

    Desire C was just the internal name for the Eris. And for some reason, it resurfaced as an actual phone.
     
    bberryhill0 likes this.
  5. bberryhill0

    bberryhill0 Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    273
    Posts:
    2,716
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2010

    I've activated my Eris a few times since I got my Incredible 2. It still works. The screen is a bit small. >.<
     
  6. Demache

    Demache Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    183
    Posts:
    3,010
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2010

    Apr 18, 2010
    3,010
    341
    183
    Sioux Falls, SD
    Its hilarious how small it is compared to my Nexus. I mean it works, and doesn't have a bad LCD, but browsing web pages is sort of a pain.
     
  7. paleodust

    paleodust Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    128
    Posts:
    1,023
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2009

    Dec 19, 2009
    1,023
    71
    128
    Male
    Finance
    Utah
    Remember how we all thought it was the perfect size?
     
  8. TheMortallyWounded

    TheMortallyWounded Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    73
    Posts:
    276
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2010

    Mar 11, 2010
    276
    51
    73
    PTS Manufacturing Technologist, Ithaco Space Syste
    Spencer, New York
    As a phone, it still is the perfect size in my opinion. But as far as a full QWERTY keyboard goes, it's too small. Perfect for little kids but terrible for adults.
     
  9. TheAtheistReverend

    TheAtheistReverend Anybody want a peanut?
    VIP Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    333
    Posts:
    2,837
    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2010

    Feb 24, 2010
    2,837
    933
    333
    EMT
    Minneapolis
    I never thought I would like a larger phone, the Eris WAS the perfect size.
    The DInc2 became comfortable within days and now I am considering stepping up again because of how much I enjoyed the extra real estate.

    Typing on my DInc2 today feels the same as typing on my Eris felt a year or so ago. I picked up the old girl and tried her out despite the scoll ball constantly tracking to the left, the experience was painful. That keyboard makes typing feel like playing darts without my glasses and drunk.

    Not sure what to do with it now. I almost can't even use it as a music player it's so bad. Any suggestions?
     
  10. bberryhill0

    bberryhill0 Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    273
    Posts:
    2,716
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2010

    Is that something you do a lot? : innocence:
     
  11. TheMortallyWounded

    TheMortallyWounded Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    73
    Posts:
    276
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2010

    Mar 11, 2010
    276
    51
    73
    PTS Manufacturing Technologist, Ithaco Space Syste
    Spencer, New York
    Turn on the camera, My Tracks, and fly it on a weather balloon in a Ziploc bag. See where it goes.
     
  12. Demache

    Demache Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    183
    Posts:
    3,010
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2010

    Apr 18, 2010
    3,010
    341
    183
    Sioux Falls, SD
    You won't have enough RAM.
     
  13. TheAtheistReverend

    TheAtheistReverend Anybody want a peanut?
    VIP Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    333
    Posts:
    2,837
    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2010

    Feb 24, 2010
    2,837
    933
    333
    EMT
    Minneapolis
    I don't think the ol' girl could handle transmitting gps data while recording and running mytracks. Either the RAM would choke me, or the battery would die before it hit the ground.


    Not a bad idea though.

    :thumbup:
     
  14. TheMortallyWounded

    TheMortallyWounded Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    73
    Posts:
    276
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2010

    Mar 11, 2010
    276
    51
    73
    PTS Manufacturing Technologist, Ithaco Space Syste
    Spencer, New York
    I've often thought about replacing the screen with a solar panel, but I don't think I could get enough juice even in full sunlight. But that would catch quite a bit. Perhaps running off an external battery pack it could go further. Run a test, see how long it goes, and install some app to shut down after so long.

    MyTracks and the camera running with the screen on with detailed motion... That would be a good test. I'll try it with my Seideo battery and see what happens. Maybe drive around town with it in the back window or something.
     
  15. paleodust

    paleodust Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    128
    Posts:
    1,023
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2009

    Dec 19, 2009
    1,023
    71
    128
    Male
    Finance
    Utah
    Why would you want it to shut down? You'd at least want it to turn back on eventually so you can track it down.
     
  16. TheMortallyWounded

    TheMortallyWounded Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    73
    Posts:
    276
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2010

    Mar 11, 2010
    276
    51
    73
    PTS Manufacturing Technologist, Ithaco Space Syste
    Spencer, New York
    Attach the vibe motor output to an electric match to cause the balloon to fail, turning it into a streamer.
     
    bberryhill0 likes this.
  17. bberryhill0

    bberryhill0 Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    273
    Posts:
    2,716
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2010

    Seems like you would want to bubble wrap the phone so it would bounce like the original Mars rovers.
     
  18. aznguyen316

    aznguyen316 Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    15
    Posts:
    57
    Joined:
    May 19, 2010

    May 19, 2010
    57
    0
    15
    Loved my Eris when I had it. I left it though for the iPhone 4s... good times rooting and romming it up.
     
  19. nomarsgirl

    nomarsgirl Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    78
    Posts:
    671
    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2010

    Mar 4, 2010
    671
    68
    78
    Red Sox Nation
    Goodbye Eris. Just ordered my new phone which should arrive in a few days.

    Went with the Galaxy Nexus. It's now available for .01 on Amazon Wireless - for existing Verizon customers!
     
  20. paleodust

    paleodust Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    128
    Posts:
    1,023
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2009

    Dec 19, 2009
    1,023
    71
    128
    Male
    Finance
    Utah
    Good choice. You'll love it!
     
  21. TheMortallyWounded

    TheMortallyWounded Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    73
    Posts:
    276
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2010

    Mar 11, 2010
    276
    51
    73
    PTS Manufacturing Technologist, Ithaco Space Syste
    Spencer, New York
    Open-cell polyethylene shell, 2" thick. Minimum requirements for space flight hardware transport here at work. 45-degree conical opening for the camera. Not sure how to expose the theoretical solar panel to sunlight yet, maybe just through the mini USB port with the big battery. I dunno... Just things I think about lying awake in bed.
     
    bberryhill0 likes this.
  22. BSH

    BSH Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    71
    Joined:
    May 1, 2010

    May 1, 2010
    71
    9
    16
    Y'all talkin' 'bout having left the Eris way behind. I'm STILL using mine as the daily phone! Still running xtrSense (love it). I am about to replace it (after 33 months) with... a Droid X. :)

    Really, how much technology do I need? I'm also likely switching to Page Plus - they use Verizon towers (w/o 4g), and I never exceed 1 GB data usage, so I should be fine on their $55 plan.
     
    scary alien likes this.
  23. CampD

    CampD Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    47
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2010

    Jan 13, 2010
    47
    8
    16
    Lots
    MA
    Sad to say just retired my eris yesterday and replaced it with the S3.

    After 36 months the phone had seen better days, between screen freeze-ups, not being able to answer about half of incoming calls, lousy voice on both calling and recieving, ems crashing every time I rotated the screen, crappy camera about only function it was still good at was playing sudoku.
     
  24. BSH

    BSH Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    71
    Joined:
    May 1, 2010

    May 1, 2010
    71
    9
    16
    Okay, I've been playing with my new-to-me Droid X for a couple weeks. Learned how to root it (with Moto's locked bootloader), SBF a clean factory install, etc. I have to say, I like my Eris better. Notwithstanding the bigger screen and faster processor, and more memory, the X I got has problems. It crashes. I haven't figured out what the problem is, but some apps that should be okay, (ie, they don't crash on my wife's phone) crash. The Eris is compact, pocket-friendly, and super reliable. xtrSense is great IMO, and this little old phone is as speedy (for its class), and reliable as the day I took it out of the box. I think I'll keep the Eris, and use the X as a mini-tablet on wifi at home only.

    I may end up the last Eris user standing! I'll check in with this thread again when I end up switching (maybe an iPhone 6 after they've been out for a year or so :D).
     
  25. Demache

    Demache Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    183
    Posts:
    3,010
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2010

    Apr 18, 2010
    3,010
    341
    183
    Sioux Falls, SD
    I guess the Eris is reliable, as long as your trackball doesn't go bunk, or keep running low on RAM (I still think the "low" amount of RAM was what really held the phone back, not the processor). :D

    Still, I use mine on a time to time basis. If you rooted it and used xtr ROMs, it was actually pretty damn good for what it was. Nowhere near the power house my Nexus is, but it does show how humble mobile phones were at the time.
     

Share This Page

Loading...