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General No end of life for Eris yet?

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  1. SoulWeaponry

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    just wondering. People on here said Eris would be eol'd the end of may and here it is June and its still for sale. My local Verizon even said they're still getting shipments and no nothing about eol.

    It still being for sale almost made my phone feel not so obsolete. Almost
     

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    I believe EOL Means that HTC will no longer produce them in the factory.

    BUT! There is still a huge stock of Eris' that still need to be sold, hence why Verizon is still getting shipment.

    I may be wrong, but if I am someone will correct me.

    BTW Don't let the EOL thing get to you. It means nothing. If your phone works and you like it, then why the worry?
     
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    actually EOL means Verizon will not place any new orders....... HTC will still finish making phones to fill any current orders Verizon already placed with them (the reason why new phones are being shipped with 2.1 already on them, HTC isnt going to build new phones with old software)....... what this means is Verizon will still be receiving the balance of their orders from HTC ....... and Verizon will still be selling the Eris until that supply runs out (which is why they are slashing the prices to try to get rid of them)....... standard business model in any corner of electronics
     
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    ok ok so what happens when this order is filled and the phone is no longer produced do we get no more updates or worst do we have to go back to the blackberry or even worst the Evilphone from apple:eek:

    someone please explain i cant live under these conditions
     
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    getting any more updates at this point would be pure speculation at any rate......

    Ive seen different threads floating around with different theories etc....

    IMO from what I understand.. VZW has said theyre working on a patch for 2.1 to fix some of the issues people have been complaining about........ since its so close to EOL that would lead me to believe that if theyre bothering to work on a 2.1 patch with 2.2 already released then we wont be getting 2.2 ever as an official release for the Eris....... they wouldnt bother patching 2.1 otherwise

    if that theory holds true then theres only 1 possible update coming anyhow.....

    of course thats just my opinion and as I stated........ pure speculation :)

    as for me Im just holding out hopes that someone finds a root for 1.49
     
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    hopefully we can get froyo working correctly on root!
     
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    if that happens im rooting lol
     
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    I spoke to a tech at Verizon about the EOL thing... He said the only people talking about Eris EOL is Eris users and that Verizon had not even hinted at EOLing this unit. The best anyone can do is speculate, but it sounds like (based on public information), that Eris is not in line to receive the 2.2 update. That doesn't mean it is EOLed, it just means someone decided the unit was not deemed worthy of update.
     
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    My sister went to her local Verizon store, the other day, and was told that the Eris is discontinued. Maybe certain stores are no longer receiving orders. The Eris received two maintenance release updates within a couple of months of each other, just after initial release. The Eris may see 2.2, but nobody is going to know this until, at least, the end of the summer.
     
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    They don't even have the eris on display at my local store.
     
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    so if the eol the eris then what heppens when i break it and use the insurance to get a new one ... what if they run out of refurbs ... do i get a diff phone or money to go towards a new phone?
     
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    With the problems post-2.1, it's doubtful they'd EVER run out of refurbs :D
     
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    They will probably have refurbs for the next 2-3 years, but if they do happen to run out, then they will send you a phone that is considered close in features to the Eris or they will offer an early upgrade.
     
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    @ericdylan they'll give you the next model up.
     
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    Is it just me or has the Eris been removed from the verizon website under 3g Smartphones.
     
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    Maybe its just my area as it asks for zip code. Weird.

    32514
     
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    If this is true, im glad i got mine last week. I love it. it does everything i need it to. And does it well. Came with 2.1 installed. No bugs yet. got a smokin deal. And will be more than enough to last me 2 yrs.

    BTW, at the Verizion kiosk in the mall they said they were discontinued 2 weeks ago when i was looking for an ERIS, but at the Verizion Store, they had some in stock and on Display.
     
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    Yea i thought it was strange i went to compare it to the ally and it was gone!

    I called tech support today and i get my replacement thursday. I hope i can roooooot!
     
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    No, it's not there anymore. The only HTC phones listed for sale are: Touch Pro2, Imagio, Incredible, Ozone w/ Talks, Ozone and Touch Diamond
     
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    Someone may have mentioned this, but they patched 1.5 after 2.1 was released, and we still received 2.1.

    Updating Sense for 2.2 is going to take some time, and making us wait with these bugs until that is finished would be unacceptable IMHO. So, the fact that they are working on a patch for 2.1 doesn't necessarily mean that we won't see 2.2.

    However, there is no indication that we WILL get 2.2 either.
     
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    It's no longer on the website for me either. I searched for Eris, and it said that product was no longer available.
     
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    It was listed there this morning because I looked at it before I called VZW to complain about the features they list that just arent and probably never will be available to me........ such as hands free

    it had their big red letters SOLD OUT across it...... and since its EOL then its no surprise they took down the listing if theyre out of stock
     
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