Hi, Im a noob here and just wanted to share how happy i am with my new eris. I had the motorola droid for a week and returned it cause i just didnt like the phone. It was way to big and heavy and did not fit in the pocket so well and i just never used the pull out keyboard on it. So far the eris is ten times better. Its small and sleek and works very well. The battery seems to be about the same as the motorola so far. I have to charge it every night but I dont think thats bad at all with how much I have been playing with it. Thanks for all the great info on this site.