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General VZW lies on its website...

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by grvthang, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. grvthang

    grvthang Well-Known Member
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    On Verizon Wireless' website, in their description of the HTC Droid Eris (https://smartphones.verizonwireless...+resource+center#/page|200/products|1000:2070), under Phone Highlights:

    Speech Recognition
    Put your thumbs away. Droid answers on command. Need directions to New York? Say "Navigate to New York" and Droid will get you turn-by-turn directions from Google Maps, with spoken directions, showing real-time traffic and 3-D imagery of the destination.


    Now, we all know that it isn't true. Yet.
     

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  2. Caddyman

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    They got a little over zealous with the copy and pasting i suppose, good catch.
     
  3. NKT

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    Won't matter in a few weeks ;)
     
  4. grvthang

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    What's especially funny is that this description is not given under the "Phone Highlights" for the Motorola Droid, which, in that case, would be true.
     
  5. aleis

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    could it be that...2.1 is officially out in verizons eyes. not deployed but legally ok to state its out with google maps 4.0? i mean they have 43 days before the end of the first quarter 2010...
     
  6. NKT

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    Well, it's not out to consumers.
     
  7. odaxium

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    Only they know when 2.1 will be released to the Eris... Maybe they are just adding the inevitible
     
  8. You may have something there. At Verizon they do seem to behave as if they've had their eyes poked out.
     
  9. gm991

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    Kind of makes sence they up date there web site with info before releasing the upgrade.
    Have they said they are defenently upgrading our phones??
    Just don't know when?
     
  10. hallstevenson

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    No, it doesn't make sense. Some people would jump all over it, call and bitch at them about it, claim false advertising, etc, etc. It's better to update the site after it's released and pushed to (most) phones.
     
  11. gm991

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    Your right....LOL
    maybe those people have waaaay to much free time on there hands...:):)
     
  12. doogald

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    My guess is that somebody meant to put the copy in for the Droid and just put it in the wrong place, so it ended up under "Droid Eris" rather than "Droid"?
     
  13. W4LLY

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    conspiracy o.o
     
  14. bottlecap

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    desk jockey, paper pusher, bad news giver
    Not in Canada, this displeases me.
    QUICK START A CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT!!!!

    Yes it's a little overboard, but *shrug* what are you going to do?
     
  15. sc00bz

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    It's been like that since before I bought my Eris a month ago. I just figured it was a misprint.
     
  16. Psilo

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    I'm guessing that since some of those statements will be true someday they're just too lazy to change it again so are just thinking smart and putting it in before hand. That way they wont have to go back and make modifications.
     
  17. Rubik76

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    There was a soft date for the 2.1 OTA. It got missed but the marketing folks already had updated information set to go out. At least that's my guess. In the strictest sense, it's a "lie" - and some folks will no doubt be really upset when the phones they order don't have all the advertised features... but this kind of thing happens all the time.
     
  18. alprazolam

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    Since this thread was started a month ago, I'm sure that there have been lots of unhappy folks.
     
  19. hallstevenson

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    I doubt it... How many people actually research their phones before buying ? If you think "a lot" to do, you're mistaken. The vast majority buy based on price and cool factor. The geek types (those reading and participating here) may read that and know it's a mistake.

    Look at it this way, if it's been wrong on VZW's site for this long, how many people have complained about it being inaccurate ? Obviously not very many, if any at all.
     
  20. karib

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    Hey... I did tons of research on what phone I wanted before even going into the vzw store. I am NOT a "geek" though, I just like to make an informed decision since I will have this phone 1+ years! :) But I agree that most people probably just go in the store and pick out a phone without any knowledge of the phone prior.
     

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