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Wait for HTC Incredible 2 more weeks or get Droid Eris?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by jamor, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. jamor

    jamor Well-Known Member
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    I realize there are a million opinions on the matter and there is no perfect Verizon phone (which is why I am asking) - I'm looking for a slim phone that has good web browsing, good calling, and a few useful apps. I will check email about once a day.

    I'm also aware that every Verizon smart phone has bad battery life.

    I will not be using it that much except to look things up as necessary and text a little and of course talk.

    I don't care about HD video streaming, bigger screens, gaming, or music (I have a Zune HD so I already have a fantastic multimedia player).

    I am switching to Verizon from T-Mobile (absolutely terrible phone service but nice people and good rates).

    Droid Eris is coming out with 2.1 from Verizon shortly so that is not an argument to me for getting an Incredible (I'd rather not use a hack that could kill warranty or screw up my device or not have all of the bells and whistles the real 2.1 will have).

    I have a huge tax refund coming so I would pay the $199 if it had blistering reviews and superb battery life.

    I realize it isn't out yet so it's hard to say. But should I be a bum for 2 weeks and use my moms phone or suck it up and save $130 bucks for what will essentially have the same OS but a slower processor?

    What do you guys think?!
     

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  2. OfTheDamned

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    No real need to post this all over the forum. ;)
     
  3. inphoenix

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    Wait for HTC Incredible.
     
  4. irishpride

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    I'd wait for the Inc., cause if calling is a big thing for you when it comes to a phone(it isn't for a lot of us), the Eris is not the best choice. Take a look around the different Eris forums and you will see countless complaints about the dialer and lag, I've had an Eris and it really is bad(not the phone, the dialer). Also, the Inc is going to be an amazing phone! All that power, the look and with Sense!! It really is my dream phone.
     
  5. crabman

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    I cant think of a single reason why I would choose an eris over the incredible.
     
  6. thenestor

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    Price might be the only reason.

    Spread out over 20 months, a $199 difference (assuming the Incredible is $199 and the Droid Eris is free) isn't much, but for some folks it's not easy to fork over that kind of cash in advance.

    And remember, even the Incredible will be outdated in several months when better phones come along--perhaps including LTE ("4G") phones--and that obsolescence is easier to deal with if the phone in your hand was free.
     
  7. crabman

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    I hear you but I did say "I". In this case you are absolutely settling for something less pretty much everywhere and my experience is that when I settle for something less and money was not the issue that is a sure route to regret.
     
  8. aceofspades626

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    Eris has been identified as @ "end of life" by Verizon.
    Verizon Droid Eris hits end of life in May | Android Central
    This just means they're going to stop selling it, but I think it tells you a lot about how much they'll care about maintaining, updating and supporting the device as the focus shifts to devices they are still hoping to sell.
    I can't advise strongly enough to wait. Incredible goes on sale in two weeks.
    HTC Incredible now the Droid Incredible; 'coming soon' on Verizon | Android Central
     
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  9. captaincanada84

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    I would definitely wait for the Incredible. Verizon is going to be ending sale of the Eris fairly soon.
     

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