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  1. notaguru

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    Had an Eris more than a year ago, went to Incredible, then Droid.
    We're on PagePlus, which is terrific for our usage. But phones break, get lost, etc. And we have guests from overseas.

    I just found an Eris on craigslist for $25. It looks new, came in a box, and is already rooted. PagePlus charges no setup. Now, for $25 I have a back up android phone, and a phone that visitors can use.

    Back to the future... and this is really a nice community.

    My last Eris was stable at 700MHz. Let's see what this one will do...
     

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    Way to go, notaguru.

    Now you're making me miss my old Eris. That little guy was a great phone, and rooted it can be brought to its potential, even with that little processor.
     
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    Yes, at the time it was introduced, the Eris was simply the best cellphone on the market - period! And it kept that title for quite a while in that volatile community. Small, light, stable, and very competent.

    I use the Galaxy Tab 7" as my primary android platform, so perhaps I can carry the Eris just for cellular, sms, and email-reading functions.

    And for tethering. Hmmm...
     
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    Well, when you got a good one at least. I've seen some people have nothing but problems with it. But when you get a good one, it just works....well as best as something with that old of hardware can. I've had a friend go through 5 Droid 2's, with numerous different problems like defective keyboards, screwed up touchscreens, randomly rebooting, or not starting at all. I've only lost one Eris, due to the trackball issue. My current one has been going strong for more than a year.

    My only TRUE gripe about it, is the lack of RAM. It really shows in 2.3. The processor is tolerable, but I hate that apps tend to just randomly close in the background, making multitasking a chore.
     
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    The radios are awful - the rage is just barely adequate. I think WiFi has a clear signal range of about 50' - that stinks.

    And power management is terrible. Considering how slowly this runs, the battery does not last very long.

    My two big Eris pet peeves...
     

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