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HTC's Hero Comes to Verizon as Eris

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Nov 5, 2009, 8:45 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Today Verizon Wireless announced its version of the HTC Hero, renamed the Droid Eris. The Eris shares most of the same basic features as its GSM and Sprint cousins, but is thinner and replaces many of the physical buttons with capacitive touch controls. The Eris uses HTC's customized Sense user interface and tight integration with Google services such as Gmail, Maps and YouTube. It features a 3.2-inch touchscreen (with support for multitouch), 5 megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth, accelerometer, visual voicemail, GPS and access to the Android market. The Eris will boxed with an 8GB microSD card. It will be available on November 6 for $99 after rebates with a new contract.

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crood

Nov 5, 2009, 10:39 AM

Odd Timing

Considering ad campaign for the Motorola Droid, it seems odd they'd release this on the same day and give it a name that includes Droid.

I presume, they'll call it the Eris most of the time, but why open themselves up to the confusion. Maybe the name is the key. Eris was the Goddess of Discord.
from what i heard all there android phones will be call droid with a sub name after it Surprised
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Funny... I just read the heading and my first though was.. "aww they named the phone love, no, wait, erotic love is eros.. eris is strife! wtf"

oddest name for a phone I can think of. of course it does sound kind of cool, and not that many peopl...
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Laxgoly

Nov 5, 2009, 2:06 PM

not impressed

I just played with one (I work for VZB) and I was not impressed with the hardware. It is much smaller than I would have expected with the current trend in phones. I don't know the exact measurements but it seemed significantly smaller in my hand than the HTC Imagio it was however very responsive but the menus seems confusing to me. It was my first experience with an Android phone and I only got about 5 min with it.
Laxgoly said:
I just played with one (I work for VZB) and I was not impressed with the hardware. It is much smaller than I would have expected with the current trend in phones. I don't know the exact measurements but it seemed si
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It beats the pants off of the Motorola Droid. Really, I was impressed with the performance of the Eris, especially given how much people seemed to downtalk it when discussing Motorola's offering.
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will54880

Nov 5, 2009, 8:58 AM

Camera question

Flash or no flash?
If this phone is anything like the GSM or Sprint version, then there is no flash...

and that's one of the reasons I returned it for the Moment.

Regardless, it's a great phone. If having a flash is important to you, then you'll have to keep loo...
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There is no flash.
Throw some beads, you might get a flash.. ;)
 
 
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