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Nov 18, 2009, 9:43 PM

Backing Up Phone

Is there a way to back up all the data and info on the Eris to your PC? I have a Palm phone and have a software pkg that came with the phone that syncs.

Nov 15, 2009, 12:18 AM

Caller ID Ringtones

Does the Eris have a way to set specific ringtones to specific callers that are saved in contacts?
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Nov 16, 2009, 4:23 PM

Camera issue

I was wondering if anyone else is having an issue with the camera. If I am not completely still the picture is blurry. Does it not have image stabilization? I upgraded from the storm and it took fantastic pictures (very slowly). I have looked through the settings to see if maybe it wasn't turned on but couldn't find it. Any suggestions or tips? Thanks
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Nov 7, 2009, 10:29 AM


its called Advanced Task Killer and u can get from marketplace or whatever googles app store is called.

there is no task manager on the device to close apps so alot of issues like slowness or freezing can be remedied, even battery life can be extended if u keep the number of running apps to a minimum.

also keep in mind pressing hold down the home key shows most recent used apps, it doesnt show what apps are currently running
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Nov 10, 2009, 10:04 PM


Ok. So far, Im in love with my Droid Eris... but Im having an issue with the facebook app... has anyone used it? ITS ALMOST ENOUGH TO MAKE ME RETURN IT... im so depressed... The icon only brings up the newsfeed... no menu options... no way to look at your notifications or friends... no option for composing a message... I cant find a different app... is anyone else having this issue, or know a way around it?! PLease
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Nov 13, 2009, 11:05 PM

Vibration on key pad

Does anyone know how to take off the vibration sound on the key pad? Everything I type, the phone

Much appreciated.
Thanks. Embarassed
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Nov 13, 2009, 10:20 PM


Hi All...

I just received my Eris today and its very interesting. Kinda a pain in the ---- but with patience, you will get the hang of it.

Question: Is it possible to higher the volume to the alarm? It rings so low, I am afraid I might miss it.

If anyone know how to fix that, please let me know.

Thank you! Very Happy
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Nov 11, 2009, 4:27 PM

Forwarding MMS/SMS

So far good phone. However has anyone been able to forward a text / pic message? I cant seem to find the forward link?
Also my location on GPS is off by almost 2 miles? Anyone??
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Nov 11, 2009, 10:52 PM

Clock display

Can you change the clock display on the home screen? I hate the retro-looking number display, but like the phone pretty well otherwise.
3 replies

Nov 12, 2009, 6:26 PM

What about Sprint

I'm totally sold on this phone, but I'm not sold on the fact that Verizon sees fit to charge around $30 more than Sprint for almost the exact same bundle.
Right now, I pay $69/mo for 450 minutes with unlimited text & data. Oh and nights and weekends start at 7pm.
Verizon is $99/mo for the same bundle, but since their "nights" start at 9pm (and weekends don't start till midnight Sat morning!), I'd probably have to pay even more to get the 900 minutes!

Screw that! I'd rather pay full price for the Eris and use it on my Sprint plan. As far as I can tell, the Eris supports the same networks as the HTC Moment, so this should work, right? Is the phone locked, or can you easily port android phones across carriers? Would be nice...
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Nov 12, 2009, 9:25 AM

"I could go either way" Review

It's comforting to know that some people's gripes about the Droid Eris are user errors, not legitimate flaws...

"1. Screen lock easily unlocks without an unlock pattern. It also locks the screen immediately without allowing a setting to time the wait before lock."

Incorrect. There ARE settings for this. It coincides with the screen timeout setting.

"2. Keeps shutting off and requesting a force shutdown due to unexpected Android OS error."

That's probably for one of two reasons:

01) You've got one or more downloaded apps that cause the aforementioned errors.

02) You've got a phone that has a botched OS installation, or you (or someone else) did a factory reset on it (a known issue).

"3. Cannot download ...

Nov 11, 2009, 6:17 PM

Forwarding SMS/MMS solved

pull up the message then long press it.

Nov 8, 2009, 12:03 PM

Need a phone that can sync email and calendar

I use Windows Live Mail on my PC. With it I can sync email, contacts and calendars with my Hotmail account. I also do this with my laptop and I can access the same information through a browser on any computer. Unfortunately I haven't been able to find a portable device - preferably a phone - that can do this without the additional steps of installing Outlook and ActiveSync. I have gone that route using Motorola Phone Tools and it hasn't been reliable.

I'm wondering if the Droid Eris (or any verizon phone) has the ability to sync Hotmail OTA? I also have a Gmail account and I would consider making it my primary account if sync is possible. Thanks in advance.
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Nov 7, 2009, 8:17 PM

very impress

when we got to Verizon the other day i was selling the droid phone to my sister....but she got the ERIS.

its smaller

weight less

has the basic OS

and for her it was "cute"

the price of the phone was ideal for her....189 for a one year contract...this is a better deal...why be stuck with an iphone for 2 years? hell why be stuck with any phone for 2 years...for 200 bucks with and upgrade of 2.0 os...this is the iphone killer
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