- Droid is big, hence the size of the screen. It's what I want in a phone.
- Some call it ugly. I like the industrial look & rather not have it look like the iPhone and listen to all the crap fanboys would go on about how Moto copied the iPhone.
- Too heavy? I like something that feels solid.
- It has a slide out keyboard. Works fine for me but the only other keyboard I've ever used (like 3 times) was on a LG NV2.
- Zoom is a tap on the screen twice. Should the option to pinch zoom be there for everything, sure. I just don't care tapping is fast.
- Google maps. I had been paying for single use VZNavigator on occasion. Now I won't (not sure if this is on the Eris).
- I certainly don't like it lacking Flash support. Which according to Adobe is due 1st qtr 2010. Ugh. But as I understand Eris doesn't support either.
I think it comes down to: What phone works for you.
"It is said that the civilized man seeks out good and intelligent company, so that by learned discourse, he may rise above the savage, and be closer to God. Personally, however, I like to start the day with a total di@khead to remind me that I'm best." Lord Edmund Blackadder
I had the Droid for about 3 days and it was nice but there were some issues with it for me personally. i returned it for the eris and i love it. i am glad i went to the eris...no complaints here. i can even type on the keyboard!!!!
1) When I start maps, it thinks I'm in India, takes forever to get a GPS fix. The weather/clock on the home screen doesn't know what city I'm in.
2) The combination of the end call button and menu touch button unlock the phone. Had the phone for three days, and it's pocket calling all the time. I know you can secure the screen with a pattern, but that's a pain.
3) Battery drain! Have to continuously turn on/off wifi, bluetooth, and gps to get through the day.
Well let's be honest here, the Droid is the biggest smart phone that Verizon is offering to date in total overall size taking into consideration weight also. Bigger than the Storm 2, bigger than the Palm's, bigger than the iPhone. The phone is not only big it's square, awkwardly shaped, and hardly any case can properly and effectively fit the Droid.
For example, in the 4 days I owned the Droid before swapping it for the HTC Eris I picked up a Body Glove case that was absolutely horrific.
Well, swapped out today for the Eris (after 1 week with the Droid).
So far I am definitely impressed with the UI of the Eris - much more pleasing. Much better widgets and like the ability to assign a separate wallpaper to the lock screen (very iphone like).
Never felt comfortable with how to carry my Droid. Too heavy for a pocket and I'm not a holster guy. Eris slips nicely in my shirt or coat pocket. Love the Matte finish on the back!
Out of the box Exchange support is more inclusive, but still lacking - No GAL search and no accepting invites from email. It will however allow you to apply signatures and move emails to other folders (activities the Droid would not). Probably will still go with Touchdown. Is there an equivalent app for the Motorola Corporate Directory app for 1.5?
Noticeable difference in performance. Browser is slower and switching between functions lags a bit when compared to the Droid. Sometimes I'm left wondering if I actually hit the button or not.
Really missing Google Nav, but not enough to have me running back to the store. Fingers crossed that it will be included in the 2.0 update for Eris. 3.2" screen looks small after staring at the behemoth on the Droid, but will get used to it.
I think if it had the car/home dock and supported app along with Google Nav, it would certainly complete the package. That was slick on the Droid!
So far battery hasn't been too bad, but it is still early. More posts to come and thanks for the input!
Last edited by ironslave; 11-13-2009 at 03:22 PM. Reason: omfg