DROID, not just one phone but all Verizon Android Phones

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    We just got some wild information from a trusted source about Verizon's Android strategy, and let's just say this shakes things up a little bit. Here are the big takeaways:
    • Droid is the brand name being applied to Verizon's Android devices. It isn't a single phone.
    • The Sholes -- the phone we've been calling the Droid so far -- may simply be known as the Droid.
    • HTC's Desire will be coming to market as the "Droid Eris." (Allow us to save you the Wikipedia lookup -- Eris is the Greek goddess of strife.) Interestingly, it's already up on gdgt as such.
    • Droid Eris will be released -- not announced, actually released -- on November 6. In all likelihood, it will not be announced or shown at Verizon's October 28 event -- that will probably just be for the Sholes.
    That's all we've got so far, but it's a heck of a change in plans, isn't it? It's interesting that Verizon will be applying a sub-brand to its Android line -- and a pretty solid sign that Big Red's got a serious commitment to the platform going forward.
    [Source: Engadget]
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    That makes sense i guess. Goes with the whole R2Ds's these arent the droids your looking for gig we have been seeing. I cant wait for the Droid/Sholes. Going to be leaving Sprint and my PRe for it
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    Very interesting. Does make a lot of sense to use the Droid moniker for all Android phones on the Verizon network. Plus, it gives them a bit of seperation from the other carriers even though they will be running the same OS.

    I think it's a smart play.
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    i can't find any detailed specs on the eris.. does anyone know if it will be running android 2 and have a super fast processor as well? will it be as fast as the motorola?
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