Shame no marketing dollars went to the Droid Eris.

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    So it turns out that the Droid Eris is arguably the better Verizon android phone. HTCs software interface and addons are far superior to anything the Moto Droid has. Hardware is not everything. Given all the issues and complaints people are having with the Moto Droid and the LACK of issues everyone is having with the Eris its a shame the Eris did not get even $1 worth of marketing.
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    i've seen 2-3 commercials for it.. what do you mean NO marketing dollars?
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    agreed. I have seen a few commercials regarding the Eris.

    However, I admit I did not even check the phone out. I was too excited about the Droid when I was in the store.:icon_ banana:
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    And the fact that you in your opinion think it's better. It doesn't even have 2.0 yet, your facts are skewed.
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    the reason there are problems with the Droid is cuz a few HUNDRED THOUSAND of them are out there being played with, there arent nearly as many Droid Eris' therefore you dont here about the problems nearly as much
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    Arguably better by who? You?

    Other than pinch and zoom and a slightly prettier UI, the Eris by far is an inferior phone to the Droid..in pretty much almost every way.
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    No need for jealous and envious comparisons. The eris is a nice phone but the moto droid is the top of the line android phone on vzw right now, os and hardware considered. :)
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    'Better' is very subjective. For me, speed is a priority and that's where the Eris / Hero falls short. Also, I'm functioning just fine without Sense UI. Yeah it's nice to have, but I feel people are placing way to much weight on its importance. I guess one can say the same about Google Nav, a feature I depend upon. In the end is whatever works for you.

    I have seen some Hero commercials but no Eris. I guess Verizon considers the Droid their money maker right now.

    As for lack of complaints. People are already complaining about lag among other things on the Eris/Hero. This isn't the only forum you know. All smartphones will have their fair share of complaints.
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    One thing people fail to realize is that eris doesn't run on droid 2.0. Which at the moment is some of the reasons why the phone is getting complaints. You think HTC doesn't have to wait / fix those same things before they release the 2.0 SenseUI? You get to have the benefit of allowing others to find faults for you.
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    Why advertise for the Eris when they can coax you into the store for the DROID? Users not wanting to spend the money on the droid usually look toward the Eris.

    I consider the Eris more like a fallback/low budget solution for those not wanting to spend that much on the DROID.
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    Guys, the OP is a troll. He goes from thread to thread just to argue that the eris is better than the droid. Pay him no mind.
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    You guys have to understand whats going on here. Its all about the OVERALL phone as a whole and in the end the Eris comes out on top. The Moto Droid does not do anything "great", for example yes it has a hardware keyboard but the keyboard sucks, yes it has a software keyboard but it sucks also compared to the Eris and its superior HTC soft-keyboard, yes the moto droid has a 5mp camera but it sucks also from what everyone is reporting below average picture quality, yes it has an interface but it sucks also compared to HTC sense UI and Iphone, yes it has a web browser but there is no pinch-to-zoom.....do you guys see what I am getting at??? Yes it has plenty of "specs" but it does NOT excel at any of those specs.

    Specs are specs and they do NOT mean that a phone is going to be great or excel at what its advertised to do. They moto droid is an excellent example of this.

    and I am not a troll, I just dont see what the hype is over the moto droid....
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    Anyone who says the keyboard sucks never has used the phone for more than 1 day. I prefer the physical keyboard to the virtual because I prefer not touching the screen all the time.
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    Isn't there an Eris forum or something you can play on?

    Its like the Mustang guys that troll my charger forums
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    There is no argument here : )

    Not as much $$ was spent on marketing because the Eris is NOT their top of the line Android device. It's not crap neither, it's a great phone. But you spend your marketing dollars on your flagship device first.

    Simple logic....

    Grim why continue with these threads in the Droid forum? There is an Eris section here. Where you will find happy Eris owners to discuss this with.

    Post things like this there. It's more appropriate don't you think?
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    I can play this game too :D

    omgz my DROID so pwnzors your Eris haha... Your just mad because your phone is inferior to mine! Who here that has a DROID wishes they had an Eris? nobody... ha, your a joke.
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    Nobody is complaining because nobody is buying it lol
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    Glad you like it. I could go on the eris forums, and say how much better the droid is, but I'm having too much fun actually using/playing with my phone to take the time. Shame you aren't having the same experience with yours. :motdroidhoriz:
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    What's wrong grimmy? Having buyers remorse and trying to justify it by tearing down the droid? The name eris doesn't have the air of testosterone you crave? Chose the eris over the droid because it looks better with your man-purse?

    Well don't worry! The eris is still a great phone. Your friends won't like you any less for choosing the second tier android phone on vzw. You're welcome here, we'll help you with your confidence issues. :)
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    errrrr....this is Droid General Discussion...there are two Droid phones. I dont think you understand what "Droid" actually means....It stands for Android, the Google OS. Droid is a series of Verizon phones that run Android OS hence the term "Droid".

    Motoroal Droid
    HTC Droid Eris
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