Verizon Droid Phone #2 Launches Nov 6th for $99

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    Engadget has just posted another leaked document indicating the launch of Verizon's second Droid Phone by HTC called the Droid Eris. The document shows it will be released on November 6th, the same day as the Motorola Droid but with a much cheaper price of $99.

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    sweet, good for those who just want the virtual keyboard. according to the verizon guy i talked to that has played with both, the speed between the two is not that noticeable, so it's really personal preference...
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    but with my $100 rebate and $100 credit my droid will be $99 anyway!
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    Maybe some one wants a smaller device. Nice for VZW and nice for the Android platform.
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    Oh Yeah, this is what I am looking at too. Plus, I want the Slider Keyboard. I am so over having only a virtual one.
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    I am still fully against a damn trackball on it though. No matter what the price I still would never buy it.
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    The trackball is one thing about the droid that I will miss coming from my BB curve 8330. Or possibly a trackpad.
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    Good move. Multiple price points to cover the market.
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    Ah, I think I just figured it out. What better way to capture someone that is used to the low end Black Berrys.. Pearl, Curve, then to add the same thing people are familiar with on the Eris :)

    Actually, its a great move by Motorola!

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    Yeah now that you mention it, that does make a lot of sense.
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    just caught an HTC commercial for this device.. it made no mention of verizon though. is it launching on another network, or already on another network?

    *edit* found it: not the same device... but a cool look at the software!
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    Is that a sprint logo i spy on the top right of the device?
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    good eye.. someone *ahem*myself*ahem* wasn't paying attention.. lol
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    Yep. Lower end users now have a pricepoint they can live with. VZW keeps the data plan attached. Then the higher or "power" users get the Droid or the other one that's coming out (I forgot the name). Keeping interest higher and letting more people switch.
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    More leaked photos of the new Eris:

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    That is a great looking phone as well, I have no personal knowledge of HTC products, but a friend of mine just got the Hero and simply loves it. That said, I just cannot take my eyes off of the Droid.
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    I think this phone is a great addition to Verizon. There is the Droid that is powerful, has a qwerty, big screen, big camera, cutting edge OS, etc. Then there is the Eris that is lower in price, offers a prettier OS, and is smaller and lighter. They both have their good points and I think both should be very successful.
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    This is probably the phone i will get this weekend...Coming from the LG Dare im used to not having a physical keyboard but i woul dlike to have the google nav.
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    Not a bad choice at all. Looks very nice to me :D