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Verizon HTC Droid - Anroid 1.5 + 528Mhz cpu

Discussion in 'HTC Droid Eris' started by danDroid, Oct 28, 2009.

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    According to a recent post by BGR, the HTC Droid Eris slated is for a November 6th launch on Verizon Wireless will unfortunately run a 528MHz Qualcomm CPU and Android 1.5. I'm kinda surprised they will release it with dated technology, but I guess it will make future droid phones 'look' that much better :)
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    That is probably why they didn't have any press on it at all. The 1.5 OS would make me not want it at all, esp seeing as the new Nav app is only supported on the 2.0 version.
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    the friendly (albeit talkative) verizon rep i spoke to this morning said he was pretty sure the HTC would get the 2.0 upgrade within a few months. likely after at least 6 months, so as not to kill the motorola sales. (speculation on my part) he also said he would probably be getting the HTC after having played with both. he said the moto was faster, but not by a huge margin. perhaps he preferred the sense OS? it'll come with sense, right?
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    I believe i heard some talk about it coming with sense OS. But either way, I don't so much mind the OS, but all in all the hardware on the moto is much better. There was also a few people that said you may even be able to switch the two OS's because they are very very similar, but i wouldn't lol.
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    There are alot of people out there who put the beta/devel versions of Android on all kinds of devices. I would think you can upgrade the OS if you wish at will, anytime.
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    One of the main resaons for me leaving BB is I don't want to hav to keep doing that.
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    Yeah Me Too !!!! I want something that is going to work without looking for the next best fix every few days.
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    i only did it once when i got my blackberry.. is this really a problem?
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    Well yes


    Now that 5.0.0.328 released for the 9530 not as much :D. Unfortunately up until then (almost a year) it was every week :eek:. There was un upgrade (leak) and new hybrid (because the standard OS was not good) all the time. There is even an app for that :D. Just to be notified when the next leak or release is issued. Scary stuff on that when I think about it.I actually have that app too :p. I need Droid to just work correctly. Otherwise i'll return it and keep my Storm1. Yes it was a big problem for a long time :rolleyes:.
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    hmm.. when i got my pearl, i upgraded to the newest OS from alltel and have never had any problems with it.. but then, that's a non-touchscreen phone, i can see wher you might have had some issues :D
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    My Pearl was certainly more stable than my Storm :D. the Storm is cooler though :cool:
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    My Pearl was a flawless LITTLE phone, I loved it till the Storm came along, then goodbye Pearl, after all, the screen was so small on it and the Storm had this HUGH Screen and was going to be so much better! For a wile it was, even with it's imperfections.

    I So Hope the Droid is not a let down as the Storm turned out to be. Nah that can't happen again, can it?
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    Man I hope not :icon_ devil:
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    yup. i love my pearl, i'm just ready for something new. something that ACTUALLY does stuff. just knowing what other phones are capable of, the pearl just seems so...half-assed at this point. i have high expectations, but they aren't unreasonable, are they?

    oh we are in the eris forum. ummm.. hopefully the trackball will be better than the one on the pearl!
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    Can anyone post a pic of the Eris and Droid side by side? I'd love to see that.
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    Just got a Droid Eris. The interface it nearly liquid smooth. Easily plays Youtube videos. Im sure the Moto Droid is faster at rendering webpages but who cares? I dont see what the big deal is. The 528mhz cpu is plenty for this handset.
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    Here is a decent one I found:

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    That pic is misleading. The Eris is far more compact and pocketable than the moto Droid. Eris feels so much better in your hand also. You just have to go to a verizon store and see for yourself.