The HTC Droid Eris could launch on the exact same day as the Motorola Droid – November 6th – but Verizon reps are refusing to talk about the device as they want the focus and attention of the masses on one thing. But HTC CEO Peter Chou confirmed that an Android phone was headed to Verizon this year, probably the first week of November:
HTC is strengthening partnerships too. The company will introduce an Android phone on Verizon later this year, Chou confirmed. He says the handset, which will likely debut in the first week of November, is a sign of HTC’s growing rapport with Verizon, the largest U.S. wireless operator. “We’ve worked with Verizon for several years, but this is the first time we’ve been elevated to the role of core supplier,” he says. “We are very excited about that opportunity.”
We’ve heard the Droid Eris is already in Verizon Wireless stores as part of an employee training program and know we’re seeing the Verizon Equipment Guide for the phone which was likely used in that process. It includes some nice pictures, courtesy of PhoneArena:
As you can see in that last picture, the Droid Eris clearly has a 5MP camera. I’m really wondering how Verizon/HTC are going to make this official since we’re only a week away from the Motorola Droid launch date and not a peep yet. Personally, I would launch the Eris a few days after the Droid to keep even more hype rolling along.