Dec 7th, 2009

I have a feeling there are about to be a LOT of new Android owners in coming months. In years past, if you wanted a smartphone you would need to be willing to shell out a handsome amount of money. That has changed drastically in the past 12 months and the latest development is proof positive: you can now get the HTC Droid Eris for FREE in our Phandroid Phone Store!


Only new Verizon customers can take advantage of the offer but get this – the activation fee is also waived!

I’m really excited to see this happening because it illustrates a couple things:

  1. Android DOES help reduce the cost of smartphones because the OS is FREE for manufacturers/carriers and the savings are passed along to people like you and me. You know… people who want awesome phones without paying ridiculous prices.
  2. If someone was PLANNING on getting a crappy phone but see that an awesome Android Phone is free, they might get the Android Phone because heck – there is nothing to lose! More people with better phones makes the world go round.
  3. Cheap/FREE Android Phones = more Android users = more applications/games being downloaded = more attention for the platform by developers = more and better apps/games

If you’re looking for advice, tips, tricks, suggestions, etc…. I’m sure you probably already know that the #1 place to get Eris related information is from the always awesome HTC Droid Eris Forum on!

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