HTC Droid Eris

Last updated: Nov 16th, 2010.

The HTC Droid Eris launched for Verizon Wireless on November 6th in part as the carrier's first Android Phone. However it was overshadowed by the other member of the inaugural Verizon Droid duo - the Motorola Droid. The Droid Eris might look familiar because it was first launched months ago in Europe as the HTC Hero and later showed its face as the Sprint HTC Hero in the United States.

With a few stylistic changes including a taller and thinner frame, call and end hardware buttons and coloration differences, the HTC Droid Eris is essentially the HTC Hero on Verizon Wireless.

The HTC Droid Eris comes loaded with the customized version of Android called "Sense" from HTC that brings many design and functionality improvements to the phone. At the most basic level, there are more homescreens, an improved UI, more widgets and tighter integration with your contacts.

Rather than providing a COMPLETE review of the HTC Droid Eris, we suggest you check out our HTC Hero Review as they are essentially the EXACT same phone.

Although the Droid Eris launched in the shadow of the Motorola Droid, only a couple months ago this was THE BEST Android Phone on the market and with only a $99 price when it first launched, the HTC Droid Eris is an incredibly attractive purchase and comes highly recommended.

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HTC Droid Eris for Verizon Receiving OTA Update Out of the Blue

Well this is certainly unexpected. The HTC Droid Eris for Verizon (remember the one that isn’t getting Android 2.2 Froyo and that seemed relegated to its current firmware) is receiving an OTA software update. We shouldn’t have to tell you it isn’t Froyo, but it does boost the software version to 2.41.605.6 and the radio …

Things We Missed, You Shouldn’t [Feb. 8th]

The DROID Eris has been brought to life, Toshiba’s gearing up to tease their Honeycomb tablet, and Lego ROMs are gracing your LG Optimus S. These are things we missed that we didn’t have time to throw up on the front page, so be sure to go through the list and see if you can …

No One is Surprised: Droid Eris Not Getting Android 2.2

I’m not even sure why this needed to be reported, but apparently someone needed a surefire confirmation: the HTC Droid Eris from Verizon will not be getting an upgrade to Android 2.2. After a lengthy waiting period for the upgrade to Android 2.1, poor sales, and the phone’s eventual death by being put on Verizon’s …

Verizon Announces Pre-Paid Data Plans for 3G Smartphones including Entire Droid Line

Just as leaked documents suggested earlier in the week, Verizon has officially announced the arrival of pre-paid data plans for their 3G devices, including BlackBerry and Android smartphones. The new deal provides unlimited data at a contract-free rate of $30 per month. For feature phones they are also making available a $10/25 MB per month …

Droid Eris OTA Update Should Be Out for Everyone Now

It seems we have to begin reporting these stories with a degree of caution so as to not get everyone’s hopes up when they can’t find an OTA update to be found. Thankfully, we’ve already received several reports from our readers (thanks, guys!) that the latest OTA update for the HTC Droid Eris has started …

HTC: Droid Eris Had a Customer Complaint Percentage of .016% for Antenna Issues

In an attempt to contravene any negative image Apple may have bestowed upon their brand after the almighty “Antennagate” press conference Apple held this past Friday, HTC’s brought out their handy book of numbers. Apple claims that – of the three million+ iPhone 4s they’ve sold – just over half of one percent called to …

Droid Eris Receiving OTA Update July 16th

HTC Droid Eris owners it looks like you are next in line for an OTA update from Verizon, and no it isn’t Android 2.2 (you aren’t getting that lucky). Instead, come July 16th, you’ll be getting a handful of improvements to make your handset all that it can be for the time being.How’s that for …

Droid Eris Has Been Laid to Rest

No, I’m not talking about a partnership between Verizon and Epic to put one of Lamb of God’s greatest songs on their device. I’m talking about the fact that the Droid Eris has officially (and – by Verizon’s watch – “successfully”) been phased out of the equation. Taking a quick stroll through their phones site …

Verizon Working to Address Issues Resulting from Droid Eris 2.1 Update

When the OTA update to Android 2.1 for the HTC Droid Eris finally arrived, owners of the handset were hoping to receive an experience very similar to what they were already familiar with on their devices while adding in the benefits of the newer OS version. For the most part the update achieved its job, …