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HTC DROID Eris Cell Phone Verizon

by HTC
71 customer reviews
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  • Android 1.5-powered smartphone with 3.2-inch touchscreen and easy access to your Favorite contacts, YouTube and Facebook
  • Access a wealth of Google mobile services including Google Maps for turn-by-turn directions, Gmail, Google Talk, Calendar and more
  • GPS-enabled for location services; Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g); 5-megapixel camera/camcorder; Bluetooth stereo music; microSD expansion (8 GB card included)
  • Up to 3.5 hours of talk time, up to 373 hours (15.5 days) of standby time
  • What's in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, wall/USB charger, 8 GB microSD memory card, quick start guide, user manual

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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 4.45 inches, 2.19 inches, 0.51 inches
  • Weight: 4.16 ounces
  • Network Compatibility: CDMA
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Product Description

Product Description

This close cousin of the Hero also features HTC's Sense, which tweaks and improves the Android interface throughout. Key features include a large capacitive-touch display, 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with video capture, Wi-Fi, EVDO Rev. A data, 3.5mm headphone jack, memory card slot, and voice memo.

Combining performance and functionality in one sleek package, the ultra-slim HTC DROID ERIS brings the power of the Android platform and the fast, reliable Verizon Wireless network together. Powered by the open-source Android operating system, it offers an intuitive interface with an easily customizable home screen and the ability to personalize it with a wide selection of free and paid downloadable apps via the Android Market. It also includes HTC Sense, a user interface overlay from HTC that makes it easy for you to create an individualized mobile experience tailored specifically to your needs.

The 3G-enabled HTC DROID ERIS runs on the fast, reliable Verizon Wireless network and is powered by the customizable Android platform, with 1000s of apps available to on the Android Market.

Customizable apps.
The 3.2-inch touchscreen interface features zoom capability and a virtual QWERTY keyboard, and it's paired with a trackball for easy navigation. In addition to 3G connectivity, the HTC DROID ERIS offers Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g) for accessing home and business networks as well as hotspots while on the go and Bluetooth connectivity for both hands-free devices and stereo music streaming. It also offers integrated GPS for navigation using Google Maps and other location services, as well as a digital compass with a sensor that enables the phone to know what direction it is facing.

With integrated Google technology, the HTC DROID ERIS brings one-touch access to the popular Google mobile services millions use every day, including Google Search by Voice, YouTube and Picasa. The DROID ERIS also provides easy access to both personal and corporate email, calendars, and contacts supported by Exchange Server and Gmail. Other features include a 5-megapixel auto focus camera with video capture capabilities, memory expansion via microSD memory cards (an 8 GB card is included with the device), threaded text and picture messaging for seamless on-the-go conversations, Visual Voicemail capabilities, 3.5mm headset jack, and up to 3.5 hours of talk time.

The HTC DROID ERIS comes pre-loaded with a variety of Google and Verizon Wireless mobile services, including:

  • Google Maps: Get turn-by-turn directions and instantly view maps and satellite imagery, as well as find local business. And Google Maps Street View enables you to explore cities at street-level virtually while on the go.
  • Gmail: Multiple accounts support and undo for common operations.
  • YouTube: One-touch recording and playback from home screen widget or app, one-touch sharing with friends, and the ability to view your own uploaded videos and high-resolution videos.
  • Google Talk: Easily switch between chats, search your chat history, and preview pictures and videos sent by links.
  • Android Market: Browse and download applications created by third-party developers.
  • Calendar: Ability to see who has R.S.V.P.'d to your meeting invitations.
  • Amazon MP3 Store: Download the latest tracks over the air.
  • Verizon Wireless Visual Voice Mail: Delete, reply and forward voice mail messages without having to listen to prior messages or voice instructions.

Key Features

  • Fast 3G connectivity thanks to the reliable Verizon Wireless EV–DO, Rev A network
  • Powered by the Android 1.5 operating system with deep integration of Google services and access to thousands of apps to customize your phone via the Android Market.
  • HTC Scene overlay: Create and switch between Scenes that reflect different moments in your life, helping you design your perfect weekend, travel or pure play phone.
  • 3.2-inch touchscreen with virtual QWERTY keyboard (320 x 480 HVGA resolution; 262K color depth)
  • 5-megapixel camera with auto–focus and video capture
  • Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go.
  • Bluetooth connectivity (version 2.1) includes profiles for communication headset, hands-free car kits, and the A2DP Bluetooth profile--enabling you to wirelessly stream your music to a pair of compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones or speaker dock.
  • Memory expansion via microSD card slot with support for optional cards up to 16 GB (8 GB card included).
  • Multi-format digital audio player with dedicated Amazon MP3 Store app for over-the-air downloads. Includes compatibility with MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, and WMA formats and the capability to create and manage playlists on the phone.
  • Real HTML Web browsing provides more pages and better Web content delivered efficiently to your phone; supports Flash Lite 3.7.1.
  • Standard voice mail and compatibility with Verizon Visual Voice Mail (subscription required), which enables you to delete, reply and forward voice mail messages without having to listen to prior messages or voice instructions. Features include on-screen access to voice mail message status, save up to 40 messages for 40 days (or archive permanently), create up to 10 different caller ID-based greetings, and reply via call back, text or even voice mail.
  • Text, Picture and Video messaging with threaded messaging feature
  • Organizer tools including calendar, tasks, alarm, notes, stopwatch
  • Airplane mode allows you to listen to music while the cellular connectivity is turned off
  • Integrated Google, Exchange and Facebook contacts
  • Speakerphone
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • TTY compatible
  • Hearing Aid Compatibility = M3/T3
  • Memory: ROM: 512 MB; RAM: 256 MB

Vital Statistics
The HTC DROID ERIS weighs 4.23 ounces and measures 4.45 x 2.19 x 0.51 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 3.5 hours (214 minutes) of talk time, and up to 373 hours (15.5 days) of standby time. It runs on the CDMA 800/1900 frequencies as well as EV–DO, Rev A 3G frequencies.

What's in the Box
HTC DROID ERIS handset, rechargeable battery, wall/USB charger, 8 GB microSD memory card, quick start guide, user manual

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 2.2 x 0.5 inches ; 4.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B002VJJZ0Y
  • Item model number: Droid Eris
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A. Lewis on November 17, 2009
The phone is great! Go to the AT&T store to try it out. Then come to Amazon to purchase. I was eligable for an upgrade and did it all thru Amazon. I purchased the phone on a Tuesday night, received the phone Friday. All I had to do was insert the SIM card and call AT&T to activate. I was charged the usual $18 upgrade fee and paid literally $.01 for the phone from Amazon. And I was NOT required to sign up for the monthly media service like you have to do if purchased thru AT&T. Amazon saved me over $100 and I couldn't be happier with the phone.

A few details: The phone has some weight to it. To me it feels solid and not flimsey. The slide out qwerty keyboard has nice size buttons. I personally use the touch screen for all of my needs. I text, dial, access menu and pretty much everything else from the touch screen. It's nice to have the option to dial from the large touch screen numbers versus the smaller qwerty numbers. The sound quality of the speakerphone was a big requirement for me. I do most all my talking thru speakerphone. And I have not had any problems hearing people and I even ask them if they hear me alright. No complaints as of yet. The Flight is fun to play with and not at all difficult to figure out. The battery lasted a full 3 days, and that was with me playing with it a lot the first 2 days and entering in all my contact info. I was am pleased with the battery life. I do not use the internet services so I cannot comment on that.

In conclusion, the Flight should definatly be on your short list of possibilities. And most importantly, which ever phone you choose, make sure it's one from Amazon. (Much better price)
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By E. Hallett on January 5, 2010
This phone is so close to what I want it to be it makes me mad that it isn't there. I am a user who would like his cell phone to do more than just make phone calls, but I do not use data. Since AT&T requires every "smartphone" user to have the expensive data plan, I thought the Flight would do the trick, despite not having Wi-Fi.

The manual from the Samsung website says you can connect it to your PC via USB in 3 ways: mass storage, media player, or with Samsung's PC studio. After 12.5 hours of work, my home computer finally recognizes the phone as both a mass storage and media player device. No PC Studio is offered for this phone, and after several more hours of work, my laptop still does not recognize it. This despite an included CD-ROM that says it contains USB drivers. No such luck. The disk only has a flash player file that links to the Samsung support page for the phone which has no such drivers, only a manual.

Samsung has admitted to me in an e-mail that they do not offer USB support for this phone, which is strange since marketing materials, the phone's manual, and included documentation all refer to its USB connectivity.

I am not an expert with either computers or cell phones, but I am certainly an experienced user with both. All I want to do is sync some contacts and calendar functions. This certainly seems like something the phone was designed for, there is just no software support.

Other than that, the phone is great. It has a nice feel. I'm 6'4'' with big thumbs and have no problems with the keys, except for the top row, and that only when I have the slider case I purchased separately attached. The touch screen is responsive, although it scrolls "upside down" from what I want to.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By X. LI on January 11, 2010
I regret so much that I didn't read the reviews here before I got this phone, but I am glad I can return it in 30 days. It has some serious problems with the both the software and hardware. To name a few: the keyboard is extremely small. Not only that, it does not have button with shift or Fn function which allows you to put in symbols really easily. It took me a while even just to type in a :). I really had tough time texting on this phone. When you talk, the mute button is on the touch screen just against your ear. I accidentally muted every single call I made and it seriously annoyed me! So I tried to use the speaker phone, but the speaker phone system is way bad. I can't heard anything while driving even at the highest volume. The worst part is I keep getting repetitive msg and missing calls on the screen, and when I slide open the top, those msg are gone. I haven't hated any phones I have used, but I really really don't like this one. I am now so happy with my new pantech impact, and would definitely tell my friends that please if you don't want to be tortured by your phone, never never get this Samsung Flight.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joshua D. Woodworth on June 26, 2010
I have been using this phone for a little over a month now. So far I love everything about it except 2 things:

Firstly, the touch screen can be a pain while trying to talk. My cheek often turns mute on or hits the button to disconnect the call. While this is expected with a touchscreen, it would have been a little smarter in my opinion to make those buttons slide like many of the other ones they have on the touch screen.

Secondly, the headphone/power jack is a micro usb port. This is would inconsequential if SOMEONE, (ie Samsung, the retail stores, a vendor, etc.) would carry a micro USB to stereo headphone adapter for this phone, but don't expect your retailer go much further than telling you "We don't carry adapters designed for that phone". Samsung does offer a set of headphones designed specifically for this phone but the sound quality is quite poor and the headphones themselves prove uncomfortable.

You can buy adapters that fit that are designed for other products, but for the alot consumers, the ambiguity Samsung creates by failing to provide an adapter specific to this device just incites confusion and frustration.

Again, other than these two issues, the phone has been great.
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