eris vs droid

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Has anyone had time to compare the Droid with the Eris? Opinions?

I really do like the heck outta my droid. I am a little unimpressed with the photo quality.
 

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i know, you are completely right about my question's subjectivity... i just want to see if the people on the other side of the fence have greener grass ;)
 

Jerry Hildenbrand

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LOL. Gotcha.
Also I see my answer was anything but helpful...let me expand

I always carried 2 phones. One to get mail and communicate for work, and one to play with and communicate with family and friends. The Hero (Eris) allows me to do both.

I have personal appts in my g-cal, and I sync my work calendar to it. I get both laid out in nice color codes that i can easily keep track of.

I can use Exchange OR sync my Outlook messages with my Gmail..same deal. Messages are categorized by which acct they are from. I'm actually leaning towards doing it the gmail way, but I've been flipping back and forth deciding.

I have all my contacts in gmail, sorted by group. People I regularly communicate with go into my "starred" group. Sense lets me load a widget that displays my starred group, and gives notification whenever one of them has any info to share. One click sends me to their contact page, and whether it's email, SMS/MMS, FB VM, etc I see the update/message. I look at the pic, whether it be my sister or the receptionist at work and instantly I know if they said something I might want to hear. This in itself is the main reason I would rather use the Htc phone over any other. I even prefer it to Palm Synergy.

And then there's the eye candy factor. I never was into it much, but my wife and daughter have been pushing me to "make that little phone look pretty with all the stuff it can do". I must admit, it's very appealing after all.


Hope this answer was a little more helpful than the first :)
 

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I've had both, but only the Droid now and gbhil makes great points....especially about the 'eye candy' factor of the Eris and how the contacts are so well done. For some reason that darn clock and weather widget on the Eris is just a must have. I've gotten that now on my Droid with an app so I'm not so sense ui envious. I don't know if you agree gbhil, but I noticed a huge difference in lag comparing the two. Not necessarily so bad that I would call it a deal breaker, but very noticeable to me.

If/when HTC releases a device with at least equal hardware specs as the Droid running 2.0 w/sense we will probably all be envious of that greener grass.
 

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For some reason that darn clock and weather widget on the Eris is just a must have. I've gotten that now on my Droid with an app so I'm not so sense ui envious.

nursescott: What is this app called. I have done a bit of searching for it but the choices are so overwhelming and alot do not show what they look like.

Thanks in advance.
 

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I've had both, but only the Droid now and gbhil makes great points....especially about the 'eye candy' factor of the Eris and how the contacts are so well done. For some reason that darn clock and weather widget on the Eris is just a must have. I've gotten that now on my Droid with an app so I'm not so sense ui envious. I don't know if you agree gbhil, but I noticed a huge difference in lag comparing the two. Not necessarily so bad that I would call it a deal breaker, but very noticeable to me.

If/when HTC releases a device with at least equal hardware specs as the Droid running 2.0 w/sense we will probably all be envious of that greener grass.

I'll agree that Sense runs slower than stock Android. No way around it, but for ME the trade off is worth it. I just can't imagine losing the contact integration.

And I'll bet the future Htc device with 2.0 and sense will have some serious battery issues to trade off against sense on a speedy device lol.
 

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For some reason that darn clock and weather widget on the Eris is just a must have. I've gotten that now on my Droid with an app so I'm not so sense ui envious.

nursescott: What is this app called. I have done a bit of searching for it but the choices are so overwhelming and alot do not show what they look like.

Thanks in advance.

Also have a look at Weather Widget 2.9. It is very light (99k) and also has the flip clock that the Eris has.