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Hi everyone.

I am returning my BlackBerry Storm 2 for a Droid. I need your help in deciding which Droid to get. I like both models (Motorola and HTC) but am leaning more towards the HTC. I see advantages to both models. I do not like the "bulkiness" of the Motorola. Droid users, please help me decide which one to get. Give me your opinions, reviews, etc. I appreciate any input.

Mike
 

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Hi everyone.

I am returning my BlackBerry Storm 2 for a Droid. I need your help in deciding which Droid to get. I like both models (Motorola and HTC) but am leaning more towards the HTC. I see advantages to both models. I do not like the "bulkiness" of the Motorola. Droid users, please help me decide which one to get. Give me your opinions, reviews, etc. I appreciate any input.

Mike

Not sure what bulkiness you're referring to with the Droid because it's roughly the same thickness as the Eris. I have the Droid and my wife has an Eris and both are wonderful phones. But for me the Droid wins because of Android 2.0, I like the look, the physical keyboard comes in handy from time to time and the more powerful processor. My wife on the other hand loves Sense UI. Honestly I think it comes down to whether you want/need a keyboard and the more recent OS.
 

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I have owned my DROID Eris since it came out. I decided the Eris over the Moto DROID for a few reasons, and I am more than happy with my decision. Although the Eris may not have Android 2.0 - that really only means that currently, the Eris doesn't have Google Maps Navigation BETA. With that being said, the Eris will soon get a "newer" version of Android - which will include said Navigation. It may not be 2.0, but IMO - Sense UI even with 1.5 is awesome. Based on my experience with my Eris, if you do choose to buy the Eris over the Moto DROID - you will not be disappointed. It truly is a great phone and with the impending updates, it will get only better.
 

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If it is within your means to obtain the Motorola Droid, obtain the Motorola Droid.

I used the HTC Hero before the Droid came out, which is the same as the Droid Eris. As a former Blackberry-user turned iPhone-user turned Blackberry-user, if I was going to use another touch screen smartphone again, it needed to be superior. I found that the HTC Hero/Droid Eris didn't perform up to snuff at all.

Running Android 1.6, I found the Hero/Eris to be slow once I had loaded some apps on it. Some people say they don't notice any sluggishness, but in that case I want to know what kind of phones they are used to. Perspective is everything, and being a former iPhone user, I needed the best.

Even worse than the sluggishness was the touch keyboard. I am pro-touch keyboard, and after typing on the iPhone keyboard, I actually preferred that to a physical keyboard honestly. I found the Hero/Eris keyboard to be extremely annoying. It wouldn't figure out words I was trying to type, and it couldn't even guess simple dictionary words that I was typing for correction. With these two things, it was a wrap for me, I had to get rid of it. The best part of the HTC Hero was the Sense UI, but if it doesn't run up to par and I can't type on the thing, the cons outweigh the pros big time.

When I finally got the Droid, I liked it a lot but given that the Hero/Eris was my first Android experience I was extremely skeptical. Yes it was bulky, but I've had a number of phones over the course of my life that seemed heavy compared to what I was used to, and I find you get over that pretty quickly.

If you're going to invest in a phone like this, you need something that will stand the test of time. The processor speed is good enough where you're probably not going to need to upgrade once your contract runs out. For me that's extremely important. With Verizon, once you're locked into that contract, you have a hefty $350 fee to pay to get out (I think it decreases month to month by like $10 bucks) and you don't want to be stuck with a phone that isn't up to par within a year.

In addition to the processor, the screen is beautiful. The touch keyboard is head and shoulders above the Hero/Eris (though it doesn't touch the iPhone), and you also have a physical keyboard as a backup if you prefer that.

Moto Droid all the way.
 

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I think you should go with the Motorola Droid. It is a hands down better phone that the Eris. Don't get me wrong, the Eris is quite a nice phone (in my opinion better looking/performing than the Sprint HTC Hero which is supposedly the same thing), and the Sense UI is attractive. However, the Motorola Droid is faster, has a bigger screen and a physical keyboard in addition to the on screen keyboard (and both are great in my opinion). Yes it's a bit bigger and heavier but you get used to that very quickly. I switched to the Droid from a Sprint Palm Pre, which is much smaller than both the droids, and I barely notice it. Even when the Eris receives the Android 2.1 update (it's skipping 1.6 and 2.0), it will still be a slower and inferior device to the Droid.

If your going to spend money on a new phone, you may as well spend a bit more and get a lot more. The Droid is worth the extra $100.
 

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I came from the Storm to the Eris and I am SOOOOOO happy! For me it was all about the Sense UI, plus I just really disliked the keyboard on the Droid.
 

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