I have been wanting an Android phone for a while now. About 2 weeks ago I decided to “try out” the HTC Eris by Verizon.
I have never had another smart phone so I don’t really have anything to compare it to. However, so far I am really impressed. It’s pretty snappy, and with the ever growing Android Market the Apps available make the phone just that much better.
I have only downloaded about five Apps and I use them pretty much everyday (Facebook, GMail, Twitter, Google Voice, etc…). There are a ton of Apps already, but there’s so much cheesy stuff in their marketplace right now. Maybe I have a wrong perception of Apps, but I see all the IPhone commercials, and I want some Apps like that. Maybe they are out there and I am just missing them.
Anyway, the Eris is a quality phone with plenty of features for most users. I am not overly impressed with battery life. You better keep a charger handy because this phone is not gonna get you through the day on an overnight charge. For that reason I will probably turn it back in before my 30 day test period is up and get a Nexus One.
It’s worth mentioning that I got a smoking deal through Amazon on a Home & Car Charger, Case, and Screen Protector for $4.99!