The HTC Droid Eris is offered by Verizon for $80 with a two-year contract. Lacking a physical keyboard, the handset relies on a 3.2-inch, 480-by-320-pixel touchscreen for navigation. The Droid Eris has a 528MHz Qualcomm MSM 7600 CPU, a 5-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0, and a GPS receiver.
However, the phone runs the Android OS 1.5, which means that it can’t take advantage of some of the most recent features available in Android OS 2.1. If that doesn’t bother you, the Droid Eris should be a cheaper alternative to the Droid.
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