Pros

  • Bright, sharp display
  • Direct Outlook synchronization

Cons

  • Ships with Android 1.5 instead of 2.0
  • Front panel softkeys difficult to find

At A Glance

If you can live without a hardware keyboard, the HTC Droid Eris is an affordable and feature-packed alternative to the Motorola Droid.

Manufacturer’s Description

Combining performance and functionality in one sleek package, the ultra-slim HTC DROID ERIS brings the power of the Android platform. 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.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.htc.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number VRZDROIDERISBLK
Processor
Processor speed 0.528 MHz
Display
Backlight Yes
Display size 3.2 inches
Display type Color
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 480 x 320 pixels
Storage
Internal Memory 512.0 MB
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Vendor Rated Talk Time 408.0 hours
Vendor Rated Standby Time 5.2 hours
Ports and Connections
Headphone Jack
  • 3.5 mm
  • 2.5 mm
Wireless connection Yes
Bluetooth
  • Yes
  • A2DP
USB 2.0 Yes
Proprietary Cable Yes
Memory
Memory size 0.288 MB
Dimensions
Width 4.5 inches
Depth 2.2 inches
Height 2.2 inches
Weight 0.2625 pounds
Image Processor
Megapixels 5.0
Carrier
CDMA 2000 1.0
Cell Carrier Verizon
Supported Video Formats
MPEG4 Yes
wmv Yes
Streaming Video Yes
Supported Audio Formats
AAC
  • AAC
  • AAC Plus
WAV Yes
MP3 Yes
Included Software
Operating System Android
Sync
Sync Options Supported USB
Form Factor
Number of Displays One
Volume Controls Yes
Form Factor Candy bar
Keyboard Yes
Messaging
MMS Yes
SMS Yes
Other Messaging Support
  • SMS
  • MMS
  • EMS
  • E-Mail
  • Facebook
  • IM
  • Twitter
  • push e-mail
Location
GPS 1.0