February 26, 2010
HTC Droid Eris
So this isn’t really gaming related but it’s technology related so i figure what the hell. Yesterday i picked up a droid HTC Eris from the Verizon store. I am switching from a Blackberry Storm which I have had for about 1 year. After having this phone a day I can honestly say that i prefer it by miles to my storm. One of the things that stands out the most to me on this phone is how responsive it is. I click/press on something and it instantly opens. I can recall many times on my storm when i would press on something and it would take literally minutes for it to open my text messages. Another issue I’ve noticed that I don’t have to deal with is having to many applications open at once. The storm has a “task manager” of sorts and if you have to many applications open at once it will simply crash the phone. I forget to close apps all the time resulting in frequent phone restarts. Another biggie is the app store, there are simply WAY more apps with the droid. When the storm came out they claimed that there would be a large number of apps and that it would be a Iphone killer. This simply isn’t true. I’ve only had the phone a day but after using it for 24 hours I can honestly say I prefer it to the storm. Any of you guys have this phone? If so what are your thoughts?