Snapshot by Brian James Kirk on Thursday November 05, 2009.
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Verizon Wireless has announced the DROID ERIS by HTC, the carrier's second Android-powered touchscreen smartphone. The affordable ERIS handset features a 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen, a 5.0 megapixel autofocus camera, along with 3G data connectivity and WiFi support.
ERIS features HTC's custom Sense user interface for Android and, with the manufacturer's new "Scenes" feature, users can create multiple homescreens layouts that show personalized widgets and shortcuts.
The phone's 3.2-inch display should react well to light touches, since it uses
The Eris includes microSD card support and comes with an 8GB card bundled in-box, for storing pictures, movies, and music. Users will likely appreciate Bluetooth support for use with wireless headsets and headphones. GPS is on-board as well, and a digital compass will let users know which direction they are facing.
The DROID ERIS' 3G data connectivity and WiFi functionality provide access to high-speed data connections from anywhere, which should quickly load media on its web browser. The browser comes complete with Flash Lite for viewing Adobe Flash media online.
The HTC DROID ERIS will be available from Verizon Wireless November 6 for $99.99 after a two-year customer agreement and $100 mail-in rebate.
|Specifications for the HTC DROID ERIS|
|Operating System||Android 1.5 with Sense UI|
|Processor||528MHz Qualcomm MSM 7600|
|Data||1xRTT/EV-DO Rev. A/WiFi|
|Size||114mm x 56mm x 13mm (4.5in x 2.2in x 0.5in)|
|Battery Life||3.5 hours estimated usage time|
|15.5 days estimated standby time|
|Main Display||3.2-inch 262k colors HVGA (320 x 480 pixels) TFT touchscreen|
|Camera||5.0 megapixel autofocus|
|Bluetooth||2.0 +EDR with A2DP|
|Memory||512MB ROM, 288MB RAM, microSD card slot|
|Other||3.5mm audio jack, 8GB microSD card included, speakerphone, visual voice mail, Flash Lite 3.7.1, Google Search, Google Maps with Latitude, Gmail, Google Talk, YouTube, Android Market|
|Availability||November 6, 2009|
Brian James Kirk
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