The HTC Droid Eris is the least expensive Android OS phone released this fall, and now one retailer is selling it for even less: free for those are switching to Verizon Wireless.
The official price for the Droid Eris is $100 with a two-year service contract. That’s half the price of its sister model, the Motorola Droid, and less than Verizon’s rivals are asking for any of their Android-powered devices.
Even so, LetsTalk.com is offering it for less: $0. However, this price is only available for those who are willing to switch to Verizon to get this smartphone. A two-year service contract is also required.
An Overview of the HTC Droid Eris
Verizon re-named this device when it modified its looks, but it’s really a version of the HTC Hero. As such, it has a tablet shape with a 3.2-inch, HVGA, capacitive touchscreen and no hardware keyboard.
The Droid Eris is able to connect to Verizon’s EV-DO mobile broadband service, and also offers Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
It debuted with Google’s Android OS version 1.5, not latest 2.0 version. The standard user interface has been replaced with HTC Sense, but the Google applications are still included, and users of this smartphone have access to the 12,000+ apps currently on the Android Market, the on-device software store.
The Droid Eris is able to get e-mail and synchronize user data with Google service, as well as Microsoft Exchange.
Other features will include a 5-MPx camera, 3.5 mm headset jack, microSD card slot, and a GPS receiver.