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There’s a good look of a real, breathing, 3-dimensional DROID Eris. BGR’s tipster says it runs pretty much exactly like the HTC Hero except it feels a little faster. Maybe that’s the new shine of the device speaking? Also, it’s a little taller and thinner. For a reported $99, this looks like a steal on Verizon. As cool and hyped as the DROID is, we’re sure the DROID Eris will find its own success. Now if only Verizon will announce the device!
The Droid Eris will run Android 1.5 and pack the same 528 MHz Qualcomm processor and also have a 5.0 megapixel camera (which we’re assuming is the same camera in the Sprint HTC Hero).
Yours truly reported a rumor circulating a few days back that the HTC Passion, the CDMA equivalent of the Dragon, would be coming to Verizon as Android’s version of the HD2. According to a recent interview however, that rumor has been dispelled by HTC’s CEO. Continue reading
I spoke with my contact at HTC today, there are 17 known issues with the CDMA Hero. Sprint Tech Support states they only have 9 known issues. Who do you believe?
Known Issues: (Italics denotes issues known by Sprint)
- Text messages
- VM not playing on BlueTooth
- EVDO showing Rev0 instead of RevA
- MMS can’t be sent over WiFi
- Can’t delete GMail account
- Slow Connection
- Duplicate Contacts
- Graphics on Accuweather not rendering
- Sprint Navigation opening and running in the background on its own
- Clock Widget showing incorrect time with all widgets except the combined clock/weather widget
- Closing Peep closes the weather on the clock weather widget
- Browser doesn’t close
- Applications renaming themselves from proper name to com.whatever.something
- Native Messaging App opening the dialer
- Native Messaging App preventing the phone from sleeping
- Delay in receiving SMS messages
- Headset putting out mono instead of stereo
Now on to the interesting portion of my conversation with HTC. The HTC Sense UI and 1.6 were having problems getting along prior to release. Sprint didn’t want to release the Hero running stock Android so the development team at HTC back ported CDMA capabilities into 1.5 which they believe is behind all the problems listed above. According to HTC the issues between 1.6 and Sense were worked out, the update to 1.6 has been ready for release since October 17, 2009, Sprint has not responded to HTC on how they want to handle the update, in essence Sprint has not approved the release. Even more interesting is the fact that HTC almost has the bugs worked out between Sense & 2.0 which should be ready for release shortly.
Will Sprint skip right over 1.6 and go to 2.0 or will they leave us stuck with the growing list of problems and 1.5?
HTC’s suggestion was to have everyone with an issue call and report their issues directly to Sprint and hopefully this will light a fire under Sprints proverbial butt.
We have contacted Sprint Corporate at this time they have not responded to our request for more information. If anyone from Sprint would like to set the record straight please contact us:
HTC Sync Upgrade for HTC Hero (Sprint)
HTC Sync™ lets you synchronize Outlook and Windows Address Book (Outlook Express), contacts and calendar events on your PC with your phone. It also lets you install third-party Android applications on the phone, and the Mobile Network sharing function as well.
Unfortunately if you’re a Mac user like me there’s not Mac love coming from HTC. For you PC guys follow the link above to get your upgrade.