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Droid Eris Comes Out of Hiding

Droid ErisThere’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).

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Rumor: Droid is a Line of Verizon Phones Not Just Motorola

The phones just keep on coming. A “trusted source” tells Engadget that “Droid” is what Verizon will call its entire line of Android phones, and that the second phone in that series will be available November 6.

And what handset will Droid #2 be? None other than the HTC Desire we recently heard was close to launch. It will be branded as the Verizon Droid Eris.

Details are hazy, but we’d previously heard that the HTC Desire will have Sense UI and is “extremely fast.”

A bit more info on the Desire/Eris is available at gdgt.

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Android News Today

A host of other rumored devices that may become realities soon. They include an as-of-yet unnamed Dell Android phone for AT&T, a slew of Android-based smartphones by Sony Ericsson, and one or more new Android-driven devices by LG. Verizon is also expected to release more Android options as part of its phone development pact with Google.

  • Ericsson labs tweeted that we can expect an official announcement Android-powered Sonny Ericsson Experia X3 in November. We don’t know much about the device for now except that it will offer a Snapdragon QSD8250 chipset, a 1GHz CPU and the new Sony Ericsson Rachel user interface.
  • As for new Android players, Engadget and DigiTimes reported that Asus will have an Android handset this year. Asus Chairman Jonney Shih dropped the news at a Taiwan press conference, but didn’t offer any details.

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No iPhone for Verizon?

First Verizon directly went after after AT&T and indirectly went after Apple and the iPhone with their “There’s a map for that commercial.

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Verizon Wireless and Motorola Have Made the Motorola Droid Official

Verizon Wireless and Motorola have made the Motorola Droid official, revealing that the phone will offer Android 2.0 and more.

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recently announced that the carrier would soon offer Android phones, and leaks have suggested that the first phone will be the Motorola Droid. Through a marketing campaign, Verizon Wireless now reveals (and confirms) a range of key features of the Motorola Droid here.

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Verizon Employees See the Motorola Sholes and Calgary Emerge in Inventory Tools?

Sources from Verizon tell us that the Motorola Sholes/Tao and the Calgary are showing up in their inventory tools.

This is not the first time we hear about these Motorola phones, this is for sure, yet it seems that they are moving closer and closer to becoming official. A recent post on BGR shows a few shots with a Verizon Wireless Cellebrite data-transfer tool, and the name of the two handsets appear there. The Cellebrite, in case you are not aware of, is a one-click tool that enables the operator’s employees to transfer data from one device to another.

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Google Android Gaining Ground

The slow to catch on Google Android Operating System for mobile phones appears to be gaining ground on its competitors Apple and Research In Motion.

The release this week of the Android-based Sprint HTC Hero and the upcoming November release of the Samsung Moment have initiated an increase in the number of Android phones on the market – with the Google software platform having lined up a number of hardware partners including HTC, LG, Samsung, and Motorola the Android platform is poised for explosive growth.

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