Enterprise Mobility: Under the Hood: Android-Based HTC Droid Eris

By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2009-11-18 Print this article Print
Under the Hood: Android-Based HTC Droid Eris

Under the Hood: Android-Based HTC Droid Eris

by Nicholas Kolakowski
The Droid Eris, built by HTC and running on Verizon's communications network, has been specifically designed to challenge iPhone in the smartphone arena. A lighter version of the Motorola Droid, the Droid Eris runs the Google Android operating system and features a 3.2-inch touch screen, a virtual keyboard, access to Android Marketplace and various Google applications such as Gmail, and a 5-megapixel camera. Whether these smartphones powered by Google Android will be true "iPhone killers" remains to be seen, but many consumers will find the variety of features and the graphical user interface appealing. For business users, the Droid Eris presents some useful tools, including support for Office Outlook Mobile and Microsoft Exchange with Direct Push, as well as the capacity for lightweight document editing.
Nicholas Kolakowski is a staff editor at eWEEK, covering Microsoft and other companies in the enterprise space, as well as evolving technology such as tablet PCs. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, Playboy, WebMD, AARP the Magazine, AutoWeek, Washington City Paper, Trader Monthly, and Private Air. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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