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