Verizon adds HTC Droid Eris to Android family


While Verizon's official announcement of the Motorola Droid garnered most of today's headlines, freshly leaked information regarding a less expensive Android device, the HTC Droid Eris, is also making waves.

The Droid Eris appears to be a rebranded HTC Desire. Information is somewhat limited, but rumored features include a 528MHz Qualcomm processor, 3.2" LCD touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera, and 3G connectivity. Reportedly, it also features Android 1.6 instead of 2.0, the latest version.  

Overshadowed by the Motorola Droid when it comes to both hardware and software, the rumored $99 price tag is what is generating enthusiasm for the Droid Eris. If this proves to be true, it will be the lowest-priced Android device on the market.

Android Guys posted pictures from a training site for Verizon sales representatives, which to most imply the Droid Eris should be available soon. Speculation sets the release date as November 6, but only time will tell.

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