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Verizon unveils Hero-like, $100 Android phone

Article Source LinuxDevices
November 5, 2009, 2:50 pm

Verizon Wireless announced its second Android phone, the $100 Droid Eris, which is based closely on the HTC Hero and its Sense UI. In related news, HTC is upgrading the Hero to Android 2.0, and Motorola announced a Europe-destined multi-touch, GSM version of the Droid called the Milestone.

The Droid Eris -- which for those of you keeping score at home, appears to be the rumored HTC Desire -- will be available tomorrow along with the much hyped Droid by Motorola, but for half the price. The phone appears to be nearly identical to the HTC Hero, which was introduced this summer by Orange in the U.K., and adopted by Sprint. The only major difference, apparently, is the Eris' slightly thinner, but boxier case, and some redesigned button controls...

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