My Blackberry Tour trackball froze so I brought it to my carrier. While I left my phone there, there was a Droid Eris newly displayed. I got the chance to play around with it and the interface. Wow. There was a Blackberry Storm2 as well beneath the case. Took a look at it and played around with the OS 5.0 interface. Ugh. It wasn't even a close contest between the Eris and the Storm2. It was that obvious.
More than just the OS and the interface, the Storm2 hardware felt heavier and brick like while the Eris felt thinner, lighter, just easier to handle. The cost of the phone and the data plan were also deeply in favor of the Eris. (The data plans are our local island carrier who uses a lot of Sprint and Verizon handsets.)
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