I’m a late adopter of phones-that-can-do-more-than-just-make-phone-calls, but now I can’t imagine life without my Blackberry Tour. That said, I’m thoroughly intrigued by the new Android operating system from Google, and all the associated devices on the market that use this relatively new technology.
In fact, I’ve got in my hands a DROID ERIS by HTC, currently available to Verizon Wireless customers. It’s sleek, light and slim — and I can’t wait to test it over the next couple weeks for a thorough review on PraticalTravelGear.com.
Features I think I’ll like include its easy syncing with Facebook, Flickr and Twitter (via HTC Peep) and its ability to arrange “interactions” by person, so you can access a friend’s texts, emails and phone messages from a single contact card. For travelers, the phone automatically updates time and weather when you arrive in a new destination, immediately upon plane landing. Once my kids get wind of my sample phone, I know they’ll want to browse the Android Market for game apps to download.
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