After several years fence sitting my wife and I rather impulsively replaced our existing cell phones with $g(Google Android) powered phones though I’ll admit this helped us along. She got the $g(HTC Eris) and I the $g(Motorola Droid). We’d had the same phones for a few years now and personally I’ve been carrying both a phone and my iPod Touch as an alternative to a smart phone. That combination worked well and I didn’t mind having two devices especially considering the subscription free iPod Touch gave me nearly all of the iPhone’s features sans AT&T nation’s worst cell phone service.
The Verizon rep we talked to was very helpful and upgraded both phones for free even though mine wasn’t eligible for an upgrade until April. In fact, we even kept our old Local Family Share 1000 plan which is no longer available and just $39.99/month (sans the data plan which we’ve now added) though no texting and no nation wide calling. The clincher really was the fact that the Eris was on sale if you bought a Droid so the price for both phones was pretty good.
The first thing we did on these phones was to enter our Gmail accounts and things just sort of start working such as contacts, calendars, email which is nice considering there isn’t any software or anything to sync with on a PC and everything is fed to the phone via the “cloud”.
I really like the phone it’s fast and does a bunch of things I’ve wanted on the iPod Touch for a long time and has lots of Google features which I like not to mention it supports Google Voice really well. I’ll post more about the things I like (and some that I don’t) when I get a chance.