Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My HTC Touch Pro2 feels HUGE compared the the HTC Droid Eris

Wow, my current HTC Touch Pro2 feels HUGE compared to the slim HTC Droid Eris. The HTC Droid Eris has a slightly smaller screen and lacks a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, but it's still a great size for a smartphone. In fact, I think that if I were buying a new smartphone today, I'd get the HTC Droid Eris.

On that point, I just ordered an HTC Droid Eris for a family member. It's sad to see that Verizon really hasn't been promoting the Eris very aggressively. The Motorola Droid is a nice phone, but I personally think the HTC Droid Eris is a better phone for my needs. In the past, I used to prefer having a device that included a hardware keyboard. However, as I get more accustomed to touch-screen typing, I'm realizing that I don't need buttons to type.

Although I like my current HTC Touch Pro2, I don't think I'll buy another smartphone that has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard in the future unless the device is really small and thin. A device like the HTC Droid Eris is probably the "optimal" size for an average business smartphone user. My prediction is that over the next year or two, we'll see such a wide variety of smartphone sizes. Some will be quite large with 5" screens and others will have a nice 3.2" screen.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Joe - totally agree with your sentiments. I'm getting the HTC Hero tomorrow - I find it to be very well-balanced between form and function.