Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Droid Eris saddled with 528MHz chip, Android 1.5?

updated 06:00 pm EDT, Tue October 27, 2009

Verizon's Droid Eris to use old CPU

When it's unveiled, the HTC Droid Eris will be significantly less powerful than the Motorola Droid when it ships November 6th, a brief Tuesday leak says. Although cosmetically different, it should use the same 528MHz Qualcomm chip and Android 1.5 build as many of HTC's earlier Android phones, such as the Hero or T-Mobile myTouch 3G. A second HTC phone due later should address the speed gap, BGR adds.

It's unclear why Verizon is choosing to leave the Droid Eris with the slower processor and older OS, though the cost difference for the hardware and the possible resource intensiveness of Android 2.0 may have precluded offering the same features on two Android phones at significantly different prices. Most anticipate the Droid Eris may be Verizon's adaptation of the Hero with a less powerful camera than the Motorola phone and a primarily touch-only interface except for a trackball.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Sound Blaster Roar Bluetooth speaker

There could very well be a new king of the hill for Bluetooth speakers, with Sound Blaster's recent entry into the marketplace. Bringi ...

Kenu Airframe Plus

Simple, stylish and effective, the Kenu Airframe + portable car mount is the latest addition to Kenu's lineup. Released earlier this y ...

Plantronics Rig Surround 7.1 headset

Trying to capture the true soundscape of video games can be a daunting task. Looking to surround-sound home theater options, users hav ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News