Owners of the HTC Droid Eris have been seeing some dark predictions (specifically here, here, here, here, here, and here) these past few months as Verizon appears to phase it out for future phones like the Motorola Droid X and the Motorola Droid 2. So far the phone has been removed from Verizon’s website and there are hints that HTC will not be releasing Android 2.2, the newest version of the Android operating system, on it.
But seeing as these are mostly rumors and leaks, it is hard to tell what is actually going to happen.
How long should a phone stay on the market? The Eris was released back in November 2009 and has been the affordable conterpart to the Motorola Droid for quite some time now. It may not have had the fastest processor or hardware, but it still handles the Android OS with relative ease.
Whether or not these rumors are true, this Eris owner will not be trading in anytime soon.