I haven’t gotten my hands on the Droid Eris from Verizon yet (you listening, Verizon?), but I sure want to. It ‘ basically a refreshed HTC Hero, and I loved that phone. I’ve seen it stated around the web that since Eris is the “budget” Android phone at Verizon, it will not get the Android 2.0 update that’s runs on the more expensive Droid.
I’m happy to share that I have word directly from Verizon that the Droid Eris will be getting Android 2.0 in the first quarter of next year. This update is significant as it brings all that chewy goodness of the new Google Maps Navigation, among other things. I’m glad to hear the Eris gets the big update; now if only I could play with one.