Droid Will be an Entire Series; HTC Desire Becomes Droid Eris
Some trusty tips from the Engadget peeps reveal one crucially important nugget of enlightened information about the forthcoming Verizon Droid. Up until today the Droid was previously thought of as one single phone known as the Motorola Sholes, but we learned today that it is not just one phone but rather an entire series of phones.
In the short months since the first pieces of info leaked about the Sholes, we have seen a huge evolution in what exactly it is. The handset known as the Sholes will indeed still be dubbed “Droid”, there will just be a lot more of them down the road.
Shortly down the road is the HTC Desire, which will be branded the Droid Eris. This particular handset will be available on November 6. Beyond that it’s anyone’s guess, though I’m sure we’re just seeing the tip of the iceberg here. Will the Droid name be attached to all Verizon Android devices? It seems rather obvious at this point.
So then, if Verizon is going to the length of branding any device that goes with this OS, it must have some rather intense plans on keeping that brand up.
As a sidenote to ponder, Verizon’s commitment to Android may affect future plans it may have with the iPhone. Can Droid and iPhone live in harmony together in the same lineup?