When I played w/ it in the store, I liked it a lot more than from what I was gathering on the net. It's actually a lil quicker than the Droid and is pretty fun to use. I'm def getting my g/f a phone for Christmas and she has always wanted a BB. Currently a Dare owner, she was looking at the Storm 2. But after seeing what the Droid can do, she's def interested, but doesn't like the size or the idea of once again having the same phone. So I'm thinking the Eris may be the way to go.